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Watch our New Video on Brexit and the London Tech Ecosystem

With Brexit looming, the uncertainty about London’s economic future is at its peak. What happens next? Can London survive the separation from the European Union? This video is our take on the impact of Brexit on the London venture ecosystem, summarized from Issue 5 of Coller Venture Review.

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The Prize Model for Financing ALS Research

Prize4Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS. Prize4Life chose an unusual path for accelerating the way to a cure for ALS: the Prize Model, which allows it to invest not in the problem but in the solution. Why are prizes the best way to finance research? Read the answer in a guest post by Shay Rishoni

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The “Tech” Of Two Cities

Hong Kong and Shenzhen are located side by side geographically but have a very different history, grounded in two radically different socio-political systems. Hong Kong used to be an economic superstar in the region, while Shenzhen was described as a “sleepy border town” in southern China. The story is entirely different now when Shenzhen is comparable to, if it has not already outshone, its once proud neighbor. This surprising development begs an explanation, and this new article seeks to provide it.

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The Business Kibbutz

In the years 2012-2016 Jerusalem has experienced a technological renaissance, with an explosion of new startups founded, accelerators created, and VC funds established. This new article by players of the local venture ecosystem seeks to identify the contributing factors that have led to this renaissance. Read the article and the accompanying CIV City Case, from Issue 5 of Coller Venture Review.

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