Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2013 Edition

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.  For the Invest in Israel archive, click here.  Lots of international… Continue Reading

Upwest Labs Launched the Ycombinator for Israeli startups

upwest labs accelerator logo

As silicon valley veterans who are experienced working with startups Gil Ben Artzi, a former Yahoo exec, and Shuly Galili, founder of the CICC and organizer of the Israel web/mobile/cleantech tours, spotted the gap and launched Upwest Labs, a new accelerator for Israeli startups in Silicon Valley. Continue Reading

Lool Ventures Bets on Tactus Mobile, Unveils ZooZ

Tactus Mobile Zooz

Globes reported a rumored $1.5 million A round for Tactus Mobile, an Israeli startup in the mobile payments space. The round was led by Lool Ventures, an incubator/micro fund started by ex AOL/Yedda execs and joined by Israeli angel Yuval Tal (founder of several payment startups including Payoneer) and additional private investors who led the company’s seed round. Continue Reading

The Startup Factories, How Incubators Are Shaping Entrepreneurs [Report]

NESTA Report - European Incubators

Startup incubators have grown in double digits in the last couple of years. Following the success of Ycombinator and TechStars, in recent years we have seen literally hundreds of regional incubators set up in the rest of the US and Europe, across campuses and within vertical industries, such as mobile or finance. Continue Reading

Venture Geeks Launches New Startup Accelerator Program in Tel Aviv

Venture Geeks of Geekmedia Yaniv Feldman

GeekMedia, the company behind the Israeli blog NewsGeek (Hebrew) has launched VentureGeeks, a new incubator program in Israel, which will provide seed funding and mentorship to Israeli startups. The Tel-Aviv based incubator is meant to serve as an accelerator program for startups, following the model of US based Y Combinator. Startups which are admitted to the program will receive up to $20,000 in pre-seed funding, office space, administrative services and advice from a group of mentors. The cost for startups is 10% of their equity. Continue Reading

10 Tips for Making your Startup More Attractive for Investors [Presentation]

How to make your company attractive for investors

How to make your startup attractive for investors? Raising money can be time consuming and proper preparation can save you time and money. Here are 10 tips to consider before you pitch to raise funding, originally presented at Launch48 in London. Continue Reading