This deluge of leads coming in to real estate agencies across the country from online sources is the inspiration for Agentology, a new startup that just raised $12 million in a round led by Defy.vc. Read more on TechCrunch here.
On Monday, it said it would acquire the bike-share company Jump, in a deal worth $200 million. Read more on WIRED here.
Israeli global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd had two portfolio exits announced earlier this week bringing its total number of exits to 20 in five years. Read more on Globes here.
US footwear and clothing giant NIKE Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced last night that it has acquired Israeli computer vision company Invertex Ltd. to strengthen its digital technology platforms. Read more on Globes here.
The deal for Jump Bikes, recognizable by its bulky red bicycles with large baskets, gives Uber access to customers in Washington and San Francisco, where the startup has a few hundred bikes available to rent in increments of 30 minutes for $2. Read more on The Wall Street Journal here.
JUMP’s decision to sell to Uber came down to the ability to realize the bike-share company’s vision at a large scale, and quickly, JUMP CEO Ryan Rzepecki told TechCrunch over the phone. Read more on TechCrunch here.
Today, Cyber 2 Automotive Security (C2a) has announced that its patented Stamper technology — which protects the connected car from cyber threats — is now being made available to auto manufacturers and suppliers worldwide through a royalty-free license. Read more on VentureBeat here.
Security firm BioCatch provides tools for companies to learn employees’ digital behavior and identify when an unauthorized person is trying to access information. Read more on CNNMoney here.
While major technology and car companies are teaching cars to drive themselves, Phantom Auto is working on remote control systems, often referred to as teleoperation, that many see as a necessary safety feature for the autonomous cars of the future. Read more on The New York Times here.
To see what the world looks like from behind the handlebars, WSJ’s David Pierce takes an Uber Bike for a spin around San Francisco. Watch the video on The Wall Street Journal here.