Cyber Tech 2015 – It’s a Wrap

It has been a crazy two days at Israel’s Cyber Tech 2015…in a good way! The exhibition hall was split into three sections: the booths of the established companies, the startups pavilion and the Cyber Spark arena. It was like examining an x-ray of the emerging cyber industry in Israel, where on one hand you …

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Consumers to Enterprise – The Investment Rationale Cycle

Today the hottest thing in new startup investments is "enterprise" startups and for someone old like me it gives a déjavue kid of feeling. It seems investments behave in a cyclical manner where the first field of growth is always in the area of consumer products. In consumer products innovation is only limited by imagination. …

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VCs Wisdom

Everyone expect VCs to have some exotic point of view on markets and industries though rationally there is no basis for it. I would expect VCs to provide insight into the market since they are a hub of ideas and entrepreneurs but somehow things got mixed up.

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Web services holding company aggreg launches new corporate site

aggreg has launched the company's new corporate site at www.aggreg.com. The goal of the new site is to increase exposure of the company's activities, and easily publish information regarding company developments and acquisitions. Tel Aviv, Israel, July 4, 2007 — aggreg, one of the leading companies dedicated to the procurement and development of Web 2.0 …

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Software Patents – Folly March

In Israel the most common entrepreneurial "best practice" is to go and waste precious time, energy and money on registering a patent. Although it is a great revenue stream for patent lawyers, which we have many of those here by the way, still I am not sure whether it is a matter of delaying the …

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Blogging – A Competitive Double-edged Sword

 You’ve got a new direction for your company – should you blog about it or not? Few years ago many web 2.0 entrepreneurs were blogging quite openly on their plans and product roadmaps, right before web 2.0 has become a real competitive landscape. Nowadays, since there are already giants playing in the web 2.0 battlefield, …

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Live VC herd effect

We have in Israel a tv show called the sharks, where all kind of entrepreneurs present their inventions to professional investors (one of them is a technology VC) and they either end up with an investment or not during the session. Anyway, yesterday I was a witness to a live investor herd effect. A potential …

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