Why Israel – The Start Up Nation

Often known as the “Silicon Wadi,” Israel ranks third in the World Economic Forum Innovation Rating. Despite its small size – population of only 9m - it attracts more venture capital per capita than any other country on the planet outside the US.

Israel is a leading hub of innovation. With a leading economy, a striking concentration of innovative people and countless cutting-edge technologies, Israel is the best place for your next business initiative.


Israel is highly rated by leading credit rating companies (Fitch A1, S&P A+, Moody’s A+), and the local startup ecosystem is rated first outside of the US. 

What makes Israel a global high tech hub in a unique combination of innovative and daring spirit, cultivated from a very young age; the multi-cultural spirit that opens up a dialogue and different thinking models; an academic spirit that positions Israeli as third in the world for the quality of its scientific research institutes; and the global spirit that embraces over 300 R&D centers in Israel, operated by leading international companies such as Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, HP, IBM, eBay, and many more. All this is backed by the Government and Defense Forces that invest in education, innovation programs and development of technologies that serve as a cradle to many startups.