Special: Top 50 Israeli Startups for 2011

VC Cafe Israeli startups top 50

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

CopperGate Sells to Sigma Designs, Some Say Prematurely

CopperGate, the Fabless Semiconductor start up founded in 2000, was sold to Sigma Designs for $160 million in stock and cash. While this is one of the largest exits in Israel in recent months, critics say that it is yet another example of why high-tech companies can’t become large in Israel. Continue Reading

IVC: Investment dollars in Seed Israeli start ups down 28%

Venture capital is the shi(r)t

According to IVC Research, 28% of the venture capital investments were made in seed stage companies in 2008, compared to 43% in 2007. More than 30% of the vc funds in Israel made no investments in seed companies in 2008. Greylock… Continue Reading

The Golden Age? Israeli Startups Experience Funding Streak (Part I)

Since I started following the Israeli market in 2005, it’s not often that I’ve seen so many Israeli startups raise money in such a short period of time. Capital raising is seen across the board in Telecommunications, Cleantech, Internet, Consumer… Continue Reading