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SuperDerivatives sold to NYSE operator, Intercontinental Exchange, for $350M

Intercontinental Exchange, the company that runs the New York Stock Exchange, has acquired Israel’s SuperDerivatives for $350 million. SuperDerivatives has developed a platform for pricing, risk management and trading in options that the company said is used by nearly all of the world’s major financial institutions. Founded in Israel in 2000, the company’s global development and support center is based in Tel Aviv, and employs about 300 people. Read more about the acquisition here.

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11 top Israeli wound-care innovations

Exciting new methods for treating, cleaning, sealing and healing wounds of all types are constantly being developed in Israel, winning fans among healthcare providers worldwide. Check out Israel21c’s list of the most innovative and useful wound-care products recently introduced to the market or in advanced clinical-trial stages.

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Dr. Ido Bachelet kills cancer with nanorobots, disrupting the field of medicine

Injecting nanorobots into your blood cells to detect cancer cells sounds like a sci-fi movie — and that’s precisely what Dr. Ido Bachelet does. An assistant professor at Bar Ilan University’s Faculty of Life Sciences and Nano-Center, Bachelet explaines how technology can adopt solutions from living organisms to address various problems, including heart attacks, viruses, cancer, and data storage. To read more on Bachelet’s nanorobots, click here.

The faces behind the Israeli startups taking over NY

“Israeli Mapped in NY” is the home for New York area Israeli startup companies. The site, created by Guy Franklin in January 2013, provides a detailed map of Israeli startups and is a place for the startups to connect, cooperate, advise and share a virtual workspace while showing the Israeli success in the world. Franklin created a video to introduce us to the faces behind the startups. To view the video clip, click here.

The day the Israeli Internet industry was born

If one has to pick a point at which the Israeli Internet industry was born, it was on June 8, 1998, when AOL snapped up Mirabilis for $407 million. Sixteen years later the industry has come of age, in quantity and quality. At the time, the deal was a ground-breaker; today the industry has reached the point of maturity that not every entrepreneur is in it just for a chunky exit. To read more about the the Israeli Internet industry, click here.

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Video-clip editing app Jovie raises $500K (Globes)
Top 3 Israeli universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs (Israel21c)
Apple opens marketing office in Israel (Ha’aretz)
Israeli Foamix’s novel acne treatment ‘foams up’ to IPO (Times of Israel)
XLMedia buys user-acquisition platform DAU-UP for $19M (VentureBeat)
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