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Hebrew University: A Look at the Startup and VC Ecosystem

Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, is home to one of the world's most vibrant and dynamic startup and venture capital (VC) ecosystems. Founded in 1925, the university has been a hub of innovation for more than 90 years, producing some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and investors. Hebrew University's vast network of alumni, researchers, and business leaders have helped to create a unique entrepreneurial culture that has contributed significantly to the growth of the Israeli economy and the global tech industry.

The university's startup scene is a mix of established companies and early-stage startups. Among the most successful companies to come out of Hebrew University are Wix, a web development platform that has more than 160 million users worldwide; Outbrain, a content discovery platform that has been a major success in the advertising space; and feldspar, a mobile AI platform that has been used by major companies such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM. These companies have all been backed by prominent VCs such as Sequoia Capital, Accel, and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Hebrew University also runs several initiatives to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation. The university's startup accelerator, the HUJI-X program, provides early-stage companies with access to mentorship, guidance, and resources to help them get their products to market. The university also runs an angel network, HU Angels, which is a network of venture capitalists and angel investors who invest in startups in the early stages.

Hebrew University is also home to the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, which supports entrepreneurs with mentorship, courses, and events. The Zell Program has been enormously successful, producing several successful startups, such as Wix, Outbrain, and feldspar. Additionally, the university's Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute runs a series of programs to support the development of innovative technology and bring together the university's faculty and students with industry leaders.

Hebrew University is also home to numerous venture capital funds, such as Jerusalem Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital. These funds have invested in some of the most exciting startups in Israel and abroad, helping to shape the future of the global tech industry.

Hebrew University's achievements in the world of startups and venture capital have been nothing short of remarkable. The university's alumni have made their mark on the tech world, launching some of the most successful companies in the world and backing some of the most innovative technologies. Hebrew University is a testament to the power of innovation and the potential of startups to change the world.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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