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Techs and the City: UBS and Yeshiva University group host Israeli VC panel, sponsored by Our Crowd

category: Investment, News
(July 11, 2013- NEW YORK CITY) The Yeshiva University Wall Street Group presented a reception and panel discussion on the topic of “The Continuing Evolution of Venture Capital.  The event
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Techs and the City: NYC’s Dream It Ventures toasts Israeli startups. L’chaim!

category: Investment
In what has become an annual Spring tradition, the Israel Economic Mission in NYC visited the DreamIt Ventures accelerator in midtown Manhattan on May 29th to welcome DreamIt’s new crop of
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Top Startups Wanted: MassChallenge Israel 2013! (Deadline coming up on April 10!)

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Apply now for a chance at $1M in cash prizes and free travel/living expenses! MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed immediately with no strings attached. It’s the world’s
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Israeli New Media technology in NYC: 2012 in review

Looking back, 2012 was a banner year for Israeli New Media technology in NYC. Our activities in this space are overseen by Oded Grinstein, Deputy Economic Minister at the Israel Economic Mission, our director
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U.S. Water Industry Heads Network with Start-ups in Tel Aviv

“Israel has some of the largest and most innovative water projects in the world,” said Peter Tunnicliffe, Executive VP Global Market Development at CDM Smith. Tunnicliffe spoke as part of a
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South Carolina invests in Israeli biotech

category: Investment
Dec 18, 2012, From the Charleston Business Journal “After a delegation of S.C. leaders visited Israel this month to promote the state and encourage collaboration, one Israeli company received financing from a Charleston business
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Israel Securities Authority joins IOSCO European Regional Committee

category: Investment
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has approved the Israel Securities Authority‘s application to join its European Regional Committee (ERC) as a full member, after a
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Tel Aviv heads list of world’s top startup ecosystems

category: Investment

The Startup Genome released the first half of its report on the world’s top startup ecosystems - the so-called Startup Ecosystem Index. Tel Aviv headed the list, second only to Silicon Valley, as reported in TechCrunch. The comparative analysis, produced in collaboration with affiliates from UC Berkeley, Stanford and Telefónica Digital, covers a host of topics, including how the landscape of startup ecosystems has begun to extend beyond Silicon Valley to become somewhat of a global phenomenon. The report compiled a global ranking of startup ecosystems based on a 50-variable, 8-component index, which includes Startup Output, Funding, Company Performance, Talent, Support Infrastructure, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Trendsetting Tendencies and Ecosystem Differentiation. Here's some of what was said in the Report about the Tel Aviv startup ecosystem: As a country, Israel may be only 60 years old and have a population of around 7 million but it has the highest density of tech startups in the world. In 2009, 63 Israeli companies were listed on the tech-orientated NASDAQ - which is more than Europe, Japan, Korea, India, and China combined. Almost every major tech company today has some kind of subsidiary in Israel, including Intel, Microsoft, Google and Cisco to name just a few. Consequently, 39% of Israeli high-tech employees work in the R&D departments of multinational companies. In the Startup Ecosystem Index, Tel Aviv ranks second globally, because it has the second highest output index of startups with a healthy funnel of startups across the developmental lifecycle, a highly developed funding ecosystem, a strong entrepreneurial culture, a vibrant support ecosystem and a plentiful supply of talent. Some of the leading examples of Tel Aviv startups cited in the report included: Mirabilis, Babylon, SunDisk, Jajah, Fring, Waze Here are the top 20, in order:
  1. Silicon Valley
  2. Tel Aviv
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Seattle
  5. New York City
  6. Boston
  7. London
  8. Toronto
  9. Vancouver
  10. Chicago
  11. Paris
  12. Sydney
  13. Sao Paulo
  14. Moscow
  15. Berlin
  16. Waterloo (Canada)
  17. Singapore
  18. Melbourne
  19. Bangalore
  20. Santiago
For the full TechCrunch article click here. To download the Startup Ecosystem Index report click here.  
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Israel’s IVN combines investment and philanthropy

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The Wall Street Journal interviewed Israel Venture Network (IVN)‘s CEO Isabel Maxwell at the Webit conference in Istabnbul.  IVN introduces a new mix of investment fund and philanthropic endeavor – one
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Israeli startup Ginger gets $5M infusion

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Via Ynet Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing takes a shine to local businesses; opts to finance online proofreading software developer   Hutchison’s controlling shareholder, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, announced
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