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Israel’s Prolor Biotech Acquired by Opko Health for $480M

Prolor Biotech was acquired last week by Opko Health inc. for $480M.
Prolor, located in the Weizmann Science Park, develops therapeutic hormones. To find out more about Prolor and its flagship Human Growth Hormone product, click here.

Technology Corner

The Startup Nation’s Top 12 Video Surveillance Solutions

With ongoing threats of terrorism and border infiltration, Israel has evolved into a security technology powerhouse.
Video surveillance is one aspect Israel is particularly strong in. To see Israel’s top 12 video surveillance solutions, click here.

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 Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs 

Israeli  Entrepreneurs aim to simplify your business’ Cloud Computing

Benny Schnaider and Rami Tamir have built and sold multiple companies. Now, top VCs are topping up their funding ($26 million) as the duo is taking on virtualization. To learn about the big idea behind the entrepreneurs and their newest gig, Ravello, click here.


OurCrowd’s Portfolio Company, Abe’s Market Launches New Witty Media Campaign

Abe’s new ad campaign targets household chemicals found in everyday life in a series of dark and witty images.

To find out more and see the ad campaign posters,click here.

Israeli Startups Raise $474M from VCs in Q1 of 2013

The amount raised in the January-March period was 4% lower than the fourth quarter and 2% below the first quarter of 2012. After raising $1.92B in 2012, Israeli high-tech firms raised $474M in venture capital in Q1 of 2013. Click here to read more.

Israeli Mobile Payment Solution, ZooZ Raises $2M

Mobile payment solution provider ZooZ has closed a $2 million Series A round. ZooZ offers an end-to-end payment solution that enables mobile developers to integrate payment solutions into Android and iOS apps.To find out how ZooZ is making it easy for app developers to integrate payments soultions, click here.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

Israeli app, Vubooo connects sports fans virtually (TheNextWeb)

Microsoft launches more accelerator programs in Israel (BusinessInsider)

Israeli startup, Gizmox raises $7.5M (TechCrunch)

Qualcomm founder gives $133M to Technion-Cornell Institute (Israel21C)

Israeli app, Facetune touches up your photos automatically (NoCamels)


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