Mapped In Israel Blog http://blog.mappedinisrael.com Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:13:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 Founded In Israel http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/building-founded-israel/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/building-founded-israel/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:08:08 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=358 Founded In Israel was inspired by Founded In Holland, an incredible project I stumbled upon a few weeks ago.
A few Dutch entrepreneurs wanted to promote the thriving startup scene in Holland by promoting startup logos.

I thought this was a perfect fit for Israel’s tech brand and in particular a great match for Mapped In Israel‘s strategy. Together with LeumiTech and partners: Tai Kaish and Nir Kouris we started working on Founded In Israel.

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Later on we discovered that other nations were getting on board as well through the amazing Founded X initiative which gave a platform similar to Founded In Holland but for other countries.

We have more plans on expanding this project to continue to promote the Start-Up Nation around the globe. Make sure to check out Founded In Israel on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.

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Welcoming Guy Franklin On Board http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/welcoming-guy-franklin-board/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/welcoming-guy-franklin-board/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:22:31 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=345 We are delighted that Guy Franklin will be managing Mapped In Israel. As the new General Manager of Mapped In Israel, Guy will be responsible for new companies on the map, managing partnerships and promoting the map.

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Guy is the creator of Israeli Startups in NY and Israeli Mapped In Boston and we are already planning to build synergies between the maps. Ever since seeing what he built I knew that we had to work together somehow. Very excited that this day has finally come.

Feel free to connect with Guy on LinkedIn and Facebook.

As for what’s coming next, we’ll be sharing soon…

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New Design http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/introducing-design/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/introducing-design/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:30:15 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=310 We’re excited to share that we’ve released a new version of Mapped In Israel. Huge thanks to our talented UX designer Adva Ben Dov and brilliant developer Eyal Lior.

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We’ve been listening to your feedback over the past few months and have made changes based on many of the valuable ideas we’ve received.

Here are the most notable changes:

  • Overall – cleaner, simplified design
  • Navigation – categories are now on the left side.
  • Favorites – new feature allows you to save your favorite companies and jobs.
  • Jobs – in the navigation bar you can now view jobs chronologically.
  • Clusters – due to the overwhelming number of companies on the map we’ve added clusters on the map.

Take a look here.

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Mapping WeWork on Wheels http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/mapping-wework-wheels/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/mapping-wework-wheels/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:38:44 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=318 WeWork has made it to Israel! To celebrate WeWork has launched WeWork on wheels, an awesome WeWork branded caravan complete with meeting rooms, free beer and more.

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The caravan will be roaming around Tel Aviv and Herzeliya. Stay up to date with the latest location on our Facebook or Twitter page.

For now the caravan is located at 14 Shenkar, Herzeliya, near Moses, make sure to stop by.

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If you’re interested in reaching out to WeWork about office, feel free to email them at israel@wework.com

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Introducing One Day Startup Tours http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/introducing-day-startup-tours/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/introducing-day-startup-tours/#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:54:38 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=297 We’ve been thinking of more ways to get our global community more involved in the start-up scene. So here’s what we’ve come up with: one day startup tours.

We organize a fascinating one day trip, bring some buses and go visit some of Israel’s most interesting start-ups, venture capitalists, R&D centers and entrepreneurs. The day will be filled with networking, inspiration, product interfacing, and much more. We’ll organize a fantastic program that will provide you with an incredible experience and valuable connections through our network.

If you’re interested in joining us in August, feel free to leave your details here.

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Israeli Startup Stats You Haven’t Heard About http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/unheard-israeli-startup-statistics/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/unheard-israeli-startup-statistics/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 05:12:51 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=262 Mapped In Israel was built on crowdsourced data from the Israeli startup ecosystem. We realized that this data contains some great great insights that we wanted to share.

Usually in the media you hear mostly about the success of Israeli startups. The stories behind Waze, Onavo or Primesense. Yet, there are also plenty of Israeli startups who don’t make it. That’s just part and parcel of the ecosystem. There’s a lot to learn out there from these failed companies so we we’ve decided to focus on this less glamorous side of the Israeli high tech.

B2B Vs B2C

Many entrepreneurs debate whether to go B2B or B2C. It’s often a critical decision when starting a company. In 2013, the failure rate among Israeli B2C startups was almost more than double that of B2B startups. 16% of B2C companies shut their doors. On the other hand, 9% of B2B companies closed.

Casualties by Verticals

We noticed some major differences in the “mortality rate” per vertical. Here are some stats on the yearly failure rate per verticals during 2013.

The analysis is based on about 180 companies that closed their doors in 2013 out of a pool of 1100 companies.

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  • eCommerce: 5%
  • Advertising Technologies: 9%
  • Enterprise Solutions: 10%
  • Hardware and Semiconductor: 10%
  • Biotech / Medtech / Cleantech: 11%
  • Mobile Technology and Apps: 13%
  • Social Media: 17%
  • Consumer Web / Games: 21%

Does this mean that building an e-commerce startup is the way to go? Not surprisingly, the old rule of risk reward seems to hold true again. Typical Ecommerce startups are SAAS with limited upside. On the other side of the spectrum, the verticals with higher failure are the ones which have lead to the most spectacular exit such as Waze and Viber.

And as times change so do trends, 2014 will certainly bring change. We’ll continue to publish more data to keep up with the times.

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Winner of the Race For Space http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/winner-race-space/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/winner-race-space/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:41:48 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=264 The Race for Space is now over. We’re excited to share the winner with you.

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We received tons of amazing submissions. It was a real  a challenge for the judges to select a winner. 

The amount of submissions we got is a real testimonial to how many Israeli entrepreneurs are willing to work in any conditions to make their ideas come to life. Whether it’s working in a garage, a bomb shelter,  or really anywhere with Internet. Congrats to Amir and Moshe from Treemoe! You will now enjoy total luxury in your cool space at Mindspace. Here is their amazing submission: “In a few more words – we are 2 good friends from the army who work together out of Moshe’s patio on the NEXT BIG THING in personalized medicine based on genetic data and recently Moshe became a father which is great but it also means that we now need a new and awesome space to work from.” TreemoeInTheRaceForASpace (1) (1)

Here are some other great submissions.

“The kitchen table is our office space these days. There’s also Blanca, our Crisis Manager (see here installing some malware). We’re boostrapped by choice until we prove we have a working product, and a fun space will make our product even better :)” – errn.io

“It’s a dogs life creating an empire on a shoestring budget.
Help me get a bigger desk…” – KiddyUP

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The Race for Space http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/race-space/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/race-space/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:31:04 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=216

Is your startup working out of a “garage”? Crashing a coffee place every day? Hanging out in your Dad’s office? If so, this contest is for you.

Win space

The Prize

The winner will enjoy three months at Mindspace’s brand new shared offices and coworking space. Located in the heart of Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, you’ll live the dream, with access to office space, meeting rooms, internet, coffee, snacks, ping pong and more.

How does it work?

  • Take a picture of your current “office”.
  • Fill out the quick form below.

What happens after?

  • We will select the winner with the funniest / strangest / most creative office.
  • Top 10 entries will be featured in a blog post.

This contest ends in one month, on April 18th. Tell your friends who are looking for an office!

The Race for Space






Need assistance with this form?

Good luck!

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Mapped In Israel Tours http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/israel-startup-tours/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/israel-startup-tours/#comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 05:09:22 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=204 Since we launched Mapped In Israel, one of the top requests we’ve received has been “what startups should we visit in Israel?” Whether it’s a high school group from the United States or a group of investors from Japan, they want to know about the most relevant places to visit based on their interest. In order to facilitate the matching between companies and visitors, we’re launching a new service: “Mapped In Israel Tours”.

Tours

How does it work?

  1. We will send you a questionnaire to understand your group’s business interests.
  2.  We will create a customised list of companies that will open their doors to your group.
  3. We will work with you to refine the list with the most relevant companies.

A Mapped In Israel representative will plan and handle all the logistic including transportation and if needed accommodations.

How do I start?

If you’re interested in this service, please contact us.

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Made in Israel: Eating our own dog food http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/made-in-israel/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/made-in-israel/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:48:06 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=109 In line with our goal of promoting Israeli hi-tech companies around the world, we strive to use as many of these company’s services on our site. Here are some of the Israeli-made services we use.

Yotpo - Reviews

Reviews provide incredibly valuable insights to job seekers, investors and entrepreneurs. Yotpo is a top reviews platform that helps generate tons of trustworthy reviews.

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MyPermissions – Certification

The easiest way to sign in to Mapped In Israel is through LinkedIn Connect. Signing in through a social login can be worrisome, due to privacy concerns. To reassure our users we don’t fool around with their information, we went through a certification process and are now proudly displaying our MyPermissions badge.

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Kampyle – Reporting

Our content is 100% crowdsourced. In order to keep our data as accurate as possible we need a simple mechanism to let visitors report issues such as broken links, defunct companies and jobs that have been filled. Kampyle is the perfect solution.

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We’ll update you with more “Made in Israel” posts in the future. If you have any suggestions on other services that we should be using please contact us.

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