Las Vegas and CES: The New Cannes

This week marked the annual b2b marketing frenzy known as the Consumer Electronics Show (URL) in Las Vegas. 155,000 visitors, a record, trundled across an Exhibition Area the size of 37 football fields. Las Vegas has become the new Cannes and the stakes are indeed high. Surrounded by roulette wheels and craps tables, Madison Avenue has chosen to double down on the Silicon Valley model. Continue Reading

Thank you Israel for welcoming our British startup (Guest post)

Guest post by Daniel Abrahams, founder of CurrencyTransfer. I’ve always been intrigued by the success of the ‘Startup Nation.’ In this post, I want to share my story. That of a British startup which naively arrived for three months in Tel Aviv and hasn’t looked back since. Continue Reading

Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. Continue Reading

Live Stream from the TWS 2010 Conference, 10 Startup Finalists and 2 Winners

For the fourth consecutive year, TWS is taking place in Tel Aviv today with an impressive line up of judges, including silicon valley’s most prominent angel Ron Conway and his partner David Lee (which recently got media attention for ‘angelgate’), Saul Klein of Index Ventures and Seedacmp and Yair Goldfinger, founder of ICQ and Dotomi and angel investor in Israeli startups. If you’re reading this on Monday the 18th, tune in to the live stream of the conference at http://www.twsconf.com/ Continue Reading