Readers of VC Cafe know how big of a fan I am of startup landscapes. It’s not only that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but the landscapes, while limited in scope by definition, provide a snapshot on a particular sector in a moment in time.
That’s why to keep up with the rapid changes in the tech industry, we’re always on the lookout for new, updated landscapes. You can find the previous editions from Q3-Q4 2022, Q1-Q2 2022, July 2021, July 2020 and May 2019.
I’ll keep adding to this post in the first 6 months of 2023, so feel free to check in regularly for updates.
I’m proud of the work done by my team at Remagine Ventures, to publish the updated map of the Israeli startups building the Metaverse. Since the first version was published in Jan 2022, there were a bunch of new companies created in web3 gaming, security and consumer experiences, and notably Celcius, the crypto lender and former unicorn, went bust.
Open source tech
A new landscape by Greenfield Partners mapped 25 startups (and several unicorns) operating in this space was published by Calcalist in Jan 2023.
The Israeli Generative AI landscape
I published my first list of Israeli startups in Generative AI in Calcaslist back in October 2022. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of generative AI startups worldwide, as well as in Israel. Most operate in the application layer, and use APIs to power new automations and consumer experiences across various verticals and functions in the company: coding, copywriting, advertising and marketing, design, etc. I used various sources to create this landscape, including the NFX open source list of generative AI startups.