Happy 2018. Israeli tech continues to boom with 2017 being another record year. Israeli tech companies raised $5.24 billion in 620 deals in 2017, an increase of 9% compared to the $4.83 billion attracted in 2016, in 673 deals, according to Israel’s IVC Research. The jump in 2017 was led by a few large deals of over $100 million each (Via, Lemonade and Cybereaon in particular) as Israeli startups are all about scaling. NYC continues to attract Startup Nation’s best talent as many founders look to move to NYC early in the life cycle of the company. This is a trend we’re super excited about at ICONYC.