Borderfree, founded by Israeli entrepreneurs in 1999 and now headquartered in New York, confidentially filed for an IPO, possibly making it the first Israeli company to go public in 2014. Borderfree offers a unique all-in-one solution for big retail firms trying to market internationally, dealing with shipping, customs and currency exchange rates. The company is looking to raise up to $86M on the Nasdaq. To read more about Borderfree and its planned IPO, click here.
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OurCrowd’s portfolio company, Abe’s Market featured in Entrepreneur.com
Israel’s Cybereason comes out of stealth mode, raises $4.6M
The average cybersecurity firm tries to prevent the threat from coming through the door. But Israel’s Cybereason has a different perspective when it comes to dealing with cyber threats: It acknowledges that security breaches will happen no matter what. The key challenge is how to deal with the criminal once he’s already broken into your house. To read more about Cybereason’s solution, click here.
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MassChallenge is one of the most successful international startup accelerators, running three month-long intensive programs for 128 startups from around the world. John Hawthorne, CEO at MassChallenge, recently visited Israel for the 2014 MassChallenge in Israel, opening the first ever non-US branch. In a one-on-one interview, John speaks about what makes Israel a breeding ground for amazing innovation and great success stories. To read more, click here.
The investor’s guide to the future of medicine
In spite of all the advances we’ve made in medicine, people still get sick. But thankfully, we’re continuously getting better with our ability to diagnose. One clear way medicine is improving is in vitro diagnostics (IVD), which focuses on molecular diagnostics for a variety of conditions. To read Zack Miller’s investor’s guide to the IVD market, click here.
Google acquires Israeli voice login startup, SlickLogin
Google announced last week that it has acquired Israeli startup SlickLogin, only five months after launching. SlickLogin provides an innovative and unique secure login environment using sounds that can only be detected by your mobile phone. To read more about SlickLogin and Google’s plans for the startup, click here.
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