Israeli Startup Outbrain Raises $35 Million to Rule the Recommendations Space

In a world that suffers from content overload, personal recommendations are a bare necessity. Israeli startup Outbrain, one of the leading companies in the recommendations space, has completed a $35 million in Series D led by Index Ventures and joined by previous investors Carmel Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. This brings Outbrain’s funding to $64 million total since its inception in 2007. Continue Reading

Since the beginning of 2011, Israeli startups raised $1.57 Billion

The latest IVC Online report is out and it offers interesting color on the funding of Israeli startups. According to the report, 137 startups raised $522 million in Q3 of 2011, up 53% from the equivalent period in 2010, but down 8% from the $549 million raised in Q2 2011. Continue Reading

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

Israeli startups – Apply for mini Seedcamp Tel Aviv by Feb 3rd

apply to mini seedcamp tel aviv 2011

For the second year in a row, Seedcamp is coming to Tel Aviv on February 16 2011, at the Afeka College of Engineering. Internet technology start ups in Israel should apply *for free* on this link: Apply to Seedcamp Tel Aviv. Continue Reading

New Year, New Initiatives on VC Cafe

I’m very excited to experience the European startup scene first hand. Europe has a huge amount of Image representing Seedcamp as depicted in undiscovered talents, I already had an impressive introduction to it by attending Saul Klein’s Seedcamp London as a product management mentor to 23 startups a few weeks ago. Continue Reading