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  • NoCamels 3:58 pm on August 31, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: , , Cukierman Investment House, Edouard Cukierman, GoForIsrael, GoForIsrael 2016, , Israel-China conference, Ronnie Chan, Yair Shamir   

    Alibaba, Baidu, Others To Attend GoforIsrael China Conference 

    GoForIsraelLogoAugust 30, 2016 | The 16th annual GoForIsrael conference will be held for the first time outside of Israel, on September 20th, at the Grand Hyatt, in Shanghai, China and continuing in Wuhan. The Shanghai portion of the conference is expected to welcome some 1000 Chinese investors and 100 innovative Israeli companies, including Mobileye, Xjet, Tufin  Zerto, Wework Emefcy, ReWalk Robotics and many more.  Many major Chinese investor groups such as Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, Lenovo and leading financial enteties such as Fosun, PingAn, China Everbright, SAIF Partners, Sinopec, CYND, Sailing Capital, GTJA, GF Xinde are expected to join the event. The Wuhan portion of the event will feature the participation of the Israeli companies and 800 additional investors.  Organized by Cukierman & Co. Investment House and Catalyst Fund, GoforIsrael is one of the most influential business conferences in Israel. This year’s conference focuses mainly on the opportunities between Israel and China as well as on the Chinese desire for investment. The event is jointly organized with Yafo Capital, an Investment House in Shanghai, China.


  • NoCamels 2:57 pm on August 31, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: , Israeli freight company, , WebCargoNet   

    Israel’s Freightos Buys Spainish WebCargoNet 

    Freightos Raises $4.6M In Series B FinancingAugust 31, 2016 | Israeli company Freightos, an International online freight network, has as acquired WebCargoNet, a Barcelona based air-cargo rate management provider. WebCargoNet helps bring air cargo companies online with automated freight routing and pricing, and will complement Freightos’ efforts to do the same for air, ocean and trucking, the company said in a statement. The result, said Eytan Buchman, the marketing director of the Israeli company, will create the “world’s largest freight Big Data database of over 200 million data points,” helping more companies take part in the online freight marketplace offered by the Jerusalem-based company.

  • NoCamels 11:59 am on August 30, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: Chinese-Israeli incubator, Eastmakers, , Israeli-Chinese hardware incubator   

    New Israeli-Chinese Incubator Launches In Tel Aviv 

    EastMakers  August 30, 2016 | The EastMakers Program, a new incubator focusing on the Internet of Things and hardware, launched Monday night in Tel Aviv at and event at the Google Campus. The program is a collaboration between StartupEast, a three-year old incubator that helps Israeli companies expand into Asian markets, and MakeMountain, a Shenzen-based incubator that helps companies in the field of manufacturing. It is the first such program focused on IOT and Hardware. The joint venture will choose three start-ups for its first round, which will receive pre-seed investment and free services equivalent to $100,000, a one-month preparation program, and an incubation period in Shenzen to help them get their China operations up and running.

  • NoCamels 10:07 am on August 30, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: Gal Muggia, Israeli Coldplay, Israeli music video, Israelis Coldplay, Israelis MTV Awards, MTV Awards, Up&Up award,   

    Israelis Win MTV Award For Coldplay’s ‘Up&Up’ Video 

    ColdplayAugust 30, 2016 | Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, the Israeli directors of a popular music video for British rock band Coldplay’s song “Up&Up” won an MTV Video Music award for best visual effects on Sunday night in New York. The song from Coldplay’s “A Head Full Of Dreams” album has amassed over 75 million views on YouTube since being posted on May 16. The “Up&Up” video, with its turtle swimming through a New York City subway station and a baby crawling across the wing of small airplane, was described by the Metro UK as “brilliantly weird.”  Chris Martin, front-man for Coldplay, told the Radio station Beats 1, “I think it’s one of the best videos people have made.”Heymann and Muggia were also nominated for best director, but lost out on that award to the artist of the night, Beyonce, who took home seven awards, including video of the year.

  • NoCamels 2:23 pm on August 29, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: , Hebrew University winemaking degree, Israeli winemaking, winemaking degree Israel   

    Hebrew U. Launches Israel’s 1st Winemaking Degree Program 

    Hebrew U August 29, 2016 | The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has opened Israel’s first academic degree program in wine: the International MSc in Viticulture and Enology. The four-semester MSc program begins on March 2, 2017. Students will gain knowledge and skills at an academic level, consistent with leading programs in other wine-producing countries such as France, the United States and Australia, with special emphasis on the Israeli industry. Upon completion, the students will earn a world-recognized MSc degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This is the first MSc level degree in viticulture and enology to be approved by the National Council for Higher Education (CHE) in Israel.

  • NoCamels 10:10 am on August 25, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: enterprise mobillity, Israeli enterprise mobility developer, , ,   

    Israeli Startup SkyGiraffe Raises $6M 

    SkyGiraffe-website-logo-TOP-NAV  August 25, 2016 | The Israeli enterprise mobility developer SkyGiraffe announced that it closed a $6 million funding round. The round was led by SGVC with participation from Trilogy Equity Partners, Heroku Founder and CEO James Lindenbaum, Parse Founder and CEO Ilya Sukhar, and Lookout Founder and CTO Kevin Mahaffey. The company, which had previously raised $4.5m from 500 Startups, Microsoft Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partners and angels, intends to use the funds to continue expanding its platform among other growth initiatives. Founded by CEO Boaz Hecht and VP of R&D Itay Braun in 2012, and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with a research and development center in Ramat Gan, Israel.


  • NoCamels 4:17 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: Beijing Xinwei Technology, Israel-Chinese purchase, Luxembourg Space Telecommunications, , Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd   

    Israel’s Spacecom Bought By Chinese Co. For $285M 

    SpaceComJuly 10, 2016 | Israel’s Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd., a global fixed satellites operator of the advanced AMOS satellite fleet, is to be fully acquired by Luxembourg Space Telecommunications, which is owned by Chinese communications company Beijing Xinwei Technology, for $285 million. Spacecom, which was founded in 1995 and is based in Ramat Gan, is owned by Eurocom Group, which is controlled by Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Co. Ltd. controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch.


  • NoCamels 3:22 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: collision prevention, Delphi Automotive, Israeli auto startup, , self-driving systems   

    Mobileye, Delphi To Develop Self-driving System By 2019 

    MobileyeAugust 24, 2016 | Israeli company Mobileye, which develops vision-based driver assistance systems that help prevent collisions, said Tuesday that it is developing a self-driving system with Delphi Automotive that will be ready for production by 2019. Mobileye cut its ties with Tesla Motors last month after the electric carmaker’s autopilot system faced scrutiny from regulators following a fatal accident in early May. Tesla’s autopilot system uses EyeQ chips from Mobileye to help with image analysis for steering and staying in lanes. Mobileye and Delphi said their technology would cater to automakers that may not necessarily want to develop their own self-driving systems. Mobileye, which was founded by Prof. Amnon Shashua and Ziv Aviram in 1999, recently teamed up with BMW and Intel to manufacture a driverless car by 2021.



  • NoCamels 2:05 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: GMobi, Israel-Taiwan, , Israeli mobile ad company, MassiveImpact, Taiwan-Israel   

    Mobile Ad Co. MassiveImpact Bought By Taiwan’s GMobi 

    MassiveImpact August 9, 2016 | Taiwan’s General Mobile Corporation (GMobi) has acquired Israeli mobile ad company MassiveImpact. No financial details were disclosed, but market sources believe the acquisition was for several tens of millions of dollars. Founded in 2005, MassiveImpact is a leading performance advertising platform specializing in social media promotion of mobile applications, which has raised $9.3 million and has 80 employees. MassiveImpact reaches over 1 billion users in 190 countries, with blue chip clientele including leading tech, retail and gaming brands Gameloft, Citibank, AIA, Tencent, and Baidu, among others. The acquisition of MassiveImpact will complement existing mobile technology services provided by GMobi such as Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA) updates, secure mobile payments, and mobile advertising. For GMobi customers, the MassiveImpact acquisition means greater value via optimized targeting, content delivery, and end user experiences through the company’s Real Time Performance (RTP) platform.

  • NoCamels 11:50 am on August 24, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: Ichilov Hospital, Israeli medalist, Israeli Olympic medalists, Israeli Olympics, Sourasky Hospital,   

    Israeli Medalist Auctioning Olympics Name Tag For Hospital 

    2016_Summer_Olympics_logo.svg August 24, 2016 | Olympic bronze medalist judoka Yarden Gerbi has put her name tag up for auction on eBay, saying she will use the money to support the Pediatric Cancer Unit at a Tel Aviv hospital. As of now, the top bid stands at $13,100 or NIS 49,421.09, though with five days left to the auction it will likely rise. Gerbi, whose bronze during the Rio 2016 Games made her just the second Israeli woman to win a medal at the Olympics, says donating the proceeds from the ID tag to the Children’s Cancer Ward at Sourasky Hospital will make it “more special for society.” She says she will dedicate the tag to the winning bidder and sign it for them.

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