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  • mayay 5:15 pm on December 18, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: benny landa technologies, coloright landa, l'oreal hair color technology, l'oreal israel   

    L’Oréal Acquires Benny Landa’s ColoRight Hair Color Technology 

    colorightlogoDecember 18, 2014 | According to reports, the international cosmetic and beauty company L’Oréal acquired Benny Landa’s company ColoRight. ColoRight is a startup that develops hair fiber optical reader technology, which L’Oréal will use for a long-term research program. “Through this acquisition, L’Oréal reinforces its historic leadership in hair research,” noted the group. Following the acquisition, ColoRight will maintain its offices in Tel Aviv and will continue to be managed CEO Sagiv Lustig, but the company will now become a part of L’Oréal’s international Research and Innovation network. ColoRight was founded in 2002 and employs 50 in Israel.

  • mayay 5:02 pm on December 18, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , israel startup awards, , sesame enable, , , verizon wireless powerful answers award   

    Three Israeli Startups Finalists For Verizon Wireless’s Powerful Answers Award 

    verizonDecember 18, 2014 | The American wireless provider Verizon Wireless announced the finalists for their 2014 Powerful Answers Award, an award granted to startups in four categories: education, health care, sustainability and transportation. Israeli startups were chosen as finalists in almost every category: the touch-free smartphone developers Sesame Enable in the education category, TalkItt in the healthcare category and HopOn in the transportation category. The winners of competition will be announced on January 27, 2015 at a live event in New York City. Out of the twelve finalists, winners will be chosen in each category and will receive $1 million. The remaining eight winners will receive $250,000, a total of $6 million in total funding from Verizon Wireless.

  • mayay 4:42 pm on December 18, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , israel medtech startups, israel mhealth, medivizor, mhealth conference, mPharma   

    Medivizor Is The Winner Of mHealth’s Startup Contest 

    mhealthisraelDecember 18, 2014 | The mHealth Israel Conference announced the winner of its mobile health startup contest – Medivizor. The platform helps those with chronic or serious illness find reliable medical information and won an equity funding round from crowdfunded venture capital firm OurCrowd. Second place was awarded to mPharma, a startup that provides real time data on physician’s prescriptions and patient drug consumption for government and pharmaceutical companies in Africa. Other finalists included: Breezometer, TalkItt, Lifegraph, Myndlift, Sweetch, and Intendu. mHealth is a community of Israeli digital health and IT entrepreneurs.

  • mayay 3:31 pm on December 18, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: israel fintech, , kpmg israel, , ourcrowd fintech,   

    OurCrowd Rated Top Equity Crowdfunding Platform By KPMG 

    OurCrowdDecember 18, 2014 | OurCrowd, the crowdfunding equity platform for startups and investors, was named the top equity crowdfunding platform in KPMG‘s, “The 50 Best Fintech Innovators Report.” OurCrowd was ranked 22nd in a report that analyzed the rapidly evolving fintech (financial technology) industry worldwide. There were four other equity crowdfunding platforms listed on the list: CircleUp, AngelList, Crowdcube, and Seedrs, though OurCrowd was rated number one. Since it launched less than two years ago, OurCrowd has raised over $90 million for 55 different portfolio companies. “We are very proud of our ranking on the KPMG Best Fintech Innovators list,” said OurCrowd CEO, Jon Medved. “Our platform is indeed breaking new ground by raising significant sums of capital for leading companies and harnessing the power of the crowd to build them.”

  • mayay 3:11 pm on December 18, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , prosiebensat venture capital, prosiebensat.1 israel, sevenventures pitch event israel,   

    EatWith Wins ProSiebenSat.1’s SevenVentures Pitch Event 

    7vpdDecember 18, 2014 | The winners of the SevenVentures Pitch Day in Israel, ProSiebenSat.1‘s venture capital pitch day for startups, were announced. EatWith, the community market place offering dining experiences in homes around the world, was the first place winner was awarded €4 million ($4,931,100) in money towards advertising and promotion on ProSieben’s communication networks. The second place winner was MediSafe, a medication management solution, winning €2 million in advertisements and TinyTap, the platform that turns moments into games, took third place, winning €1 million in advertising. The winners were selected by a high-caliber jury of judges, including ProSiebenSat.1 Media COO Mr. Hari Krishnan, Micha Kaufmann, Yahal Zilka, David Chissick, Liat Aaronson, Yuval Shahar and Dr. Christian Wegner. SevenVentures is the venture capital arm of ProSiebenSat.1, Europe and Germany’s largest television network.


  • mayay 5:12 pm on December 17, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , , sap startup focus program, sap startups,   

    SAP Hosts Collaboration Event For Israeli Startups 

    December 17, 2014 | The German multinational software and enterprise software company SAP hosted an event for dozens of Israel startups and key individuals in Israeli innovation to launch the SAP Startup Focus Program. The event was hosted by SAP’s innovation lab in Israel, which is responsible for engaging in strategic partnerships in the fields of innovation and integrated solutions, with the purpose of exposing SAP’s global startup program to local Israeli startups. THe startups that participated in the event included: Neura, Wiseeye, MedAware, BrandShield, Evoz, Mypermissions, Knowmail, Jethrodata, Fieldbit, DNA-7 and others. SAP is headquartered in Germany, but has its R&D and innovation labs in Israel and in other locations around the globe.SAP

  • mayay 4:52 pm on December 17, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , shopcloud, shopcloud indoor navigation, spacetag, spacetag shopcloud,   

    ShopCloud Releases SpaceTag App 

    December 17, 2014 | The Israeli company ShopCloud announced the launch of a new application called SpaceTag, an app that lets users leave their own personal mark through virtual posts, saved according to location. A user’s posts are then displayed publicly over the platform where other users can view their comments and even message them to find out more about a certain location. The goal of the virtual posts is to eventually create an indoor navigation system the world over. ShopCloud itself is an Israeli company with the goal of enhancing users’ shopping experience through cutting edge technology, founded in 2012. ShopCloud

  • mayay 4:41 pm on December 17, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , metamorphic ventures, talkspace, talkspace therapy, , therapy applications   

    Talkspace Raises $1M From Metamorphic Ventures 

    talkspace-798x310December 17, 2014 | The web and mobile application for communication with therapists, Talkspace, announced that it raised $1 million from Metamorphic Ventures. The funding will close out the company’s seed round and bring their total funding amount to $3.5 million. Along with announcing the financing round, Talkspace released an Android version of their therapy application, which is now available for download on Google Play. Talkspace provides access to therapy from the licensed therapist via an application, text message and video chat. Currently, Talkspace has about 200 therapists working for the platform and about 70,000 users since its launch. According to the company, the new finances will go towards building partnerships within the enterprise space, offering CFOs the chance to set their employees up with therapy services on an account-wide basis. Talkspace was founded by Israelis Roni and Oren Frank and is based in the United States.


  • mayay 4:31 pm on December 17, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: eu startup scene, european union-israel, , , terralab incubator, terralab startups   

    TerraLab Ventures Hosts 20-Member EU Delegation 

    December 17, 2014 | The TerraLab incubator hosted a delegation of 20 economic attaches from 12 European Union countries to present the startups affiliated with the incubator and venture capital firm. The goal of the visit to create partnerships with EU countries and companies and native Israeli startups, in order to up their global impact. The event was led by Terra Venture Capital managing partner Dr. Astorre Modena, while the European delegation was led by the head of the European Commission Israeli trade delegation Luigi Pratolongo. As part of the event, the delegation was introduced to four of TerraLab’s startups including: sPARK, Phoebus Energy, SmarTap and Fieldin. TerraLab Ventures is venture capital firm based in Israel.Terra Venture Partners

  • mayay 4:23 pm on December 17, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , amdocs electronic payment, bank of india electronic payment, electronic payment services, ,   

    Amdocs Launches Electronic Payment Services Over The Phone 

    December 17, 2014 | The multinational software and services company Amdocs will launch an electronic wallet to allow for payment by cellphone. After the company’s recent acquisition of the Singaporean company Utiba, it will release its new service, selecting the Bank of India and communications provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, providing them with electronic payment services over the phone. Though the value of the contact was not disclosed, Amdocs is hoping to add more customers to its electronic payment arsenal. Amdocs is not the first to pursue development in this growing sector, with Apple recently releasing its Apple Pay services and other major technological companies are set to follow. Amdocs was founded by Boaz Dotan in 1982 and since has grown into a multi-national company.

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