Aviva Gat

Olah Chadasha and former finance reporter from New York City. Gat is a writer, runner and traveler who came to Israel for the good food and weather. She writes for Geektime’s English and global desk.

a geek since Mar 2014


Microsoft, Akamai, JVP looking for cybersecurity startups for new Tel Aviv accelerator

The three companies announced a partnership for a new acceleration program for cybersecurity startups. JVP said it will give one participant $1M
Jul 30, 2014

Singapore accelerator Fatfish to start trading stock on the ASX Tuesday

The internet ventures accelerator raised AUD$3.45M for its IPO, which will launch Tuesday. Shares will trade for AUD$0.20 and fund future investments
  Jul 21, 2014

Swarm launches cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform

The Palo Alto startup is crowdfunding itself on its platform and is seeking to raise 4,500 Bitcoin. It will announce its first three projects in July
Jun 24, 2014

Rockstart Accelerator presents its Web and Mobile class of startups, which is its most productive class yet

The Amsterdam-based accelerator's class has some pretty fast growing startups, one of which has already garnered acquisition interest and others that have signed some [Read More...]
Jun 15, 2014
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Online shopping can be social, says Whichit and other new apps

Israeli startup Whichit is a social network for online shopping that allows users to seek opinions from their friends. It will launch in the U.K. on July 9
Jul 03, 2014

Fitbay helps you buy the right size online and just completed its own shopping success

The Copenhagen startup is an online shopping service that makes recommendations based on body shape and style. It recently received a $2M investment and is ready to go [Read More...]
Jun 24, 2014

JANVEST invests in SeatID, a company that allows users to choose who they sit next to on flights

The investment group that focuses on investing in the Israeli technology market announced that SeatID has become its ninth portfolio company
Jun 01, 2014

10sec raises 160M yen for its Instagram ecommerce site that will launch this month

The Tokyo startup received an investment from CyberAgent for its app that allows users to sell items over Instagram
May 11, 2014
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Wonderblox is an iPad game that uses real ABC blocks to help kids learn to spell

Israeli startup Stui is looking to raise $50,000 to manufacture its game that includes an app, real wood ABC blocks and a playset with a mirror so tablet's camera can [Read More...]
Jun 26, 2014

Indian Foradian Technologies raises $2M to build its education management software

The Bangalore startup is looking to market its software globally and become a billion dollar company by 2020
May 01, 2014

Bienvenue to Sulantra’s new language course that will teach you how to say “more slowly please”

The Japan-based language learning platform added French as its 13th language. The platform focuses on getting users into "survival mode" with all the phrases new [Read More...]
Apr 17, 2014

What’s missing in the Indian education system? Several edtech startups receive funding to fill the gaps

Function Space, Skyfi Labs and Everest Edusys are just three Indian edtech startups that have received funding to fill a gap for what's missing in the country's [Read More...]
Apr 17, 2014
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Raising $204k on Kickstarter was just the warm up for tado°

The Munich intelligent climate control company received a €10M investment just one month after a successful crowdfunding campaign for its new cooling product
Jul 17, 2014

The world’s largest pair of towers will be 1km high, filter air pollution and house the tallest kaleidoscope

A U.K. architecture firm is looking to build the Phoenix Towers in China, which will be energy self sufficient, clean pollution, and mostly look really awesome
  Jul 15, 2014

British performer raises £50k to turn percussion into power in Africa

Sudha Kheterpal, the percussionist for British electronica band Faithless, reached her Kickstarter goal with less than a day to go and now wants to bring 1,000 devices [Read More...]
  Jul 09, 2014

Roman Abramovich invests $2M in Israeli AcousticEye

The Israeli company is the developer of a system to test pipelines through sounds, acoustics and ultrasound. They latest investment brings its funding to $15M
Jul 03, 2014
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Groove: a motivational fitness tracker/smartwatch that needs its own boost

Groove Tech is looking for $200k on Indiegogo, but have crowdfunding sites seen enough fitness trackers and smartwatches?
Jul 30, 2014

A hitchhiking robot is looking to make its way away across Canada

hitchBOT on July 27 started its journey across Canada one ride at a time. Drivers who pick up the robot can ask it questions and have conversations, but be easy, it just [Read More...]
Jul 29, 2014

Google launches $1M competition to create a laptop-sized power inverter

The Little Box Challenge is looking for teams that can make small, efficient power inverters to revolutionize electricity. The team with the best device wins $1M
Jul 28, 2014

Sleep tracker Sense is almost at 1,000% of its Kickstarter goal with no stretch goals in sight

The Sense tracks conditions in your bedroom and you movements to tell you how your environment affects sleep. Just a few days into its campaign its raised almost $1M
Jul 27, 2014
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Atox Bio gets $23M for its treatment for flesh eating bacteria

The Israeli biotech company next year with start its late stage clinical trial of its therapy that modulates the immune system's response to the bacteria rather than [Read More...]
Jul 27, 2014

Alvio: a breath-based game controller that can help kids with asthma

Founded by an Israeli entrepreneur, QoL Devices has created a tool that helps make monitoring asthma fun. While it has yet to win FDA approval, it is already making [Read More...]
Jun 27, 2014

Dune Medical raised $21M to get its breast cancer detector into the hands of more doctors

The Israeli company announces an equity investment that it will use to market its system that can detect cancer in excised tissue in real time
Jun 26, 2014

Kitchenbug bites into $1M investment for its recipe collection platform

The Israeli recipe collection platform analyzes nutritional and dietary information to tell users whether a recipe will help them lose weight, build muscle, or just [Read More...]
Jun 22, 2014
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OKcupid: We Experiment on people too! And if you use the internet, you agree to being a lab rat

Last month Facebook got a lot of backlash for an experiment it conducted to test people's emotions. OKcupid unapologetically said it experiments too, and that's OK
Jul 31, 2014

Indiegogo launches iPhone app, but what took so long?

Indiegogo releases its first app after six years of crowdfunding. Having hosted almost 200,000 campaigns, it seems odd that until now it was only on the web
Jul 31, 2014

Pinterest buys Spanish startup that said it has improved on its platform

Icebergs allows people to save items like Pinterest does, but it also allows users to upload and create files. It will shutdown Sept. 1 due to its acquisition
Jul 31, 2014

Marinanow is like the Airbnb for boats and raised €370k to explore an uncharted market

The Italian startup received an investment that it will use to advertise and expand its boat and berth booking service worldwide
Jul 29, 2014
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AOL to acquire Convertro for $101M to integrate its advertising tool with its own ONE

The Media giant will purchase Convertro in a cash and equity deal. Converto is the maker of attribution technology that helps marketers allocate funds to successful [Read More...]
May 07, 2014

Bulgarian-based Flipps raises $2.4M to expand the library on its video streaming platform

Flipps received an investment and reached 10 million users for its app that allows users to stream videos from smartphones on to TVs
May 04, 2014

Kaltura acquires Israeli Tvinci making it one of the biggest OTT TV platforms

New York-based Kaltura acquires Tvinci just months after it had raised $47 million to grow its company and further develop its product
May 04, 2014

Venture Capital

Israeli cyber security and big data startup ThetaRay raises $10M

ThetaRay is looking to open up its U.S. headquarters and spread globally its product, which is based on 10 years of academic research
Jul 30, 2014

Marinanow is like the Airbnb for boats and raised €370k to explore an uncharted market

The Italian startup received an investment that it will use to advertise and expand its boat and berth booking service worldwide
Jul 29, 2014

Israeli Intigua raises $10M for its systems management-as-a-service product

Intel led the new investment for the IT management company, bringing its total investments to $21M. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund also [Read More...]
Jul 27, 2014

Reservation platform Quandoo gets a fourth course of funding

The Berlin-based startup is looking to compete with OpenTable to become the largest online reservation platform. Its recipe for success includes $25M in new funding
Jul 24, 2014
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Put on these shoes and you’ll know exactly where you’ll end up

Indian startup Ducere Technologies has created a new wearable: a shoe that uses vibrations to give directions, reminders and can help visually impaired people interact [Read More...]
Jul 28, 2014

Instead of taking a Selfie, NewViewWear lets you show your own perspective (No duck faces please)

The wearable, which is a tiny camera tucked in a t-shirt, lets you record your life. It is looking for $100k on Indiegogo to fund the project
May 29, 2014

Wearable tech for runners: MilestonePod can track your mileage and hopefully keep you injury-free

The Israeli startup designed a device that fits on a shoe to provide data to runners and retailers. It is now looking for an investment to continue growing and [Read More...]
May 20, 2014

Smash: a new wearable just for tennis

A Melbourne, Australia, startup has designed a new wristband that tracks movements dealing with tennis. Smash will look to score more than a little love at a Kickstarter [Read More...]
May 19, 2014
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Big Data

Israeli cyber security and big data startup ThetaRay raises $10M

ThetaRay is looking to open up its U.S. headquarters and spread globally its product, which is based on 10 years of academic research
Jul 30, 2014


Wix launches new tool for creating newsletters

The Israeli website design platform beta releases Wix ShoutOut, which allows users to create newsletters and more right from the Wix dashboard
Jul 09, 2014

Taking Presentation design to a professional level

The presentation design platform recently ended its beta mode and launched many new features that can enhance the user's experience
May 02, 2014


Nitrous.IO gets $6.65M and promises big announcements in the coming months

The Singapore web development platform raised Series A financing that it will use to grow its team and continue with R&D efforts
Mar 19, 2014