Heat’s on across the rideshare/mobility scene: Israeli-founded Gett acquires its New York-rival  Juno; and how did 3 startups get a VC to say yes? Read up on these news items and more below.

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On-demand ride service Gett confirms acquisition of Juno for $200M

The competitive landscape for transportation apps has become a little smaller today. Gett has announced that it has acquired Juno, a rival in the New York market. Read more.

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How 3 startups got a VC to say yes

Elan Zivotofsky is not your typical investor. Rather than just choose where his own firm’s money goes, he makes decisions that also influence thousands of smaller investors. Read more.

Israeli startup raising dips in Q1 2017

“We expect the Mobileye deal – which shifted paradigms regarding valuations of Israeli companies – to have future impact on the industry in terms of growth in capital raising volumes.” Read more.

Israeli urban tech-integrator brings smart city management to East Africa

The first city in the region is slated to have a pilot innovation hub up and running by the end of the year. Read more.


News Nuggets

  • Cloud security company Twistlock raises $17M (NoCamels)
  • Israeli HR platform company Hibob raises $17.5M (Globes)
  • Log intelligence company OverOps raises $30M (NoCamels)
  • GamePoint buys Israeli company Luck Genome (Globes)
  • Tel Aviv to house world’s first construction tech hub (Jerusalem Post)

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