Silicon Valley trends are often soon felt in its Israel equivalent Silicon Wadi. The two startup ecosystems are intrinsically linked.
In April 2016, the connection between the two regions was further tightened when United Airlines launched a new direct flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco.
New flight routes are demand driven and Silicon Valley and Bay Area businesses and investors have a history of buying up and buying into flourishing Israeli startups in Israel. Equally, Israelis have become part of the startup and tech fabric in the Bay Area.