Viewpoint: Why the Bay Area’s Innovation Connection to Israel is so Tight

December 9, 2021

Unique economic ties link the Bay Area and California with Israel. For a nation of only 9.3 million people, Israel has an extraordinary record of generating technology and startups. Its role as a major startup hub and source of innovation in fields such as water technology and management, agtech, fintech, mobility, and cybersecurity connect it deeply with Silicon Valley. Built also on shared values and aligned interests, that relationship is reflected in growing venture investment, large-scale acquisitions of Israeli companies, successful Israeli-founded unicorns and public companies in Silicon Valley, and extensive corporate and binational R&D. This article by Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Institute, in the San Francisco Business Times, further details the connection between the Bay Area and Israel..


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