Forbes 10 Under $30M

The Most Promising Young Israeli Startups in New York

Rami Yushuvaev

“Art and Collecting are Passions”

Why do financial institutions support art fairs, how are art works selected for corporate collections, and how do collectors deal with challenges such as storing art works and preserving them for future generations? Christine Novakovic, a member of the executive committee of UBS Switzerland and a member of its art board, reveals a little of what goes on behind the scenes at the interface between art and business

Roni Kerzner

The Agriculture Cloud

From the living room of their Berlin apartment, Osnat Michaeli, Erez Galonska and his brother Guy developed a hydroponic system for growing vegetables and herbs • Today their farms, controlled remotely via the cloud, are distributed among hundreds of supermarkets across Europe • After raising more than $100 million, they are now on their way to the USA and Japan • The goal? “To be in 10,000 supermarkets around the world by 2020”

Roni Kerzner

Between the lab and the office

Professor Yael Hanein lives between two worlds - her research lab at Tel Aviv University where she is developing future capabilities in the field of neuro-technology • Wearing her other hat, she is an entrepreneur that is already in charge of two groundbreaking companies in the field • “Academia favors ambitious, difficult and challenging projects - in industry, everything moves so quickly and efficiently and it is of utmost importance to maximize time. The beauty is in the balance.”

Roni Kerzner

Froneri enters Israel: Acquires the ice cream business of Nestle

Europe's second largest ice cream manufacturer, is acquiring Noga Ice Creams, a subsidiary of Osem-Nestle, which manufactures and distributes Nestle ice cream products in Israel • Froneri CEO, Ibrahim Najafi: "Israel is one of Nestle's most established markets. It is our intention to invest in brands, products, and local flavours”

Roni Kerzner

Green Eyes

At the forefront of medical cannabis research, Prof. Hinanit Koltai dedicates her days to scientific research of the controversial plant • For her, every leaf, flower and seed is meaningful • As her research advances, the plant scientist believes cannabis will be used not only as a pain reliever - but as a medication in and of itself - even for cancer

Yuval Hirshorn

Israeli-Founded Companies in New York State Generated $18.6 Billion Last Year

New Study By New York – Israel Business Alliance: Israeli-Founded Businesses Directly Employed 24,850 New Yorkers

Roni Kerzner

Returning to Their Roots

80 years have passed since the civil war that ripped Spain apart and brought the dictator Francisco Franco to power • Now, with the political system shakier and more divided than ever, and parties with more extreme ideologies occupying the stage from right to left - it seems that Spain is taking a certain step toward its dark past

Alon Levin and Yuval Bustan

Trade War II

Loyal to his style of negotiation, precisely when it was starting to look like we were on the brink of a historical agreement, President Trump re-ignited the global trade war and sent the markets into a tailspin • While the American economy was at its peak and the Chinese economy was continuing to reveal signs of distress, Trump’s hand appeared to be stronger - but America has much to lose in this extended poker game between the big powers

Itay Zehorai