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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.

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.

Abraham Accords Credit: Shutterstock Israel-Saudi relations move up a gear

Israel and Saudi sources say the $2 billion investment in Jared Kushner's fund is economically significant but the diplomatic implications are even more important.

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.

Assaf Barnea Credit: Alon Ron Sanara sets up $100m VC fund to transform healthcare

The Israeli healthcare investment platform has already raised half of the sum with Philips Healthcare as lead investor.

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.

Tech employees Photo: Shutterstock How's life for foreign techies in Israel? Complicated

There's a fast entry track for foreign experts, but not having an Israeli ID card makes everyday transactions difficult, and after five years time's up.

Lemonade IPO Credit: NYSE Is the party over for Israel's tech sector?

A fall in vacancies for software developers is another indication that Israeli tech companies and startups are tightening their belts.

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