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Startup Roundup

SpaceIL receives $16.4M donation from the Adelson family

SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization aiming to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, received a $16.4 million donation from the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Family Foundation. SpaceIL was founded by three young Israeli engineers who entered the Google Lunar X-Prize competition, a global unmanned race to the moon. To read moreclick here.

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OurCrowd’s portfolio companyBiocatch featured in Geektime


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April 20th, 2014
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Technology Corner

NanoIsrael 2014 showcased the Startup Nation’s advances in nanotechnology

Over the past decade Israel has also established itself as a leader in nanotechnology, providing new and exciting opportunities in the materials, medical, mobile, defense & aerospace, semi-conductor and other high-tech industrial sectors. NanoIsrael 2014 was the fourth bi-annual Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition sponsored by the government-funded Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI). To read more about Israel’s big niche in nanotech, click here.

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Updates You Might Have Missed


 Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

Esther Barak-Landes fled law to become the CEO of Nielsen’s incubator

Esther Barak-Landes is one of the few women at the top of Israel’s venture capital industry. Six months ago, she became the first CEO of an Israeli high-tech incubator, Nielsen Innovate, established by global research company Nielsen Holdings. However, Barak-Landes’ career did not begin in high-tech. After nine years of working as a lawyer, she decided to quit and joined a startup. To read more about Barak-Landes’ amazing career switch, click here.

9 Israeli startups among Red Herring Europe Top 100 winners

Each year for the past decade there has been a strong Israeli presence among the companies nominated for the Top 100 Europe category, where Israeli firms compete. This year, Israel set a new best with 30 startups being nominated, out of which 9 were named winners. To read more about the Israeli RH winners, click here.

Microsoft is turning to the Startup Nation for inspiration

Microsoft’s annual Think Next event showcases new Israeli and global tech. Microsoft wishes to “reinvent” itself as a startup and declared that it is looking for new ideas. The companies displaying their technology at the event reflected that. These companies included BioCatch and Zula, two of OurCrowd’s portfolio companies. To read more, click here.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets


Digital marketing company, Kenshoo, raises $20M (WSJ)
New Israeli app EyeMusic enables the blind to ‘hear’ images (NoCamels)
Israeli video optimization startup, Beamr, raises $9.5M (Globes)
StoreDot developing 30-second phone charger (TechCrunch)
Israeli cyber security startup, GreenSQL, raises $7M (Geektime)
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