Gabriel Avner

Israel 

Gabriel has an unhealthy obsession with new messaging apps, social media and pretty much anything coming out of Apple. An experienced security and conflict consultant, he has written for The Diplomatic Club, the Marine War College, and covers military affairs with TLV1 radio. He mostly enjoys reading articles wherever his ADD leads him to and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. EEED 44D4 B8F4 24BE F77E 2DEA 0243 CBD1 3F7C F4B6

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Accelerators

Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

This accelerator backed by British spy agency is looking for quality cyber talent

On Wednesday, 7 startups were chosen for first ever GCHQ Cyber Accelerator program
Jan 12, 2017

Student run fresh.fund seeks Jerusalem dorm room startups

Based on initiatives like Dorm Room Fund, this new initiative from tzvi.vc and Siftech is looking to tap into the creativity and innovation on Israeli campuses
Dec 11, 2016

TRI/O Tech Arab Israeli entrepreneurs take the stage, pitching to the Startup Nation

Nearly five months ago, a small group of young Arab Israelis came together to pursue a dream, to become full fledged citizens of the Startup Nation
Jun 23, 2016

South Korea offers lucrative package to entice foreign startups to set up shop

For more than $4,000 a month and tens of thousands of dollars worth of potential prizes, you can accelerate your startup 'Gangnam style' - or close enough
May 30, 2016
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Advertising

Using the Spott app to identify items on TV. Photo Credit: Appiness PR

Belgian Appiness connects viewers with their favorite shows and brands

Using their smart app and audio coding, this startup is exploring new ways to help brands engage with viewers, driving sales
  Dec 29, 2016
CreatorDen team photo. Photo credit: CreatorDen

Turkish startup CreatorDen connects brands with increasingly important stars: social media influencers

This is the story of a company in a nascent startup region innovating in a refreshingly new and growing area of advertising
Dec 27, 2016
Photo credit: Robert Cianflone via Getty Images Israel

This is how Pokémon Go might win the advertising game

As the Pokémon Go craze continues to soar, it raises some intriguing business opportunities
  Jul 13, 2016

Israeli App Blaster leverages social media influencers to shoot your apps to the top of the app store

In the crowded market of social media influencing technology, HYPR’s advantage with App Blaster could be one particular feature
  May 22, 2016
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Big Data

Israeli hybrid cloud startup Stratoscale acquires Tesora for DBaaS solution

Moving to the AWS cloud just got a little bit easier for Redis, Oracle, or MySQL users
   Feb 06, 2017
Image Credit: Screen shot from Kaminario

Israeli startup Kaminario raises $75 million to expand flash storage services

Built on an all-flash model, this Israeli-Boston company is changing how we do storage
  Jan 10, 2017

Israeli data integration startup Xplenty acquires Driven alongside receiving $4M in new capital

Along with the funding and new technology, Xplenty says they will continue to support the open source Cascade project community
  Dec 22, 2016

Israeli startup Dov-E uses ultrasonic sound waves to talk to your phone

This startup is navigating a new way for marketers to interact with customers, optimizing feedback and giving better, more secure service in a win-win for both sides
  Nov 28, 2016
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Consumer

This Kickstarter makes the debate over Apple’s iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack completely irrelevant

No headphone jack? No problem with this crafty little Bluetooth adaptor that can turn any old set of headphones wireless
Feb 15, 2017
Film crew by the beach with Nokia's Ozo. Photo Credit: PR

Escape the cold with Inception VR’s virtual tour of Tel Aviv

Feeling the freeze? This Israeli virtual reality content creation house wants to heat you up with a trip to the White City, all without leaving your couch
Jan 24, 2017
Photo Credit: Lima PR

Have your own cloud with Lima’s new home server device

Has all the talk of Hillary’s private email server sparked your interest?
Nov 14, 2016
Photo Credit: GearEye

Israeli startup GearEye uses RFID so you never lose your stuff again

This Haifa-based company - now on Kickstarter - has developed the next generation of locating tags, potentially changing the lives of the perpetually forgetful
Nov 01, 2016
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Development

Ross Gardler, Apache President and Microsoft Manager, talks the future of open source

Until recently, the idea that one of the leading voices in the open source community would call Microsoft home would likely have raised a few eyebrows
  Nov 24, 2016
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Israeli Docker image life cycle automation startup Codefresh brings in $7 million

This startup is looking to cover all the phases of micro service development, cutting costs with DevOps automation tools
Sep 29, 2016

CA Technologies reportedly pays $100 million to acquire Israeli testing startup BlazeMeter

Believed to come with a $100 million price tag, this deal could have implications for the app economy
  Sep 21, 2016
The Twistlock team. Photo credit: PR

Israeli DevOps security Twistlock locks down $10 million in Series A

Twistlock has built a new system that makes both developers and security professionals happy, which is not an easy feat
Jul 06, 2016
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eCommerce

Twiggle releases API to extend AI capabilities to e-commerce sites

The Alibaba-backed Israeli startup is changing how you experience shopping online with innovative search that speaks your language
Mar 16, 2017
Using the Spott app to identify items on TV. Photo Credit: Appiness PR

Belgian Appiness connects viewers with their favorite shows and brands

Using their smart app and audio coding, this startup is exploring new ways to help brands engage with viewers, driving sales
  Dec 29, 2016

Alibaba invests $5 million in Israeli e-commerce search revolutionary Twiggle

Twiggle's groundbreaking technology works with e-commerce giants to make the online shopping experience more natural
  May 31, 2016
Alon Shemesh (left), Michael Reitblat (middle), Liron Damri (right) Image Credit: PR

Fraud solutions Forter secures payment of $32M in Series C

Before founding Forter, the three friends had worked together in an IDF intelligence unit and were a part of Fraud Sciences, which was later sold to PayPal
  Apr 21, 2016
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Entrepreneurship

8 Beer Sheva startups that you should know about

SilicoNegev holds their first ever Pitch Night for southern startups. Here are a few that you should keep your eye on
4 days ago

Frankfurt startups look to educate the next generation of talent

With a massive corporate density and labor pool, why is it so hard for Frankfurt startups to build teams?
Mar 13, 2017

Eksperin connects new Turkish entrepreneurs with experts for startup success

Getting the right advice can be crucial for a young startup. This platform hopes to connect them with Turkey’s best and brightest experts
Mar 11, 2017
Photo credit: Yissum

Israel moves towards legalizing medicinal cannabis exports

From Jaffa oranges to Waze to medicinal cannabis? Will medical marijuana be the next big Israeli export?
Feb 07, 2017
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Events

Geektime Next, Israel’s biggest startup conference, on June 4

Following the enormous success of the annual conference for the startup industry, it is back under a new name – Geektime Next – and with a new concept
6 days ago
Google's prototype self-driving car. Photo credit: Google

Are connected cars the next bubble in Israel?

Israeli startups are diving in head first into the connected car sector. Since when does Israel make cars?
Mar 05, 2017

Ross Gardler, Apache President and Microsoft Manager, talks the future of open source

Until recently, the idea that one of the leading voices in the open source community would call Microsoft home would likely have raised a few eyebrows
  Nov 24, 2016

AIdoc wins first place at Geektime’s Techfest startup competition

This startup beat out the competition with their medical scan analyzing platform
Nov 22, 2016
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FinTech

5 chat bots for insurance help that you should know about

As Next Insurance launches its first chat bot for Facebook Messenger, we go through some other examples of how to and not to use these machines
  Mar 14, 2017

Frankfurt startups look to educate the next generation of talent

With a massive corporate density and labor pool, why is it so hard for Frankfurt startups to build teams?
Mar 13, 2017

This fintech startup is disrupting Korea’s banking sector, rewriting regulation

Korean mobile banking app maker Viva Republica lands $48 million Series C
Mar 12, 2017

Frankfurt’s startup ecosystem challenges: Cracking the funding nut

This is how young companies are overcoming the bias against startups and getting funded
Mar 07, 2017
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Gaming

3 simple reasons why a discount on Oculus Rift is not enough to bring them more users

Despite being a first mover in the VR space, Oculus seems to be falling behind in selling devices. This is why that could actually be a good thing for the company
Mar 07, 2017

This Russian VR startup is building the next generation of full immersion experience

Interactive gaming has never felt so real. Still at an early stage, the world of VR gaming is getting off the couch and gearing up for action
Aug 10, 2016

Israeli gaming developer Playtika bought by Chinese consortium for $4.4 billion

The gaming giant's sale shows just how many gaming companies are being sold to Chinese investors rather than their American counterparts
  Jul 31, 2016
JULY 16: Approximately 100 Pokemon GO players gathered on the Boston Common on July 16, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Paul Marotta/Getty Images Israel

Stop trying to pick people up with Pokémon Go

Talking to people about a mobile game is not a pickup line. It’s just kind of creepy
Jul 18, 2016
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Greentech

4 startups working on lab grown meat you should be following

Would you eat a burger grown in a petri dist? These companies are betting that they can build you a burger over the next five years that’ll not only be good for the [Read More...]
   Mar 09, 2017
Photo credit: Yissum

5 cannabis startups to watch now that Israel has passed decriminalization law

Here are a few ingenious companies that should spark your interest
  Mar 05, 2017
Photo credit: Yissum

Israel moves towards legalizing medicinal cannabis exports

From Jaffa oranges to Waze to medicinal cannabis? Will medical marijuana be the next big Israeli export?
Feb 07, 2017
Terra Lab. Source: Terra Venture Partners

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli impact startups from Terra Lab incubator raise $10M in follow-on funding

Can impact investing really make a difference while turning a profit?
May 29, 2016
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Hardware

This Kickstarter makes the debate over Apple’s iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack completely irrelevant

No headphone jack? No problem with this crafty little Bluetooth adaptor that can turn any old set of headphones wireless
Feb 15, 2017

Augmented reality lens maker Lumus conjures up a $6M investment from Alibaba

The Chinese mega investor throws in an apparent vote of confidence behind this Israeli AR tech firm. But what does it mean for Alibaba's plans in augmented reality?
  Jan 19, 2017
Photo Credit: HealthWatch

Israeli HealthWatch – inspired by founder’s father’s heart attack – receives $20M to enter China

This FDA-approved wearable tracks heart health, giving cardiac patients peace of mind
  Jan 04, 2017
Photo Credit: Lima PR

Have your own cloud with Lima’s new home server device

Has all the talk of Hillary’s private email server sparked your interest?
Nov 14, 2016
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Health

4 startups working on lab grown meat you should be following

Would you eat a burger grown in a petri dist? These companies are betting that they can build you a burger over the next five years that’ll not only be good for the [Read More...]
   Mar 09, 2017
Photo Credit: HealthWatch

Israeli HealthWatch – inspired by founder’s father’s heart attack – receives $20M to enter China

This FDA-approved wearable tracks heart health, giving cardiac patients peace of mind
  Jan 04, 2017

Researchers develop breathalyzer app that could prevent drunk driving accidents

An Israeli student's new app uses IoT and machine learning to keep dangerous drivers off the road
Dec 31, 2016
Team Valtech Cardio. Photo Credit: Valtech PR

Israeli Valtech Cardio acquired by Edwards Lifesciences in $1 billion deal

Another incredible exit for Israeli medtech with its second billion dollar purchase of the year
Nov 28, 2016
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Industry

Geektime Next, Israel’s biggest startup conference, on June 4

Following the enormous success of the annual conference for the startup industry, it is back under a new name – Geektime Next – and with a new concept
6 days ago

5 chat bots for insurance help that you should know about

As Next Insurance launches its first chat bot for Facebook Messenger, we go through some other examples of how to and not to use these machines
  Mar 14, 2017

JVP and AXA spearhead insurtech competition to breathe new innovation into an old industry

Is insurance destined to be relegated to the doldrums of a bygone era as the rest of the industry pushes forward, powered by innovation in fintech and cyber?
Jan 22, 2017

Taking on Slack, Japan’s office communications platform ChatWork adds Vietnamese

Can this Japanese startup give Slack a run for its money, targeting new markets in Asia?
  Aug 07, 2016
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Innovation

Israeli SuperMeat launches Indiegogo campaign to save the world with cultured chicken

This might be the way to stop climate change while still enjoying that sweet BBQ flavor, meet the vegans that want you to eat more meat
Jul 11, 2016
Hyperloop One VP Dr. Knut Sauer at Startup Village in Skolkovo. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Hyperloop One’s VP Dr. Knut Sauer speaks at Startup Village in Skolkovo about the future of transportation

Is fast, eco-friendly transportation just around the corner?
  Jun 10, 2016
Photo Credit: Magic Leap

Mysterious Magic Leap conjures up $827M for Series C

This Google-backed augmented reality company pulls out a massive funding round without revealing their product. Still, this is what we imagine they may release
Dec 10, 2015

Internet

Photo credit: Pornhub + BaDoink Free VR TV Ad / YouTube

Keep it hardcore: why limiting access to porn in Israel is a blow to freedom

Yes, viewing porn on the internet - and many other things - may soon become very difficult in Israel
Oct 31, 2016

DDoS attacks took down sites like Twitter and Spotify with IoT: Expect a repeat soon

This attack is the latest in a string of record breaking DDoS hacks that are only getting more vicious
Oct 23, 2016
Photo credit: Skyroam

Skyroam partners with Starwood to provide easy WiFi for travelers

This perk could make staying connected significantly cheaper on your next vacation
  Aug 14, 2016
WalkMe CEO Dan Adika. Photo credit: PR

Exclusive: Israeli WalkMe raises $50 million in Series E in march to IPO

WalkMe's latest round doubles their total funding raised to date and points to a charge at an IPO, which could emerge as early as this year
  May 31, 2016
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IT

Zerto in action. Photo credit: Zerto / Vimeo

Israeli disaster recovery startup Zerto scores $20M in Series E follow-on

Zerto is officially one of the fastest rising startups in Israel
Jun 21, 2016
Photo Credit: BigPanda

Israeli IT alert management platform BigPanda closes $21M Series B

For their clients, being able to handle this IT workload more efficiently can mean the difference between their business being up and running, or in the dark
May 18, 2016

Applause’s Alex Waldmann takes on challenges to mobile security with expert meetup in Tel Aviv

Three mobile security professionals walk into a bar: pro tips for building a more secure mobile app space
    May 03, 2016

Marketing

Inspired by a personal tragedy, this female founder offers college students a leg up in the workplace

Malaysian startup YouthsToday leverages corporate sponsorship to give students a better future
Jan 05, 2017
Using the Spott app to identify items on TV. Photo Credit: Appiness PR

Belgian Appiness connects viewers with their favorite shows and brands

Using their smart app and audio coding, this startup is exploring new ways to help brands engage with viewers, driving sales
  Dec 29, 2016

Israeli startup Dov-E uses ultrasonic sound waves to talk to your phone

This startup is navigating a new way for marketers to interact with customers, optimizing feedback and giving better, more secure service in a win-win for both sides
  Nov 28, 2016
Image Credit: Pixoneye screenshot

British-Israeli startup Pixoneye raises £2.4 million Series A

Their image analyzing technology could give marketers more insights than Facebook for smarter targeting
  Sep 29, 2016
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Media

Film crew by the beach with Nokia's Ozo. Photo Credit: PR

Escape the cold with Inception VR’s virtual tour of Tel Aviv

Feeling the freeze? This Israeli virtual reality content creation house wants to heat you up with a trip to the White City, all without leaving your couch
Jan 24, 2017
The Eye Tribe's founders. Photo credit: The Eye Tribe PR

Oculus buys Danish eye-tracking developer The Eye Tribe. But will it make VR mainstream?

This new addition could give Facebook’s virtual reality division a big leg up. But will it be enough to save them from the year of VR that wasn’t?
  Dec 30, 2016
Photo Credit: Infinity AR YouTube

Infinity AR leaves the public market, raising $18 million from Alibaba and Sun Corporation

This is a weird one. It's not often that a company leaves the stock market to return to being private. Augmented reality indeed
   Nov 01, 2016
Photo credit: Pornhub + BaDoink Free VR TV Ad / YouTube

Keep it hardcore: why limiting access to porn in Israel is a blow to freedom

Yes, viewing porn on the internet - and many other things - may soon become very difficult in Israel
Oct 31, 2016
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Mobile

Discover new professional connections in the wild with Causr

This British-made app helps users uncover new opportunities for cooperation with nearby professionals
Feb 27, 2017
Using the Spott app to identify items on TV. Photo Credit: Appiness PR

Belgian Appiness connects viewers with their favorite shows and brands

Using their smart app and audio coding, this startup is exploring new ways to help brands engage with viewers, driving sales
  Dec 29, 2016

Over 1 million Google accounts compromised in Android malware attack

If you are running Jelly Bean, Kit-Kat, or Lollipop, this could affect you. Use the free tool here to find out
Nov 30, 2016

Israeli startup Dov-E uses ultrasonic sound waves to talk to your phone

This startup is navigating a new way for marketers to interact with customers, optimizing feedback and giving better, more secure service in a win-win for both sides
  Nov 28, 2016
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News

This fintech startup is disrupting Korea’s banking sector, rewriting regulation

Korean mobile banking app maker Viva Republica lands $48 million Series C
Mar 12, 2017

Latest Wikileaks dump claims that the CIA successfully hacked encryption on Signal, Whatsapp, and Telegram for Android

This could be a big hit for encryption, affecting millions that depend on end-to-end encryption for sending private messages
Mar 07, 2017
Photo credit: Yissum

5 cannabis startups to watch now that Israel has passed decriminalization law

Here are a few ingenious companies that should spark your interest
  Mar 05, 2017

Fortscale closes Series B with $7 million for insider threat solution

This will see their user behavior analytics capabilities integrated across their range of offerings
Feb 28, 2017
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Robotics

3 drones commissioned by the Department of Defense you should know about

More than just Predators and Hellfires, the US military is developing drone programs that are changing the future of defense
6 days ago

Anti-aircraft guns open fire on drone in Tehran no-fly zone

Video posted to social media shows Iranian security forces attempting to blast a reported drone out of the air over the city. What is tech’s answer to the threat of [Read More...]
   Jan 17, 2017
Photo credit: DJI

ISIS is using DJI Phantom drones to drop bombs over Mosul

Iraqi forces succeeded in shooting down three airborne drones used by the Islamic State militants for launching deadly attacks with explosive payloads
Jan 15, 2017
Intuitive Robotics's Elli•Q. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Israeli Intuition Robotics unveils ‘Elli•Q’, your grandma’s new best friend

Finally, a startup that is decidedly not chasing after millennials
Jan 12, 2017
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Security

LastPass acknowledges vulnerability found by Google security researcher

Exploits are a matter of when, not if. The question is how you react when someone finds a flaw in your software
19 mins ago
Photo credit: DroneShield

3 anti-drone weapons being deployed now in the battle for Mosul that you should know about

The battlefield is going hi-tech. This is how soldiers in Iraq are countering the threat of drones
   23 hours ago

5 reasons why the new Department of Homeland Security rules on electronics are racist and ineffective, but mostly impractical

After the temporary defeat of the “Muslim ban,” the Trump Administration is keeping up the tempo of stupid policies that are likely to hurt US interests and [Read More...]
         6 days ago
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange squints in the sunlight as he prepares to speak from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy where he continues to seek asylum following an extradition request from Sweden in 2012, on February 5, 2016 in London, England. Photo credit: Carl Court/Getty Images Israel

5 reasons why Silicon Valley should reject Julian Assange and Wikileaks’s offer to help

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. There are some pretty good reasons not to trust Julian Assange
  Mar 16, 2017
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Social Media

Image Credit: Matrix

Unifying chat platform Matrix.org launches end-to-end encryption beta, securing conversations on multiple channels

This could have big implications for how you chat online, making life a little easier and more secure
Nov 22, 2016

Riot looks to launch a chat revolution with open platform

This new chat platform from Amdocs’ Vector Creations lets users connect across channels
   Sep 20, 2016

What are the opportunities and legal challenges in the bot economy?

As Facebook Messenger unleashes its legion of bots, we asked the experts what we should know about the emerging bot marketplace
  Jul 07, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg during his first Facebook Live broadcast. Photo credit: Facebook

Facebook is not your police force: Why expecting the social network to act as government informants is a really bad idea

Op-ed: Everybody is asking how we can impose some decency on the internet and stop incitement to violence. But this is why you should defend the right to be a jerk
  Jul 06, 2016
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Telecom

Photo credit: Skyroam

Skyroam partners with Starwood to provide easy WiFi for travelers

This perk could make staying connected significantly cheaper on your next vacation
  Aug 14, 2016
Photo Credit: CellMining

Israeli SON CellMining pulls in $5M for Series A

This self-organizing network solution provider wants to make customer experience data count for more
Dec 14, 2015

This Korean and Russian startup wants to revolutionize the cloud in developing countries

Curious how Cloudike could work up to 10X as fast as Dropbox in places like South Korea? Yes, there's very interesting telecom work being done outside the U.S.
  Aug 04, 2015

Transportation

Google's prototype self-driving car. Photo credit: Google

Are connected cars the next bubble in Israel?

Israeli startups are diving in head first into the connected car sector. Since when does Israel make cars?
Mar 05, 2017
Taxify co-founders Martin & Markus Villig. Photo Credit: Taxify

Estonian rideshare service Taxify is challenging Uber for growth in the Baltics

This popular Baltic rideshare app is planning global expansion with a better experience for riders and drivers
  Feb 10, 2017

Gett raises $100 million from Russia’s biggest bank

Already an investor in Uber, Sberbank doubles down on transportation with a major credit line in Gett
  Nov 30, 2016
Image Credit: Nexar

Israeli Nexar launches vehicle-to-vehicle network for safer driving

This could be the next step in connected vehicles before the rise of the autonomous car
  Nov 15, 2016
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Venture Capital

Frankfurt’s startup ecosystem challenges: Cracking the funding nut

This is how young companies are overcoming the bias against startups and getting funded
Mar 07, 2017

Pitango announces new $175 million early stage fund

Announcing their 7th fund, this wildly successful Israeli VC is already on its way to build a strong portfolio of early stage companies
Dec 13, 2016
Terra Lab. Source: Terra Venture Partners

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli impact startups from Terra Lab incubator raise $10M in follow-on funding

Can impact investing really make a difference while turning a profit?
May 29, 2016
Photo credit: State of Mind Ventures

Israeli VC State of Mind Ventures raises $75M first fund for early stage investments

They began raising for their fund in September of last year, setting the $75 million goal as the amount needed to get their vision off the ground
May 23, 2016
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Wearables

Photo Credit: HealthWatch

Israeli HealthWatch – inspired by founder’s father’s heart attack – receives $20M to enter China

This FDA-approved wearable tracks heart health, giving cardiac patients peace of mind
  Jan 04, 2017

Israeli Glide introduces fast capture video and chat for Apple Watch 

Love taking pictures yet never succeed to get your phone out in time? This could be a game changer 
Nov 13, 2016

Israeli fashion startup Zeekit raises $9 million Series A

What can 3D mapping technology for the Israeli Air Force do for fashion? This Israeli startup could change the way we shop for clothes
Sep 16, 2016

This Russian VR startup is building the next generation of full immersion experience

Interactive gaming has never felt so real. Still at an early stage, the world of VR gaming is getting off the couch and gearing up for action
Aug 10, 2016
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Women in tech

Inspired by a personal tragedy, this female founder offers college students a leg up in the workplace

Malaysian startup YouthsToday leverages corporate sponsorship to give students a better future
Jan 05, 2017

Israeli fashion startup Zeekit raises $9 million Series A

What can 3D mapping technology for the Israeli Air Force do for fashion? This Israeli startup could change the way we shop for clothes
Sep 16, 2016
Photo credit: 3 Million Club

This hybrid Israeli humanitarian startup is a lean, mean, child hunger fighting machine

Looking to reform the way aid reaches crisis zones, the 3 Million Club has opened an online store that delivers life-saving items directly to those most in need
Jun 12, 2016

Design

PTC partners with MassChallenge to support Jerusalem’s IoT, augmented reality startups

Can corporate sponsorship help nurture the IoT and augmented reality startup scene in Jerusalem?
Mar 29, 2016

MIXing it up with SodaStream

A bubbly visit to SodaStream’s Innovation Lab leads to delicious discoveries
Sep 15, 2015

Education

Scared about your kids using messaging apps? PLAYMessenger provides a safer experience

This messaging app wants to give kids their digital training wheels
Oct 08, 2015

Policy

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign press conference at the at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, DC on Monday March 21, 2016. Photo credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Israel

Will the Trump election jitters hit Israeli startups?

Like everyone around the world, Israeli startups are closely following Trump's soon-to-be presidency
Nov 10, 2016
Photo credit: Pornhub + BaDoink Free VR TV Ad / YouTube

Keep it hardcore: why limiting access to porn in Israel is a blow to freedom

Yes, viewing porn on the internet - and many other things - may soon become very difficult in Israel
Oct 31, 2016

Science

Israeli SuperMeat launches Indiegogo campaign to save the world with cultured chicken

This might be the way to stop climate change while still enjoying that sweet BBQ flavor, meet the vegans that want you to eat more meat
Jul 11, 2016

Beer Sheva’s DiACardio heart imaging solution pumps in $1.95M post-Seed

Israeli biomed company raises a mini round to pump their heart ultrasound tech into high gear
Mar 17, 2016

Space

Photo credit: Cynet

Israeli standalone cyber security startup Cynet raises $7M Series A

Since they began operations in 2015, they have only encountered 10 cases of false positives out of a total of 6,000 alerts issued - this might be the real deal
Feb 10, 2016

Finnish Entocube wants crickets to be your future crunch

Can this company change the way we eat and save the environment?
Dec 13, 2015