Israeli ride-sharing startup Via raised and impressive $100M — the largest so far in 2016. Check out the seven Israeli robots that are revolutionizing how doctors operate. Hear from Israel’s most prolific startup investors about the unique relationship between Asia and the Jewish state. Read up on these news items and more, below…

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Israeli on-demand transit company, Via, raises $100M

Via NL.minIsraeli on-demand transit company Via announced that it has raised $100 million in Series C funding. This is the largest amount raised by an Israeli startup this year. Learn more.

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7 Israeli robots that are transforming surgery

Robotics NL.minThe rapidly emerging field of robot-assisted surgery promises to revolutionize how doctors operate. Israel is one of the world leaders in this field with companies like MST, Mazor Robotics, and more. Learn more.

Asian investors appreciate Israeli innovators’ respect for tradition, says OurCrowd’s Jon Medved

jon medved NL 2.minOne of Israel’s most prolific startup investors says Israel and Singapore are a match made in heaven, while each relationship the Jewish state has in Asia has its own unique strengths. Learn more.

Applause’s Alex Waldmann takes on mobile security challenges

Applause Alex WaldmannApplause hosted an intimate meetup in Tel Aviv, bringing together some of the leading players in mobile security to discuss the industry’s challenges. Learn more.

8 early-stage Israeli startups chosen for prestigious EU grant

Startup chalkboard NL 2The percentage of Israeli grant-winners (19%) in prestigious European SME Instrument Program is double that of all European applicants (8.7%). Learn more.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

  • Machine learning startup Sensiya acquired by’s (Geektime)
  • The coolest Israeli startups making our planet ‘greener’ (NoCamels)
  • Gesture recognition company, eyeSight, raises $20M (Globes)
  • Israeli payments startup, Zooz, raises $24M (VentureBeat)
  • 18 ways Israel is changing the world (Israel21c)

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