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  • mayay 3:37 pm on May 25, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , switch, switch seed funding, switch yarden talmor, , tinder for job search   

    Switch Raises $2M In Seed Funding 

    switchlogoMay 25, 2015 | The ‘Tinder’ of job apps Switch announced that it closed a seed funding round of $2 million. The seed round was led by Marker VC together with Metamorphic, Rhodium, BAM, SGVC and Marcel Legrand. Switch hopes to make job hunting simple with a swiping platform that allows users to narrow-down their job search. Switch was founded in 2014 by Yarden Talmor.

     
  • mayay 1:27 pm on May 25, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , wibbitz series b, zohar dayan   

    Wibbitz Raises $8M In Series B Funding 

    WibbitzMay 25, 2015 | The Israeli-created text-to-video production startup Wibbitz announced that it raised $8 million in Series B funding. The round was led by NantMobile, which invested $6 million of the total to help the company expand, together with existing investors Horzion Ventures, Lool Ventures, Initial Capital and Kaima Ventures. Wibbitz was founded in 2001 by Yotam Cohen and Zohar Dayan.

     
  • mayay 3:49 pm on May 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: coral group, coral group telefonica, , , telefonica startup investment, telefonica vc, yuval almog coral group   

    Report: Coral Group To Establish Telefonica’s VC 

    coralgrouplogoMay 21, 2015 | According to a “Calcalist” report, Yuval Almog of Coral Group will establish a $200 million venture capital firm for Telefonica, the Spanish telecommunications company. Almog, who is the chairman of Coral Group, will manage Telefonica’s investments in international startup companies through a firm called Open Future. Coral Group is an venture capital firm investing in high-tech companies in the United States, Israel and Europe.

     
  • mayay 3:39 pm on May 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , glilot II, glilot second fund, , major israel vcs,   

    Glilot Raises $77M Second Fund 

    glilotMay 21, 2015 | Glilot Capital Partners announced the closure of its second fund “Glilot II” at $77 million. The previous fund “Glilot I” invested $30 million in eight startup companies, including three that were acquired – Aorato, Insightera and Porticor. The funds from “Glilot II” will be used to invest in seed and early seed stage Israeli software companies in the cybersecurity and enterprise software arenas. Glilot Capital Partners was founded in 2011 by Arik Kleinstein and Kobi Samboursky.

     
  • mayay 3:33 pm on May 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , healthpoint capital, , itay barnea, , orthospace fundraising, treatments for rotator cuff   

    OrthoSpace Raises $8M 

    orthospacelogoMay 21, 2015 | OrthoSpace, the Israeli company developing a support product for shoulder injuries, announced that it raised $8 million in a round led by Healthpoint Capital. Existing investors Triventures and medical device company Smith and Nephew also participated in the round. In addition, Xenia Venture Capital sold its holdings in the company for $2.15 million to Healthpoint Capital. OrthoSpace was co-founded by CEO Itay Barnea and Medical Director Assaf Dekel in 2009.

     
  • mayay 3:21 pm on May 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: FlyOnWall, flyonwall live streaming app, , , livelens rebranding, meerkat competitors,   

    FlyOnWall Raises $3M In Series B Funding 

    flyonwallMay 21, 2015 | The mobile live streaming company FlyOnWall announced that it raised $3 million in Series B funding from private investors. Formerly known as LiveLens, FlyOnWall plans to use the funds to launch its live streaming product, to expand its product development and marketing. FlyOnWall’s platform allows users to stream video on their devices at any time and from any location. FlyOnWall was founded in 2013 and is headed by CEO Max Bluvband.

     

     
  • mayay 3:14 pm on May 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , elbit systems nice systems acquisition, , nice systems cyber and intelligence division,   

    Elbit Acquires NICE Systems’ Cyber Division For $157.9M 

    Elbit SystemsMay 21, 2015 | Elbit Systems announced that it will acquire NICE Systems cyber and intelligence division for up to $157.9 million. $117.9 million will be paid in cash at the completion of the deal and the remaining $40 million based on performance and milestones. NICE’s cyber and intelligence division offers solutions to a number of law enforcement agencies and intelligence organizations. Elbit Systems was founded in 1996 and is headed by Bezhalel Machlis.

     
  • mayay 3:06 pm on May 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , israel-canada cooperation, israel-canada joint research projects, ontario-israel partnership, r&d israel canada,   

    Ontario Invests $6M In Joint Research Projects 

    ontariosealMay 21, 2015 | Following a decade-long partnership between Israel and Ontario, the joint Israeli-Canadian R&D projects received a $6 million investment from the province. To announce the investment, Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation Reza Moridi visited Israel last week. The program will continue to support projects with a strong economic focus, particularly in the fields of medical devices, information and communication technologies, clean technologies and life sciences.

     
  • mayay 2:38 pm on May 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: doron gordon, , saas management platforms, saas platforms for internal assets, samanage fundraising,   

    Samanage Raises $16M In Series B Funding 

    SamanageMay 21, 2015 | The SaaS platform for managing internal assets Samanage announced that it raised $16 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Marker, LLC and Vintage Investment Partners together with existing shareholdings Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The Series B funding brings total investment in the company to $24 million. Samanage was founded by Doron Gordon in 2007 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.

     
  • mayay 2:59 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , lior grossman, , webby winners 2015, wikiwand, wikiwand best user experience, wikiwand webby's   

    Wikiwand Wins ‘Best User Experience’ At 2015 Webby Awards 

    wikiwandlogoMay 20, 2015 | The Israeli-created interface platform for Wikipedia users, Wikiwand announced won ‘Best User Experience’ at the international Webby Awards for 2015. Wikiwand was presented the award at an event held on Tuesday night in New York City. Wikiwand works with large publishing bodies like the LA Times and Virgin America to improve their interfaces. In previous years, the People’s Voice award for ‘Best User Experience’ was awarded to Medium, Hulu and Tumblr. Wikiwand was founded in 2013 by Lior Grossman and Ilan Lewin.

     
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