“Healthcare and life sciences are also receiving a large amount of funding – OurCrowd is seeing 25 per cent being invested in this area and the remainder going to the internet, software and communications industries. ‘A lot of the money to fund Israeli start-ups is coming from Silicon Valley,’ says Medved. ‘And each year around 50-100 of these companies are bought by the big tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco.’ “