The latest from the Startup Nation: another exciting exit from the Israeli high-tech scene — Rocketick was acquired for $40M! WeWork’s urban community WeLive is revolutionizing city living; Skype investor Mark Tluszcz discusses why Israel is so good at producing successful startups; and more…

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Cadence buys Israeli chip tester Rocketick for $40M

small chip NLUS company Cadence has acquired Israeli startup Rocketick Technologies. Cadence said that Rocketick’s technology speeds up its chip development capabilities several times over. Learn more.

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A new kibbutz? WeWork’s urban community WeLive could revolutionize city living

WeWork offices NLSix years after founding shared office space startup WeWork, now worth $16 billion, Israeli entrepreneur Adam Neumann is launching WeLive, an urban co-living community. Learn more.

Mark Tluszcz on why Israel has become the ‘Startup Nation’

Mark Tluszcz NLMark Tluszcz, a VC who made $200 million when Skype was acquired, discusses Israel’s entrepreneur culture and why the country is so good at producing successful startups. Hear more from Mark.

Israel’s Cyber-Olympic kid finalists vie for championship

scale-up nation NLHundreds of kids gathered in Tel Aviv Tuesday, prepared for a knock-down, drag-out cyber fight, as they vied for the title of Israeli Cyber Champ 2016. Learn more.

Former Florida Congressman builds bridges to Israel

JLM NLYoung Israeli entrepreneurs heard former Florida congressman Ron Klein’s insights into the US-Israel relationship at an AlmaLinks event last month in Tel Aviv. Learn more.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

  • Google gives $700K to Israeli disabilities technology initiative (Times of Israel)
  • US companies farming medical marijuana research out to Israel (Tech Insider)
  • Israeli cybersecurity company, PerimeterX, raises $12M (Globes)
  • Magic Leap acquires Israeli security firm NorthBit (VentureBeat)
  • Israeli AgTech innovator reaps $10M investment (Israel21c)

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