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Accelerators

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

ESA’s startup point man reveals the next big trends in space innovation

Speaking to Geektime at Slush 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, ESA BIC Director Frank Salzgeber is optimistic about a new kind of satellite future
Dec 07, 2016

IAG opens Hangar 51 accelerator to bring big data and digital services to the airline industry

Accepting applications through November 6, this 10-week London program is looking to cut out turbulence from the air travel industry
Oct 25, 2016
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Advertising

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Taboola acquires another Israeli startup, Commerce Sciences, to personalize news sites

Taboola has succeeded in creating relevant services to publishers, such as heightened analytics and now, website personalization tools. But will this be enough when [Read More...]
Jan 05, 2017

Vertex and Baidu give $22 million investment to machine learning startup Dynamic Yield

The round indicates investor demand for personalized advertising campaigns is growing
Dec 20, 2016

Accurate exposure: vBrand knows exactly how effective your campaign is

With vBrand’s solution, you can scan TV channels and social networks 24/7, and automatically detect every time a brand appears in a video clip or picture. This [Read More...]
Nov 21, 2016
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Big Data

Blockchain, digital music, and you: Bruno Guez of Revelator discusses the state of the industry with Geektime

Startups in the music industry face many hurdles to turn a profit, but can score successes with new tech
6 days ago
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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
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Consumer

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Design

In massive challenge to WordPress, Wix launches AI offering for automatic web design

Wix's new product will automate content updates and suggest changes to your website design based on industry and, later, what's popular in your local market
Jun 07, 2016
A concept picture of Nano Dimension's new 3D printer that creates stem cells. Photo credit: PR

An Israeli 3D printing startup announces move to print stem cells

In an unusual move Nano Dimension, an Israeli company called focused on printing electricity-conducting nano-material ink, is expanding into the biotech sector
May 31, 2016

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
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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
Logz.io combines AI and the ELK stack (screenshot)

Israeli AI analytics startup Logz.io reels in $16 million from OpenView and 83North

Logz.io combines machine learning with the ELK stack for its analytics platform. Among other things, they can analyze political sentiment on social media
Nov 15, 2016
Corrigon's image recognition and visual search technology was bought by eBay in 2016. Photo credit: corrigon.com

eBay to acquire Israeli startup Corrigon for reported $30 million

Corrigon's image recognition technology could make eBay searches a lot easier
Oct 06, 2016
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eCommerce

Visiting the new offices of Feedvisor, the engine helping Amazon sellers raise prices and still win the Buy Box

Feedvisor has doubled in size over the past year as repricing engines become indispensable on Amazon
Jan 14, 2017

Payoneer announces colossal $180 million financing round led by TCV

TCV has a strong record on late-stage investments and a healthy list of IPOs in its portfolio
Oct 05, 2016
Algorithms

The incremental approach to algorithm development

How designing your algorithms right can help you reach your KPIs
Oct 02, 2016
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Education

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Entrepreneurship

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The inside story of a founder who sold a startup

This is the first post of a five-part series written by Shay Rapaport, who sold a startup called Fireblade to StackPath
4 days ago

Blockchain, digital music, and you: Bruno Guez of Revelator discusses the state of the industry with Geektime

Startups in the music industry face many hurdles to turn a profit, but can score successes with new tech
6 days ago
Beijing Capital International Airport in China. Photo credit: Zhanyanguange CC BY SA 3.0

8 crucial things startups need to think about before doing business in China

After nearly 20 years of helping businesses succeed in the rough and tumble Chinese market, PTL Group’s Zvi Shalgo shares his tools and tips for making it out East
Jan 02, 2017
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Events

Insurtech expert says insurers ignored warnings about next generation of customer

With millennials in mind, Michael Niddam of the insurtech incubator Kamet says legacy insurers not only need to catch up with the technology, but the culture as well
Dec 13, 2016

ESA’s startup point man reveals the next big trends in space innovation

Speaking to Geektime at Slush 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, ESA BIC Director Frank Salzgeber is optimistic about a new kind of satellite future
Dec 07, 2016

OurCrowd expects 5,000 attendees from around the world at Jerusalem investor summit in February

Held for the third year running, the event is billed as the largest equity crowdfunding summit of its kind with 5,000 expected to attend
Dec 06, 2016
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FinTech

With TravelersBox, turn foreign change at airports into digital currency and iTunes credit

TravelersBox trades gift cards, e-cash, and iTunes credits for spare change
Jan 10, 2017

Insuretech startup Lemonade files for licenses in 46 US states

After taking off in New York, this is a big step for the Israeli startup that is looking to reshape the insurance industry
Dec 22, 2016
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Israeli EverCompliant raises $9.5 million as it goes global

'Tis the season for transaction laundering, and the SaaS platforms to defeat it
Dec 15, 2016
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Gaming

Casual Connect teaches us how to developing a winning game

Last month’s Casual Connect conference dealt with casual and mobile games. Our visit to the conference taught us important lessons about how to get games to the top of [Read More...]
Nov 27, 2016
Me, Ella, And and an iPhone. Photo credit: Ilil ben-shalom

The gamer I’ve become after becoming a mom

For me, the change is nothing short of monumental
Sep 23, 2016
From PVPchallenge's commercial, showing how esports players can win money while battling each other online. Photo credit: PVPchallenge / YouTube

Israeli PVPchallenge lets gamers play esports and bet on the outcomes

Esports platform PVPchallenge encourages players to "put their money where their game is"
Sep 01, 2016
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Greentech

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Hardware

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?
3 days ago
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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 self-driving car startup Oryx raises $17 million Series A for non-LiDAR depth-sensing technology

Move over LiDAR, because Oryx is using nano-sized electro-optic antennas to sense objects at distances as great as 150 meters away
Oct 19, 2016
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Health

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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

The global state of eHealth: emerging trends and regulatory developments

What developments are shaping the interactions between technology and health? A look at how the rapidly growing E-Health space is advancing human welfare
Jan 01, 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
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Industry

Cannabis for sale

Report: cannabis startups did not see as much green as you would think in 2016

It's a budding industry, but there was no bumper crop in 2016
Jan 08, 2017

Earny will now offer automatic refund feature to Citibank and Chase card users

Dec 21, 2016

Aperio Systems Wins Enel’s Cyber Security Hackathon

European energy cos are looking to Israel for innovation and ground breaking solutions
Dec 13, 2016
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Innovation

Bringing the world to the Startup Nation: Israel’s new Innovation Visa

Being the Startup Nation is one of Israel's greatest assets. The introduction of Israel's innovation visa looks to share it with the world
Dec 29, 2016
MARCH 03: Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus), Vespertilionidae. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Is Google Translate for bats on the way?

Holy machine learning, Batman
Dec 28, 2016
Microsoft Director of Strategic Investments, Limor Lahiani, speaks at Geektime's Techfest in November 2016. Photo credit: Geektime

Microsoft’s innovation czar: we’re moving from ‘information age’ to ‘intelligence age’

Microsoft's director of strategic engagements shows off company's work applying NLP to genetics and other issues impacting humanity
Dec 24, 2016
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Internet

Satellite startup SatixFy picks up $25 million round led by China-Israel venture fund Catalyst CEL

The company showcases both Israel's chip-making power and its communications acumen
Nov 01, 2016
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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

WordPress attacks Wix, and Wix strikes back

When WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg accused Wix of copying WordPress “without attribution, credit, or following the license,” Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami quickly shot [Read More...]
Oct 31, 2016
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IoT

Securing the future of the smart home

Without taking the proper steps to build a secure smart home environment, we leave the public at risk. So is 2017 the year that we take security seriously?
6 days ago
Dojo. Photo Credit: BullGuard

BullGuard bringing Dojo smart home IoT security suite to US in April

Having acquired Dojo-Labs in 2016, BullGuard is now ready to release the finished product in 2017
Jan 13, 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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IT

Israeli startup Sealights raises huge $11 million first funding round

Israeli continuous testing startup Sealights raises an impressive first funding round of $11 million. The co-founders have sold two other startups as well
Nov 15, 2016

Applause raises $35 million Series F funding round with money from Credit Suisse and Accenture

The money will supplement the company's gigantic 250,000-strong software testing network
Sep 14, 2016

Enterprise file services platform CTERA picks up $25 million

More funding from Bessemer Venture Partners for Israeli cloud platform CTERA
Sep 13, 2016
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Lists

Beijing Capital International Airport in China. Photo credit: Zhanyanguange CC BY SA 3.0

8 crucial things startups need to think about before doing business in China

After nearly 20 years of helping businesses succeed in the rough and tumble Chinese market, PTL Group’s Zvi Shalgo shares his tools and tips for making it out East
Jan 02, 2017
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 03: A man hold a wallet, filled with Dollar bills on June 03, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. Photo credit: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Israel

9 insurance tech startups paving the way for Silicon Valley’s next big boom

2016 has been the year of insurtech, and there's no reason to think 2017 won't be any different
Dec 14, 2016
Screenshot from True Caller video on the Google Play Store. Photo credit: Google Play Store

3 apps that allow your friends to violate your privacy

Even if you keep your information private, your friends may be giving it away through Caller ID and other apps. This is how you can protect yourself
Oct 12, 2016
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Marketing

Analytics startup AppsFlyer raises $56 million from Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Telekom

CEO Oren Kaniel tells Geektime online marketing still needs a better way to measure return on investment, and claims his company can give it to them
5 days ago
Richard Branson goes kitesurfing with three girls hanging off of him, because it's his hobby. Photo credit: Richard Branson

5 things a new startup can do to get a journalist’s attention

Small startups crave attention to get noticed by potential customers and investors, but miss doing simple things to get on a journalist's schedule
Dec 23, 2016
Attendees look at smartphones whilst relaxing on bean bags during the Dmexco digital marketing conference in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Photo credit: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

5 tools every marketer should have to boost mobile traffic

To take advantage of increasing traffic from mobile devices, here are some marketing tools that you should check out
Dec 12, 2016
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Media

Blockchain, digital music, and you: Bruno Guez of Revelator discusses the state of the industry with Geektime

Startups in the music industry face many hurdles to turn a profit, but can score successes with new tech
6 days ago
Taboola's homepage. Photo credit: Taboola

Taboola acquires another Israeli startup, Commerce Sciences, to personalize news sites

Taboola has succeeded in creating relevant services to publishers, such as heightened analytics and now, website personalization tools. But will this be enough when [Read More...]
Jan 05, 2017
Richard Branson goes kitesurfing with three girls hanging off of him, because it's his hobby. Photo credit: Richard Branson

5 things a new startup can do to get a journalist’s attention

Small startups crave attention to get noticed by potential customers and investors, but miss doing simple things to get on a journalist's schedule
Dec 23, 2016
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Mobile

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Huawei reportedly acquires Israeli startup Hexatier for $42 million

This would be Huawei's second acquisition of an Israeli company in three weeks
Dec 27, 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

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?
3 days ago

Analytics startup AppsFlyer raises $56 million from Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Telekom

CEO Oren Kaniel tells Geektime online marketing still needs a better way to measure return on investment, and claims his company can give it to them
5 days ago
In a Facebook chat, the Times of Israel reports that this screenshot shows a Hamas hacker posing as an attractive girl. The hacker then tells an IDF soldier to download a ‘Trojan horse’ program to control his smartphone. Image credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Hamas used pictures of hot women to hack Israeli soldiers’ phones

Israeli soldiers fall for catfishing phone hack
Jan 11, 2017
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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
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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
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 25: Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano delivers a speech during a press conference after the IAEA Board meeting held at the United Nations Vienna Office in Vienna, Austria on August 25, 2015. Photo credit: Hasan Tosun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Israel

A nuclear power plant was the victim of a cyber attack. How vulnerable is our energy grid?

A smart grid is a liability if it isn't secured properly against intruders. Here, we analyze how suscepticle to cyber attacks our energy infrastructure is
Oct 11, 2016
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Robotics

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

Israeli Caja competes with Amazon’s robots

Caja Systems has made the startling realization that the public likes buying online and wants to make getting your items out of the warehouse even easier
Nov 21, 2016

eBay’s Kira Radinsky says future of medical discoveries is in hands of the machines

eBay Director of Data Science Kira Radinsky opened Israel's largest-ever developer conference with an illustration of big data predictions' power
Nov 20, 2016
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Science

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For theoretical physicists, extra dimensions are not such ‘Stranger Things’

Ofri Telem, a Ph.D. candidate in theoretical physics at Cornell, explains how we could find extra dimensions in laymen's terms
Dec 31, 2016
MARCH 03: Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus), Vespertilionidae. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Is Google Translate for bats on the way?

Holy machine learning, Batman
Dec 28, 2016

Israeli startup Beyond Verbal and Mayo Clinic find link between voice characteristics and heart disease

Beyond Verbal started by analyzing emotional metrics of customers for marketers, but their expansion into healthcare has enormous promise
Nov 14, 2016
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Security

Securing the future of the smart home

Without taking the proper steps to build a secure smart home environment, we leave the public at risk. So is 2017 the year that we take security seriously?
6 days ago
Dojo. Photo Credit: BullGuard

BullGuard bringing Dojo smart home IoT security suite to US in April

Having acquired Dojo-Labs in 2016, BullGuard is now ready to release the finished product in 2017
Jan 13, 2017
In a Facebook chat, the Times of Israel reports that this screenshot shows a Hamas hacker posing as an attractive girl. The hacker then tells an IDF soldier to download a ‘Trojan horse’ program to control his smartphone. Image credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Hamas used pictures of hot women to hack Israeli soldiers’ phones

Israeli soldiers fall for catfishing phone hack
Jan 11, 2017
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Social Media

Snapchat reportedly buys Israeli AR startup Cimagine for $30-$40 million

It would be the first big move by Snapchat in Israel, as well as its ninth acquisition
Dec 25, 2016

Israeli automated video startup Wochit grabs $13 million led by Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 and Singapore Press Holdings

Wochit has negotiated agreements with nearly a dozen content providers to create videos almost automatically but letting anyone to learn to video-edit quickly
Oct 27, 2016
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Israeli HearMeOut anticipates fruitful November IPO on Australian Stock Exchange

Since 2015, the Australian and Israeli governments have been developing further ICT cooperation and HearMeOut will be a beneficiary of that investment climate
Oct 21, 2016
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Space

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Telecom

Satellite startup SatixFy picks up $25 million round led by China-Israel venture fund Catalyst CEL

The company showcases both Israel's chip-making power and its communications acumen
Nov 01, 2016
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Exit: Broadcom purchases Israeli MagnaCom for $50 million

Broadband communication giant Broadcom purchased Israeli startup MagnaCom, which develops 5th generation cellular communication technology, for $50 million
May 17, 2016
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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
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Transportation

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

Panel says to speed up autonomous car adoption, give vehicles room to perfect themselves

A host of changes to the economy and society are on their way because of autonomous cars, but the timeline is pitted with potholes from regulation and adoption reluctance
Nov 22, 2016
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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

Microsoft Director of Strategic Investments, Limor Lahiani, speaks at Geektime's Techfest in November 2016. Photo credit: Geektime

Microsoft’s innovation czar: we’re moving from ‘information age’ to ‘intelligence age’

Microsoft's director of strategic engagements shows off company's work applying NLP to genetics and other issues impacting humanity
Dec 24, 2016

Square Peg’s Dan Krasnostein sees the seeds of tenacity in its Israel operations

More than half of the Australian firm's investments are tied up in Israel, but they are looking globally
Dec 22, 2016

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
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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

First time in Israel: Try Microsoft’s HoloLens at Geektime Developers’ Conference

One of the most intriguing products in technology today will make its debut in Israel at the Geektime Developers’ Conference. This is your chance to put your hands on [Read More...]
Nov 14, 2016

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
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Women in tech

Me, Ella, And and an iPhone. Photo credit: Ilil ben-shalom

The gamer I’ve become after becoming a mom

For me, the change is nothing short of monumental
Sep 23, 2016
Mobilize CEO and Co-founder Sharon Savariego, one of Israel's rising women entrepreneurs. Photo credit: PR

Israeli group communications startup Mobilize raises $6.5 million Series A, tackles Slack

CEO Sharon Savariego and CTO Arthur Vainer have built Mobilize to help companies communicate with external groups and individuals. But can it fare against Slack and [Read More...]
Sep 21, 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
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