Coping with a crisis Credit: Shutterstock

Sequoia warns on long crisis and slow recovery

The US venture capital firm, which has extensive Israeli investments, has told startups to increase revenue and profits at the expense of market expansion.

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Lavish parties: Credit Shutterstock Tomas Simkus Wastefulness haunts Israeli startups as crisis looms

Lavish parties were thrown, expensive offices leased and superfluous employees hired as US funds poured cheap money into startups, without due diligence. Now the party is over.

Yariv Bash  credit: Eyal Fischer It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... dinner

Yariv Bash's Flytrex has grown to be the largest drone delivery company in the US, leaving even Amazon and Google behind.

The balloon bursts  credit: Shutterstock BeyondMinds closure a watershed for Israeli tech

As changed market conditions bite, the era that hallowed technology is giving way to an era that's meaner and less patient.

Dr. Norman Bailey Israel Police clobbers public diplomacy

Israel has recently found effective PR responses to its enemies, but the reality of heavy-handed policing is undermining them.

Haredi women at a high-tech company  credit: Darren Whiteside, Reuters Haredi integration into high tech stalling

From populations missing out to low government investment, the Innovation Authority finds causes for concern about the economy's main engine.

Olive Diagnostics device Credit: Olive Diagnostics Analyzing urine for future health problem alerts

Israeli company Olive Diagnostics has developed a toilet-mounted sensor to analyze urine and detect illnesses ranging from kidney stones to cancer.

Auto-tech Photo: Shutterstock Israel's reliance on tech a risk as economic winds change

A decline in overseas demand and more selective investment could make the locomotive of the economy falter.

Nasdaq Photo: Shutterstock Market volatility creating opportunities

Investors are punishing growth stocks that fail to live up to expectations, but the punishment doesn't always fit the crime.

Road 6 Credit: Tamar Matsafi Extra bus and ridesharing lane to be built on Road 6

The number of buses on the Cross-Israel Highway hardly justifies an extra lane, so cars with three people have been added. It is just an excuse to continue investing in the car.

Energean CEO Mathios Rigas Credit: Energean New gas discovery should boost Israel's exports

The 8 BCM of offshore natural gas found by Energean will free up more gas for export.

Traffic jam on Ayalon Highway  credit: Eyal Izhar The price of living in a crowded country

Under-investment in Israel's infrastructure is costing us not just time and annoyance, but billions in lost GDP.

NTA deputy CEO: Light rail can operate this year

Outgoing NTA deputy CEO Keren Zohar insists the Tel Aviv light rail Red Line can start operations in November, if bureaucratic obstacles are removed.

Leviathan rig Credit: Albatross EU gas crisis could be NIS 100b bonanza for Israel

Israel seems in no rush to take advantage of the opportunity created by Europe's efforts to wean itself off Russian gas, says gas market expert Gina Cohen.

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