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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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Save the Date: OurCrowd’s Global Investor Summit, February 2017

We are delighted to announce our 3rd annual Global Investor Summit, scheduled for February 15-16th, 2017, in Jerusalem! The OurCrowd Global Investor Summit is one of the leading events in the Israeli high-tech industry. Over the last two years, the Summit has brought together thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, venture and corporate partners, global delegations and members of the press from all over the world who gather in Jerusalem, the capital of the Startup Nation, to celebrate our collective drive for innovation. This has become the largest investor event in the history of the city. Get a taste of OurCrowd’s innovative startups, meet fellow investors, hear from industry leaders and join us in building the future of the high-tech industry! For further details about the event and to reserve your seat, apply at summit2017.ourcrowd.com or email summit@ourcrowd.com. OurCrowd accredited investor? You’re guaranteed a seat! RSVP now. Please mark your calendars and join us for the 2017 Summit. We look forward to seeing you in...

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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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$237M in a week, a hunger fighting startup, & Accel’s Israeli VP [OurCrowd Newsletter]

The latest from the Startup Nation: an impressive week of funding raised by Israeli startups; the Israeli humanitarian startup bringing tech into the aid space; Accel’s new Israeli-born VP that will give the firm a much more formal presence in Israel; and more… Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Israeli startups raise $237M in first week of June There may be a slowdown in the high-tech sector worldwide, but Israeli startups are still going strong. In the first week of June alone, 13 Israeli startups raised an impressive $237 million. Learn more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News Consumer Physics featured in Huffington Post CropX featured in The New Zealand Herald HIL Applied Medical featured in Globes OurCrowd featured in WIRED Neverware featured in Forbes Ubimo featured in MarTech Advisor This hybrid Israeli humanitarian startup is a lean, mean, child hunger fighting machine Looking to reform the way aid reaches crisis zones, the 3 Million Club has opened an online store that delivers life-saving items directly to those most in need. Learn more. Accel appoints ex-FBer Nir Blumberger as Venture Partner to focus on Israel VC firm Accel’s London office has...

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