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High-Tech Haredim

Members of the Garage Geeks, a group of scrappy, beer-drinking Israeli entrepreneurs who regularly assemble to play Guitar Hero, barbecue meat in the abandoned chassis of a wrecked car, and tinker with tech, were out in full force last May at a “Meet The Industry Leaders” event. On stage were an unlikely duo: Ashton Kutcher,

Cisco’s Israel Bet

Cisco’s announcement in June that it will invest $15 million in Israeli venture capital funds — one targeted at security technologies, an area of strategic interest to Cisco, the other focused on supporting the integration of Israelis and Arabs — is yet another example of how the U.S. tech giant is playing a key role

Meet the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Technology Pioneers

Every year since 2000, the World Economic Forum has chosen 25 to 50 startups as Technology Pioneers. To be selected, companies must be developing exceptional innovations and have the potential to bring about long-term changes to business and society.  This year’s class includes LivingPlanIT, a European company that is developing an operating system for cities

Russia’s Serial Entrepreneurs Launch A New Crop of Hot Companies

U.S. skeptics said it couldn’t be done but Natalya Kaspersky built a company inside Russia that today has annual revenues of $500 million and is ranked as one of the top five anti-virus companies worldwide. Now she is on to her next venture, InfoWatch, which is targeting another area of data security. Kaspersky is just

Tech Entrepeneur Martin Varsavsky: You Can Build Your Start-up Without Venture Capital.

Guest columnist Martin Varsavsky is a well-known tech entrepreneur and angel investor.  Born in Argentina and now based in Madrid, he is the founder of a number of tech companies in the U.S. and Europe, includig Viatel, Jazztel and FON. Ok, this is it guys. No more VC money.  Or at least not as much