Israel has the highest number of companies listed on the NASDAQ after the US, giving rise to startups such as Waze (bought by Google for $1.1 billion), Wix ($119 million IPO) and PrimeSense (bought by Apple for $345 million).
some more statistics about israel:
#1 Rate of R&D Spending Globally – 4.3% of gdp
#1 Number of Startups Outside Silicon Valley. 4000 active startups, of which 2000 are funded.
#1 density of tech startups in the world
#1 Per Capita VC Investment – more than 2.5 times the Us
220 Multinational R&D Centers in Israel
$15 Billion worth of Israeli Exits in 2014
70+ Israeli Companies Listed on the NASDAq
FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES BELIEVE IN ISRAEL'S TALENT:
ISRAEL IS HOME TO mULTIPLE ACCELERATORS set up by INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GIANTS, INCLUDING: COCA COLA, Deutsche telekom, citibank Orange AND IBM among others