It was a pleasure to be hosted at the SALT conference in Abu Dhabi, where, amongst other topics, we discussed startup ecosystems ranging from UAE, USA, Israel and beyond. I was one of the first Israeli VCs to speak openly in an investor conference in the Gulf, and I was thrilled to see the enthusiasm among investors for cooperation with Israel.

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Startup Nation and beyond

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Hitting pay dirt: CropX teamed up with Costa Rica’s FarmAgro, to offer Latin American farmers accurate predictive power based on soil analytics.

Forever young: Researchers set out roadmap for using cannabis to ease older patients’ ailments.

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