Organization Sponsors Interns to Work at Israeli Tech Companies [guest post]

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The TAMID Fellowship is a selective program that funds TAMID’s most promising student leaders for an eight-week internship and business immersion experience in Israel. For Israeli companies, the TAMID Fellowship is a boon. TAMID compensates the interns directly, and companies are not required to provide a wage. Continue Reading

Bitesize Friday: NowForce, Cotendo, United Parents, Zerto and Entrepreneur Resources

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Facebook Expands Credits Offers to Europe Via SupersonicAds – a huge deal for the Israeli startup, perhaps thanks to its UK office? AT&T set up new R&D and incubation center in Israel in collaboration with Amdocs – welcome AT&T Foundry. More headlines on this VC Cafe Bitesize Friday Continue Reading

Zeev Holtzman: Israeli VC is on the verge of collapse [but wait, there’s more]

Zeev Holtzman, founding partner of Giza Venture Capital and founding member of the Israel Venture Association (IVA), cautioned that “Israel’s venture capital and startup industry is heading for collapse. The industry, which is the economy’s growth engine, is liable to be irreversibly damaged”, in a recent interview to the Venture Capital Journal Continue Reading

Weekend Reads: from Innovation to Recession

How Yahoo’s Latest Acquisition Stole & Broke My Heart  http://goo.gl/UXBv [the flip side of Dapper’s acquisition by RWW] Venture Funding Shrinks Leaving Scores of ‘Walking Dead’ Firms http://goo.gl/3yRL [founding firms are down, but IPOs might be coming back] Is the Valley Falling… Continue Reading

Israeli VC Funds Raised $793 Million in 2008

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The capital available for investment now reaches $1 Billion, of which $400 million is intended for first investments in high-tech companies and the remainder reserved for follow-on investments. Forecasts for 2009 are pretty grim – IVC estimates only $300 million to be raised this year Continue Reading