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  • einat 1:30 pm on March 29, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Erez Spatz, Israeli mobile payment technology, Israeli startup, , smartphone checkout tech, Tal Zvi Nathanel   

    Report: Israeli Startup MyCheck Raises $5M 

    MyCheck Raises $4.2M In Series A FinancingMarch 29, 2015 | Mobile payment technology startup MyCheck has raised $5 million in a private financing round, according to a Calcalist report. The company expects to complete the  round in a few days, and to receive additional investments of $5 million. MyCheck has developed a checkout technology that allows users in restaurants to view and pay their bill via their smartphone. MyCheck was founded in Israel in 2011 by Erez Spatz, Tal Zvi Nathanel and Shlomit Kugler.

     
  • einat 11:33 am on March 29, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , Israeli video startup, personalized video experience, Tal Chalozin, Zvika Netter   

    Israeli Startup Innovid Raises $10M from Cisco 

    Video Advertising Company Innovid Raises $11MMarch 29, 2015 | Israeli startup Innovid has raised $10 million in a private financing round led by Cisco Investments. Genesis Partners, Sequoia Capital and T-Venture also participated in this round. Innovid specializes in advanced video advertising, delivering interactive and personalized video experiences across multiple devices. The company was founded in 2007 by Zvika Netter, Tal Chalozin and Zack Zigdon.

     
  • einat 11:03 am on March 29, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Guy Sella, Israeli company Nasdaq IPO, Israeli company SolarEdge, Lior Handelsman, solar power optimization, Yoav Galin   

    SolarEdge Raises $126M In Nasdaq IPO 

    solaredgeMarch 29, 2015 | Israeli company SolarEdge has raised $126 million in its initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq. SolarEdge, which specializes in the optimization and monitoring of solar energy systems, was founded in 2006 by Guy Sella, Lior Handelsman, Yoav Galin and Meir Adest. The company’s products allow solar panels to act independently of each other, thus increasing overall power production.

     
  • einat 10:51 am on March 29, 2015 Permalink  

    ESPN To Incorporate Outbrain’s Content Recommendations 

    Content Recommendation Company Outbrain Acquires Visual RevenueMarch 29, 2015 | Israeli content marketing startup Outbrain has signed a multi-year deal with sports TV network ESPN. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. ESPN will bring Outbrain’s sponsored content recommendations to its digital audience of roughly 116 million unique visitors a month. Outbrain was founded in 2006 by Ori Lahav and Yaron Galai.

     
  • einat 4:18 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Bank Leumi USA, Israeli financial service provider, , LeumiTech   

    LeumiTech Now Caters To Israeli Startups In The US 

    leumitechMarch 26, 2015 | The second-largest bank in Israel, Bank Leumi, has launched LeumiTech in the US, which will offer financial services to support Israeli high-tech companies operating in the US. Bank Leumi has operated in the US for 55 years. It recently reached a $400 million tax evasion settlement with the IRS.

     
  • einat 11:00 am on March 26, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Alex Rav-Acha, Facebook Messenger Video App, Israeli company Magisto, Magisto Shot, Oren Boiman   

    Facebook Messenger To Incorporate Magisto’s App 

    Smart Video Clip App Magisto Raises $2MMarch 26, 2015 | Facebook will incorporate Magisto Shot in its messenger. This smartphone application was developed by Israeli company Magisto, which was founded in 2009 by Dr. Oren Boiman and Dr. Alex Rav-Acha. The app enables users to interact with each other on Facebook Messenger using short videos.

     
  • einat 10:07 am on March 26, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , BitWhisper, hacking air-gapped computers, Yuval Elovici   

    Experts Hacked Air-Gapped Computers Using Heat 

    bengurionMarch 26, 2015 | Ben Gurion University researchers discovered a new way to hack air-gapped  computers (which are not connected to the internet). Their method, dubbed “BitWhisper,” enables two-way communications between adjacent, unconnected computers using heat. This new method could potentially help intelligence agencies. The research was conducted at BGU’s Cyber Security Center by Prof. Yuval Elovici and Mordechai Guri.

     
  • einat 4:11 pm on March 25, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: al gore, fuel-efficient driving behavior, Generation Investment Management, GreenRoad Technologies,   

    GreenRoad Raises $26M From IGP 

    GreenRoad_Logo_3501March 25, 2015 | Israeli company GreenRoad Technologies has raised $26 million from VC Israel Growth Partners (IGP). Founded in 2006, GreenRoad enables commercial fleets, insurers and consumers to measure, improve and sustain safe and fuel-efficient driving behavior. VC Generation Investment Management, which was founded by Al Gore, is one of the investors in GreenRoad.

     
  • einat 12:11 pm on March 25, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Disney Israeli TV Series, Eran Barel, Israeli animation production, Snowball Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Yoni Cohen   

    Disney To Produce TV Series In Israel 

    disneyMarch 25, 2015 | The Walt Disney Company will produce a new animation series in Israel, according to a Calcalist report. The mass media behemoth will reportedly invest $8-$10 million in the television series, and is expected to work with Israeli studio Snowball, which was founded by Eran Barel and Yoni Cohen in 2005.

     
  • einat 11:54 am on March 25, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Israeli crowd-funding firm iAngels, Millhouse Capital, Mor Assia, , Shelly Hod Moyal.   

    iAngels Raises $2.25M From Millhouse Capital 

    iAngelsMarch 25, 2015 | Israeli crowd-funding company iAngels has raised $2.25 million in a seed round led by investment firm Millhouse Capital, which is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. iAngels enables private investments in early-stage startups. It was founded in 2013 by Mor Assia and Shelly Hod Moyal.

     
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