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Venture Firm Qumra to Showcase Promising Israeli Startups in New York
As part of Calcalist’s fourth annual Mind the Tech conference, Qumra will present a list of the 10 Israeli companies its partners believe have the greatest growth potential
Qumra will participate in Calcalist’s fourth Mind the Tech conference, which will take place in New York between March 30 and April 1. The conference will be held in partnership with Israel’s Bank Leumi and the Jerusalem Development Authority. Qumra will showcase 10 promising startups at the event, chosen for demonstrating the greatest potential for growth.
“There are great entrepreneurs out there with excellent skills to build companies that employ hundreds of people and bring in over $100 million in annual revenue,” Dinte said in an interview with Calcalist. “Available funding allows companies to hold off on any early exit plans and invest in growing the company, organically and inorganically. We see a lot more companies today making significant acquisitions as part of their growth process,” he said.“In the past few years there has also been a shift in the business models of software companies, with software-as-a-service (SaaS), land and expand, and inbound sales,” Dinte said. All of these developments work in favor of Israeli companies, helping them establish a substantial and efficient sales base quickly, he added.
At this year’s conference, Qumra will present a similar list of 10 companies. Registration is open to startups working in all fields that have more than $2 million and less than $8 million in annual revenues. In the upcoming month, candidates will be screened and examined with an emphasis on the quality of their product and technology, the potential size of their market, their competitive advantage., and their potential growth rate.Some of the candidates will be invited to present their companies in front of a professional committee, composed of Qumra partners and executives from Ernst & Young (EY), Qualcomm Ventures Inc., Leumi’s technology banking arm Leumitech, Scale Venture Partners (SVP), and Israel-based law firm Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal. The winners will be announced on March 31 at the Mind the Tech conference in New York.