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Israel: Strong Economy Under Allocated By Major Indices

TOM BUTCHER: I'm here with Steven Schoenfeld, Founder of BlueStar Indexes, to talk about Israel. Steven, thanks so much for joining me.<p>STEVEN …

5 VCs Share The Worst Ways Founders Botch Their Pitches

From offensive lingo to off-base metrics, investors have heard it all.<p>Here’s a riddle: What takes a tenth of a second to occur and can make or break your startup? No, it’s not the computation performed by your tech product’s proprietary algorithm. It’s a first impression, and the Princeton …

Venture Capital

What is worse: a passive aggressive silence or an outright shout? – Rebecca Roache

Imagine the following. I’m planning a birthday celebration, and everyone’s invited. I start a group chat on Facebook to discuss the arrangements. …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Get a ‘Yes’ From a Venture Capitalist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Singapore likely to become a world leader in healthcare innovation

While Singapore's aging population increases demand for healthcare services, the country aims to mitigate the shortage of healthcare professionals by …

Digital Health

Execs from Facebook, Google, and Microsoft explain why they use Israel for their R&D

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Intel are among more than 300 multinationals that have opened up research-and-development facilities in the country, which is home to just 9 million people.<p>But what is it that makes Israel such a hotbed of innovation? Executives from each of the aforementioned US …

Startups

High-Tech Tagging Comes to the Ranch

Cowboys are adding algorithms to their saddle bags.<p>Drugmakers, startups and cattlemen are betting that sensors and data-sifting software can help keep cattle in Western U.S. feedlots healthier than cowboys can alone. New tags clipped to animals’ ears aim to monitor movement and feeding patterns for …

Betting

Breakthrough Gene Technology Attracts Investors Amid Patent Dispute

Deals continue to be signed for gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9<p>Last month, Bayer AG opened the doors on a $335 million joint venture with Crispr Therapeutics to develop therapies using a new gene-editing tool. Later this year, rival Editas Medicine Inc. will move into larger digs as it, too, …

Genetics

Really Bad Powerpoint | Seth's Blog

<i>I wrote this about four years ago, originally as an ebook. I figured the idea might spread and then the problem would go away–we’d no longer see</i> …

Speakers Need To Learn To Put More Of Themselves Into Each Speech

The more of you that there is in a speech, the more your audience will get out of itImage Credit: Erin PettigrewAs speakers we understand the …

The Importance of Investor Updates - Small Business Trends

Sometimes being an angel investor reminds me of dating. Initially, the entrepreneur is all chatty — emailing, calling and texting me. There’s all …

Medtech Companies Need to Transform While Times Are Still Good

The medical technology (medtech) sector of the health care industry has been highly attractive to investors for more than a decade, delivering total …

Innovation

15 uses in four minutes: This Japanese video celebrates the simple genius of binder clips

It’s impossible not to fiddle with a binder clip, once it comes within range of idle hands. Simple and elegant, the little metal object invites curiosity and invention—which may be one reason this video demonstrating more than 15 unexpected uses in under four minutes is so engrossing:<p>Among other …

News Archive

A few days ago, we got a call from Channel 10 News asking us questions about the Israeli high-tech industry, in preparation for a series of reports …

Startups

Healthcare Investments and Exits 2018

Innovation Wave Drives Robust Activity<p>In our mid-year Healthcare Investments and Exits report, SVB analyzed the fundraising, investment, M&A and IPO …

Venture Capital

Most Innovative Companies 2015

Markets are changing faster than ever, and global innovators are vying for competitive advantage by accelerating their processes—and their adoption …

10 Under 10 Years Old

Watch a sad old man (age 25) interview the top pre-tween entrepreneurs in this hilarious video. Even though it’s a parody of the Forbes 30 Under 30, this is too real. “Even an 8-year-old could have regrets because there’s always going to be that 6-year-old inventor who speaks 7 languages” filmmaker …

2015 was a tipping point for six technologies that will change the world

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>, Contributor, Innovations<p>To the average person, it may seem that the biggest technology advances of 2015 were the larger smartphone screens and small app updates. But a lot more happened than that. A broad range of technologies reached a tipping point, from cool science projects or …

Developing Countries

The science myths that will not die

False beliefs and wishful thinking about the human experience are common. They are hurting people — and holding back science.<p>In 1997, physicians in …

Why seed ‘extensions’ are becoming the new normal in fundraising

For years, many have believed the startup world would be doomed by the “Series A Crunch,” the natural result of an explosion of seed funding paired with an increasingly high bar required to earn a Series A. Industry observers believed we’d be witnessing a train wreck of epic proportions as …

Angel Resource Institute (ARI) & Halo Report

PRIVACY POLICY<p>This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Angel Resource Institute collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected …

Privacy

7 Investor Term Sheet Demands Startups Need Not Fear

Most entrepreneurs looking for an investor can tell you how much money they need, but few have given much thought to what they are willing to give up …

Venture Capital

8 Secrets To Credible Startup Financial Projections

Entrepreneurs often ask me why investors expect financial projections for a new startup even before the product is built and while the market is …

Investing

Study Finds Working At Work Improves Productivity

WASHINGTON, DC—According to a groundbreaking new study by the Department of Labor, working—the physical act of engaging in a productive job-related …

Some Maniac Decided To Autotune Cows

If you're having trouble conceptualizing what this sounds like, it might behoove you to watch this.<p>He was in the front row praying with his …

Cows

An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things

The rate of adoption is accelerating. Here are six things you need to know.<p><b>As the Internet of Things (IoT)</b> has gained popular attention in the five …

Israel’s innovation paradise: Where risk-sharing and public investment are paying off

In mid-march, I had the chance to visit my country, Israel, this time with a delegation of the Inter-American Development Bank, in order to learn …

Welcome

Israel looks to help Chinese firms with early-stage start-ups

Not a week goes by, it seems, without a large delegation of Chinese business people, investors and government officials visiting Israel to look for …

Intellectual Property

Insect control co EdenShield raises over $1m

EdenShield's nontoxic technology for insect control is based on extracts of medicinal plants endemic to Israel's semi-desert.<p>Non-toxic insect control …