Israeli startups have been on a tear. Already this year Waze, Trusteer, and Adap-tv were acquired for a combined value of over $2.3B and CrunchBase has recorded $324MM of funding invested in Israeli-headquartered companies. CrunchBase is expanding our coverage by partnering with ILVenture – the open data platform for the Israeli startup ecosystem. As with our AngelList partnership, members of ILVenture can elect to have their data automatically shared with CrunchBase.
ILVenture is quickly gaining traction. Just one month after its launch, almost 500 Israeli startups have joined the platform along with 20 local incubators and accelerators. “ILVenture plans to become the online place for the Israeli entrepreneurship community, making it possible for entrepreneurs in Israel to communicate effectively and make a whole industry move faster” says Amir Shevat, one of ILVenture’s contributors.
Through our partnerships with AngelList and ILVenture, thousands of founders have already shared their company profiles with CrunchBase. We’re excited to be building the definitive global database for the startup community and hope to share more partnership announcements soon.