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  • mayay 3:42 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: ford applink challenge, ford applink challenge tel aviv, ford developers, hackathons israel, ,   

    Ford To Host AppLink Challenge In Tel Aviv 

    fordlogoSeptember 3, 2015 | The automobile manufacturer Ford’s developer program announced that it will hold its AppLink Challenge in Tel Aviv. The 24-hour-long hackthon that will take place in Tel Aviv on October 11-12 will challenge Israeli developers of SYNC AppLink to come up with creative and innovative solutions using the platform. The developer teams will be asked to work with Ford’s engineers and business professionals to make their idea applicable concept within the 24-hour period. This is the first AppLink Challenge Ford is hosting in Israel.

     
  • mayay 3:34 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , , mapi pharma delayed release drugs, , mapi pharma nasdaq   

    Mapi Pharma Issues Third IPO Attempt 

    mapiSeptember 3, 2015 | The Israeli biomedical company Mapi Pharma is making its third attempt at an initial public offering on NASDAQ. Mapi Pharma was submitted a prospectus to issue a $57.5 million offering at a currently undetermined company value. The underwriter for the offering is JMP Securities together with secondary underwriters Maxim and MLV. Mapi Pharma creates delayed release drugs and was founded in 2008.

     
  • mayay 3:23 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , tabtabe acquisitions, , , toca boca, toca boca acquisition   

    Report: TabTale To Acquire Toca Boca 

    tabtaleSeptember 3, 2015 | According to “Globes” reports, the Israeli gaming company TabTale is in the process of acquiring Toca Boca, a Swedish gaming studio worth $60-120 million. Toca Boca, which developed educational applications and games, was recently put on the market by its parent company Bonnier Media Group. TabTale has not responded to the reports. TabTale was founded in 2010 by Sagi Schliesser, Oran Kushnir, and Nir Bejerano.

     
  • mayay 3:19 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: credit risk detection, , , , , thetaray cyber security, thetray credit risk assessment   

    ThetaRay Releases Credit Risk Detection Model 

    SThetaRayeptember 3, 2015 | The Israeli cyber security company ThetaRay announced the release of new credit risk detection model for online lending banks. The model seeks to help lenders increase revenue by identifying viable loan applications that have been wrongly rejected by the banks’ automated credit risk assessments. ThetaRay was founded in 2013 by Amir Averbuch.

     
  • mayay 3:11 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: crosswise, crosswise cross-device identification, crosswise funding, , ,   

    Crosswise Raises $3M In Series A Funding 

    crosswiselogoSeptember 3, 2015 | The Israeli startup Crosswise announced that it raised $3 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Pereg Ventures together with ZhenFund, Emerge and existing investors Giza Venture Capital, OurCrowd and Horizons Ventures. The company will use the funding to expand its international presence and increase sales and marketing efforts. Crosswise is a cross-device identification mapping company that was founded in 2013 by Ron Reiter, Steve Glanz and Jonathan Seidner.

     
  • mayay 1:49 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: avi mehl, ghana economy, , , israeli companies in ghana,   

    Israel To Invest Resources In Ghanaian Economy 

    israelghanaSeptember 3, 2015 | The Israeli Embassy in Ghana has expressed commitments that it will play a key role in the Ghanaian economy, which includes encouraging Israeli companies to invest there. In addition, the Israeli ambassador to Ghana, Avi Mehl stated that in the first quarter of 2016, the Israeli government would begin investing its resources in the Ghanaian economy. Ghana and Israel have a long history of cooperation, with Israel establishing the Ghanaian Air Force in 1959.

     
  • mayay 4:30 pm on September 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: intel skylake, israel intel skylake, israel skylake, , skylake pc processor, skylake processor,   

    Intel Announces Skylake Processor Produced In Israel 

    IntelSeptember 2, 2015 | Intel announced the launch of Skylake, a new family of PC microprocessors that were developed in Israel. With hopes to revive the PC market, Intel has introduced Skylake, a processor that promises to provide double the performance, triple the battery life as well as highly-improved graphics. Israel has been an important innovation center for Intel, which has also developed the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors commonly used in today’s computers. Shlomit Weiss, the Vice President of Intel’s Platform Engineering Group, stated that the development is a “game-changer” for the PC market. Intel has a research and development center in Haifa, and produces its chips in Kiryat Gat.

     
  • mayay 4:20 pm on September 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , friend of fraud, , , israel visa europe collab, israeli startups visa europe collab,   

    24 Israeli Startups To Present To Visa Europe Collab 

    visaeuropecollabSeptember 2, 2015 | As part of the Visa Europe Collab, 24 Israeli startups will have the opportunity to pitch their technology to the heads of some of the world’s biggest companies at an event next week. Startups in the fintech, retail, cyber security and tourism sectors will be presented with the chance to present their startup to the heads of some of Europe’s largest communications, technology and tourism companies. The 24 Israeli companies that will present were chosen among 200 applicants and include: Biocatch, Bidflyer, Friend of Fraud, among others. The international companies slated to attend include Orange, KLM and AirBnB.

     
  • mayay 4:15 pm on September 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , heartware international acquisitions, , valtech, valtech cardio, valtech heart conditions, valtech non-invasive heart treatments   

    Valtech To Be Acquired For Up To $800M 

    valtech_logoSeptember 2, 2015 | HeartWare International announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Valtech Cardio in a share deal. According to reports, Valtech’s shares could be worth as much as $800 million. Valtech develops a number of non-invasive solutions for the treatment of heart conditions. Valtech was founded in 1996 by CEO Yossi Gross and Yiftach Beinart.

     
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