Israeli Startups Raised $2.14 Billion in 2011

IVC online 2011 VC report

Reports on the drop of local VC financing in Israel don’t tell the whole story. The latest IVC report reveals that in 2011, 546 Israeli high-tech companies raised $2.14 billion in VC funding, representing a 70% increase compared to the $1.26 billion raised in 2010 and almost double from the $1.12 billion raised in 2009. Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about Silicon Roundabout in 10 Links

If you haven’t heard about the quick rise of the London startup scene, it’s time you pay attention. The East London area of Shoreditch, near old street is now known as “Silicon Roundabout” (See UPDATE below) the UK’s rival to… 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

Entrepreneurs: How to Delight Your VC [part I]

VC Cafe asked European and Israeli VCs for their wish list from entrepreneurs, or in other words, what should entrepreneurs be doing more or less of, to maximize their chances of success. Continue Reading

Most Active VC Funds in Israel 2010

Most active Israel VCs in 2010 IVC Research

With six first investment deals Evergreen Venture Partners was the most active VC fund in Israel in 2010, according to the latest IVC Research Center report. The second place was shared by Battery Ventures Israel and Pontifax, with five investments each. Continue Reading

Ten Years, $11.1 Billion Dollars

Pricewaterhousecoopers money tree report

Israeli startups have raised $11.1 Billion dollars in the period of 2001-2010, says Globes in an article published today. The amount was calculated by the Israel MoneyTree Report for 2001-2010, conducted quarterly by PricewaterhouseCooper Israel. The report doesn’t specify how much money was generated from the exits in these investments. Continue Reading

Program Launched to Attract Institutional Investment to Israeli Venture Funds

The Israel Ministry of Finance and the the ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor have launched a new incentive program to attract institutional investment to funds who focus on Israel’s knowledge-intensive industries. Continue Reading

General Motors Invests $5 Million in Israel’s PowerMat

israeli startup Powermat

General Motors’ venture capital arm has invested $5 million in Powermat, manufacturer of wireless charging mats for cell phones and other electronic devices. GM plans to include the mats in vehicles as soon as 2012. Continue Reading