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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

$823m flowed into Israeli life sciences in the past year

Israeli life-sciences companies raised $6.7 billion on NASDAQ over the last decade; some 1,350 life-sciences companies currently are active in Israel.

The Art of the Pitch

<i>Vitaly M. Golomb leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup and is the author of Accelerated Startup, a book about ramping up your business. Below is a fascinating excerpt from the book about Golomb’s favorite thing: pitching.</i><p>If …

Entrepreneurship

2017

<i>Editor’s note: News of our 10-year anniversary appeared in Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, TheStreet, and numerous media outlets.</i><p>10 Years by the …

Innovation

Israeli gov't to fund medical cannabis research

The Ministries of Agriculture and Health will provide NIS 8 million in funding for 13 medical cannabis studies.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter January 2017 - Trendlines

Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition<p>THE TRENDLINES GROUP TRENDLETTER | JANUARY 2017<p>… <i>Investment and S$2.2 million grant for</i> …

Trading

Israel Innovation Authority calls for more tech labs

New program will encourage corporations to set up innovation labs, to foster startups and get government benefits

Innovation

Incredible rooftop farm takes over Israel’s oldest mall to grow thousands of organic vegetables

An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in …

Farming

The Trendlines Group Trendletter December 2016 - Trendlines

Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition<p>THE TRENDLINES GROUP TRENDLETTER | DECEMBER 2016<p>… <i>ApiFix and Gordian Surgical complete</i> …

Hospitality

Monsanto announces formation, 1st meeting of Carbon-Neutral Collaborative

To highlight the role modern agriculture can play in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Monsanto announced the formation and first meeting of …

Agriculture

Honestly, it’s fine!

Tight-lipped, frosty and fake, the passive-aggressive person never quite takes the blame. Is this always a bad thing?<i>By Rebecca Roache</i>Read at Aeon

Behavior

The 12 Most Important Health Innovations Of The Year

These are the Best Of What's New<p><i>Read about the other Best of What’s New winners from the November/December 2016 issue</i> of Popular Science.

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> …

Venture Capital

Israeli high-tech reels in $1.19 billion in Q3/2016

IVC/KPMG report shows July-September financing is second highest quarter in 10 years. Since the beginning of 2016, Israeli tech companies raised $4b.

Israel

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 …

Innovation

Bugs — it’s what’s for dinner: Why edible insects’ time may have finally come

Until recently the suggestion of eating insects was met with nothing but crickets — here's why that's changing<p>In a 2012 episode of “The Simpsons,” an iron deficiency prompted Lisa Simpson to supplement her vegetarian diet with grasshoppers, but giant taunting insects infiltrated her dreams and put …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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

Born just 68 years ago, Israel has developed a reputation as one of the world's most innovative tech hubs. Silicon Valley multinationals in particular have cottoned on, setting up offices in the region and acquiring numerous Israeli startups.<p>Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Intel are among more …

Israel

"Globes" names Israel's 16 most promising startups

In addition to startup of the year WalkMe, Globes has named three startups each in big data, med-tech, Internet, transport and cyber security.

5 of the Best Cities in the World to Run Your Startup

While Google engineers are living in their parking lot at work, the rest of the world is stepping up its startup game.

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 …

United States

Breakthrough Gene Tool Attracts Investors Amid Patent Dispute

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, races ahead with a $200 million-plus effort to leverage the …

Genetics

Really Bad Powerpoint

<i>Not only has it not gone away, it's gotten a lot worse. Last week I got a template from a conference organizer. It seems they want every single</i> …

The Trendlines Group Trendletter August 2016 - Trendlines

Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition<p>THE TRENDLINES GROUP TRENDLETTER | AUGUST 2016<p><i>… Vensica raises $500,000 … Welcome</i> …

Innovation

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 …

Public Speaking

The Importance of Investor Updates

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

Small Business

12 Israeli sensor technologies that will rock your world

Sensors are the hidden brain in everything from precision agriculture to connected cars, home appliances to security systems, smart cities to digital …

Israel

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 …

Medical Technology

It’s a new era for female Israeli entrepreneurs

The Israeli startup scene has dramatically changed within a couple of years because of the significant increase in investment prospects (i.e. incubators, accelerators, angels), events, meet-ups, competitions, lectures, academic programs and more.<p>Especially interesting are the slowly, yet surely …

Steve Rhodes Interviewed in Asia Fund Space

<i>——Editor’s note: This interview was reprinted on etnet.</i><p>Interview: Singapore Prime Platform For Israel’s TRENDLINES<p>Trendlines Chairman & CEO Steve …

Startups