Avatar Creator Gizmoz Merges with Daz 3D

daz3d and gizmoz

News just broke that veteran Israeli start up Gizmoz, creator of 3D head avatars has merged with Utah-based Daz 3D, an avatar creation service offering virtual 3D bodies. Existing investors Benchmark Capital, Highway 12 Ventures, and Columbia Capital, put in an additional $5.3 million into the new merged company. Continue Reading

12 Israeli Startups To Compete At The IVA Finals

On May 19-20, Globes, DEMO and Red Herring will be holding a startup competition at the Israel Venture Association (IVA) conference. Each startup will have six minutes to present and the winner will receive automatic entry as a finalist at… Continue Reading

Wrapping the Israeli internet scene in 2007

Vc investments in israel 2007

One of my favorite blogs in Hebrew, thecoils, has posted a comprehensive overview of the venture capital and M&A activity of Israeli companies and funds in 2007, as well as some predictions for 2008. For those who can’t read Hebrew,… Continue Reading

25 Israeli firms opened offices in the Valley in the last 18 months

“Israelis’ time arrives – tech making trek from the dessert to the valley” – that is the title of Adrienne Sanders’ excellent article published in San Francisco Business Times this morning. Adrienne lined up a comprehensive outlook on the Israeli… Continue Reading