Eyeview Raises $1 Million Round from Innovation Endeavors

In 2008, we covered the story of EyeView on VC Cafe. Three friends won the Harvard Business School business plan competition, carried on with the venture to raise money from respectable VCs in Israel and land clients like Yahoo and eBay. But since then, very little was heard about the company until now. Beet.tv reported that Innovation Endeavors, the VC fund led by Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt, has invested an additional $1 million in Eyeview, bringing the total investment in the company to $6 million to date from Gemini and Lightspeed ventures. Continue Reading

Bitesize Monday: Boxee Raising, Israel Nano Technology, Israeli Chief Scientist

Some of the week’s top Israeli startups headlines: Boxee is looking to raise a massive round -Sources say Boxee is out trying to raise a significant funding round, likely in the $10 million to $15 million range. Continue Reading

Invest in Israel Newsletter September 2010 Edition

As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. See the March 2010 edition after the jump. Continue Reading

5min Wins Top Spot in TechAviv’s Peer Awards

TechAviv, the members-only meetup group for Israeli start ups, has concluded its starup competition the “TechAviv Peer Awards”. The top spot was awarded to Israel’s 5min.com,the leading online platform for how-to, instructional and knowledge videos, which was crowned as the most promising Israeli web start up in 2009. Colnect was a close runner up. Continue Reading

Wrapping up the Israel Web Tour

After a week packed with meetings, presentations, pitches and networking opportunities, the Israel Web Tour concluded on Friday after a great party at Slide. I believe that sharing is caring, so I thought I’d share with you my notes from the… Continue Reading

The chosen people: 15 startups to represent Israel in Silicon Valley

Back in November, I posted a call for Israeli companies to apply to the Israel Web Tour, a week long trip to Silicon Valley organized by the California Israel Chamber of Commerce led by Shuly Galili. 90 companies have applied,… Continue Reading