NOAH 2012 articles

Top 25 Fastest Growing Internet Start-Ups (Europe & Israel)

Top 25 Fastest Growing Internet Start-Ups (Europe & Israel)

To identify the most promising fast-growing internet companies in Europe and Israel, Informilo asked some of the most active investors in the sector to nominate and evaluate 25 companies outside their own portfolios. Informilo’s Top 25 are not necessarily the biggest or the the most senior companies in their respective sectors; they are the ones

Why Investors Are Flocking To Turkey

Venture capitalists and private equity firms are spending more and more time in Istanbul and that doesn’t look likely to change any time soon. The country is not only producing domestic e-commerce giants, it is starting to build companies with traction in other emerging markets. The domestic market holds lots of promise: mobile phone penetration

Building World- Beating Companies Out of Israel

There was standing room only at an Osaka conference on October 29th when eToro, an Israeli social investment network, demonstrated its service to bankers gathered from all over the world.“The Internet has not really disrupted financial investing yet,” says CEO Yoni Assia. eToro aims to do just that. Some 1.75 million traders have placed more

Europe’s Got Game

Supercell might just be the most successful start-up you’ve never heard of: The young Helsinki-based company launched two iPad games, one in late June called Hay Day, the other in August, called Clash of Clans. One instantly became a global hit, the other a blockbuster, and the company has been generating $500,000 a day in

Russia’s E-Commerce Boom

In late October KupiVIP, a four-year-old Russian online flash sales site, raised $12 million from MCI Management, a private equity group operating in Central and Eastern Europe, bringing the total amount of capital raised so far to about $140 million.The fast-growing start-up is hoping the injection of massive amounts of capital will help it reach

PE Firms Make Big Internet Bets In Emerging Markets

  When Melih Ödemis  co-founded Turkish online food ordering company in 2001 there were plenty of skeptics. Even his best friend – an Internet savvy investor — told him not to do it. But Ödemis and his partners persisted and in September their bet paid off. General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, invested