As Passover is here and spring as sprung, we thought it was a good enough reason to collate all the recent blogosphere buzz on Israeli start ups. A small counrty with lots of tech, Israel caught some headlines in recent weeks, questioning its mojo. From Sarah Lacy’s provocative piece, to the compliments from the Economist, below are the headlines that caught our attention.
- Israel Hype Cycle (Daniel Cohen, Partner at Gemini)
- Open Letter to TechCrunch’s Sarah Lacy (Yaron Samid, Tech Aviv)
- Sarah Lacy, David Li and the Wrong Side of Historical Performance (Michael Eizenberg, Partner at Benchmark Capital)
Israeli Entrepreneurs: Know What Game You Are Playing (Sarah Lacy, for the third time, on her experience in Techonomy)
- Rising from the Recession: 6 New Israeli Startups (Orli Yakuel, one of the organizers, features the conference participants)
Lands of opportunity (The Economist, Special report on Entrepreneurship, features Israel, Denmark and Singapore)
Does Israel Still Have its Mojo? AOL Certainly Thinks So (Roi Carthy, on AOL’s newly appointed office manager for Israel)
MyHeritage: Avoiding the MetaCafe Curse (Techcrunch, on openning offices outside of Israel)
Value of Israeli high-tech M&A fell 19 percent in 2008 (Globes, and the sad reality of exits in 2009)
Makes Israel sound like an interesting place, right? Happy holidays everyone and a joyous spring.