Promising Startups 2022
Oren Zeev: “Mistakes were made. The pricing of deals in 2020 and 2021 was too high”
Microsoft Israel R&D Chief Scientist: "We are making AI accessible to everyone without the need to be an AI engineer"
Former Waze CEO raises funds from a16z for new social platform Post News
Taboola CEO: “Yahoo is an internet hero and will drive our revenue”
Talkspace - value destruction created by greed for a big and quick exit
Nano Dimension CEO targeting takeover of company and its $1.2 billion in cash
Mapping the modern CFO stack
Techstars CEO: "2023 will be a graveyard for startups"
Yahoo takes 25% stake in Taboola as part of 30-year commercial agreement
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Unicorn employees paying the price for exaggerated expansion
Two major Israeli unicorns - Trax and Rapyd - admitted on Tuesday that they are going to lay off dozens, if not hundreds, of employees. While no unicorn currently firing workers is going to shut down, they are now dealing with the consequences of last year’s hiring hysteria
Foodtech: the morally nutritious sector
There are many industries that seek to change the world, but foodtech has a direct impact on more than just ourselves
The NSO scandal: We are asked to believe police did everything "in good faith"
Although "the police did not fully understand the meaning of the system", we are required to believe that an iron wall was erected between its operators and the investigators, and to believe that excess information, that is forbidden to be seized, did not pass and was not used by the investigating unit - and that everything was done in good faith
Three signs that high-tech took a turn for the worse in June
A dramatic increase in the sale of shares by employees and investors at reduced valuations, the drop in open positions at startups, and the fact VCs are dictating draconian terms before investing are all indications that the financial crisis has truly started to hit the local tech sector
Cutback nation: Who’s afraid of layoffs?
Mass layoffs at American unicorns Lacework and Bolt signals the hysteria that could turn out to be excessive and harmful in the venture capital industry. This panic could also spread to Israel and hurt companies whose situation is not necessarily bad
Camels vs Unicorns: Investors wary of cash burning companies
Following the sharp fall in the Nasdaq, growth rate is still an important parameter, but it's not everything. Investors are keeping a keen eye on the rate of cash burning to see if companies behave like thrifty camels rather than cash-thirsty unicorns
A deep dive into Israeli tech’s record-breaking year
A new report by Viola reveals that total funding by Israeli tech startups reached $27 billion in 2021, with $8.1 billion being raised in a record-breaking fourth quarter
From a unicorn to a penny stock in 180 days
Several of the Israeli companies that hit Wall Street at 10-figure valuations last year have seen their share price plummet to such an extent that they could soon find themselves in the unenviable position of being considered speculative
Secondary tech deals are transforming Israel's economy
Hundreds of millions of dollars from secondary-share deals went into the pockets of employees, investors, and entrepreneurs in 2021, changing the face of the tech industry as well as the local economy
The year in which the gap between techies and the rest turned into a chasm
“Rather than left-right, Arabs-Jews, yes Bibi-no Bibi, the tech industry has become the new sector which you either hate or belong to,” writes Elihay Vidal
Israeli startup valuations surging at record pace, but early-stage rounds are down
Some 93% of Israeli companies that raised money during the first half of 2021 did so at a higher valuation than their previous round, compared to 84% throughout 2020, according to analysis by Israeli law firm Shibolet & Co. in cooperation with Fenwick & West LLP
How should the media respond to Iran’s continued cyberattacks?
As Iran-linked groups target Israeli institutions, the media is helping humiliate Israel and strike fear into its citizens
No longer a damsel in distress: Israeli startups have transformed from sellers to buyers
The total sum in 15 M&A deals involving Israeli companies over the past three months reached almost $5.5 billion, $3 billion of which was spent by local startups making acquisitions
How can Israel help in India's Covid crisis?
India is in crisis, and it’s time for countries to help more than just sending boxes
Blackstone in Israel: Pouring fuel on the raging fire of local tech
Israeli tech entrepreneurs are used to working with VC funds, but Blackstone is very different
Is eToro really worth more than $10 billion?
The Israeli fintech company, which officially announced its SPAC merger yesterday, generated gross revenues of $605 million in 2020 and believes it could reach $2.5 billion in 2025
The inflation of unicorns is not all bad for the Israeli economy
Capital invested is far more significant than lofty valuations. The new millionaires will reignite the economy, but also widen socio-economic gaps
With the cloud blocking its horizon, Check Point is facing its moment of truth
Under Gil Shwed's conservative leadership, the Israeli cybersecurity giant didn't capitalize fast enough on the cloud, leaving it to face some hard decisions
Israeli companies are once again charging on Nasdaq, but will it end well this time?
There are signs of a bubble, but the urgency is also the result of past experience and the understanding that such a wide window to the market can’t remain open for long
Individualism vs. Collectivism: How a country’s culture determined the severity of Covid-19
Research from IDC Herzliya and Yale University has shined a light on how citizens view their role in society - and it shows some worrying trends about how countries deal with a global pandemic
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