French President Hollande Leads Delegation to Meet Israeli Startups

French President Hollande, Israel's President Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu hold a robot snake in Tel Aviv

Francois Hollande, President of France, led a delegation this week of 260 senior French executives and government officials to Israel for the 2nd annual France-Israel Innovation Day. The objective was to connect French companies with innovative Israeli startups. Continue Reading

IBC 2011 Attracts 28 Israeli Media and Mobile Startups to Amsterdam

IBC 2011 Amsterdam

The International Broadcast Convention (IBC) 2011 is the leading global tradeshow for broadcasting media and entertainment industry, covering the latest developments in broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and forward looking R&D. This year, 28 Israeli startups in mobile, media and broadcasting technology are flocking in to IBC 2011. Continue Reading

Special: Top 50 Israeli Startups for 2011

VC Cafe Israeli startups top 50

For the third consecutive year, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist put together a list of the top 50 startups in Israel (in Hebrew). VC Cafe took note to bring you the full list of top 50 Israeli startups in English: PowerMat, Broadlight, Conduit, PrimeSense, Objet, Kenshoo, Imperva, Anobit, DoubleVerify, Wix, SuperDerivatives, AeroScout, Siano, Waze, TaKaDu, ExLibris, SolarEdge, Adsmarket, (Matomy), dbMotion, RADWIN, cVidya, Boxee, N—trig, Cotendo, Varonis, Kontera, Outbrain, RedBend, Mobixell, Celeno, AMIMON, Pontis, Gigya, Clarizen, Mobileye, Celtro, Altair, Amobee, WhiteSmoke, Cyber—Ark, OpTier, Wanova, ConteXtream, eXelate, Peer39, Netformx, Tradonomi (eToro), Surf, Zend, Soluto Continue Reading

What Crisis? Three Israeli venture funds raise $250 million

Venture capital in Hebrew literally translates to “danger capital”. However, many Israeli entrepreneurs will tell you, that Israeli VC funds do all but taking risks. Despite the wealth of startups, Israel typically has a lower volume of deals. In the… Continue Reading

Gaming Chips: PrimeSense Closes $20M in Round B

Canaan Partners led the $20.4 million funding round of Israeli startup Prime Sense Inc.  Gemini Israel Funds and Genesis Partners, prior investors in PrimeSense, also participated in this second round. I first wrote about PrimeSense on VC Cafe when they… Continue Reading

Overview: 16 Israeli companies at CES 2008 this week

Over 20,000 new gadgets and technologies will be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas starting tomorrow, and over 2,700 companies will present over the course of the following four days. The International CES conference is produced by the Consumer Electronics… Continue Reading