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Mobileye: A Feather in Jerusalem’s Venture Cap

Everyone’s excited about the acquisition of Mobileye by Intel. At US$15.3 billion, Intel’s purchase of Mobileye is the largest exit in Israel's high-tech industry to date. Read a post by Nathan Zeldes depicting the connection between the university venture that created "Mobileye", and the city venture that enabled it to flourish and succeed in Jerusalem, Israel - an emerging tech hub. Find out more about the Jerusalem venture ecosystem in an in-depth article from the coming issue of CVR.

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Dealing With Political Change

This article provides new and actionable understanding of the London venture community’s ability to survive, or even thrive, in a post-Brexit context. This article examines the durability of key components of London’s Venture Fabric: availability of talent, access to capital across stages and the density of network required to make startups scale. Insights are based upon primary data collected through a survey of London-based entrepreneurs, asking how Brexit has affected staffing, funding and the vibrancy of the capital’s venture network.

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Employment Black Holes

CIV is proud to present a first peek into the upcoming Issue 5 of Coller Venture Review, dedicated to City Venture. In Employment Black Holes by Yesha Sivan and Nathan Zeldes, the cosmological analogy to a black hole is used to illustrate a major problem facing city leaders – and to show its solution: a city wishing to retain enduring jobs and success must create its own black hole in a domain where it has an “unfair advantage” – ideally based on a local attribute or resource that can’t move elsewhere.

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University Venture: The View From Stanford

"This is not about making money, it is about entrepreneurship, about moving the technology from the university to industry as efficiently and effectively as possible," says Katharine Ku, Executive Director of the Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing, in an interview to Vladi Dvoyris, Director of Community at CIV. Ms. Ku, leading the Stanford OTL for the past 26 years, will be speaking at the CIV2017HK conference in Hong Kong.

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