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's Flytrex has grown to be the largest drone delivery company in the US, leaving even Amazon and Google behind.
As changed market conditions bite, the era that hallowed technology is giving way to an era that's meaner and less patient.
Israel has recently found effective PR responses to its enemies, but the reality of heavy-handed policing is undermining them.
From populations missing out to low government investment, the Innovation Authority finds causes for concern about the economy's main engine.
Israeli company Olive Diagnostics has developed a toilet-mounted sensor to analyze urine and detect illnesses ranging from kidney stones to cancer.
A decline in overseas demand and more selective investment could make the locomotive of the economy falter.
Investors are punishing growth stocks that fail to live up to expectations, but the punishment doesn't always fit the crime.
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.
The 8 BCM of offshore natural gas found by Energean will free up more gas for export.
Under-investment in Israel's infrastructure is costing us not just time and annoyance, but billions in lost GDP.
Outgoing NTA deputy CEO Keren Zohar insists the Tel Aviv light rail Red Line can start operations in November, if bureaucratic obstacles are removed.
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.