Israeli companies to lead establishment of New York cyber innovation hub #Talpiot

Artist’s impression of Hub.NYC by JVP. (photo credit: JVP)

Compiled by Lisa Phillips at OpDeepState.com

October 2, 2018

by Eytan Halon

The Israeli venture capital fund Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) and corporate innovation expert SOSA have been selected to lead the establishment of a global cyber ecosystem in New York, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced Tuesday.

JVP will establish New York’s first international cybersecurity investment hub, Hub.NYC, with the goal of growing cyber start-ups into major businesses.

Tel Aviv-based SOSA will establish the Global Cyber Center, offering industry-specific events and programming, as well as co-working spaces for start-ups and a virtual testing ground to run simulations.

JVP and SOSA will lead the initiative alongside New York-based academic institutions including Columbia University, New York University, Cornell University and City University of New York.

The initiative forms part of NYCEDC’s Cyber NYC program, which aims to make New York City a global leader in cybersecurity and produce 10,000 jobs within five years. The initiative is fueled an initial investment of $30 million from the City of New York followed by an additional investment of up to $70m. from private funding.

Hub.NYC is set to replicate JVP’s existing model of public-private cyber incubators in Beersheba and Jerusalem that have sought to integrate academia, business and innovation.

The new hub, located inside a 50,000 square foot space in Soho, aims to create industry leaders in fields including financial services, media, health care, smart cities, insurance and retail by leveraging innovation in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and big-data technologies.

The hub will also serve as a JVP’s headquarters for its activities and portfolio companies in the United States.

JVP, founded in 1993 by Dr. Erel Margalit, has raised $1.3 billion across eight funds and invests in early- through growth-stage companies in a range of industries, including cybersecurity. It has built more than 130 companies and facilitated 12 initial public offerings on the Nasdaq exchange.

Through its increased presence in the city, JVP will aim to support 10 New York-based cybersecurity companies each year, providing strategic guidance, business development support and funding, and partnerships with leading New York academic institutions.

“If the West Coast is the US technology hub, New York can become the international technology hub in close partnership with Israel and the international community to build the next generation of cybersecurity companies to counter the new threats,” said Margalit.

Margalit also highlighted the growing New York City start-up community, which saw approximately $12b. invested in nearly 1,500 deals in 2017. The city is also home to 45 Fortune 500 business headquarters.

“We believe in investment in creating big companies. Quick exits are nice, and we have led 32 of these at JVP, but big companies create real impact and I’m thrilled that this fits with New York City’s main goal of creating a global center of innovation and creating 10,000 new jobs within five years,” said Margalit.

“We are excited and honored to have been chosen by the EDC to run the Global Cyber Center,” said SOSA CEO Uzi Scheffer.
The SOSA-established center will be located in a state-of-the-art venue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

“The Global Cyber Center will serve as a center of gravity for the entire cybersecurity industry and will connect to the finest talent from New York, the States, Israel and our entire global network.”

Founded in 2014 by a group of Israeli investors and entrepreneurs, SOSA seeks to create value for corporations, governments and cities by connecting them to innovative technologies.

The company’s network contains approximately 8,500 start-ups, 150 investors, venture capital funds and major multinational corporations.

Increased investment in New York-based technology, particularly cybersecurity through the NYCEDC, follows the July 2017 launch of the New York Works program by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The program includes a decade-long series of 25 initiatives to combat economic inequality by creating 100,000 high-paying jobs through investment in industries with good wages and job potential including technology, health care, manufacturing and the creative and cultural sectors.

Source:  https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-companies-to-lead-establishment-of-New-York-cyber-innovation-hub-568472

New York City’s hunt for best cyber innovation leads to Israel

The initiative has been fueled by a $30 million investment by the City of New York, and a further $70 million in private funding, and aims to produce 10,000 jobs within five years.

January 30, 2019

by Eytan Halon

An ambitious $100 million initiative to transform New York City into the global capital of cybersecurity, creating thousands of new jobs in the process, set itself a demanding target: to find the very best partners, no matter their location, to fulfill its mission.

The Cyber NYC initiative’s worldwide hunt for leading innovation – driven by the quasi-government organization behind the project, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) – eventually brought it to Israel and its pioneering innovation start-up ecosystem.

The initiative has been fueled by a $30 million investment by the City of New York, and a further $70 million in private funding, and aims to produce 10,000 jobs within five years.

“New York City is a global city, where we have always welcomed people from abroad – that’s part of our history and our ethos, both from a social and economic perspective, and that has allowed the city to become a global leader in so many important industries,” Wilson Lin, Cyber NYC Managing Director, told The Jerusalem Post at the Cybertech TLV 2019 conference.

“When we thought about our vision for cybersecurity in New York City, and started looking for partners, we didn’t say that we want partners from any specific geography. We only wanted the best for New York.”

While potential partners applied from all over the United States, a visit to Israel by NYCEDC leaders led to the selection of SOSA and Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) in November 2018 to lead two of five hi-tech programs aiming to drive New York’s budding cyber industry.

SOSA, a Tel Aviv-headquartered global innovation center and networking platform, will establish a 15,000 square foot, state-of-the-art “Global Cyber Center” in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, offering industry-specific events, a co-working space for start-ups and a virtual testing ground to run cyber simulations.

“Our goal is to help create a larger pipeline of technology meeting industry and managing to successfully engage, be implemented and integrated as solutions,” SOSA CEO Uzi Scheffer told the Post.

“This initiative makes the US market even more accessible for Israel’s export-oriented cyber industry,” Scheffer explained. “It’s good for the Israeli economy to accelerate exports, and we believe this supports New York’s strategy to see companies land in the city, and grow naturally and create jobs.”

While the Global Cyber Center will clearly represent an attractive proposition for start-ups wishing to scale up, Lin believes it will also create a helpful environment for investors.

“Venture capital firms will have greater opportunities to identify strong deals in the pipeline, and they are a critical part of the work that we do. It will strengthen all the different nodes of the cyber ecosystem,” Lin said.

JVP, founded in 1993 by Dr. Erel Margalit, will replicate in New York its existing model of public-private cyber incubators operating in Beersheba and Jerusalem.

This incubator, called “Hub.NYC by JVP,” will be located inside a 50,000 square foot space in SoHo and will support growth-stage start-ups by facilitating access to clients, business support and investment, with the goal of growing them into major cybersecurity companies in New York City.

The hub will also serve as JVP’s headquarters for its activities and portfolio companies in the United States.

Increased investment in New York-based technology, particularly cybersecurity through NYCEDC, follows the July 2017 launch of the New York Works program by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The program includes a decade-long series of 25 initiatives to combat economic inequality by creating 100,000 high-paying jobs through investment in industries with good wages and job potential, including technology, health care, manufacturing and the creative and cultural sectors.

Source:  https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/New-York-Citys-hunt-for-best-cyber-innovation-leads-to-Israel-579180

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