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  • mayay 4:42 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: bird grants 2015, , , mprest, mprest software, nypa mprest,   

    NYPA And mPrest Receive Joint Grant 

    mprestlogoJuly 2, 2015 | The New York Power Authority and the Israeli software development firm mPrest were awarded a $900,000 grant to develop a system that can rapidly detect malfunctioning power transformers. The funding comes from the BIRD Foundation. “Power transformers are among the most costly assets in the electric grid, so research in this area is critical,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO. mPrest was founded in 2003 by Eli Arlazoroff and is headquartered in Petach Tikvah.

  • mayay 4:35 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: amit golan, , minute, minute video experience, minute viral videos, , tl;dw   

    Minute Raises $4M For New Video Viewing Experience 

    minuteJuly 2, 2015 | The Israeli video technology company Minute announced that it raised $4 million in new funding and launched a new online video viewing experience. The Minute Project is an Android and web application that applies big data analytics and crowdsourced data to detect the most viral part of online videos, turning them into Vine clips. Minute was founded in Tel Aviv in 2013 by Amit Golan, Erez Eliad, Maoz Melamed and Nick Laniado.

  • mayay 4:21 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , elbit systems acquisitions, israel cyber security research, , NICE systems cyber and intelligence,   

    Elbit Completes Acquisition Of NICE Cyber, Intel Divisions 

    Elbit SystemsJuly 2, 2015 | Elbit Systems has completed the acquisition of NICE Systems cyber and intelligence divisions. The divisions will now become a part of Elbit’s division Cyberbit, the cyber subsidiary managed by Adi Dar. The deal between Elbit and NICE was valued at up to $158 million. NICE Systems was founded in 1986 as Neptune Intelligence Computer Engineering by seven Israeli military colleagues.

  • mayay 4:17 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , mapal green energy israel, sewage purification solutions   

    Mapal Green Energy To Issue London IPO 

    Mapal GreenJuly 2, 2015 | Israeli company Mapal Green Energy has submitted an initial document to issue an IPO on London’s AIM Stock Exchange. The company reportedly plans to raise £2-3 million (approx $3.1 million) at a company value in the low tens of millions of dollars, according to “Globes”. Mapal Green Energy develops systems to reduce the cost of sewage purification and was founded on Kibbutz Yagur by CTO Hanoch Magen and CEO Zeev Fisher.

  • mayay 4:04 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: ava trade playtech, , , , ,   

    Playtech Acquires Ava Trade For $105M 

    playtechJuly 2, 2015 | Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi’s company Playtech Holdings announced that its subsidiary TradeFX will buy Ava Trade for $105 million. Ava Trade is a contract-for-difference foreign exchange broker that was founded in 2006. Playtech is a gambling software development company that was founded in 1999.

  • mayay 3:41 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: diacardio, , israeli startups global innovation awards, securithings, shengjing group's global innovation awards, , wayzers   

    Global Innovation Awards Names Three Israeli Finalists 

    JVPJuly 2, 2015 | Three Israeli startups will head to Beijing, China to vie for the $1 million prize as part of Shengjing’s Global Innovation Awards. The startups that were selected include Wayzers, a bank wiring solution, DiaCardio, a heart ultrasound technology and SecuriThings, a IoT protection platform. These startups will compete against American, European and Chinese companies for a $1 million grad prize, as well as the opportunity to earn an investment from a special $25 million fund established by the Shengjing Group. The Israel segment of the Global Innovation Awards was led by the leading venture capital firm, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP).

  • mayay 3:22 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: a.b. dental, a.b. dental implants, , , israel china trade,   

    A.B. Dental Signs Partnership Agreement With Chinese Cos. 

    abdentalJuly 2, 2015 | The Israeli dental implant company A.B. Dental announced that it signed a triple partnership agreement to distribute its dental implants in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The agreement was signed with Bybo Dental Group, the largest network of dental clinics in China, Dolphins International Dental Academy and Sino Integrity Company in Hong Kong. Each of these companies will invest millions of dollars to see that A.B. Dental’s products, like dental implants, prosthetics for oral rehabilitation, and imaging services are distributed in the region. A.B. Dental has its corporate headquarters in northern Israel and was founded in the 1990s.

  • mayay 5:00 pm on July 1, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: airbnb of event hosting, , rent space for events ny, rent space for events tlv, splacer, splacer event space renting,   

    Splacer Raises $1.4M In Seed Funding 

    splacerlogoJuly 1, 2015 | Splacer, the online marketplace for booking events, announced that it raised $1.4 million in a seed funding from Carmel Ventures together with angel investors. Splacer also announced the beta launch of their marketplace in New York City, providing the option to both private and commercial property owners to list their space online for events. Splacer was founded in Tel Aviv by architects Lihi Gerstner, Adi Biran and CTO Lior Ash.

  • mayay 2:51 pm on July 1, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , merck israel, merck research israel, merck serono israel bioincubator,   

    Merck Plans To Expand Incubator, Hire More Israeli Employees 

    merckJuly 1, 2015 | The German company Merck KGaA plans to add an additional 250 employees at its two production sites in Israel. The pharmaceutical and chemical firm plans to add the additional employees once its acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich is approved. In addition, Merck has committed to investing up to 10 million euros ($11.1 million) in Israeli companies through its Merck Serono Israel Bioincubator. The incubator was established in 2012.

  • mayay 2:38 pm on July 1, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: guy avigdor, , klear, klear social media anayltics, , twtrland rebranding   

    Klear Raises $1.5M 

    Klear LogoJuly 1, 2015 | The social media analytics provider Klear, formerly known as Twtrland, announced that it raised $1.5 million from Altair, GIG and TMT. In addition, the platform announced that they will rebrand as ‘Klear’, taking data from Facebook and Instagram, as well as Twitter. Klear has plans to integrate other social networks such as Pinterest, Google Plus and LinkedIn. The current funding round brings Klear’s total funding to $2 million since the startup was founded in 2012 by Noam Avigdor, Guy Avigdor and Eytan Avigdor.

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