Governments Should act like Startups When Developing Services
Ever tried to fill in your tax form or submit files to government offices? Some countries are highly digitized and made the leapfrog of digital transformation, like Sweden, Estonia, or Lithuania. Others, and among them the most developed nations in the world, very much lag behind. In some cases, digitalization did not simplify government services — it […]
Why Are Tech Startups Firing People Now?
Many tech startups (but not only them) are laying off people as part of their preparation for a “winter is coming” season in fundraising. Last year, more than 107,000 jobs were slashed from public and private tech companies in the US, and this January the large tech corporate layoffs reached about 60,000 employees losing their jobs, […]
Can Startups Raise Money In A Bearish Market?
Everyone is talking about an economic crisis and asking how it will influence tech investments. The good news is we’ve seen those kinds of crises in 2008. Before that, in 2000, in 1984, and a flash of it in 2020 (Covid19), and survived. The bad news is it is painful. It was painful back then […]
Hanukkah Miracle and the Startup Journey
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is about miracles. It tells the tale of a little oil lamp that sufficed for eight days of lights and we commemorate it by lighting eight candles menorah this week. But how important are miracles in the life of a startup? Pure luck and bad luck in the life of […]
A Problem Worth Solving – How to Validate Your Startup Idea
How do you know if your startup idea is valid? If it is even worth starting this journey? How do you know which of your many ideas is the one? Your pre-journey should consist of the validation of three elements: Perception of the problem Value of the problem Size of the addressable market If […]
My Solution to Traffic Jams
I hate traffic jams, and that’s why we’ve started to Waze. We tried to solve that at waze, but traffic jams are much more severe today than they were in 2007 when we started. So, my mission is not complete yet. Are we a part of it? People told me that waze empowered more people […]
How autonomous cars will change E-commerce?
Autonomous vehicles will change mobility, ownership of cars, parking, urban planning and much more. But how does this converge with commerce? Picture the following: E-commerce is awesome. It saves time, it makes transactions easier and allows you to purchase anytime anywhere. But, what about the shopping experience? What about instant gratification (I walk away with […]
Why Moovit will play a major role in the future of Urban Mobility?
Autonomous Vehicles will be here in a few years (except the fact that it is illegal may car can drive itself in a traffic jam – up to 30 KM/H, can park itself and can maintain course and speed and distance on an open road), and it doesn’t really matter if this is going to […]
Fail Fast – the Journey of Failures
Fail Fast – the Journey of Failures It is a journey of failures – We should acknowledge that. We try different things and they fail many times until we find the one thing that works best. It might be meeting 50 investors that say no and one that says yes, it could be working again […]
Users’ Perception of the Problem
Once we choose to solve a problem, a real problem, the understanding of how other people perceive that problem, is crucial in order to build a valuable solution. Once you know the problem you’re trying to solve, define it and think about those that have this problem. Then, meet them in order to understand what […]