The capital of Israel is Jerusalem, but the capital of the Start-Up Nation is undoubtedly Tel Aviv. With some 2,200-2,700 tech startups churning out products for global markets, Tel Aviv has one of the highest Startup Densities in the world. Although there were fewer deals in 2016, venture capital funding hit an all-time high.
Over the past 40 years, 250 Israeli companies have gone public on the Nasdaq, most of them based in Tel Aviv. Today, only China and the United States have more firms on the Nasdaq.