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Entering a huge and complex market such as Colombia demands skill, experience and high level contacts, both within the country and ABROAD. 

Introduction

Enter Colombia is a new venture, made of a group of highly experienced Israeli and Colombian business people, working together to assist Israeli and European companies successfully enter the growing Colombian market.

Currently, we are engaged in several projects in Technology, Agriculture, Food and Energy in Colombia.  One major project is already done: The largest ever Israeli company to IPO on Wall Street - Mobileye - has signed a distribution agreement in Colombia with the help and guidance of Enter Colombia.

Colombia is the second largest economy in South America after Brazil, (third in Latin America after Mexico) and is attracting major attention for many reasons.

Why Colombia?

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  • Colombia has signed or is negotiating Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with more than a dozen countries. The US-Colombia FTA went into force in May 2012.

  • Colombia is a member of the Pacific Alliance - a regional grouping formed in 2012 by Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru to promote regional trade and economic integration.

  • The annual foreign direct investment in Colombia reached a record height of $16.8 billion in 2013 - an impressive growth of 7% over 2012.

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  • The country has a population of nearly 50 million posting real GDP growth of more than 4% per year for the last three years. Since this follows an almost decade of strong economic performance, it makes Colombia a very attractive market.

  • Colombia's consistently sound economic policies and energetic promotion of Free Trade Agreements have bolstered its ability to weather external shocks in recent years.

  • Colombia is the world's fourth largest coal exporter and Latin America's fourth largest oil producer.

Why Colombia?

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  • Colombia has signed or is negotiating Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with more than a dozen countries. The US-Colombia FTA went into force in May 2012.

  • Colombia is a member of the Pacific Alliance - a regional grouping formed in 2012 by Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru to promote regional trade and economic integration.

  • The annual foreign direct investment in Colombia reached a record height of $16.8 billion in 2013 - an impressive growth of 7% over 2012.

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  • The country has a population of nearly 50 million posting real GDP growth of more than 4% per year for the last three years. Since this follows an almost decade of strong economic performance, it makes Colombia a very attractive market.

  • Colombia's consistently sound economic policies and energetic promotion of Free Trade Agreements have bolstered its ability to weather external shocks in recent years.

  • Colombia is the world's fourth largest coal exporter and Latin America's fourth largest oil producer.

In recent years, Silicon Valley California and the State of Israel are considered the world's two hottest spots for new breakthrough technologies.

Why Israel?

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In recent years, Israel has been recognized as one of the world pacesetters in technological development. With highly innovative technology companies that offer first class products and services, Israel technology is greatly appreciated and sought after in leading world markets.

Israel promoted the boundaries of technology in almost every field:

  • Communication: far more than classical telephony

  • Big Data management and manipulation, data storage, protection and security

  • Smart cards and applications

  • Smart agricultural products and services

  • Renewable energy (green energy) resources

  • Chemicals for specific applications

  • Medical equipment for hospitals and HMOs

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Israel at a glance (2013)
  • Population:  8.2 million

  • GDP: $259 billion

  • Growth: 3.6% average annual growth for over 5 years

  • GDP per capita: $36,000

  • Inflation: 1.7%

Number of start-ups in leading industrial sectors

Technology/ Industry

Life Science

IT

Cloud Computing

Telecom

Electronics, components

Electronics, Equipment

Energy (Solar, Wind...)

Water

Environment Technologies

WEB 2.0

Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Gaming

Number of companies

Over 1,200

Over 900

Over 140

Over 530

Over 140

Over 100

Over 200

Over 190

Over 100

Over 80

Over 200

Over 420

Over 90

Israeli brainpower
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Source: Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Source: Ministry of Finance
  • Highest level of R&D per capita in the world

  • Largest number of university graduates per capite

  • Twice the number of engineers per capita than the US and japan

  • Blessed with an exceptional entrepreneurial workforce, ranked 3rd in the world (IMD index)

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Important facts
  • In 2013, Google bought Israeli Waze for $1B. From 2013 onwards, 50 additional M&A deals were made with global companies buying Israeli Tech companies for $4B approximately.

  • In October 2013, Facebook bought a local Israeli company, setting up an R&D facility here. ( joining Intel, Apple, TI, Motorola, IBM and many more)

  • Over the last 10 years more than 700 Israeli Tech companies were bought.

  • Over 100 Israeli companies are traded on NASDAQ, only second to Canada and more than all European companies combined.

Why Israel?

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In recent years, Israel has been recognized as one of the world pacesetters in technological development. With highly innovative technology companies that offer first class products and services, Israel technology is greatly appreciated and sought after in leading world markets.

Israel promoted the boundaries of technology in almost every field:

  • Communication: far more than classical telephony

  • Big Data management and manipulation, data storage, protection and security

  • Smart cards and applications

  • Smart agricultural products and services

  • Renewable energy (green energy) resources

  • Chemicals for specific applications

  • Medical equipment for hospitals and HMOs

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Israel at a glance (2013)
  • Population:  8.2 million

  • GDP: $259 billion

  • Growth: 3.6% average annual growth for over 5 years

  • GDP per capita: $36,000

  • Inflation: 1.7%

Number of start-ups in leading industrial sectors

Technology/ Industry

Life Science

IT

Cloud Computing

Telecom

Electronics, components

Electronics, Equipment

Energy (Solar, Wind...)

Water

Environment Technologies

WEB 2.0

Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Gaming

Number of companies

Over 1,200

Over 900

Over 140

Over 530

Over 140

Over 100

Over 200

Over 190

Over 100

Over 80

Over 200

Over 420

Over 90

Israeli brainpower
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Source: Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Source: Ministry of Finance
  • Highest level of R&D per capita in the world

  • Largest number of university graduates per capite

  • Twice the number of engineers per capita than the US and japan

  • Blessed with an exceptional entrepreneurial workforce, ranked 3rd in the world (IMD index)

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Important facts
  • In 2013, Google bought Israeli Waze for $1B. From 2013 onwards, 50 additional M&A deals were made with global companies buying Israeli Tech companies for $4B approximately.

  • In October 2013, Facebook bought a local Israeli company, setting up an R&D facility here. ( joining Intel, Apple, TI, Motorola, IBM and many more)

  • Over the last 10 years more than 700 Israeli Tech companies were bought.

  • Over 100 Israeli companies are traded on NASDAQ, only second to Canada and more than all European companies combined.

What we offer

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Enter Colombia provides the bridge between foreign companies and leading Colombian matches.

Entering any new market calls for intimate market knowledge - understanding the local business culture and the relevant players within it. Our evaluation process in Colombia covers both major players as well as companies with growing potential.

Our major advantages are the excellent contacts at high level positions that we've created in Colombia during the years that we've been present there.

Who We Are

We're a highly professional group of business partners, located both in Israel and Colombia.
Israel
 Yoram  Brosh

Yoram has extensive experience as an international director in large Israeli companies, with a lot of business transactions in over 60 world markets.  Currently Yoram is the owner of the leading Communication company, operating in the high tech field.

Roni  Ariely

Roni Ariely, an M.B.A graduate of INSEAD business school in Fontainbleau France, is a leading figure in the advertising field in Israel and has great experience in international business in Europe and the U.S. In the last six years Roni spent much time in Colombia, getting to know the Colombian markets and their unique cultural profiles.

Colombia

Enter Colombia works with experienced and well connected Colombian partners across many sectors of the economy, including agriculture, energy, technology and commerce.

Our Clients

Currently, we are managing numerous assignments on behalf of a few companies including world leaders in their field.
Mobileye

A technological leader in the area of software algorithms, system-on-chips and customer applications

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Orpak Systems

A global leading provider of solutions and services for retail gas stations and commercial fleets

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Frutarom

A rapidly growing global flavor and fine ingredients company.

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