Boston-based Israeli app testing platform, uTest, recently announced it raised a whopping $43M, led by Goldman Sachs. uTest, now renamed Applause, provides a crowdsourced solution for testing apps in the wild. With this raise, the company plans to roll up other firms and technologies. To read more about uTest (…um, Applause) and the company’s plans for the future, click here.
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OurCrowd’s Zack Miller’s article about the real story behind crowdfunding featured in Forbes
When you think of the future of the automotive industry, the first thing that might come to mind is flying cars. However, for Israeli startup Tactical Robotics, the future is already here, and it’s called the AirMule. The AirMule is an unmanned flying car originally designed for military use, capable of flying and landing without a pilot (hence the “unmanned” part). The vehicle may be used for civilian applications, such as evacuating the wounded or putting out fires. To read more about this incredible technological development from the Start-up nation, click here.
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ID2 assembles young entrepreneurs to better the world
Israeli Designed International Development, better known as ID2, is hosting a 3 day conference in February with over 70 young Israeli entrepreneurs. The 3 day get-together is meant to bring some of Israel’s brightest young minds to come up with creative ways to spread global goodness using innovative, Start-up nation made ideas. To read more about the ID2 conference, click here.
Israeli deals made investors $50 billion in the past decade
Investing in startups is some risky business. However, with a combination of smart decisions and a little bit of luck, investors can see a nice (and sometimes even HUGE) return on that investment. According to a recent report published by Israel’s IVC, Israeli M&A in the past decade has yielded investors around $50 billion. To read more of the report’s findings, click here.
Charge your battery without a cord using PowerMat
Have you ever found yourself needing a power juice for your smartphone but your charger’s cord has disappeared into a black hole? Israeli startup, PowerMat is here to save the day. The company has developed a cordless wifi-type charger, that will power up your battery with a simple mat (Ohhh, that’s why they’re called PowerMat…). To read more, click here.