Tag: Israeli Technology

eBay acquires SalesPredict, 12 aging-tech startups, & Israel’s $6M woman [OurCrowd Newsletter]

What’s new? e-commerce giant eBay is buying Israeli startup SalesPredict. What’s trending? Israelis are developing new technologies for the myriad needs of the graying population. Who’s innovating? Dr. Kira Radinsky has just been appointed eBay Israel chief scientist. Read up on these news items and more, below. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now eBay acquires Israeli startup SalesPredict eBay is acquiring SalesPredict, which uses advanced analytics to predict consumer-buying behavior. This is eBay’s latest move to build up its machine-learning capabilities in order to clean up its product catalog. Learn more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News Applango featured in WSJ Webydo featured in Secret Tel Aviv OurCrowd featured in City A.M. 12 Aging-Tech Israeli startups to watch The world’s fast-growing over-60 population needs tech solutions for everything from retirement planning to health monitoring, and Israeli companies are stepping up to meet the challenge. Learn more. Dr. Kira Radinsky is Israel’s $6M woman The 30 year-old SalesPredict co-founder and CTO (acquired by eBay) has just been appointed eBay Israel chief scientist. In a recent interview, Dr. Kira Radinsky discusses her future plans. Learn more....

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Israeli exits at $3.3B in H1, radiation-proof spacesuits, & interview with Trendlines CEO [OurCrowd Newsletter]

The latest from the Startup Nation: Israeli high-tech exits reached an impressive $3.3B in the first half of 2016; check out the Israeli spacesuit that will protect help astronauts in space; hear from the CEO of Trendlines about AgTech and going public in Singapore;  and more… Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Israeli startups sell for $3.3B in the first half of 2016 Israeli startup companies were sold for a total of $3.32 billion in the first six months of 2016. These ‘exists’ span 45 deals in which high-tech companies were either acquired or had merged with other companies. Learn more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News OurCrowd featured in Israel21c Proov featured in Calcalist [Hebrew] Argus featured in WSJ The secret to protecting astronauts in space? A special suit that Israeli startup StemRad is building Radiation suits are big business. StemRad’s technology offers the first real protection against gamma rays and acute radiation sickness for emergency responders and astronauts. Learn more. One-on-one with The Trendlines Group CEO, Todd Dollinger Todd Dollinger, CEO of The Trendlines Group (an OurCrowd portfolio company), shares his insights on agricultural...

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CloudLock bought for $293M, a ‘Radicle’ AgTech fund, & cybersecurity experts [OurCrowd Newsletter]

This last week saw the big acquisition of Israeli cloud security company, CloudLock, by Cisco. A new ‘Radicle’ AgTech accelerator fund launched. A panel of experts share insights about cybersecurity for transportation. Read on for the latest in Startup Nation. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Cisco buys cloud security company, CloudLock, for $293M Cisco is to acquire cloud security company CloudLock, which specializes in cloud access security broker (CASB) technology, for $293 million in cash and assumed equity awards. Learn more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News OurCrowd featured in Times of Israel Borro featured in Luxury Daily OurCrowd featured in Globes “Radicle” innovation: Announcing the launch of a new AgTech accelerator fund OurCrowd announced the launch of Radicle, an accelerator fund dedicated to growing early stage agricultural tech startups into proven industry leaders, in partnership with Bayer, DuPont, and Finistere Ventures. Learn more. Talking IoV security with cybersecurity experts in Tel Aviv Israel’s Cyber Week hosted a panel of cybersecurity experts that highlighted the threat of hacking to transportation and how easy it is to hit a moving target. The panel was aptly titled “Cyber in Motion.” Learn more....

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Sony invests in Interlude, 5 air travel startups, & Israel’s youngest entrepreneurs [OurCrowd Newsletter]

Yoni Bloch’s Interlude raises an estimated $40M — from Sony! Check out these five Israeli innovations that are making air travel safe and smart. Meet Israel’s youngest entrepreneurs who are  showing off their marketable products at fairs and competitions. Read up on these news items and more, below… Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Yoni Bloch’s Interlude raises estimated $40M from Sony Interlude, which enables the viewer to choose the continuation of the plot in the video they are watching, has raised an estimated $40 million. The financing round leader is none other than Sony Pictures Entertainment. Learn more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News OurCrowd featured in WIRED Zebra featured in Forbes Highcon featured in Printing Impressions Freightos featured in PYMNTS OurCrowd featured in Crowdfund Insider Stringify featured in The Gadgeteer 5 super cool Israeli technologies making air travel safe and smart Despite air accidents dominating the headlines, flying by plane is still one of the safest ways to travel. Israelis are at the forefront of a slew of innovations that promise to make traveling a little easier and a lot safer. Learn more. Not old enough...

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Yotpo raises $22M, AG personal trainer, & Google’s Eric Schmidt on Israeli unicorns [OurCrowd Newsletter]

What’s new? Yotpo raises $22M to expand workforce and operations. What’s trending? LifeBEAM’s augmented-reality personal trainer is kicking butt on Kickstarter. Who’s innovating? Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt says Israel is maturing beyond Startup Nation. Read up on these news items and more, below. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now With $22M boost, Yotpo to expand workforce, operations Yotpo, an Israeli startup that enables companies to generate online reviews and content, has raised $22 million. The company plans to hire in Tel Aviv and New York, and open 2 more offices. Learn more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News Freightos featured in The Loadstar VocalZoom featured in Tech Times Neverware featured in Samsung blog LifeBEAM introduces the future of wearable exercise tech It took only 90 minutes for Israeli-founded LifeBEAM to reach its Kickstarter funding goal of $100,000 towards commercializing Vi, a first-of-its-kind augmented reality (AI) personal trainer. Learn more. Eric Schmidt: Israel developing more unicorns In Tel Aviv for Google Israel R&D Center’s 10th anniversary, Eric Schmidt, the Alphabet chairman (and former Google CEO) said Israel is maturing beyond Startup Nation. Learn more. Female entrepreneurs sweep the TLV StartUp...

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