Even the most ardent advocates of Israel as the leading startup nation in the world are impressed with the speed,
So said Avishai Silvershatz, a managing partner at Israeli-China private equity group Infinity Capital and Yoav Chelouche, managing partner of Aviv Venture Capital. Many of their fellow speakers at a recent Silicon Dragon forum in Tel Aviv agreed. See video of Silicon Dragon Dealmakers in Israel. Chelouche emphasized that China could become a leader in core science, which would unlock many sectors within tech. This perhaps is not too startling considering that China is the inventor of paper, the compass, gunpowder and much else, and with a long entrepreneurial culture. But it does speak volumes about how fast China is progressing today.