Chief-Geek at GeekTime. An Entrepreneur at heart with technology running in his veins. Yaniv has been writing about and analyzing the Israeli and European startup and technology scene for the past 5 years and his favorite hobby is finding complicated solutions to very simple problems.

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This Israeli company managed to IPO, double its valuation and cross the $1B mark, and that was just on Friday

Israel created another billion dollar company this past Friday right under the noses of the hi-tech and investment worlds
Mar 02, 2014

uTest raises $43M and changes name to Applause

uTest raises $43M and changes name to Applause to reflect the company’s expanded operational purview
Jan 14, 2014

Geektime and Intel team up for the first Perceptual Computing Hackathon in Israel

Israel's first Hackathon event on Perceptual Computing will be held next month: Awards include Ultrabooks, Tablets and an all expense paid trip to Silicon Valley with [Read More...]
Jun 04, 2013


Exclusive: Facebook integrates WhatsApp into Facebook for Android

Though it took Facebook a little over a year, we just got a glimpse of what the company's first integration with WhatsApp will look like
Apr 04, 2015
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EXCLUSIVE: Israeli Sirin raises $25M, hires top designer to build priciest phone ever

Can an Israeli startup build the next big smartphone? Will $25M, Karim Rashid, and an approximately $10K price tag lure enough high-end customers?
Oct 10, 2014

Samsung in talks to acquire Israeli Indoor Navigation startup Shopcloud for $80-90M

The Israeli startup that created Inside, an indoor navigation tool, may have a $90M exit even though it has yet to officially launch its product
Apr 02, 2014

Israeli Startup Mobli goes to war over China; Enlists Tencent Co-Founder, Vic Lee, to help

Chinese Internet mogul Vic Lee will be joining multi-billionaire Carlos Slim and Kazakh businessman Kegnes Rakishev to help Mobli take on the Chinese market. But is that [Read More...]
  Mar 14, 2014
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Oracle buys Israeli startup Ravello Systems for $500M

This is an enormous Israeli acquisition and the fourth exit for serial entrepreneurs Rami Tamir and Benny Schnaider
Feb 23, 2016

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Israeli startup Mobli to be the first company traded in the new NASDAQ private market

Days after announcing the launch of their private market, word is out a few promising companies are already signed to start trading.
Mar 07, 2014