Can Israel achieve WhatsApp-scale exits?
Mobile-app inventors are buzzed by the $19-billion deal, but exits that elephantine are rare.
Two of the largest exits in Israel have involved the sale of companies that developed mobile phone applications. Waze, the traffic navigation app company, was sold to Google for about a billion dollars, while Israeli-run Viber, which provides cellular phone-based voice and messaging services and has a development center here, was sold to a Japanese company for about $900 million.
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