About Start-Up Israel

Start-Up Israel, The Times of Israel’s dedicated site for technology and business news coming out of Israel, tells the story of the Start-Up Nation – the dramatic innovations produced here that are changing the world.

We cover environmental technology, mobile apps, advertising tech, security and hacking issues, interactive websites, medical developments, water technology, the business of start-ups, IPOs and exits, VCs and angels, high-tech education, and much more – everything that makes Israel a unique place for tech, second only to Silicon Valley as a start-up and technology center.

Besides original stories about the latest in Israeli tech and business, we also feature, for your convenience, links to Israel-oriented tech and business stories on other sites (such as Globes, TechCrunch, Israel21c, etc.), so you don’t miss any important news. In addition, we feature bloggers writing on a wide range of tech subjects, giving their perspectives on the issues facing Israeli business and technology. If you have something important to say in this field, we encourage you to become one of our bloggers.

TOI’s Start-Up Israel site is a one-stop shop for everything going on in the Israeli tech world – and as such, your go-to site for the latest in technology and business news happening in Israel.

Start-Up Israel is a project of The Times of Israel, the Jerusalem-based online newspaper founded in 2012 to document developments in Israel, the Middle East and around the Jewish world.

The Times of Israel was established by veteran UK-born, Israeli journalist David Horovitz and his US-based capital partner Seth Klarman. Horovitz is the founding editor, responsible for the site’s editorial content. The Times of Israel has no partisan political affiliation. It seeks to present the news fair-mindedly and offers a wide range of analysis and opinion pieces.

Start-Up Israel is more than just a news source – it’s also a platform for constructive debate on important issues, and we invite readers to get involved and provide feedback on stories. Rather than enabling anonymous postings, therefore, we encourage our readers to respond to our material in their own names via Facebook.


David Shamah, editor of TOI’s Start-Up Israel section, has been writing about Israeli technology for over a decade. David was one of the first journalists writing in English to focus on the Israeli start-up sector, and has his finger on the pulse of Israeli tech.

The core staff and contributors of The Times of Israel include many of Israel’s leading English-language journalists. We are also happy to consider freelance contributions, receive news and video content, and host your blogs. To submit content, see our Contact Us page.