Turn up your volume – this week we are sharing videos exploring different themes in Startup Nation success.

First, in the Economist, I join other major Israeli players to examine the Israeli ‘entrepreneurial ethos’ and reasons for Israel’s startup drive and scale.

Second, in my live CNN interview, I discuss how Israeli tech remains impervious to political instability, plus a look at the tech IPO market and why some go nowhere while the likes of Beyond Meat are rewarded for real growth with sensible business models. 

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In other news, the “Fresh Start” Northern FoodTech incubator was officially launched by Finistere Ventures, OurCrowd, Tnuva and Tempo. We look forward to advancing tech along the entire chain of the food and beverage industry.

Startup Nation and beyond

In its third tech deal this year, McDonald’s Buys Israeli-Founded Startup Apprente Inc. to Add Automated Drive-Thru Ordering

Assuta Ashdod hospital deploys MedAware’s patient safety platform – MedAware’s artificial intelligence-driven solution utilizes big data analytics and machine learning algorithms to identify and prevent medication errors, reducing the risk of adverse drug events, contraindications, and opioid dependency.

Top tech news this week

News from the Industry 

Cloud Marketplaces: Providing Less Glamorous, but Valuable Services You Can’t Touch and Feel (Battery Ventures)

Podcast: How To Pay For Healthcare Based on Health (Andreessen Horowitz)

The latest from OurCrowd

“Israel’s tech brand succeeds where its political brand fails.” I enjoyed interviewing Oxx Founder and General Partner Richard Anton at Calcalist’s Mind the Tech conference.


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