It was perhaps the biggest startup failure in Israel’s history. Five years of bombastic hype. $850 million of funding burned. Networks planned in at least seven countries. A founder who spoke of changing the world.
A consortium of drivers led by solar energy entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz will buy Better Place, the bankrupt Israeli electric car company.
Arava Power Company co-founders have hired an outside company to raise $10 million to fund the development of solar fields outside of Israel.
A video in support of President Obama produced by the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman will begin airing in Florida.
Yosef Abramowitz is running out of time. With only minutes to go until he has to speak to a group of donors at the Jewish National Fund, Abramowitz looks like he just finished a workout. He's wearing sneakers, shorts and a white T-shirt featuring an outline of David Ben-Gurion's head superimposed on the picture of a sun.
Israeli entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz will be featured as an environmental pioneer on the CNN series "Going Green."
Aryeh Green and Yosef Abramowitz were sipping tea in a Bedouin tent last year in Sde Boker, a kibbutz in Israel's Negev desert, when they had an idea. Participants at a conference of Kol Dor, an organization that seeks to revitalize Jewish activism and unity across the globe, the two were discussing how the group could promote Jewish identity and peoplehood.