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  • mayay 4:43 pm on October 8, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: berlin startup ecosystem, , israeli startups in berlin, , tel aviv berlin, tel aviv startup ecosystem   

    Tel Aviv-Berlin Announce Startup Exchange 

    berlinpartnerlogoOctober 8, 2015 | The cities of Tel Aviv and Berlin are launching a collaboration program that includes a startup exchange. Tel Aviv Global, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, Berlin Partner and Berlin Mayor Michael Müller will launch the program next week at WeWork Tel Aviv, where five startups will have the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Berlin. The program will provide Tel Aviv startups with the opportunity to work in Berlin by providing them with support, workspace, and connections in the Berlin startup ecosystem.

  • mayay 4:29 pm on October 8, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: container security, , , scalock, scalock security,   

    Scalock Raises $4M In Series A Funding 

    scalockOctober 8, 2015 | Scalock, the Israeli container security company, announced that it raised $4 million in Series A funding. The funding was raised from TLV Partners. The company plans to keep its engineering team in Tel Aviv, but reportedly has plans to open a sales and marketing office in Silicon Valley in the next year. Scalock was founded in 2015 by Amir Jerbi and Dror Davidoff.

  • mayay 1:07 pm on October 8, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: acquisitions in israel, , cyberark viewfinity, , ,   

    CyberArk Acquires Viewfinity For $30.5M 

    cyberarkOctober 8, 2015 | CyberArk Software acquired the Israeli software company Viewfinity for $30.5 million. Viewfinity has its headquarters in the US and development offices near Tel Aviv. Viewfinity was founded in 2007 by Gil Rapaport and Leonid Shtilman.

  • mayay 1:01 pm on October 8, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , creditease china, creditease israel, creditease israel innovation fund, ,   

    CreidtEase Establishes Israeli Innovation Fund 

    crediteaseOctober 8, 2015 | The Chinese firm CreditEase announced that it would establish a CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund (CEIIF), a venture capital and private equity fund. The fund has already raised $30 million from interested Chinese clients. CEIIF will be managed by Israel Innovation Investment Management and will focus on investment in private Israeli and US technological firms. CreditEase was founded in 2006 by Ning Tang.

  • mayay 12:54 pm on October 8, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , israeli team google lunar xprize, space news, , spaceil google lunar xprize, spacex and spaceil   

    SpaceIL Takes Huge Step Towards Winning Google Lunar XPRIZE 

    spaceilOctober 8, 2015 | The Israeli team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, SpaceIL is the first international team to sign a contract with aerospace manufacturer SpaceX. SpaceIL signed the contract with SpaceX and submitted it to the contest judges for approval. If SpaceIL continues on their trajectory, they could be the first international team with guide an unmanned craft into lunar orbit. The first team to complete this task will win $20 million in prize money from Google. SpaceIL is one of 16 international teams competing and the first to have their contract, financial and technical details approved by the contest.

  • mayay 12:46 pm on October 8, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: barclays israel, barclays tel aviv accelerator, , , , , tel aviv accelerators   

    Barclays To Open Tel Aviv Accelerator 

    barclayslogoOctober 8, 2015 | The global bank Barclays has announced that it will open an accelerator in Tel Aviv as part of its network of Rise accelerators. The accelerator operated in Tel Aviv will work with 10 Israeli startups in the financial technology and cyber security sectors. The Barclays acceleration program will extend over a period of 13 weeks. Barcalys Rise accelerator program was created with the goal of discovering breakthrough financial technologies, in a program powered by Techstars. The Tel Aviv accelerator is set to open in March 2016.

  • mayay 4:41 pm on October 7, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: best universities israel, , hebrew u israel, hebrew u ranking,   

    Hebrew U Ranked 178th In Times Rankings 

    hebrewulogonewOctober 7, 2015 | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked as the top Israeli university and the 178th best university out of 800 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-2016. The Hebrew University was the only Israeli university to place in the world’s top 200 universities in the rankings, which are compiled and published by the British magazine Times Higher Education.

  • mayay 3:50 pm on October 7, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , rogue wave, rogue wave acquisitions, , , zend technologies php   

    Rogue Wave Acquires Zend Technologies 

    zendtechnologiesOctober 7, 2015 | The development tools vendor Rogue Wave Software has acquired PHP company Zend Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will help Zend extend the reach of its PHP services in larger enterprises. Zend CEO Andi Gutmans will be joining Rogue Wave’s leadership. Zend was founded in 1999 by Gutmans and CTO Zeev Suraski.

  • mayay 3:36 pm on October 7, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , kaltura ipo, kaltura us, kaltura video startup,   

    Report: Kaltura To Raise $100M In US 

    KalturaOctober 7, 2015 | According to a report in “TheMarker,” the Israeli video company Kaltura is reportedly requesting the services of US bank Goldman Sacs in issuing an initial public offering in the US. The report stipulates that Kaltura hopes to raise up to $100 million in the offering, or a potential private funding round. Kaltura is a video content startup that provides its services to a number of leading news and education institutions. Kaltura was founded in 2006 by Ron Yekutiel, Shay David, Michal Tsur and Eran Etam.

  • mayay 3:28 pm on October 7, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , landa corporation, landa printing, nanographic digital printing, , yishai amir   

    Landa Steps Down As Landa Corp. CEO 

    landaOctober 7, 2015 | Benny Landa has officially left his position as CEO of Landa Corporation, which he founded, but he will remain on the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Yishai Amir has been named the CEO of Landa Corp. as well as Vice Chairman of the Board. Landa Corp. is a group that includes Landa Digital Printing, a leading nanographic printing company.

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