Israel has gained a respectable title of the "Start up Nation", and is known as such worldwide
According to the World Economic Forum’s index data Israel is rated:
· As world's No.1 in terms of R&D investment per GDP
· As the 3rd in the world in terms of High-Tech companies per capita;
· As the 5th in registered patents per capita; Israel has the largest number of listed companies in the NASDAQ after USA, Canada and China
Most of the foreign Investments received in Israel are coming from United States and Europe. In the year 2011, 58 Israeli Start-Up companies were sold under the value of 5.1$ billion. In 2012 the Israeli High Tech Industry experienced "Exits" like never seen before; 10 Billion American Dollars were invested in Israeli technology that year. At the year 2013, the Israeli High Tech Industry's "Exits" reached to the sum of $7.6B (M&A deals accounted for $6.45B; IPOs for $1.2B)
In 2014, Israeli start-ups raised record $3.4b . Israeli high-tech and life sciences capital raising set an all-time record as 688 companies raised $3.4 billion, IVC and KPMG report.
In the fourth quarter of 2014 alone, 184 Israeli high-tech companies raised a massive $1.1 billion - the most raised in one quarter since 1999. The amount was 58% higher than the $701 million raised by 170 companies in the third quarter of 2014, and 39% higher than the $795 million raised by 190 companies in the corresponding quarter of 2013.
The Internet, the life sciences and software were the leading sectors in 2014, attracting 28, 24 and 22% of capital raised, respectively.
In the last 3 years, the activity between China and Israel in the field of investment is rising, but this is merely the beginning – much more can happen.
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