Israeli Startup Landscape Maps

Augmented reality and Virtual reality startups in Israel

Startup landscape maps remain, in my opinion, one of the best ways to quickly scan an industry vertical and understand how it breaks down into sub sectors. In this post I collected the Israeli startup landscape maps in AR/VR, DevOps, Cybersecurity, IOT, Fintech and more. Continue Reading

IVC Report: The most active VC Funds in Israel in 2012


A new report by IVC Research center, ranks the most active VC funds in Israel according to their first money investments. Carmel Ventures topped the list with 11 new investments followed by Horizons Ventures. In total, 90 VC funds in… Continue Reading

Israeli Startup Wanova Raises $10 million in Series B

Wanova Cloud Israeli startup

Wanova, the Israeli corporate cloud services provider, has announced the completion of its round B financing totaling $10 million. The round was led entirely by previous backers: the Israeli offices of Greylock Partners and Carmel Ventures, as well as US fund Opus Capital. Continue Reading

Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

Snaptu, the app store for feature phones

Facebook surprised with its first acquisition in Israel today, with the announcement that it is buying Israeli startup Snaptu (previously known as Moblica) for an estimated $60-70 million. Founded in 2007 by Ron Makavy, Micha Berdichevsky, and Barak Naveh, Snaptu raised a total of $9 million in three rounds Continue Reading

Viola Private Equity Pumps $7 Million into Zend

Zend logo

Viola Private Equity, an Israeli PE fund with $164 million under management for technology buyouts, has announced a $7 million investment in Zend, the leading provider of open-source and commercial solutions based on PHP web applications. Continue Reading

2008 capital raising in Israel expected to reach an 8-year record high

IVC Online has recently released the Q3 quarterly survey on the state of the VC industry in Israel. Q3 2008 contributed $600 million to the capital raised by Israeli VCs, 45% above Q3/07 levels. These figures are not surprising, given… Continue Reading

Oversi Solves The Video Traffic Jam

Israeli startup Oversi officially presented OverCache MSP, a platform aimed to help Internet service providers manage and monetize over-the-top (OTT) video, ultimately improving the speed in which end users consume video. Continue Reading

Site Optimization Startup Amadesa Raises $5.4 Million in First Round

The word Optimization has been abused in the past couple of years: it can be applied to speed, scalability, SEM and revenue. The latter is where Israeli startup Amadesa Inc excels, describing itself as “provider of website revenue optimization and… Continue Reading

Israeli VC’s Invest $4.25M in US Based Proficiency

Israel’s Catalyst Investment, along with Carmel Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital have invested $4.25M in Boston-based Proficiency, a “leading developer of solutions that enable manufacturers and their suppliers to extract and share product knowledge from diverse engineering and manufacturing environments.”… Continue Reading