Putting Israeli eSports startups on the map

The growth in cloud gaming presents a big opportunity for startups. Until now, the main benefactors of free-to-play Battle Royale games like Fortnite or Apex Legends were the studios (Epic Games, EA, etc.) or the platforms (like Twitch, YouTube, Caffeine, etc.) as well as the advertising platforms, who drove traffic to these games initially. With the growth in the gamer and viewer population, the dollars are pouring in from gamers (for skins, and in-game purchases), brands and media companies (who otherwise struggle to reach this demographic). Couple that growth with new tech developments (AI, computer vision, real time streaming with zero latency, streaming overlays, etc) and it’s clear to see new opportunities emerging for for startups in ‘game enablers’ or ‘game enhancers’. Continue Reading

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Fortnite VC Cafe

eSports has become a global phenomenon. While it’s growing very quickly, it only represents about 1% of the global gaming market. I this post, my partner Kevin Baxpehler covers the trends in the eSports ecosystem and emerging eSports landscape in Israel. Continue Reading

How Venture Capital Funds Leverage AI and Big Data

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Venture Capitalists invest in tech, but how much tech do they actually USE in running their own business? From sourcing investment opportunities to choosing which ones will take off,  I took a look at the latest trends in AI and… Continue Reading

Foreign Investment in Israel tech reaches 77% of total

Multinational Corporate involvement in Israel is breaking new records, reaching 77% of total invested capital in 2018. Large part of that activity is driven by MNCs. There are 368 multinational corporations active today in Israel. They drive much of the M&A activity and leverage Israel’s talent for R&D. While overall it’s extremely positive, it can also create a talent crunch for fledgling startups. Continue Reading