Daniel Cohen

General Partner

(17 Posts)

Carmel is now Viola Ventures!

Today is a big day for us. For most people, it’s just another day in the office, but for us…

The impact of the $13.7 billion Amazon-Whole Foods deal on the current M&A world

Like many, I was amazed on Friday afternoon by the news that Amazon has announced the acquisition of Whole Foods.…

Diversity in Israeli High-Tech and Venture Capital: A New Hope

Last week, for the first time in my life, I had the honor of visiting the residence of the President…

4 Takeaways from Leigh Gallagher’s new book – The Airbnb Story

I just finished Leigh Gallagher’s latest book The Airbnb Story – a rather short read (200+ pages) that provides a…

[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with Jeff Fromm about the influencing power of Millennials

Almost every day I get involved in a conversation related to the different generation types. Millennials are clearly the hottest…

Why Carmel is more excited than ever about investing in Consumer startups

For the longest time, it’s been presumed that Israel will never create great consumer-focused tech companies. After all, we’re known…

[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with Estée Lauder’s Chaz Giles on innovation trends in non-tech companies

One of the most interesting acquisition trends of 2016 has been the increased involvement of non-tech companies in the technology…

[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with DSP Group’s Daniel Amir on all-things Semiconductors

It’s kind of funny that I’m writing today about Semiconductors. After all, I am the “consumer guy” at Carmel, and…

What Israeli startups need to know about relocating staff across the sea

Since the early days of Israeli tech, the relocation of executives and employees has been key to the success of…

Can startups without Product/Market Fit still have Equity Value?

Ever since Marc Andreessen coined the term Product/Market Fit – which has become a widely-accepted indicator for whether new ventures…

Mapping the Startup Nation: The 12 most popular Tech Hubs in Israel

Israel has been recognized globally for some time now as a leading hub for innovation and technology, with many ranking…

Are there real investment opportunities in Virtual Reality in Israel?

Another month, another wave of Israeli-based acquisitions… and last month, one of them was the acquisition of Pebbles by Facebook…

Houzz-Envy at CodeCon: Can multi-billion dollar companies be built in Israel?

I’ve just returned from CodeCon, one of my favorites events. Held every year in LA, the Code Conference is a…

What does the Apple Watch mean for Israeli Entrepreneurs?

So, yesterday the Apple Watch was finally revealed to the public. If a few months ago we saw just a…

New York, Silicon Valley or somewhere else? A guide for Israeli founders considering relocating to the U.S.

In the past few years we’ve been seeing more and more Israeli founders relocate to the US after establishing their…

Things for startup founders to consider before adding an independent board member

Many VCs request the addition of an independent board member. In fact, it has become an almost standard item in…

Israeli Gaming Startups: An Underestimated Opportunity for VCs?

With a mind-boggling value of over $100 billion, the gaming market is massive, and it’s booming. Mobile gaming alone is…

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