It’s been a busy couple of months for the ‎Startup Nation: multi-million dollar acquisitions, the introduction of ‘innovation visas’, new high-tech capitals and ecosystems, and more…

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Startup Nation on target to raise a record-breaking year in tech funding

israeli flag pin NLThe first three-quarters of 2015 have been a huge achievement for Israel, which has seen $3.8 billion in M&As. That figure so far this year is $500 million more than in all of 2014. Learn more.

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Israeli Exits through the Years: The Data Storage Industry

storage NLSome of the top high-tech M&As in Israeli history have come straight out of the data storage industry, here’s an up-to-date look at the industry exits over the years. Learn more.

Where next for Israeli high-tech?

Jon Globes article NLOurCrowd co-founder and CEO, Jonathan Medved, reflects on Israel’s astonishing rise to high-tech glory and how he’s having fun building an even rosier future. Hear more from Jon.

Israel introduces ‘innovation visas’ for startups to make foreign hires

immigration stampIsrael’s innovation hub wrestles a win from its notorious bureaucracy, paving the way for cross-border exchanges of talent and the founding of foreign-owned ventures. Learn more.

Once desolate of tech, Negev to get startup workspace

WeWork NLShared workspace provider WeWork to open facility in Beersheba, offering entrepreneurs the services — and unlimited coffee — they need to succeed. Learn more.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

  • In face of global shortage, world leaders praise Israel’s water tech (NoCamels)
  • iTunes, Google Play Music have a surprise rival – an Israeli startup (ToI)
  • After 3rd Israeli cyber buyout, what’s Microsoft’s next move? (Geektime)
  • Israeli BI company, Pyramid Analytics, raises $30M (Globes)
  • 10 great new apps from Israel (Israel21c)

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