Big announcement! After months of planning and presenting, we are proud to share that Tnuva, OurCrowd, Finistere Ventures, and Tempo Beverages have together been chosen by the Israel Innovation Authority to operate the new FoodTech incubator in the north of Israel! We are excited to be part of this initiative to establish Israel as a world leader in the FoodTech arena. In other news, OurCrowd is partnering with NOAH Advisors to promote startup investments in Europe. Congratulations to our Toronto-based portfolio company Wave, acquired by one of the world’s largest tax preparation companies, H&R Block; big win for Canadian tech.


Pictured: Representatives from the FoodTech incubator consortium

Startup Nation and beyond

Insurance startup Lemonade expands into Europe with its launch in Germany.

Venture fund of ABN AMRO Bank takes stake in big data startup ThetaRay, after the bank used the company’s software to “stay ahead of threats, including detecting money laundering, human trafficking and terrorist financing.”

Yossi Boker, head of business development for the TSX/TSXV exchanges in Israel shares, “…if everything goes as planned, the list of Israeli companies on the TSX and the TSXV is going to increase significantly in the coming few weeks.” Toronto Stock Exchange woos firms as race for Israeli tech listings grows.

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Dr. Kira Radinsky can actually fix the world. At the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, eBay’s Chief Scientist and Director of Data Science disclosed how her desire to understand causality between world events led her to develop the ultimate AI data system. How can we use data to fix the world? (OurCrowd)

Kira Radinsky

Podcast: 10+1 Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur (Andreessen Horowitz)

“Since 1999, Amazon’s disruptive bravado has made ‘getting Amazoned’ a fear for executives in any sector the tech giant sets its sights on.” The 7 Industries Amazon Could Disrupt Next (CB Insights)

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