• Why it’s pointless to approach potential investors with nothing more than an idea and a PowerPoint deck July 19, 2017 12:36 pm
    As someone who works with VCs every day, I’ve managed to pick up a thing or two about how the investment process works, so I’m always amused by starry-eyed wantrepreneurs who are confident they can become the next Mark Zuckerberg with nothing more than an idea in their heads and (a sometimes misguided) chutzpah in […] The post Why it’s pointless to approach potential investors with nothing more than an idea and a PowerPoint deck appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Noya Lizor
  • [VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “Challenges faced by tech companies as they scale” (by Wix’s Nir Zohar) July 19, 2017 7:17 am
    The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by Wix, and attended by CEOs and executives from over 150 Israeli tech companies in their growth stage. Although this was an exclusive event, the content was so interesting and valuable, we […] The post [VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “Challenges faced by tech companies as they scale” (by Wix’s Nir Zohar) appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Noya Lizor
  • [VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “The State of Growth Companies in Israel” (Shlomo Dovrat & Harel Beit-On) July 9, 2017 1:28 pm
    The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by Wix, and attended by CEOs and executives from over 150 Israeli tech companies in their growth stage. Although this was an exclusive event, the content was so interesting and valuable, we […] The post [VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “The State of Growth Companies in Israel” (Shlomo Dovrat & Harel Beit-On) appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Noya Lizor
  • [VIDEO] Atreo CEO Carmel Yoeli on Building Winning Technology Brands July 5, 2017 1:05 pm
    Our latest V+ CMO Forum session for our portfolio companies’ Heads of Marketing featured guest speaker Carmel Yoeli, Co-founder & CEO of technology marketing agency, Atreo. Carmel discussed various ways for technology companies to approach their branding process, presenting some interesting examples and case studies throughout the session. Noa Bar-Yosef (VP Marketing at Carmel Ventures […] The post [VIDEO] Atreo CEO Carmel Yoeli on Building Winning Technology Brands appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Noya Lizor
  • 6½ Financial Services that are ripe for disruption by innovation in Fintech June 28, 2017 1:03 pm
    At Carmel, we are long on Fintech, and believe that Israel is uniquely positioned as a fertile ground for growing successful Fintech companies. Part of our role is to try to predict what the next ten years will look like vs. what the last ten years have been, so below (in no particular order) are […] The post 6½ Financial Services that are ripe for disruption by innovation in Fintech appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Omry Ben David
  • The impact of the $13.7 billion Amazon-Whole Foods deal on the current M&A world June 18, 2017 6:16 pm
    Like many, I was amazed on Friday afternoon by the news that Amazon has announced the acquisition of Whole Foods. Most people were quite surprised, even though it was clear for quite some time that Amazon is flirting with the offline world (Amazon Go stores). A lot has been written about the strategic aspect of […] The post The impact of the $13.7 billion Amazon-Whole Foods deal on the current M&A world appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Daniel Cohen
  • Marketing is from Mars, Sales is from Venus June 13, 2017 10:07 am
    In B2B companies, so much rides on achieving an optimal sales funnel, that if there’s a point in that funnel that’s “broken”, it can have a massive impact on the bottom line. For some time now, I have felt that the handover between Marketing and Sales is precisely such a “broken” point, mainly due to […] The post Marketing is from Mars, Sales is from Venus appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Ronen Nir
  • Startup Sales: How to set (and meet) sales goals and targets like a boss June 12, 2017 10:03 am
    The following is a guest post by Inside Sales trainer, Danna Zakai. For some people, goals and targets present an instant source of stress. For others (myself included), settings goals and targets is the only way to ensure that things will get done, and it actually reduces stress and uncertainty because it spells out what […] The post Startup Sales: How to set (and meet) sales goals and targets like a boss appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Danna Zakai
  • What startups should know about marketing to a foreign audience (it’s not just about translation) June 7, 2017 11:19 am
    The following is a guest post by Eitan Chitayat, founder of the global natie agency. If you’re marketing a new product in your own country, it goes without saying that your work reflects the place and culture you live in. You don’t even have to think about it because your audience shares the same general […] The post What startups should know about marketing to a foreign audience (it’s not just about translation) appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Eitan Chitayat
  • Diversity in Israeli High-Tech and Venture Capital: A New Hope June 6, 2017 9:32 am
    Last week, for the first time in my life, I had the honor of visiting the residence of the President of Israel, Revuen Rivlin. It was quite an emotional event, and I am glad I had the chance to see the place before the age of 50. But, more important than the actual visit was […] The post Diversity in Israeli High-Tech and Venture Capital: A New Hope appeared first on Viola Notes.
    Daniel Cohen