Глобальный индекс экосистем стартапов 2022

2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 63 One issue of critical concern to the Israeli ecosystem is brain gain and brain drain. Firstly, there is a clear lack of brain gain. Unlike other top-ranked global startup ecosystems, the Israeli ecosystem fails to attract substantial numbers of foreign talent. The ecosystem cannot rely solely on native founders if it wishes to close the gap with international hubs such as San Francisco and London. But brain drain is also increasingly important. Dozens of Israeli unicorn founders have built and established their companies in other startup ecosystems, mainly the US. The way we see it, Israel relies on an important secret ingredient: the quality and mindset of its entrepreneurs. As long as the country manages to keep them happy, the Israeli ecosystem should continue to thrive. Further, the Israel Innovation Authority has offered interesting programs over the years to support local entrepreneurs. Israeli apps like Waze, Wix, Fiverr, and Viber have made their mark around the world, but a few, like Mobileye (sold to Intel for US $15 billion), are the hidden powerhouses within the ecosystem. There are a wide variety of industries where Israel excels, including autonomous driving (Mobileye, Waze), advertising (Taboola), and services (Fiverr). One maturing industry that shows substantial potential is cybersecurity, leveraging the unique challenges the Israeli army faces. However, the Israeli ecosystem should serve as an inspiration and not a blueprint. The adverse and unique conditions of Israel do not exist in most other countries. Israel is also trailing on policy, regulation, and infrastructure. Fintech is broken in Israel, where Stripe and Revolut are not operating. Nevertheless, fintech companies such as Payoneer, EToro, and Lemonade thrive by focusing on international markets. UBER doesn’t operate in Israel, and the public transport system is notoriously inefficient, yet automotive startups such as Moovit and Mobileye secured exits at astonishing valuations. The rising cost of living in Tel Aviv and the presence of global companies such as Microsoft, Intel, and Google make it challenging for startups to find affordable talent. This shortage of tech talent and a high cost of living present real challenges for Israeli startups. Early stage Median round: $2.86M Medium and late stage Median round: $19M Startups Funding Share

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