Friday, April 8, 2011

TheMarker Recognizes BVP's Israeli Internet Portfolio

Three of my portfolio companies were included among the 10 most promising, young Internet start-ups in Israel, in an article by Guy Grimland in the TheMarker Magazine. In the photo above, you can see Raphael Ouzan, the CTO and co-founder of BillGuard, Ishay Green, the CTO and co-founder of Soluto, and Shai Wininger, the CTO and co-founder of Fiverr.

I am really proud of each of these investments, and its great to have them recognized so early on. Similar to another one of my portfolio companies, Wix, each of these Internet companies offers a unique and differentiated service directly to consumers. Furthermore, each exhibits the "product network effect" I always look for in my investments. A product network effect occurs when a product's effectiveness and competitiveness continually improves with more users and usage. I will have a lot more to say about these companies as the year progresses, but look out for them and try out their products if you haven't already.

Below is an audio clip(in Hebrew) from Israel public radio, in which Yael Dan interviews Guy(, Ishay(Soluto) and Raphael(BillGuard) following the publication of the article.


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