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Accelerators

Cologne Mayor tours Tel Aviv, prepares groundwork for startup and entrepreneur exchange

Germany's fourth-largest city wants to borrow a bit from Tel Aviv, and maybe recruit some new residents along the way
2 days ago

Honda and Volvo open smart car accelerator DRIVE in Tel Aviv, showing Israel is battlefield in self-driving race

Smart mobility testing centers are popping up around the world, but DRIVE's backers will have to be intimately involved to get a leg up on the competition
Feb 15, 2017

Jerusalem’s OurCrowd strikes agreement with Berlin sports accelerator leAD to bring Israeli startups to Germany

OurCrowd will guide Israeli startups to the new 'sportstech' program in Germany, whose next cohort will get started in fall 2017
Feb 13, 2017
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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

10 startups pioneering the new field of emotional analytics

This field will have profound effects on the way companies write TV shows, design computers, and analyze spoken language
4 days ago

CrediFi scores $13 million from Liberty Israel, Battery Ventures to compete with other real estate startups

Intel on the commercial real estate market is a lucrative business that has attracted big name investors like 500 Startups and Bain Capital
Feb 13, 2017

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
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Consumer

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Design

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Development

Want to become a developer? Here’s what you really need to do

Sure the money can be good, but is it really right for you?
7 days ago

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
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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

The inside story of a founder who sold a startup: Selling the company

Finally making the sale and the roller coaster that preceded it
Feb 16, 2017
Young woman explaining business strategy Photo Credit: Portra Images / Getty Images Israel

The inside story of a founder who sold a startup: Part IV – The Board and shareholders

For folks who started companies because they wanted to be their own boss, they can get a rude wakeup call from the necessity of having a board - which is their boss. [Read More...]
Feb 09, 2017
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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

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Here were the winners of Geektime’s Geek Awards 2017, the best of Israel’s startup scene

Thousands of entrepreneurs, engineers, and investors voted in Geektime’s annual effort to recognize Israel's most influential startup leaders
Jan 26, 2017

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
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FinTech

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The sales call was very successful: Chorus.ai raises $16 million more

The Israeli startup has developed an AI-based system for sales talks that provides managers with quick insights into sales calls and sales team performances
Feb 08, 2017

Earnix raises $13.5 million to drive new predictive analytics fintech solutions

This company highlights the importance of using Big Data to drive business decisions
Jan 30, 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
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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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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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As Australia aims to strengthen its agriculture, business leaders visit Israel

The Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce's recent Agrifood mission to Israel is reflective of a wider Australian effort to shift from mining to agriculture
Dec 17, 2016

Air quality startup Breezometer refreshes with cool, crisp $3 million

The round comes after a storied 2.5 years of building that included presentations to the White House and the UN
Dec 14, 2016
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Hardware

Intuitive Robotics's ElliQ. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Should your hardware startup invest in PR?

These four tips can help you decide
Jan 28, 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
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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
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Health

Meet the Jerusalem mother whose startup will help parents of kids with rare conditions navigate the health system

Navigating the health care system is a nightmare for parents whose kids have rare conditions. One mother has decided to do something about it
Feb 15, 2017
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Laminate raises $8 million to ensure proper blood flow during dialysis

Israeli company Laminate wants to prevent unnecessary treatments with a special device fitted on the vein that ensures flow of blood during dialysis is right amount
Feb 08, 2017
Israel's private hospital network Assuta seeks to press its advantage by investing in the local tech scene — from apps to monitoring — for its facilities' benefit. Photo Credit: Gedalyah Reback / Geektime

Offering ICUs a way to detect rapid deterioration in patients before it happens, startup Intensix raises $8.3 million

Israel-based Intensix's software tries to anticipate changes in a patient's condition before they happen
Feb 08, 2017
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Industry

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
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
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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

Israeli IoT startup Nurego gets swallowed up by General Electric

Nurego has helped power GE's industrial IoT operating system Predix for the last two years
Feb 09, 2017

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?
Jan 16, 2017
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
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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

10 startups pioneering the new field of emotional analytics

This field will have profound effects on the way companies write TV shows, design computers, and analyze spoken language
4 days ago
Intuitive Robotics's ElliQ. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Should your hardware startup invest in PR?

These four tips can help you decide
Jan 28, 2017
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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Marketing

Promoted content wars: Outbrain vs Facebook

Content is king, but who reigns supreme when it comes to getting real reader engagement?
Jan 31, 2017
Intuitive Robotics's ElliQ. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Should your hardware startup invest in PR?

These four tips can help you decide
Jan 28, 2017

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
Jan 17, 2017
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Media

Israeli Minute Media, owner of 90min, grabs $15 million investment from ProSieben and Qumra

This is the third straight year the company has raised a $15 million round
Feb 14, 2017
Rounds' Co-founders Dany Fishel and Ilan Leibovich. Photo credit: Tomer Foltyn

Israeli video chatting pioneer Rounds just got bought by Kik

Kik is also using the acquisition of Rounds, which allows up to 12 people to video chat on mobile at once, to open an R&D center in Israel
Jan 26, 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
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Mobile

4 need to know tips for building your UX/UI on mobile

Things can get tricky when you have loads of data to present on a mobile platform. Here are a few tips to make your UX/UI designing experience a little easier
Feb 01, 2017
Rounds' Co-founders Dany Fishel and Ilan Leibovich. Photo credit: Tomer Foltyn

Israeli video chatting pioneer Rounds just got bought by Kik

Kik is also using the acquisition of Rounds, which allows up to 12 people to video chat on mobile at once, to open an R&D center in Israel
Jan 26, 2017
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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
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News

Jerusalem’s OurCrowd gets millions from Taiwan’s SCSB to expand platform to Taipei

Asia director Denes Ban says OurCrowd is determined to bring more investors to Israel and Israeli investors to developing ecosystems around the world
7 days ago

Israeli Minute Media, owner of 90min, grabs $15 million investment from ProSieben and Qumra

This is the third straight year the company has raised a $15 million round
Feb 14, 2017

From Israel to Cary: Salesforce leads $20 million investment in North Carolina ’employee service’ company Samanage

Building better connections between departments and IT desks, Doron Gordon's company is both an example of strong apps getting funding from Salesforce and the technology [Read More...]
Feb 14, 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

Avi Yaron, founder and CEO Visionsense and now Joy Ventures has gone through three brain surgeries, leading to his invention of a new kind of surgical camera (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images Israel)

Beyond brain surgery: Israel’s newest VC JOY Ventures raises $50 million fund for ‘neuro-wellness’ startups

Startups developing neurotechnology linked to preventative medicine and better living will be the main focus of the company
Feb 07, 2017
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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
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Security

Israeli threat intelligence startup IntSights uncovers $15 million in Series B funding

This startup’s technology could end up putting most analysts out of a job, seeking out threats on a much bigger scale
Feb 13, 2017

Radware buys out cyber security startup Seculert for data center solution

In an all Israeli cyber acquisition, Radware picks up machine learning technology
Jan 31, 2017

SentinelOne, Ashton Kutcher-backed Israeli cyber security startup, raises $70 million

The malware and endpoint protection markets are heating up as companies look to dump oldschool antivirus software
Jan 25, 2017
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Social Media

Signage is displayed outside Facebook Inc. headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Facebook Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on February 1. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Facebook Lite launching in four more countries, including South Korea, Israel

Facebook Lite, the social media platform's barebones version for low speed internet, is one of its fastest growing offerings
Feb 08, 2017

This startup’s timelines create interactive infographics in the middle of your articles

If you're looking to divorce your website from the 'You Might Also Like' bar at the bottom of the page, this embedded feature might be the content marketer's ticket to [Read More...]
Jan 22, 2017

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
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Space

Dropping SpaceX, Israel’s SpacePharma launches bio-testing nanosatellite into orbit with help from India’s ISRO

After a year of SpaceX delays, the pioneering cube satellite hitched a ride with India's ISRO
4 days ago

Israel’s Ben Gurion University, UAE’s American University of Sharjah to launch school-owned nanosatellites on same Indian rocket

They will be two of the 104 small satellites that will be on the PSLV-C37 mission to be launched from India on Wednesday
Feb 13, 2017

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
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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

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Venture Capital

Jerusalem’s OurCrowd gets millions from Taiwan’s SCSB to expand platform to Taipei

Asia director Denes Ban says OurCrowd is determined to bring more investors to Israel and Israeli investors to developing ecosystems around the world
7 days ago
Avi Yaron, founder and CEO Visionsense and now Joy Ventures has gone through three brain surgeries, leading to his invention of a new kind of surgical camera (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images Israel)

Beyond brain surgery: Israel’s newest VC JOY Ventures raises $50 million fund for ‘neuro-wellness’ startups

Startups developing neurotechnology linked to preventative medicine and better living will be the main focus of the company
Feb 07, 2017

Geektime’s Israel Annual Report 2016 shows startups beginning to slump

By the second half of 2016, the Startup Nation suffered from the Silicon Valley drop. Read Geektime’s comprehensive report to find out how Israel can bounce back
Jan 27, 2017
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Wearables

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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

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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