The Psychology of Influence in Online Startups

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You have a few seconds to persuade a user to use your product or service in this age of information overload. VC Cafe brings you six techniques of persuasion researched by Prof Robert Cialdini and applied on the world of online startups and mobile apps. Are you convincing your user enough to buy? Continue Reading

Pound Around the World – My Thoughts from Random Hacks of Kindness

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This weekend, I took part in Random hacks of Kindness, a social enterprise hackathon taking place all around the world. I usually attend these things as a mentor, but this time I decided to roll up my sleeves, pitch an idea and get a project done in one weekend (48 hours) Continue Reading

E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz

Interview with high tech legend Dick Kramlich

The following is an interview held on stage at the main event of E&Y’s Journey event. Dick Kramlich is an old school businessman who has been active in venture capital since 1969 with Arthur Rock and Co. He has co-founded… Continue Reading

MVP Testing – How to Drive Traffic to your Website

A few months ago, my colleague Jalin Somaiya and myself (Eze Vidra) gave the below presentation to a group of 20 entrepreneurs who participated in Launchpad, a London-based accelerator organized by Launch48. Continue Reading

Binpress – A Marketplace to Find Affordable and Trustworthy Code for Web Development

Binpress, the latest project by the Israeli startup incubator Lionite is making waves in the coding community with their source code marketplace. The purpose of binpress is to save coders time coding by finding existing solutions to time consuming problems. Their focus is on code for web applications in all sorts of languages, frameworks, and platforms. Continue Reading

Israelis Getting More Recognition for Brain than their Brawn

Seeing no borders, Daniel “Danny” Shechtman made his award winning discovery of quasi-crystals while working at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards. He is a graduate of the Technion in Haifa, Israel, and currently divides his time teaching and researching at Iowa State, U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames, and the Technion. Continue Reading

20 US Startup Trends: Get Inspired and Launch in Your Country

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Alley Insider, one of my favorite tech blogs, published an interesting post yesterday, titled “If We Hear About Any More Startups Like These, We’ll Scream”, listing some of the latest startup trends in idea buckets. Their frustration is coming from the sheer number of startups doing the same thing in the US, but for all of us living out of the US, the question should be: Is it currently being done right your country? Continue Reading

Does Entrepreneurship Age Like Wine? [guest post]

But what about entrepreneurs? Do they turn to vinegar with age? The answer would be a big yes if you follow the common Valley myth which goes something like: if you do not make it by the time you are thirty you are probably not going to make it at all. Followed by the usual suspects list of Gates, Zuckerberg, Mason and others. Continue Reading

Why are Entrepreneurs the new Rock Stars? [guest post]

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Guest post by Tomer Targin: If the Internet was the new rock and roll, Jeff Bezos (Business Insider)…was its Elvis. I read this sentence a couple of weeks ago and it got me thinking – I found remarkable similarity and finally convinced myself. Fellow entrepreneurs, you are the new rock stars.
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Want to Blog for VC Cafe? We’re Hiring!

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VC Cafe is looking for guest posts and a full time blogger. Let me tell you why it is an interesting opportunity. Israel has the highest number of startups per capita, and the highest amount of VC investments per capita in the world ($142!). We at VC Cafe have been putting the spotlight on Israeli innovation and VC investments in Israel since 2005 Continue Reading