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Startup Roundup

AOL snatches up Israeli startup, for $405M

AOL recently announced its acquisition of video advertising platform, In a deal that should be worth a total of $405M, this is yet another major buyout in the startup nation of 2013. is an online video advertising platform that allows users to easily buy and sell TV and video advertising time. To read more, click here.

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Technology Corner

To spark innovation, Israel to open 3D printing centers

As 3D printing technology is going viral around the world, The Reut Institute wants to offer 3D printing to the masses in Israel. Currently operating one 3D printing center, called the Communal Technological Space (CTS) CEO Roy Keidar says the institute plans to open more facilities throughout Israel, allowing innovators of all ages see their dreams come to life with inexpensive materials and open source technologies. To read more, click here.

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 Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

Bank Leumi and Elevator open FinTech accelerator

After Citigroup announced last week the opening of its fintech accelerator in Israel, Bank Leumi and Elevator are aparently not far behind. The large Israeli bank and the prestigious startup incubator are teaming up to launch an early stage startup accelerator focused on companies in the financial technology sector. The first program launches in late September. To read more click here.

Investing in the future of gesture-based technology

Israel is home for much of the next-generation of gesture recognition technology. Instead of using a keyboard and a mouse, we’ll be using our hands, voices, and movement to control our electronics — and Israel is on the forefront. To read more click here.
The next generation of transportation technology

Since the invention of the wheel in 3500 BCE, transportation has evolved rapidly. But transportation innovation isn’t about to stop soon — OurCrowd’s Shlomo Klapper brings you extensive coverage of what transportation will look like in the not-so-distant future. To read more click here.
OurCrowd’s News Nuggets


BizCamp offers UK startups a trip to the start-up nation (TheNextWeb)
Israel’s Compugen inks $10M deal with Bayer HealthCare (Israel21c)
Israeli Agro-Biotech company seeks to raise $50M (JewishBusinessweek)
Crowdsourcing medical advice (TheTimesofIsrael)
Israeli technology to power Apple’s eye tracking feature? (NoCamels)
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