Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

Japan is the world’s #3 economy…but not for Israel. It is not even a top 10 trading partner. To strengthen bi-lateral trade, Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Israeli Innovation Authority, led a delegation of 11 Israeli IoT startups this… Continue Reading

Media, Education and Context in 2020

I was asked to contribute to a crowdsourced book about the future, looking to predict the world in 2020. While it doesn’t seem that far away, I took the liberty of virtually ‘closing my eyes’ to imagine how Media, Context and Education would change in 6 years time. Continue Reading

Waze Raises $30M to Expand into China

Waze, the social GPS and traffic app, has raised a fresh $30 million from Li Ka-shing’s Horizon Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ iFund and Digital Growth Fund. This brings their total funding to over $57 million. Waze is headquartered in Israel but has another main office in Palo Alto. Continue Reading