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Spotted: Unicorns in Israel

“Unicorns”, perhaps the most overused term in the valley since Aileen Lee coined it in November 2013, are private companies with valuations in excess of $1 Billion. The tech world, and increasingly wall street, is enamored with them because of the enormous wealth they create, and as some surmise, the shift in private and public market […]

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“Tech Crutch” – The Challenge Of Moving Beyond Technology In Israeli High Tech

The following guest post was contributed by Adam Fisher, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. It originally appeared on his blog Savants in the Levant. This is a post that has been in draft for almost a year based on hundreds of interactions I have had with start-ups and high tech execs in Israel and abroad. The issues […]

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We Are The Startup Nation

If you haven’t heard about the new book, Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle get ready for a treat. This book is already making waves in the Israeli hi-tech community and well beyond, and promises to be an instant and lasting classic. An Amazon bestseller its first week out, Start-up Nation is perhaps the best […]

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TechAviv Town Hall Meeting: Exploring the Founder-VC Relationship

Two years ago we set out to bring Israeli hi-tech startup founders and investors closer together and to harness our collective experience and contacts to help fellow Israeli hi-tech startups succeed worldwide. Today we’re over 1,600 members meeting monthly in Israel, Silicon Valley, New York and Boston. I have the privilege to meet and befriend […]

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Happy 1st Birthday MoMoTLV!

Happy Birthday Guys! Hopefully, next year you will graduate to eating some more solid foods. MoMoTLV is the official Israeli chapter of Mobile Monday (MoMo). As Israel is a Wadi and home to many nomadic tribes, it is only natural for this chapter to be huge. Check them out on Facebook too.

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How An Old Dog Can Teach New Tricks

I am impressed by PLYmedia. I usually try to write about younger, newer, hipper, sexier companies coming unto the scene, and discover new players in the game, but sometimes the old guard still has one or two tricks up their sleeve.  There are three integral parts of any startup: technology, product, and monetization. Israeli companies are […]

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Understanding Britney Spears and Evil.

I usually try not to get emotionally involved when reviewing a company. It is not good journalism. However, at times, I cannot hold myself back. I fell in love with Tracx at first sight. It was as if angels came down from heaven and coded an application that was just for me. I heard tiny […]

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SNAP Proves Size Really Doesn’t Matter

Israeli history is peppered with stories of small forces overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges. One of the most famous stories told and retold is that of the Davidka. In 1948, against the massive Arab Legion forces, David Leibowitch manufactured six homemade mortars that did not do any real damage, but just created a lot of noise. […]

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Open Letter to TechCrunch’s Sarah Lacy

It seems our friends over at TechCrunch are having a “who can get the most comments” competition because their posts keep getting more provocative by the day. Today’s winner, Sarah Lacy with her post: Now that China Is the New Israel…What’s Israel? As of this post, she’s tallied up over 100 great and as usual […]

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Thank You TechAviv.com Readers!

Four months ago today we launched this blog for the global TechAviv community of Israeli hi-tech entrepreneurs and investors. Since then the site has grown to over 8K unique monthly readers in over 50 countries. These founders are pushing ahead despite the strong headwinds of a daunting recession and we’re privileged to be along for […]

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