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Startup Roundup

Big data analytics company SiSense raises $30 million

SiSense, a Tel Aviv-based business intelligence startup has secured a $30 million investment round. Founded in 2004 by CEO Amit Bendov, SiSense is democratizing Big Data Analytics by pioneering a new approach that enables organizations of all sizes to make sense of their data. The funding will be used to help drive more business for SiSense in the US. SiSense has an office in NY and plans to open an office in Silicon Valley by early next year. To read moreclick here.

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Technology Corner

Moovit partners with Lyft to provide crowdsourced insight on public transportation

Moovit, a crowdsourced public transportation app, and Lyft, a ridesharing app, announced that they would be joining forces to help make commutes easier by providing public transit users with access to a community of rideshare drivers. Based in Israel, Moovit combines transit data with live input from the crowd to give users an idea about what their commute will be like. The Israeli startup is known as the “Waze” for public transportation. To read more about the partnershipclick here.

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Updates You Might Have Missed


 Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

One-on-one with Dotan Tamir, the founder of the BigIdea Camp

Dotan Tamir is the co-founder of the BigIdea Summer Camp, formally known as eCamp. Big Idea is an American style summer camp experience in Israel that’s focused on teaching kids and teens new technology including programming, graphic design, film production, mobile app design, computer game development and more. Campers are given direction from trained staff to explore their entrepreneurial ideas. To read more about Tamir’s vision and the campclick here.

Israel’s goal: Draw Ultra-Orthodox Jews into tech boom

Amid Israel’s tech boom, the government and many of the country’s biggest tech employers are scrambling to bridge a gap between those who write JavaScript and those who read scripture. Government programs offer mentoring and funding to help the country’s ultra-Orthodox population break into the tech sector. To read more, click here.

The 20 hottest startups from Israel in 2014

Israel is second only to Silicon Valley as a hub of tech innovation. It has increasingly attracted investment by venture capitalists worldwide. Business Insider compiled a list of Israel’s hottest companies by asking people in the Israeli tech scene to name the buzzy, trendiest companies they are watching. To see the full list, click here.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets


Hollywood celebs are betting their money on the Startup Nation (NoCamels)
The little Israeli rocketship gearing up to win $20M from Google (Forbes)
Israel and EU sign €80B scientific research agreement (Times of Israel)
Israel’s high-tech boom  (CNN Money)
Tel Aviv welcomes first Bitcoin ATM in Middle East (Israel21c)
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