IVC Report: The most active VC Funds in Israel in 2012

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A new report by IVC Research center, ranks the most active VC funds in Israel according to their first money investments. Carmel Ventures topped the list with 11 new investments followed by Horizons Ventures. In total, 90 VC funds in… Continue Reading

Innovid Raises a $9.5 Million Round Led by Sequoia

Innovid, a video advertising startup, has raised $9.5 million round led by Sequoia Capital with Genesis Partners and T-Ventures (Deutsche Telecom) participating in the round. As part of the funding round, Sequoia partner Gili Raanan will join Innovid’s Board of Directors. Continue Reading

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

Adap.tv Raises $20 Million

Adap tv video ad network logo

Following Wix’s $40 million announcement yesterday – growth capital seems to be the name of the game in Israel this week. Adap.tv, the video advertising company started by Shopping.com’s founder and former CTO Amir Ashkenazi, has announced a $20 million series C Continue Reading

Monetizing Groupthink – Interview with Israel’s Gift Project

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The Gifts Project is a social ecommerce platform enabling group gifting. Its CEO, Ron Gura, was a mentor at Seedcamp Tel Aviv 2011, an early-stage micro seed investment and mentoring programme. Startup Intelligence recently interviewed him for VC Cafe. 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 Sunday: Weekend Reading on VC, Startups and Beyond

I’m testing the new version of Mozilla Firefox 3 beta 5 (you’ll be amazed how much difference there is with beta 1). Even though the speed is dramatically better, it is no excuse for having so many browser windows open.… Continue Reading

There can only be a single #1 recommendation platform for blogs: Outbrain Closes $5M A-Round

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Outbrain announced the closing of a $5M A-round investment today, led by Gemini Israel Funds and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Outbrain’s seed investor GlenRock Israel, also participated in the round. Outbrain is a content recommendation and rating platform for blogs, news… Continue Reading

Bitesize: A Low Calorie News Dose

Israel’s HealOr raises $8M, Sand Hill Road vs. Hamenofim Street in Israel, itelman Group to invest $20M in Israeli startups, interview with the founders of Pitango, Jerusalem Global Ventures to raise a new $200M fund, InSightec Ltd raised $30 million, Israel’s credit rating to “A”, Advasense raised $6M from CIDC, Medingo raises $27M, Mobile Web – so close yet so far… Continue Reading