So… the obvious answer to the Titled question is: YES!
But why??? here are some numbers of Israeli Startups in 2014:
During 2014, Israeli Startups were the source to a $15 Billion worth of investments or exits (i.e., acquisitions and IPOs), an all-time record.
During this year 18 Israeli companies went public (13 in the U.S. and five in the U.K.), raising a total of $9.8 billion, while 52 Startups were sold for a total of $5 billion.
The fact is that Israeli Startups were acquired at a faster pace than ever, within an average of 3.95 years.
The largest Israeli company IPO during 2014 was of the company MobilEye (camera-based technology that alerts drivers of potential collisions and accidents), which was listed on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) while raising over a $ billion at a valuation of $7.5 billion.
688 companies raised $3.4 billion in new funding, and 39 companies out of them completing financing rounds exceeding $20 million. At a period of one week alone over $700 million of investments were injected to Israeli Startups…
So… what’s the question again???
For more information please contact the Israel Economic and Trade Mission in the Israeli Embassy in Bangkok.
An example of of an event took place in Bangkok during 2014 bringing Israeli Tech to Thailand.