Promising Startups 2022
Unicorn employees paying the price for exaggerated expansion
Pagaya goes from highest-valued Israeli company to danger of delisting
Poalim Hi-Tech CEO: "We are entering a much more challenging period in high-tech"
"Last year the industry had a big party - now there is a hangover and bills need to be paid"
Techstars CEO: "2023 will be a graveyard for startups"
Raaz Herzberg appointed VP of Product Strategy at Wiz
Fintech unicorn Rapyd set to lay off dozens of employees
Salesforce Ventures: "Firing people is very emotionally difficult, but a good CEO needs to do what's right for the next 10 years"
Palo Alto Networks acquiring Cider Security for $300 million
20 stories about Opinion
Will insurance digitalization introduce a new social platform?
Ilan Buganim, chief technology and information officer at Sapiens, explains how social media accelerates insurance digitalization
The year of Israel's disillusionment from the fantasies of the extreme right
“We are expecting a very difficult year, maybe two,” Calcalist Publisher Yoel Esteron writes concerning the new Israeli government, “and after that - the political turnover will come”
Firing employees and remaining a valued brand are both possible
Even though the industry has faced a slowdown in recent months, retaining skilled employees remains vital. However, to accomplish this objective, smart and sensitive organizational management is essential, writes Shoham Levy, CEO of Creativity Value
Legal uncertainty holding back metaverse adoption
"More than just another iteration of the internet, the metaverse, and the technologies employed to access it, create a host of potentially novel legal concerns that ought to be dealt with sooner rather than later if we want multinationals to invest in this space," writes Dov Greenbaum
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 financial effect of a cyber crisis: The neglected costs senior executives should take into account
Refael Franco and Gil Baram
“C-level leaders of organizations and companies need to have timely information and tools in order to calculate the risk, assess investment in cybersecurity, and close the gaps between the two,” write Refael Franco and Gil Baram
Twitter charging $8 per month for verification is going to cause one massive headache
Verification on Twitter is supposed to confirm authentic accounts and prevent abusive behavior - a monthly payment will do none of that
A Gattaca replica? From science fiction to IVF reality
With the 25th anniversary of the sci-fi thriller focusing on genetic ethics, it's time to examine the lack of regulatory oversight in the field, including the recent Israeli case of an IVF baby's unknown birthparents
Taking a TikTok journey straight to the Lions’ Den
I tell this story not as a warning of the dangers of TikTok or social media, nor to promote content moderation on these platforms. Rather, I tell this story as a warning about the type of world we now live in.
Mapping the pioneering Israeli Generative AI startups
The Generative AI wave is here and Remagine Ventures Managing Partner Eze Vidra helps break down the local startups already making noise in the budding space
AI did not generate this title
"I am usually one for celebrating exciting technology breakthroughs and accepting the inevitable changes, as uncomfortable as they may be, but deep in my gut, this Generative Tech talk makes me uneasy," writes Yaffa Abadi of F2 Venture Capital
Creating a ripple effect to boost Israel’s climate-tech sector
Yael Weisz Zilberman
“Activating MNCs to explore the Israeli ecosystem from the climate perspective may have the single strongest effect to encourage more of our entrepreneurs and more of our VC community to choose climate tech,” writes Yael Weisz Zilberman of Start-Up Nation Central
Three possible reasons female entrepreneurship is not where it should be
While interviewing numerous female role models in tech, three answers continued to resurface in regard to where female gender bias comes from and how we can beat it
Falling in “like”: The internet’s measurement frenzy affects our self-worth
The internet's obsession with measurement, from the number of posts on social networks to the number of emails, is designed to affect the self-worth of users and make them stay on the platform as much as possible
Is there any real justification for the current gloomy tech market?
“Innovation is not going to stop. It might be slowing down a little, but no one can imagine a world without these technological advancements,” writes Daniel Damboritz, High Tech Partner at Yigal Arnon - Tadmor Levy law firm
Startup Name-tion: Israeli startups & the name game
Picking the perfect name for your startup will not make or break it - unless it’s really awful - but having a great backstory for how you came up with your company name, is the ticket.
The evolving role of fintech in the U.S. financial services industry
“It’s time for banks to do more than just say they’re going to ‘embrace fintechs’. It’s time to look within the organization, at the people and strategy in place, and build from within a successful startup mindset,” writes Stuart Cook, Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer for Valley Bank
Performance is a State of Mind
Greatly concerned about entrepreneurs’ wellbeing, and the ways in which they can improve it, Yuval Baharav, General Partner at SOMV, presents a comprehensive survey allowing entrepreneurs to see where they are compared to their peers, and compared to where they wish to be
Nasdaq meltdown? Private technology companies in Israel just keep raising capital
A study conducted by IBI Capital’s S-Cube summarizing the first half of 2022 shows that the value of technology companies in advanced financing stages continues to rise. For any company considering an IPO, now is the time to prepare
Embedded finance is already here - what comes next?
"The time is ripe for all parties involved in financial transactions - financial institutions, businesses and end-users - to embrace the combined benefits of embedded finance, including payments, lending, and other financial products and services," writes Pavel Livshiz, General Partner at Hetz Ventures
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