VIDEO - In yet another boost to Israel’s
high-tech credentials, British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the United Kingdom’s first-ever tech envoy to the Jewish state, in an effort to piggyback on their world-class reputation while Israel will benefit from London’s position as a global business and science hub.
Cameron has appointed Saul Klein, a former venture capitalist who founded Seedcamp in 2007 to help entrepreneurs build successful technology businesses and now has more than 2,000 mentors around the world.
Klein said that Britain was "a natural partner of choice for Israel in technology."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
recently cut a virtual ribbon at the launch ceremony of a new Google campus in Tel Aviv,
which will provide help to around 100 start-up businesses each year, while the 16,000 square-foot campus will be free to use for technology startups.
Tel Aviv was recently ranked second,
only to Silicon Valley, as the best place for technology startups to thrive, according to reports from Bloomberg and Forbes magazine, based on factors including investment opportunities, consultants and the existence of other entrepreneurs in the city.