Google chairman invests in Israeli startup, Datorama
Marketers are awash in data. Many of these systems don’t talk to one another, making it very hard to get actionable intelligence from analytics. Israeli startup, Datorama is changing all this with a platform that provides a seemless view across all metrics. That’s extremely powerful and that’s behind the $3M in series A funding from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. To read more click here.
NASA’s skyTran to test space age rapid transit on Tel Aviv
If all goes as planned, within two years Israelis will be the first people to try out a futuristic rapid transport system designed by NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California. The skyTran a system of high-powered magnets to propel 2-person vehicles 60 miles per hour on a cushion of air. Ready, set, go. To read more, click here.
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Citi to open FinTech accelerator in Israel
Citigroup is establishing its first accelerator in Israel – focused on startups in the financial technology sector. The accelerator program will last four months and give startups access to Citi management to vet ideas and get mentorship. The accelerator will be headed by Ornit Schneur and will operate in Citi’s Technology Innovation Center in Israel. To read more click here.
OurCrowd proudly presents: Startup Investing Bootcamp, Part 1
OurCrowd recently held the 1st installment of the OurCrowd Bootcamp series. This series of in-depth webinars is intended to give investors new to startup investing- as well as seasoned angel investors – a look into best practices. Click here to get into (financial) shape.
Israeli startup, Superfish, raises $10M
Superfish, a visual search startup focused on e-commerce and product searches, has raised $10 million in its current round of funding and a total $19.3M to date. Superfish allows you to serach the web using images, not words. To read more click here.
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