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What Makes Israel’s Innovation Ecosystem So Successful

Source |Forbes .com  |  BY:

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Israel’s success as an innovation hub.

Read Part 1

Zack Weisfeld builds companies. After graduating from Tel Aviv University, Weisfeld led Netking—then the country’s second largest Internet portal—and started MSN Israel. He then took up a challenge to turn around the struggling Americas embedded chip division of M-Systems, growing it by eight-fold before the company was sold to its flash memory rivalSanDisk SNDK +0% for $1.6 billion in 2006.

After seven years in Silicon Valley, Weisfeld returned to jointly set up Microsoft MSFT -0.04%’s research and development center in Israel and later joined two startups to expand their operations. In 2010, he returned to Microsoft.


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