Episode: Is 2015 the year of Asian investment in Israel?


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Is 2015 the year of Asian investment in Israel?

Israeli high-tech hit the headlines in January 2015, when it raised over $900 million in acquisitions in just seven days. Will Asian interest in Israeli ingenuity make 2015 a record year for foreign investment?Host Viva Sarah Press meets Ori Bendori, a veteran senior executive in the Israeli high-tech industry and general partner at Carmel Ventures [http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=40669538]; Ryan Dritz, director of business development at the Asian Institute [http://www.tasi.co.il/english/] and Michal Chetrit, managing director of the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce [http://www.israel-asia.org/] to talk about what China, Japan and South Korea are each looking for in the Israeli mobile, Cloud, mHealth and fintech markets and what Israel is set to gain. They also discuss the pull of Israeli human capital and why Chinese business people often mistake Israel for being a much larger country than it is.



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