Business Insider's list of The Most Influential Israelis In Tech Worldwide
Jun. 2, 2014
By now we've all probably heard of the startup scene that is flourishing in Israel, or the Startup Nation, writes Business Insider. After finishing up their army service, many young Israelis go on to make waves in the tech world, often setting roots in Tel Aviv.
And these initiatives are highly valuable. According to PwC Israel, Israeli high-tech exits in 2013 were worth $7.6 billion. And this isn't a new thing. Dating back to the early start of the country, a huge amount of innovation and inventions have come from Israel.
Catching onto this trend, a number of American tech giants, including Google and Apple, have opened offices in Israel to tap into the wealth of tech talent.
Business Insider's list of Influential Israelis In Tech Worldwide includes, amog others: Aviad Maizels, President/founder of PrimeSense; Tzahi "Zack" Weisfeld, Senior Director of Microsoft Ventures and head of Microsoft's Global Accelerator Program; Eyal Miller, Google Israel's new business development head; Erez Vigosman, President/CEO of Teva; and Orna Berry, EMC's corporate vice president of growth and innovation.
Among the Israelis Who are "funding a lot of the country's influential tech" are: Erel Margalit, founder and chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners; Jon Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd; and Chemi Peres, cofounder and managing general partner at Pitango.
For the full list on Business Insider click here.