Israeli ILVenture platform announced today its collaboration with CrunchBase, the largest startup database in the world
With thousands of Israeli startups forming all the time, hundreds of active investors and a whole industry of service providers, the need to unite under one roof where profile information is updated, organized and open to the general public is a need that is recognized by all in the business.
A few weeks ago, a new platform called ILVenture went Live as part of a volunteer project developed by a small group of people including Amir Shevat – Director of Community Development at Google, Ron Reiter and Omri Baumer.
According to the Shevat, ILVenture is an open platform for entrepreneurs in Israel. “The platform was created to allow entrepreneurs to do what they do every day in meetings, phone calls and emails, only now they can perform all these tasks in one online hangout with the rest of the Israeli hi-tech scene. Startups, investors, accelerators and entrepreneurs; all can register, connect and help each other move ahead in the industry, but the emphasis is placed on helping the entrepreneurs. ILVenture is trying to offer access to as much information and services as possible. If an entrepreneur is looking to contact an investor, find an expert, designer or developer, or needs advice on whether to agree to a specific set of investment terms – they can accomplish all these things on ILVenture. “
Teaming with Techcrunch
Recently, Techcrunch opened the API to its huge database of startups known as CrunchBase, and allowed for the connection by external sources to pull from it data and update profiles. ILVenture began a cooperation with TechCrunch where new members joining IL can also add themselves to CrunchBase with nothing more than the push of a button.
If you have yet to have an encounter with CrunchBase, it’s the largest database in the world of startups and investors. Entrepreneurs from all over the world turn to CrunchBase to research startups and dig for information about investors. “The connection between our platforms and Techcrunch will not only help Israeli startups gain exposure in the Israeli startup scene but in the international scene as well.” explains Shevat.
According to Shevat, ILVenture currently hosts dozens of investors, hundreds of projects and thousands of users who use the site to connect with each other on a daily basis. “Any startup who joins the platform can already search for Israeli entrepreneurs to connect with, find investors, learn about accelerator programs, ask questions of developers and more. The platform contains lots of good extras like features that help entrepreneurs find space for rent, designers, lawyers and service providers and even offers a resume exchange between companies.”