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The birth of a unicorn: The story of an Israeli startup worth a billion dollars

ForeScout NLCongratulations, another high-tech unicorn, ForeScout Technologies, was born this year. The birth was without any complications, after the firm raised $76 million to reach a company value of $1 billion. Learn more.

OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News

From agriculture to high-tech: Meet 5 kibbutzim that became global powerhouses

kibbutz NLHere are five kibbutzim that have come up with such successful technologies and products, that their members – once socialist farmers – have become quite wealthy. Learn more.

Meet the man democratizing venture capital for everyday investors and founders

jon medved NLForbes interviewed OurCrowd CEO and serial entrepreneur, Jonathan Medved, to learn more about his revolutionary business model that is democratizing venture capital for investors and founders. Learn more.

Elon Musk flew to Israel to visit Mobileye

elon muskMusk viewed demonstrations of technologies Mobileye is developing for Tesla’s self-driving vehicle system. Learn more.

Israeli startups to build smart city in Brazil

BrazilCroatá Laguna Ecopark in Brazil will boast Israeli solutions for security, landscaping, and engineering. Learn more.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

  • Israeli BioGaming makes PT fun and effective through video games (Geektime)
  • White House taps Israeli tech for solving California’s water crisis (NoCamels)
  • Israeli video optimization company, Beamr, raises $15M (Globes)
  • Israel launches social impact bond to prevent diabetes (Israel21c)
  • When “Startup Nation” meets “Made in China” (JPost)

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