E&Y Journey 2011, The Great Debate: Go Public or Stay Private

Journey 2011 Panel

Last week Ernst & Young held their annual conference Journey 2011 at the Hilton hotel in sunny Tel Aviv, Israel. There were over 2000 participants and around 100 speakers from all over the world. Representatives from banks, VCs, publicly traded… Continue Reading

Special: Top 50 Israeli Startups for 2011

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For the third consecutive year, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist put together a list of the top 50 startups in Israel (in Hebrew). VC Cafe took note to bring you the full list of top 50 Israeli startups in English: PowerMat, Broadlight, Conduit, PrimeSense, Objet, Kenshoo, Imperva, Anobit, DoubleVerify, Wix, SuperDerivatives, AeroScout, Siano, Waze, TaKaDu, ExLibris, SolarEdge, Adsmarket, (Matomy), dbMotion, RADWIN, cVidya, Boxee, N—trig, Cotendo, Varonis, Kontera, Outbrain, RedBend, Mobixell, Celeno, AMIMON, Pontis, Gigya, Clarizen, Mobileye, Celtro, Altair, Amobee, WhiteSmoke, Cyber—Ark, OpTier, Wanova, ConteXtream, eXelate, Peer39, Netformx, Tradonomi (eToro), Surf, Zend, Soluto Continue Reading

VMWare Snatches B-Hive, Opens R&D Center in Israel

VMware (NYSE: VMW), the leading developer of virtualization solutions, has announced the acquisition of Israeli start-up B-hive Networks for an undisclosed sum. Industry experts estimate the price range at tens of millions.  Following the merger in Q3 of 2008, VMWare… Continue Reading

Bitesize Monday: 5 Israeli Companies Get Cash Injections

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Ben Gurion once said: “In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles”. Boy was he right. Ehud Olmert’s entanglement in what seems to be a deep bribery case, is the sixth investigation opened against Israel’s… Continue Reading

The land of milk and honey: Ten Israeli companies annouce rounds in less than two weeks

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Tonight was the Oscar night, but Hollywood stars are not the only ones getting the attention. No less than eight rounds were raised by Israeli companies in the last couple of weeks, totaling over $72 million. What are the reasons… Continue Reading

Reuters buys Israeli start-up ClearForest

ClearForest has developed text analysis solutions for business intelligence applications.Globes and Haaretz reported that Reuters Group has acquired Israeli text analysis technology developer ClearForest Ltd. for about $25 million. The companies announced the deal today, before trading began on Nasdaq.ClearForest… Continue Reading