Facebook ‘amazed’ by amount of talent in Israel

(JNS.org) One of Facebook’s top executives said that the social media giant, upon acquiring the Israeli technology startup Onavo, was “amazed” by the amount of talent it came across in Israel.

The Facebook homepage. Credit: Screen shot.

“Facebook was amazed by the amount of talent in such a small country like Israel,” Nicola Mendelsohn—a Facebook vice president who heads the company’s European, Middle East and Africa branch—told Israeli President Shimon Peres at a technology conference in Tel Aviv just days after its acquisition of Israeli startup Onavo, Globes reported.  

Facebook’s acquisition of Onavo will enable it to establish its first headquarters in Israel. 

“It was a momentous decision for Facebook to open its first R&D center outside the U.S. We chose Israel in the knowledge that the best talent is found here,” Mendelsohn added.


Posted on October 16, 2013 .