What’s Driving Israeli Innovation Right Now?

By Mor Assia Artificial intelligence and blockchain are possibly the two most influential technologies currently fueling innovation at the moment and are anticipated to create radical shifts in almost every industry. Israeli startups are at the forefront of both of these sectors, receiving notable attention and investments from global players which are further propelling Israeli […]

How Banks Can Survive in an Increasingly Competitive Financial Landscape

By Daniel Bahar For quite a few years now, financial institutions considered fintech companies as the industry’s biggest potential disruptor, as confirmed by KMPG’s recent survey. As such, many financial institutions have been formulating their fintech strategies, opening innovation hubs and investing in fintech startups to some extent. However, collaboration levels have been limited to […]

Why Brands, Retailers and Investors Should be Looking at Israeli E-Commerce

Two side-by-side acquisitions in the US in recent months — Xaxis’ purchase of Triad Retail Media, for a rumored $300m, and Criteo’s $250m buyout of close competitor HookLogic — point towards a clear trend in global e-commerce, with considerable lessons for entrepreneurs in Israel. Both Triad and HookLogic help retailers sell ad space on their websites, opening up a […]

How will Israeli innovation play into the global robotics industry?

This article was originally published on Techcrunch  In the last few months, a Singaporean University hired Nadine as a secretary, a Boston Dynamics employee pushed over his colleague Atlas who was moving boxes at a factory and Tally, a San Francisco Target employee, began checking to make sure all the products in Aisle 3 are fully stocked. […]

How Israel Plans to Disrupt a $4.7 trillion Industry

The digitization of currency presents an incredible opportunity for the world’s incumbent financial institutions, from payment processing to credit and insurance products, wealth management, and currency transfer and exchange. Yet the regulatory, security, and risk management challenges faced by these institutions have paved the way for a flood of new entrants.  In 2015 alone, over […]

Adtech is going native on steroids, hyper-personalization and consolidation

iAngels’ adviser Kfir Moyal reflects on 2015’s Adtech correction and the opportunities for investors in 2016 After years of VC exuberance, 2015 marked the end of an investment cycle for the adtech industry. Quite a few companies with high valuations stumbled, downsized, restructured and pivoted in order to achieve, or at least progress on a […]

What To Know Before Co-Investing

One of my investors candidly asked me recently, “Shelly, if I have an opportunity to invest with people I’ve just met, how do I avoid getting screwed over?” This is a good question; for most investors interested in startups, co-investing is the de facto way to invest. Just like you scrutinize the entrepreneur, the technology and the […]

Crowdfunding in the Context of Portfolio Management

iAngels’ Founding Partner, Shelly Hod Moyal, recently published a white paper that explains how crowdfunding fits into the context of portfolio management.  Below is the introduction of the piece.  You can download the full version here   With interest rates at zero and the introduction of crowdfunding-based financial innovations, investors are seeking both alpha and diversification […]

Startups, investors & how to decide who owns what: 5 steps to master your cap table

When accepting an investment, entrepreneurs must consider not only how far and how fast they can drive their business with the committed capital, but also how the capital structure of the company will look the day after. Ownership provides its founders with an inventive to push the company forward and ensure there isn’t a strong […]

Why Wall Street talent is moving to Silicon Valley

Less than a decade ago, top talent was flocking to Wall Street — not just for the high salaries and lucrative bonuses, but also for the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast-growing environment. But now the tech industry, with its double digit growth, is setting a new standard on what the ultimate dream […]