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  • mayay 12:59 pm on July 22, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: abbvie, , college of management, , , parkinsons disease, pharma, rishon l'zion,   

    College Of Management Students Develop App To Detect Parkinson’s From Afar 

    collegeofmanagementJuly 22, 2014 | Students at Israel’s College of Management in Rishon L’Zion successfully developed an application that can detect Parkinson’s disease and help those effected get treatment. AbbVie Pharmaceutical Research & Development company, and international company, entered into cooperation with the College of Management’s school of computer sciences and the result was an application which can detect and aid Parkinson’s patients from afar. The application they developed allows Parkinson’s patients to go through a number of exercises recommended by their doctors to keep their minds sharp and in shape. In addition, the application reports patients’ process back to their doctors in order to assess what kind of treatment they should be given. Now AbbVie is considering marketing the application, according to the College of Management.

     
  • mayay 12:37 pm on July 22, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: asian expansion, , cloud-based software development, , , SAIF partners, , supersonic software, , ,   

    SuperSonic Software Raises $15M To Begin Asian Expansion 

    supersonicJuly 22, 2014 | SuperSonic Software announced the close of its second round of funding at $15 million. The top investor in this round is one of China’s largest venture capital firms, SAIF Partners, as well as Greylock, bringing total investment in the company to $23.2 million since the company was founded in 2009. SuperSonic’s main product is a cloud-based software development kit enabling mobile application developers to include advanced features like streaming interactive advertisements in their applications. As SuperSonic CEO and co-founder Gil Shoham told VentureBeat, “We have identified several interesting opportunities that … will significantly improve user acquisition effectiveness and ROI.”

     
  • mayay 12:24 pm on July 22, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , , marc benioff, , , , salesforce, ,   

    Urban Compass Raises $40M In Series B Funding Round 

    Urban Compass Raises $20MJuly 22, 2014 | The online real estate startup Urban Compass announced that it raised $40 million in its latest funding round. This is a Series B funding round for the company with participation from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Advanced Publications. The total amount raised by the company to date comes to $73 million. The new funds will be used by the online marketplace for renting, selling and buying apartments to expand its service beyond New York City, where the startup began in 2012, to other metropolitan US locations like Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. According to a Bloomberg” report, the new funds place Urban Compass’s valuation at $360 million.

     
  • mayay 12:58 pm on July 21, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: causal connect, gameIS, , gaming startups, invest in israel, , ministry of the economy, ,   

    Delegation Of Israeli Gaming Startups Heads To US And Canada 

    casualconnectJuly 21, 2014 | A delegation of Israeli gaming startups will head for the United States and Canada in cooperation with the Ministry of the Economy. The startups hope to pitch their technologies and receive investment from large companies and investors like Google, Apple, Facebook, Sony, Amazon, Ubisoft and others at the Casual Connect conference in San Francisco this week. Some of the Israeli startups that are part of the delegation include TabTable, Side-Kick, and other companies that facilitate the promotions of games and apps like TROPHiT and DAU-UP. The delegation was organized by the Ministry of the Economy’s Invest in Israel initiative and the Israeli digital game developers’ association GameIS.

     
  • mayay 12:49 pm on July 21, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , mobile marketing, , , singular, ,   

    Singular Mobile Marketing Platform Raises $5M In Seed Funding 

    singularJuly 21, 2014 | The Israeli mobile marketing platform Singular announced that it closed a $5 million seed funding round. In addition, the company announced the launching of a platform to enable mobile marketers to concentrate all of their marketing tasks into one easy-to-navigate dashboard. The funding came from General Catalyst Partners and will be used by the company to continue product development, hiring and the innovation of the mobile marketing space. Singular was founded by former Onavo executives CEO Gadi Elishavov, CTO Eran Friedman and COO Susan Kuo, a mobile application analytics company that sold to Facebook for $150 million.

     
  • mayay 12:33 pm on July 21, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , , , triple in revenue,   

    Mobileye’s Revenue Triples Before Wall Street IPO 

    Report: Mobileye Planning IPO At A Company Value Of $5BJuly 21, 2014 | According to a “Globes” report, Mobileye collision prevention solutions provider has updated is Wall Street IPO filing with first quarter 2014 results and a list of current shareholders. Mobileye expects the offering at a company value of $3.5-5 billion, especially since the revenue keeps rolling in for the company. “Globes” reports that Mobileye’s first quarter revenue rose by 204% from the corresponding quarter due to a spike in sales to automakers like GM, Nissan, Ford and Volvo, among others. Mobileye is an Israeli startup that has developed a system based on camera and artificial vision technology for automobiles with the purpose of preventing accidents.

     
  • mayay 1:06 pm on July 20, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: beit halochem, , disabilities, good deeds, helmsley charitable trust, shalva, social awareness news   

    The Helmsley Charitable Trust Donates $1.75M To Israeli Institutions For Disabled 

    HelmsleyJuly 20, 2014 | The Helmsley Charitable Trust donated $1.75 million in grants to two Israeli institutions that aid disabled children and adults as well as their families. One million dollars was granted to Shalva, an Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, for the construction of a dining hall and events hall for the organization’s National Children’s Center located in Jerusalem. The rest of the funds went to Beit Halochem in Tel Aviv for the creation of a professional hydrotherapy facility and renovations to their existing facilities. The Helmsley Charitable Fund has donated grants to various causes in Israel since 2009, with over $112 million committed to a range of charitable organizations.

     
  • mayay 12:49 pm on July 20, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: $10 million valuation, , , betaworks, moshe hogeg, , , , ,   

    Yo! Valued At $10M After Completeing $1.5M Seed Funding Round 

    yo!July 20, 2014 | The social app Yo! raised $1.5 million in seed funding, valuing the application at $10 million. Yo! also reported the names of its investors, which they have kept undisclosed thus far, including Betaworks, Mashable’s Pete Cashmore and the founders of China’s Tencent, among others. In addition, one of the founder’s of the company, Mobli CEO Moshe Hogeg also invested in the company. According to Yo! the funds will be used to expand operations in San Francisco, and to hire a team of engineers and business developers. Over 2 million people worldwide have downloaded Yo!’s application worldwide since its release last month.

     
  • mayay 12:30 pm on July 20, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , , mori arkin, , skin care, sol-gel technologies   

    Report: Mori Arkin In Talks To Buy Sol-Gel Technologies For $10M 

    sol-gelJuly 20, 2014 | The businessman Mori Arkin is in talks to buy Sol-Gel Technologies, a company that developments skincare products using nanotechnology, according to a “Globes” report. If talks continue and the deal goes through Arkin will purchase Sol-Gel for an estimated total of $10 million if milestones are met. Founded in 1997, Sol-Gel is managed by Dr. Alon Seri-Levy and has invented a way to use nanotechnology in order to allow skincare products to actually penetrate the skin, with products for common conditions like rosacea and acne.

     
  • mayay 2:01 pm on July 17, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: birthdays, , evite, gifting technology, invitations, , parties, ,   

    Jifiti Gifting Technology Partners With Evite 

    Jifiti Raises $1M To Rethink The Gift CardJuly 17, 2014 | The Israeli gifting website Jifiti announced that it will partner with electronic invitation website Evite to allow invite recipients to send gifts through the same platform. Evite is a leading digital invitation and party planning platform that has over 200 million annual electronic invite recipients in its database. Jifiti’s main technology called ‘Gift It’ allows guests to browse and select gifts from retailers like Sephora, Amazon, Nike, Banana Republic and Toys ‘R’ Us and instantly send someone a digital ‘gift card’ for in-store or online redemption. Jifiti was founded in 2012 by Yaakov Martin, Meir Dudai and Shaul Weisband and to date has raised $3.5 million in funding.

     
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