Top 11 Startups in Tel Aviv (and Other European Cities) by Wired Magazine

Top startups in Europe according to Wired magazine

Wired magazine published a great spread on its print version, covering Europe’s hottest startup capitals, including Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Barcelona, ranking the hottest startups in each of the cities (link to the pdf version after the jump). Continue Reading

Save and Print These LumaScapes to Get a Grasp on Digital Media [Infographics]

Commerce LumaScape Infographic

LumaPartners, a US-based consulting firm, has created a series of infographics that chart the various vertical of the digital media industry including display advertising, mobile, commerce, search, social, and video. Dubbed LUMAscapes, each infographic provides a breakdown of the players in the vertical, by category Continue Reading

Invest in Israel Newsletter March 2011 Edition

Invest in Israel

As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. See the March 2011 edition after the jump. Check the archive for previous editions. Continue Reading

Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

Snaptu, the app store for feature phones

Facebook surprised with its first acquisition in Israel today, with the announcement that it is buying Israeli startup Snaptu (previously known as Moblica) for an estimated $60-70 million. Founded in 2007 by Ron Makavy, Micha Berdichevsky, and Barak Naveh, Snaptu raised a total of $9 million in three rounds Continue Reading

Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

venture capital investments in israel q2 2010

The second quarter of 2010 has come and gone and despite the depleting VC and incubator capital in Israel, the quarter has brought approximately 40 deals with over $400 million invested Continue Reading