Florida hospital Tampa uses medical virtual reality Surgical Theater to remove pancreatic tumors for the first time. Read this item and more in this week’s Startup Nation newsletter.

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Israeli digital health investment grew 30% in 2016

$183 million was invested in the sector in 2016, up 30% from $144 million in 2015, according to Start-Up Nation Central. Read more.

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Samsung to integrate Israeli tech in bid to spot strokes

South Korean electronics giant signs 5-year licensing deal with MedyMatch to improve CT imaging for head trauma. Read more.

Logistics startup Freightos lands $25 million in funding from GE Ventures

Freightos, a startup that wants to digitize more of the international logistics process, announced today that it has raised a $25 million Series B extension round led by GE Ventures, General Electrics’ venture capital arm. Read more.

Israeli cyber group sets up multi-million-dollar cyber defense center in Latin America

The Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium (IC3), a group of Israeli cyber-security firms set up last year to provide end-to-end cyber solutions at a national level, has won a contract worth “tens of millions of dollars” to set up a national cyber center in a country in Latin America. Read more.


News Nuggets

  • Analytics platform ControlUp raises $10M (NoCamels)
  • Votiro Cybersec raising $7.75M in Australia (Globes)
  • Israel at the cutting edge of digital health (part 2) (Times of Israel)
  • Israeli- German study shows circular RNA can encode for proteins (Jerusalem Post)
  • Israeli startup gets $30 million to build connected car chips as Microsoft and Intel battle for dominance (Geektime)

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