is Bullish on Online Video Advertising Growth

adaptv state of the video industry, an Israeli startup headquartered in San Mateo, and Digiday, partnered on a report that summarizes the Internet’s Digital Video advertising market. Over 600 agencies, publishers, advertisers and online video tech providers provided their input on the poll back in September 2011. Continue Reading

Battery gives back to Israeli entrepreneurial community with venture creation workshop

Battery Ventures held its first Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation Workshop in Tel Aviv on July 1 and 2 (see VC Café’s previous coverage of the workshop here). For Battery, the workshop served two main purposes: (1) to enable the firm to ‘give back’ to the Israeli entrepreneurial community amidst a challenging funding environment; and (2) to enable the firm’s investment professionals to meet and evaluate the entrepreneurial talent that is currently working on, or considering launching, early stage technology ventures in Israel. Continue Reading

The Gifts Project leverages the social graph for real gift giving

The Gifts Project takes the concept of social shopping and applies it specifically to group gifting. Via a Facebook application, the service allows users to identify gifts that they would like to give/receive to/from friends for a particular occasion (e.g. birthday, anniversary), and then allows users to select up to 20 friends to contribute to the gift purchase. Continue Reading

Eyecon’s media companion software gives consumers control over content across media units

Enter Eyecon, an Israeli startup that enables consumers to improve their overall home media experience by providing a central media control point via mobile devices. The solution aggregates a user’s media from multiple libraries across devices – music, videos and pictures stored across devices, in addition to the internet and TV – and makes this content searchable and controllable via the application interface. Continue Reading