PWC MoneyTree Report Q3 2012: Israeli VC Investments Down 33%

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Last week PWC released its quarterly moneytree report on the state of the venture capital industry in Israel. The top line figures indicate a 33% decline in VC investments in Q3, reaching $171 million compared to $255 million in the previous year. The main reason stated is the decline in availability of local VC funding. Overall in the first 3 quarters of 2012, Israeli companies raised $591 million, compared to $904 million in the equivalent period in 2011. Continue Reading

Half of Israel’s VCs Believe We Are Near A Second Internet Bubble

During the next six months, I expect the overall economic climate to: VC Cafe

The recent wave of Internet IPOs seems to remind the Israeli VCs of the previous tech bubble. 50% of them, believe that we’re about to enter a second bubble and 33% claim that Groupon, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Zynga are overvalued, according to the latest Israel VC Indicator Survey for Q2 2011, published by Deloitte. Continue Reading