The latest from the Startup Nation: an impressive week of funding raised by Israeli startups; the Israeli humanitarian startup bringing tech into the aid space; Accel’s new Israeli-born VP that will give the firm a much more formal presence in Israel; and more…

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Israeli startups raise $237M in first week of June

skitch startup nation keyboardThere may be a slowdown in the high-tech sector worldwide, but Israeli startups are still going strong. In the first week of June alone, 13 Israeli startups raised an impressive $237 million. Learn more.

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This hybrid Israeli humanitarian startup is a lean, mean, child hunger fighting machine

3M ClubLooking to reform the way aid reaches crisis zones, the 3 Million Club has opened an online store that delivers life-saving items directly to those most in need. Learn more.

Accel appoints ex-FBer Nir Blumberger as Venture Partner to focus on Israel

Nir Blumberger NLVC firm Accel’s London office has appointed a new Venture Partner to focus on Israel. Israel-born Nir Blumberger has joined from Facebook, where he was a Corporate Development executive. Learn more.

Insights about tech and innovation in Israel from Robert Scoble

Robert-Scoble400x400Robert Scoble looks to the military in Israel as a source for not only the innovation, but the culture that it breeds with a tolerance of risk, getting things done in an efficient and creative manner, and going on to an entrepreneurial venture after the army service. Learn more.

Microsoft opens third research and development center in Israel

microsoft NLSoftware giant Microsoft has inaugurated a research and development center in the Galilee city of Nazareth, Israel, its third in the Startup Nation. Located in the heart of Nazareth, the new center is joining those in Herzliya and Haifa, which employ more than 1,000 people. Learn more.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

  • Israeli innovator makes folding laundry by hand a thing of the past (JPost)
  • Israeli startup nano dimension 3D prints human stem cells (NoCamels)
  • Autonomous cars herald new era for Israeli high-tech (Globes)
  • Next-gen Israeli agtech turns a rooftop into a farm (Israel21c)
  • Solarin presents $14,000 unhackable phone (ToI)

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