Israel: The Investment Nation
Once upon a time an article like the one below, a European VC firm setting up a 375 million dollar fund, would have constituted news. Certainly it would have captivated Israel’s attention and definitely been newsworthy. Now, however, it’s buried at the back of the paper, if it makes it into the headlines at all.
- Because Israel raises more VC money, per capita, than anywhere else in the world.
- Because Israel raises more VC money than any European country.
- Because Israel raises more VC money than all of Europe, combined – 30 times more to be exact!
Just to put this into perspective, Israel is a country less than 9 million people, whereas Europe is more than 750 million people.
On the cusp of Israel’s 70th birthday, perhaps we should check ourselves and our expectations and appreciate what a modern miracle Israel, the Start-up Nation truly is!