What’s new? Sirin Labs raises $72M to build the Rolls-Royce of smartphones. What’s happening? The first-ever ‘Geek PicNic’ transformed Jerusalem’s Sacher park into a futuristic wonderland. Who’s innovating? Meet Yigal Erlich, the father of Israeli Venture Capital. Read up on these news items and more, below.

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Sirin Labs nabs $72M to build the Rolls-Royce of smartphones

Sirin Labs NLIsraeli stealth startup Sirin Labs has raised an impressive $72 million to create the most advanced mobile device that combines the highest privacy settings, fastest operating system, and the world’s finest materials. Learn more.

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First-ever ‘Geek PicNic’ transforms Jerusalem park into futuristic wonderland

Geek PicNic NLLast week the country’s first Geek PicNic took place in Jerusalem’s Sacher Park, featuring a three-day high-tech festival of technology, science, and arts, and showcasing a high number of Israeli innovators. Learn more.

Yigal Erlich: The father of Israeli Venture Capital

Yigal Erlich NLThe venture capital industry in Israel was created in the 90’s thanks to government support in the form of Yozma, the creation of the Chief Scientist of the Infrastructure Ministry at the time, Yigal Ehrlich. Learn more.

Chat with Tamar Yaniv, co-founder & CEO of Preen.Me

tamar yaniTamar Yaniv is the co-founder and CEO of Preen.Me, an influencer marketing platform in the beauty world. Learn more.

Ziv Ofek on developing smart homes to help the elderly

Ziv OfekZiv Ofek, Founder & CEO at CDI, has set up a multidisciplinary innovation center in Israel for helping senior citizens. Learn more.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

  • Top Chinese conglomerate set to shop for Israeli startup tech (Times of Israel)
  • Mapping the Israeli VR and augmented reality startup landscape (Geektime)
  • 13-year-old Israeli girl wins ‘Satellite is Born’ competition (Algemeiner)
  • Cyber security company, Preempt Security, raises $8M (Globes)
  • Desalitech wins Global Water Award (Israel21c)

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