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Tel Aviv

Explore the thriving Tel Aviv startup scene as a VC scout. Uncover hidden gems, connect with innovative minds, and enhance your network while setting the stage for transformative business opportunities. Join us.


Tel Aviv is notably one of the global hubs for startups and venture capital, dubbed the "Silicon Wadi". It has the highest density of tech startups around the world. The Israeli city is renowned for its innovative spirit and entrepreneurial environment, attracting both local and international investors.

One notable startup success story from Tel Aviv is Waze, a GPS navigation software application. Waze was founded by Uri Levine, Ehud Shabtai, and Amir Shinar in 2006 and it was later acquired by Google in 2013 for $1.1 billion. This acquisition is a significant event in the Tel Aviv startup ecosystem as it demonstrated the potential for success and profit in this environment.

Another significant startup, founded in Tel Aviv, is Gett, formerly known as GetTaxi. This ride-hailing application operates in over 100 cities and was founded by Shahar Waiser and Roi More. As of 2018, Gett secured a total financial backing of $700 million from various investors.

There are also numerous initiatives that contribute to the thriving startup and venture capital ecosystem in Tel Aviv. An example is the Tel Aviv University Innovation Center, a platform that enables entrepreneurial learning, ideation, and commercialization of research-based technologies. Moreover, public-private partnership programs such as the Israel Innovation Authority are instrumental in fostering this innovation environment, by providing resources and funding opportunities for startups.

Part of what makes Tel Aviv unique compared with other global tech hubs is the strong sense of community within the city. This community atmosphere, combined with a robust infrastructure for entrepreneurship support, makes it an attractive place for both founders and investors. The city also benefits from a highly skilled workforce due to the presence of leading tech companies and academic institutions.

In terms of investors, Tel Aviv has a strong VC culture. There are over 70 active venture capital firms within the city, including highly successful ones like Pitango Venture Capital, Aleph, and Magma Venture Partners who have made significant investments in the Tel Aviv tech scene.

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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Discover exciting dealflow opportunities coming from startups, individuals, and innovations emerging from Tel Aviv. Invest in the future of the city and join the network today!

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