Investment Banks in Israel ( this list may not be fully up to date)

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Investment Banks in Israel ( this list may not be fully up to date)

 Stephen Darori

Broadview 
One Bridge Plaza, Fort Lee NJ 07024 Tel.: 1-2-1-346-9000 Fax: 1-201-346-9191 E-mail: D. Dattilo

Focus: M&A, private equity advisor and venture capital and late stage investor for IT, communications and media companies.

The Investment Bank of Bank Austria (CA~IB) 
Israeli Representative Office: Gaon Holdings 
Gibor Building, 6 Kaufman St., Tel Aviv 68012 Tel: 972-3-795-4110 Fax: 972-3-795-4112 E-mail: Dr. Ron Berger 

Focus: IPOs and secondary public offerings for Israeli companies on European stock exchanges, as well as financing for Israeli companies operating in Central and Eastern Europe.

CE Unterberg Towbin 
350 Madison Ave., New York NY 10017 Tel.: 1-212-389-8000 Fax: 1-212-389-8888 E-mail: J. Reines

Focus: Direct investment, private placement, public offerings and related services for technology companies.

CIBC World Markets 
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
200 Liberty St. New York NY Tel.: 1-212-667-8411 Fax: 1-212-667-5544 E-mail:

Focus: Securities, brokerage and asset management services, credit and capital market products.

De-Kalo Ben-Yeduda & Co. 
Europe House, 37 Shaul Hamelekh Blvd., POB 33573, Tel Aviv 64928 Tel.: 972-3-696-8668 Fax: 972-3-696-8697 E-mail: office@dkby.co.il 

Focus: Capital raising of equity or debt for early-stage start-ups and consultancy M&A and minority investment services for IT companies.

Deutsche Bank (Israel)
Alrov Tower, 46 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv 66883 Tel.: 972-3-610-2000 Fax: 972-3-610-2030 E-mail: btisrael@db.com

Focus: Full banking services for companies at all stages.

Goldman Sachs
85 Broad St. New York, NY 10004 Tel.: 1-212-902-1000 Fax: 1-212-902-3000 E-mail: gs-funds@gs.com

Focus: Investment, advisory and financial services.

JP Morgan H&Q 
JP Morgan 
In Israel: Alrov Tower, 46 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv 66883 Tel.: 972-54-713-500 E-mail: Osi Sessler

Focus: Investment and financial services for private placements, public offerings, M&As and other transactions.

Lehman Brothers Israel
The Israeli branch of Lehman Brothers
Asia House, 4 Weizmann St., Tel Aviv 64239 Tel.: 972-3-696-6122 Fax: 972-3-696-6116 E-mail: inquiry@lehman.com 

Focus: M&As, research, trading and financial services.

Menorah Gaon 
29 Hayetzira St., Ramat Gan 52521 Tel.: 972-3-611-1500 Fax: 972-3-612-5588 E-mail:

Focus: Private and public offerings in Israel and overseas, M&As and related services for telecom, software, IT, biotechnology, agrotechnology and medical equipment companies.

Merrill Lynch 
Israel office: Round Tower, 1 Azrieli Center Tel Aviv 67021 Tel.: 972-3-607-2000 fax: 972-3-607-2050 E-mail: Jerry Mandel

Focus: Trade in securities, underwriting, research and other financial services.

Nessuah Zannex 
Affiliated with US Bancorp Piper Jaffray
Israel office: Harel House, 9th floor, 3 Abba Hillel St. Ramat Gan 52522 Tel: 972-3-753-2020 Fax: 972-3-753-2010 E-mail: yaovm@zannex.co.il 
Nessuah Zannex manages the AG-Tech Fund.

Focus: Venture capital and investments in telecom, software, IT, biotechnology, agrotechnology and healthcare companies.

Salomon Smith Barney (Israel)
The local branch of Salomon Smith Barney
Platinum House, 21 Ha’arba’ah St. Tel Aviv 64739 Tel.: 972-3-684-3500 Fax: 972-3-684-25-1 E-mail: Shimrit Hanegby or Itay Makov

Focus: Public and private investment, underwriting, M&A and other financial, research and advisory services.

SG Gowan Securities 
1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10020 Tel.: 1-212-278-6000 Fax: 1-212-278-6789 E-mail: corp@sgcowen.com 
SG Cowan is the US investment banking arm of Societe Generale Group. 

Focus: Investment and financing services.

Silicon Valley Bank 
3003 Tasman Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054 Tel.: 1-408-654-6355 Fax: 1-408-496-2567 E-mail: A. Kaufman

Focus: Credit management for technology and life science companies.

Tamir Fishman Ventures
Affiliated with RBC Dain Rauscher Wessels
Alrov Tower,46 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv 66883 Tel: 972-3-714-8333 Fax: 972-3-566-3389 E-mail: info@tfventures.com

Focus: Public and private placement, M&A, venture capital and other financial services.

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UBS Warburg Israel 
The Israel branch of UBS Warburg, and the only foreign investment bank with a seat on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
21 Shaul Hamelekh Blvd., Tel Aviv 64367 Tel.: 972-3-693-0930 Fax: 972-3-693-0926 E-mail: Tamar Gillad

Focus: Research and coverage of leading Israeli stocks.

Startup Nation Critical Canvas

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Startup Nation Critical Canvas

Stephen Darori

Darori Capital with the Darori Foundation have committed have committed time and money to canvass the Israeli Government to open the doors to job opportunities in the Start Up nation of skilled High Tech Head Count who are not Jewish. The Shimon Peres Peace Center in Jaffa have also thrown their brand name in to this canvassing. Unfortunately the Center has new management and are still sorting out the gross mismanagement of the previous 4-5 years and we are niggling at Shimon Peres to make pubic  his support.. he definitely does but also where the cap of the “who is a Jew” issue and the extensive use of “Jew ” and “Jewish” in the Declaration of Independence ( and this is Netanyahu problems as well)  . We are not saying that they should be able in the long run to become citizens ( like Marc Zukerman is pushing in the US)  but rather they should be given long terms opportunities  to work in the Start Up Nation. We realize we are up and at the Concrete Barrier of Precedent and one of the most embedded principles from the Declaration of Independence but  the Innovative Start Up nation are adding startups  in threshold technologies like the Cloud and Bid Data far, far, far faster that the Academia in Israel can possible supply Israel Cloud and Big Data Specialist and capita . We already have Naftali  Bennet in our corner and most of the people that Yair Lapid relies on.   We haven’t got to Lapid yet but that is a no brainer ( sorry about the double pun)  but Lapid is getting an education experience  and while getting hammered in public ratings  is not inhibiting him introducing radical  change or shying away from painful decision making. You have to give him some kudos.. The two most influential Ministers in our corner but not publically as they certainly must wear other caps as well , are  Gideon Sa’ar and Binyamin Netanyahu . Neither of them can say Yay until we have a lot more support but one of the other sponsors  has had multiple conversations with Yaacov Neeman who says that the legislation to allow 10,000 even 100,000 high tech Indian and Berkley and Stanford Grads to come and work in Zion , is relatively easy but the real problem is ironically accommodation in the Mercaz . It is apparently incredibly difficult finding a flat for rental in Tel Aviv now and very expensive..

Until now we have been canvassing in stealth mode but have starting  going to the market  and opening the issue  but walking on egg shells .I expect to have punches thrown at me but not to be kicked in the hmmm

If you really want to understand how severe this problem is . Open a new Facebook account and join all the Israeli Job pages , plus things like Israel Lovers ( very active  and Tel Aviv Secrets etc)  and then watch what happens  especially at its peak on a Saturday night. People  ( very, very many unique Facebookers) post job vacancies in Israel ( largely in the White City of Tel Aviv) at a rate that is so fast , I can’t even read the postings. What happens if you define privacy levels as “avaible to everyone “, every time someone posts , it will with 2 other messages, appear on your screen,. When the 4th message is posted, the oldest of the 3 disappears and it happens so quickly, that no one can possibly read the messages on the screen before they dissappear. Obviously you can on the Facebook page read the message it was posted to. So in this respect , Facebook is now a great disruptive technology in the Recruitment Sector in Zion ( Israel)   .Startups are now recruiting directly through Facebook and 2500 ( personally think  the number is closer to 5000) independent recruiting personnel have effectively been cut out of the picture and quite frankly posting to Facebook is far more efficient and cuts out all the bullshit  of  independent recruiting personnel  “due diligence” screening. The startup themselves are the best  at deciding whether an applicant is a possible match or not. You can’t for, example , theoretically walk into a Big Data position , you will have to go through a learning experience in the beginning and given the high techies shortage in Zion, Big Data companies , are giving recent graduates that learning experience ..

I probably will be at the Cuikerman- Catalyst. I think their position really “sucks” in advocating and recommendation that the resources of Zionist Zion be diverted to the non=Jewish Diaspora  . If for example India, Russia , France even Lithuania ( 17 starts pitched at the DLD Innovation Tel Aviv Summit on the 16th October 2013) have an interesting technology, don’t finance it abroad, displace it to the White City Na Startup Nation and nail the development of the technology in Zion which brings me back to the “Startup Nation Critical Canvas”