Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia made his second visit to Israel on July 17 – 20. The purpose of the trip was to promote Philadelphia as a destination for Israeli companies, to explore doors the City can open for the companies, and to strengthen the relationships created on the Mayor’s first trip to Israel.

During the Mayor’s recent trip, Greenberg Traurig hosted a venture capital roundtable, which gave Israeli VC’s an opportunity to make a personal connection with the Mayor and his senior staff. Opportunities in Philadelphia were discussed, such as strategic partnerships, access to customers, and the exciting ecosystem for emerging companies. As the Mayor told the Jerusalem Post, “these types of trips are critically important to the overall growth of our city, expanding markets for Israel and creating opportunities for Philadelphia.”
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Philadelphia_shutterstock_236135404The Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce is hosting a reception during BIO 2015 in honor of Avi Hasson, the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy of Israel and the Israeli delegation to the BIO Convention. Thomas Jefferson University, a leading hospital system and medical university in Philadelphia that has numerous collaborations in Israel, will be hosting the event at their facilities.

Along with Thomas Jefferson University and Greenberg Traurig, other sponsors include the Ministry of Economy of Israel, MATIMOP, the Israeli Consulate General of Israel, and Israel Ideas.  The firm is a leading member of the Philadelphia Israel Chamber, and Greenberg Traurig attorneys David Gitlin and Beth Cohen are past presidents of the Chamber. The reception will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 16. 
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shutterstock_186054116According to the IVC-KPMG Israeli High-Tech Capital Raising Survey, 166 Israeli high-tech companies raised $994 million in the first quarter of 2015. With the average company’s financing round reaching $6 million, it is imperative for Israeli entrepreneurs to prepare investor presentations that will succeed in impressing potential investors.

Below is a list of 10 tips for investor presentations that was originally published on the firm’s Emerging Technology Views blog, and we are pleased to share it with the readers of the GT Israel Law Blog
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The Israel Technology Conference recently held in Philadelphia proved successful in promoting the city as a viable location for Israeli companies to open U.S. headquarters. The Times of Israel called it a “landmark event where business relationships were established and nurtured.”

The conference focused on two sectors in which Philadelphia leads – healthcare IT and media / communications – and provided the delegation of 11 Israeli companies an opportunity to meet with potential investors and explore strategic partnerships. Meetings with Philadelphia companies and universities, tours and panel discussions were part of the two-day event.

Greenberg Traurig organized the panel on doing business in the United States and Israel, which included leading investors, government representatives and professionals from the region. The panels were moderated by Beth Cohen and David Gitlin, both from the firm’s Philadelphia office; and Adam Snukal, from the firm’s Tel Aviv office, was a panelist.Continue Reading Tech Conference Helps Philadelphia Gain Ground in Attracting Israeli Companies