Israel made history last Thursday as the seventh country to achieve lunar orbit, and nearly the fourth to land on the moon. The Beresheet project by SpaceIL is already starting its prep for its second mission, and we look forward to the giant leaps ahead! In fact the next Israeli launch into space is another private endeavor: Israeli startup and OurCrowd portfolio company NSLComm plans to launch its nano-satellite technology for the first time into space this summer. Watch this 1.5 minute tech preview with CEO Raz Itzhaki Tamir:

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Back on Earth, we are pleased to welcome SoftBank as an investor in a few OurCrowd companies – including Lemonade and Klook.

Startup Nation and beyond

Congratulations to the Lemonade team on their $300M raise...this startup is well on its way to becoming one of the most exciting to come from Israel. 

Real-time blood testing startup Sight Diagnostics successful in clinical trial.

Featured on the front page of The Business Times, an interview with OurCrowd Managing Partner Denes Ban: Major VC player from Israel plans Asia fund, but says it’ll watch out for froth.

Top tech news this week

News from the Industry 

In-depth view from the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit: Here’s how startups are making a global impact (CNBC TV18)

Proactivity 101: Why and how is ElliQ a proactive device? (Intuition Robotics)

The latest from OurCrowd

Are you interested in smart mobility? Registration is now open for the 7th EcoMotion Main Event in the EcoMotion Week 2019, where industry leaders, C-level executives, startups, and policymakers will meet to share knowledge and explore new synergies. Register here and as part of our network, receive a 30% discount when using the code EcoOurCrowd30. Note: The deadline for applying to participate in the startup exhibition is April 17th.

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Do you know a promising Israeli AgTech or FoodTech startup seeking funding? The Radicle Challenge Israel is accepting applications until April 25th. More information here.

See which OurCrowd events are taking place near you on our Events Calendar.

Looking to connect

We currently have 500+ open positions at our global portfolio companies. Here are a few of the most exciting:

To search, filter, and apply head to OurTalent here.