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In Israel, cyber experts joined forces to help foil massive attack

Private and government professionals set up virtual war room to stave off WannaCry cyberattack, which affected over 150 countries. Read more.

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10 Israeli high-tech areas making waves

Whether it’s cybersecurity, drones or medical marijuana, Israel is at the forefront of some of the most important high-tech developments in the world. The small Middle Eastern country of just over 8 million people fashions itself as the “Start-up nation”. Read more.

$823M flowed into Israeli life sciences in the past year

Israeli life-sciences companies raised $6.7 billion on NASDAQ over the last decade; some 1,350 life-sciences companies currently are active in Israel. Read more.

Israel’s high-tech sector is thriving, and now China wants in on the action

“Over the last couple of weeks, since the Intel-Mobileye transaction, all hell has broken loose,” says Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, an Israel-based crowdsourcing platform for accredited investors. Read more.


News Nuggets

  • Israel’s BiomX raises $24 million (NoCamels)
  • Israel’s Karamba Security raises $12M (NoCamels)
  • Israeli startups raise $450M in Q2 so far (Globes)
  • Resort suite booking company Sweet Inn raises $22M (Globes)
  • Israeli innovations to improve lives of kids with disabilities (Jerusalem Post)

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