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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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Israeli Mossad Announces its Libertad Ventures Fund

Start-up Espionage for the Start-Up Nation — The Mossad, Israel's national intelligence agency, announced today the establishment of "Libertad Ventures", pledged to fund Israeli start-up companies developing new technologies useful for intelligence operations.

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CIV Held an Annual Appreciation Day at Tel Aviv University

On 19-Jun-2017, the Coller Institute of Venture held its annual appreciation day, to honor the partners and vendors our institute works with, as well as representatives of various university entities and divisions, which support our operation and provide the Institute with financial, legal and logistic services. We use this special gathering to extend a vote of thanks to these partners, and …

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Reno’s Venture Gamble

Reno, Nevada, used to be the butt of jokes across America, but today it is growing a viable venture ecosystem that’s ushering in a bright future. And it’s doing it in an unusual manner: instead of the usual hi-tech startups, this “Biggest Little City in the World” is leveraging its unique assets to specialize in a completely different, yet very effective, niche. Read an article by Jack Wroldsen, part of the new City Venture issue of Coller Venture Review, and the accompanying CIV City Case, and explore the evolution of Reno from derision to riches: a story that shows how a combination of humility and pluck, aided by well-planned action at the state and city levels, can create success in surprising ways even in unlikely places.

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