Comment by Adam Salkin, a partner in one of Israel’s leading law firms, Herzog, Fox & Neeman

Recent years have witnessed an upheaval in the make-up of international corporates investing in Israel, the so-called “startup nation”. While once the preserve of local players and the “Big Five” tech giants, there has been a dramatic uptick in the number of corporates entering the Israeli ecosystem for the first time from non-traditional tech industries ranging from energy to entertainment.

Typically acting through their corporate venture capital (CVC) arms, these corporates are drawn to one of the world’s hottest tech corridors as a means to gain access to some of the latest technological trends such as industry 4.0, AI and blockchain. However, as is the case when entering into any new market, CVCs need to be mindful of the specific local concerns. Here are seven key issues for CVCs to keep in mind before entering the Israeli ecosystem:

  1. Understand local market terms

Israel is a business-friendly jurisdiction for CVCs to…

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