Israeli venture capitalist Carmel Ventures has closed a US$194 million financing round for its new investment fund Carmel Ventures IV from a consortium that includes search giant Baidu, Qihoo 360, the Chinese online security and Internet service provider, and financial conglomerate Ping-An. Other investors include Horsley Bridge Partners.

Israel and China are becoming  a close collaborative couple in the tech industry. Chinese IT entrepreneurs admire the technology innovations Israel has achieved and China is an ideal market for companies from the Startup Nation to expand beyond their borders.

Both Israeli and Chinese tech industry remain looking up to the U.S. market. But it seems that a more favorable cooporation model between the two nations is taking shape. We have witnessed a string of cases for the merging of the startup ecosystem between the two nations.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.