As the question is posed in Start-up Nation, how could Israel, a country of 7.1 million people, have more high-tech start-ups and a larger venture capital industry per capita than any other country in the world?
Authors Senor and Singer attribute the success of the high-tech world to two main factors, including immigration and mandatory military service to maintain the nation’s strong defense system. Moreover, the success of Israel’s high-tech sector has attracted an unprecedented amount of attention from business journalists around the world.
The Israeli startup scene is booming. Six out of Israel’s top ten largest high-tech deals occurred in the past three years alone. According to the IVC Research Center, 2012 was one of Israel’s most successful years for high-tech M&A in the past decade, and the Israeli M&A environment for 2013 has so far been up to par.
All of these small (and large) success story are part of and form the miraculous history of the Startup Nation. Here’s a list of all the high-tech M&As in Israeli history.