Israel received a visit from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg this week, where she launched Facebook’s “Playground”, a “new hub for startups and entrepreneurs in Israel to build connections, develop skills, and foster innovation.”

Israel’s Defense Ministry also announced the launch of an innovation hub aimed at fostering security-related technologies and strengthening the relationship between the country’s civilian and defense markets.

In recent acquisition news, Salesforce buys the Israeli field service software company Clicksoftware for $1.35B.

Startup Nation and beyond

Israel – from Startup Nation to FoodTech Nation? See it in CTech. FoodTech is a hot topic now, as the United Nations warns: Climate change threatens the world’s food supply.

Meet ClimaCell’s new weather app – alerting you when it’s about to rain, down to the minute, all around the world.

Which Israeli startups are playing a leading role in data-driven digitized production? Read it in Forbes.

Top tech news this week

News from the Industry 

Modern Plagues: Let our people live – with these startup technologies (OurCrowd)

Global Healthcare – Q2 2019 report (CB Insights)

“Tech companies are staying private for much longer than they used to, reaching huge valuations.” Why are we seeing so many unicorns? (Globes) 

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