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Earlier this summer, S&P Global gave the Israeli economy a vote of confidence by upgrading Israel’s credit rating for the first time in seven years. As reported in a Calcalist article, the new AA- rating is Israel’s highest to date. The change by S&P was made on the heels of Moody’s Investors Service also upgrading Israel’s rating, from “stable” to “positive.”  Several factors contributed to the credit rating bump, such as Israel’s diverse economy, strong…
Known to many as the “Start-up Nation,” Israel has also been dubbed “Silicon Wadi”; ranking 7th amongst all countries in venture capital activity outside of the U.S. In 2015 alone, there were 326 VC investments in Israel, approximately 60% of which were in the information technology sector. In a recent article entitled Inside Silicon Wadi: Why VC in Israel is a booming business, Kevin Dowd, a writer for Pitchbook, highlighted and explained Israel’s prominent…
Known to many as the “Start-up Nation,” Israel has also been dubbed “Silicon Wadi”; ranking 7th amongst all countries in venture capital activity outside of the U.S. In 2015 alone, there were 326 VC investments in Israel, approximately 60% of which were in the information technology sector. In a recent article entitled Inside Silicon Wadi: Why VC in Israel is a booming business, Kevin Dowd, a writer for Pitchbook, highlighted and explained Israel’s prominent…
Israel is home to one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the world. Israel has the highest number of tech startups per capita in the world; the second highest number of non-U.S. companies listed on Nasdaq; and, according to the World Bank, spends the highest percentage of its GDP than any other country on scientific R&D. At the same time, some Israeli startups that attempt to grow their businesses in the U.S. market have…