TIPS FOR STARTUPS
Startups in Israel are facing unprecedented challenges to survive the COVID-19 crisis. Below you will find tips and insights from leading experts in the ecosystem.
Layoffs due to the Coronavirus Outbreak
Mar 29, 2020
Authors: Rami Landa, Partner at Meitar Lilach Shacham Kaneti, Partner at Meitar Hila Silverstein, Partner at Meitar Hedvat Yanko Wollman,...
Why are your Core Values Critical during the COVID-19 crisis?
Apr 3, 2020
Author: Dotan Bitner, Strategic Organizational Consultant We are all familiar with the common saying that our true character is revealed...
Will Your Contract Become a Coronavirus Victim?
Apr 3, 2020
Author: Ohad Elkeslassy, Partner, Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Office In combating the rapid proliferation of the coronavirus, the Israeli...
Is Unpaid Leave the Best Way to Reduce Costs During the COVID-19 Crisis?
Apr 19, 2020
Author: Dotan Bitner, Strategic Organizational Consultant The Covid-19 crisis has caught us all in surprise and almost overnight, it...
How to Act Regarding Commercial Agreements During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Apr 22, 2020
Authors: Joseph (“Yossi”) Benkal, Partner, Shibolet Law Firm Nati Agmon, Partner, Shibolet Law Firm In the last few months, we have been...
Why is IP essential in the field of Medical Devices?
Apr 30, 2020
Author: Lior Cohen, Patent Attorney, Reinhold Cohn Group IP-protected Technology – fund raising is easier, quicker, and at a higher...
10 Tips Every Company Should Embrace to Keep their Employees Engaged & Motivated
May 4, 2020
Author: Dotan Bitner, Strategic Organizational Consultant As opposed to security challenges that we all know too well, today we are...
If there is no wind, row: how tech companies up their game amid the COVID-19 crisis
May 6, 2020
Author: Merav Meluban, VP Marketing at Viola Over the past couple of months, the world has seen economies coming to a sharp standstill....
Working from Remote Locations has Just Become an Asset for Israeli Startups
May 18, 2020
Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer at Schneider Electric, shares insights and tips with Israeli Industry 4.0 startups amid...
4 Steps to Keep Your Business Healthy During COVID-19
Jun 17, 2020
Author: Jonathan Feffer, Innovation Strategy Expert In a mere three months the COVID-19 crisis seems to have challenged and changed our...
Raising Capital For Your Startup - The SHORT Guide
Many entrepreneurs ask "how much to raise?” However, it is not one question to ask, but rather, three:
- What are the goals for this funding round, and how long will it take achieve them?
- How much are startups (at similar stage and in the same industry) raising?
- What is the investment policy of your target investors?
In this article, learn about the process of building the financial plan for your startup, taking into consideration target investors and similar startups’ track record as a guide in setting goals and schedule that align with your target investors' goals.
Global COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
GEN is crowdsourcing best practices, resources, and opportunities to support entrepreneurs, organizations (ESOs), policymakers, and investors impacted by COVID-19 around the world. The resources in the knowledge base below are not owned by GEN. More information and proper credit can be found in the descriptions, links, and/or attachments.
Forget Unicorns. Startups Should Be Camels
For startups, camels are a more appropriate mascot. Camels adapt to multiple climates, survive without food or water for months, and when the time is right, can sprint rapidly for sustained periods of time. Unlike unicorns, camels are not imaginary creatures living in fictitious lands. They are real, resilient and can survive in the harshest places on Earth. While the metaphor may not be as flashy, these startup camels prioritize sustainability, and thus survival, from the get-go by balancing strong growth and cash flow.
Financial Distancing: How Venture Capital Follows the Economy Down and Curtails Innovation
Although late-stage venture capital (VC) activity did not change dramatically in the first two months after the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S., early-stage VC activity declined by 38%. The particular sensitivity of early-stage VC investment to market conditions—which we show to be common across recessions spanning four decades from 1976 to 2017—raises questions about the pro-cyclicality of VC and its implications for innovation, especially in light of the common narrative that VC is relatively insulated from public markets. We find that the implications for innovation are not benign: innovation conducted by VC-backed firms in recessions is less highly cited, less original, less general, and less closely related to fundamental science. These effects are more pronounced for startups financed by early-stage venture funds. Given the important role that VC plays in financing breakthrough innovations in the economy, our findings have implications for the broader discussion on the nature of innovation across business cycles.
Tackling COVID-19 Induced Startup Financial Distress
As the pandemic outbreak plays out, it imposes a heavy toll on the economy, leaving no sector unscathed. Entrepreneurs and managers must reassess their work plans, goals, and devise corrective measures to avoid financial distress.
Changing fortunes are not a new phenomenon, and adverse effects can run business down. The lending community, as well as regulators, has developed analyses to assess the chance for default for borrowing companies.
Are Israeli Startups Still Attractive to Foreign VCs?
Three senior representatives of leading foreign VCs, Ibex Investments, Flint Capital and Battery Ventures talk about investments in Israel, post-pandemic. Is “business as usual” or has there been a change in how foreign VCs view Israeli start-ups
Repricing of Employee’s Options as a Tool for Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis
Repricing employee’s options is a great tool that enables the employer to benefit its employees, at minimal cost. These times are stressful and uncertain to many, especially for employees – some had to take an unpaid leave or deal with a salary cut back. Re-pricing employee’s options allows the employer to fix the value decrease of the options and consequently strengthen the employees’ identity with the company and its goals and retain them for the long run.
Startup Snapshot: Startup Founders Share Key Data
On a mission to increase transparency, Startup Snapshot is providing a window into the life of a startup as experienced by the entrepreneurs themselves.