Entrepreneur Interview: Tel Aviv vs. Sand Hill Road

Can Israeli startups really make it big in the US from Tel Aviv? Opinions go both ways, but most Israeli entrepreneurs who made the move will tell you, pack your bags once you have a prototype.

R&D in Israel, Biz Dev in US

Many Israeli companies reach the same conclusion. You have got to have representation in the US conduct serious business development and reach a global audience. “American VCs have much more experience building very large companies”, told me Shahar Nechmad, CEO of Nuconomy, in our latest interview on Vator.tv.

So what should an international starup do?

Speed is Everything

You might also want to check out our session on “lessons for entrepreneurs“. Like, Mike Cassidy, who I referenced a couple of weeks ago, Shahar is a big believer in getting a product out FAST.

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Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He’s an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.