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  • NoCamels 12:09 pm on July 25, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: DNA Biomedical Solutions, Entera Bio, Israeli drug company, Israeli drug developer   

    Drug Developer Entera Bio Raises $7.5M 

    EnteraBio_logoJuly 25, 2016 | Israeli pharmaceutical company Entera Bio, a subsidiary of DNA Biomedical Solutions Ltd., has raised $7.5 million in a loan convertible into shares. Pontifax led the round, with participation from private investors. Based in Jerusalem, Entera Bio is developing orally administered drugs as a replacement for injectables and IVs.

  • NoCamels 2:09 pm on July 24, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: Israeli cloud computing startup, , ,   

    Cloud Computing Startup Redis Labs Raises $14M 

    redislabslogo | July 24, 2016 | Israeli cloud computing startup Redis Labs has closed a $14 million Series C financing round. Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures led the round, with participation from other existing investors, at what the company described as a significantly increased valuation from the previous two rounds. Redis Labs said it will use the proceeds to expand sales and marketing efforts to accelerate global customer acquisition. Founded in 2011 by CEO Ofer Bengal and CTO Yiftach Shoolman, Redis provides cloud database services and has over 6,200 enterprise customers and its Redis Cloud service exceeds 55,000 accounts.

  • NoCamels 11:24 am on July 24, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: BC Partners, , , Keter, Keter Plastic   

    BC Buys 80% Of Israel’s Keter Plastic For $1.7B 

    Keter_Plastics_logo.svg_July 24, 2016 |  BC Partners is to buy an 80% stake of Israel’s Keter Plastic at a company value of $1.7 billion. BC Partners beat out a joint venture of CVC Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs in a bidding war, according to Israeli and international media sources. BC Partners is a private equity firm operating from London, Paris, Hamburg and New York and specializing in European buyouts and acquisitions. It has also bought a number of US companies. Founded in 1948 in a small workshop in Jaffa, Keter has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of resin-based household and garden furniture. Its product range includes garden sheds, toolboxes, bathroom cabinets and backyard playhouses for children. The company now operates 29 plants in Israel, Europe and the United States. From its $880 million sales in 2015, Keter totaled a gross profit of $310 million, a 45% increase on its 2014 total.

  • NoCamels 10:29 am on July 24, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: Coolan, , ,   

    Salesforce Acquires Israeli Startup Coolan 

    Cooloan | July 24, 2016 | US cloud computing company has acquired Coolan, an Israeli data center management software startup co-founded by Amir Michael, a former Facebook and Google hardware engineer and one of the founders of the Open Compute Project for an undisclosed amount. Facebook’s open source data center and hardware design initiative. Salesforce’s initial plan is to use Coolan’s technology to optimize its infrastructure, Michael said in a blog post announcing the deal. has previously bought three Israeli startups: SaaS encryption services company Navajo Systems in 2011, data-mining startup Bluetail in 2012, and data-entry automation startup Implisit Insights earlier this year.


  • NoCamels 1:47 pm on July 21, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: , Liquid glass startup, Mecedes-Benz Israel, Mercedes-Benz Accelerator   

    Gauzy Chosen For Mercedes-Benz Accelerator 

    Gauzy Raises $4M To Turn Any Glass Surface Into A ScreenJuly 21, 2016 | Israeli startup Gauzy, which develops liquid crystals that can double as both glass surfaces and computer screens, has been chosen by Mercedes-Benz as the first company to participate in their startup accelerator which was launched last week at an event in Stuttgart, Germany. Gauzy’s co-founder Eyal Peso was invited by Mercedes-Benz Daimler to deliver a keynote speech at the event  in which he presented multi-applications of his cutting-edge technology. Gauzy’s patented liquid glass solution can replace glass in appliances, cars, windows and anywhere where glass surfaces are used, and serve as a monitor.

  • NoCamels 10:55 am on July 21, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: , Israeli augmented reality startup, , Pixie Technology   

    Augmented Reality Startup Pixie Raises $18.5M 

    pixieJuly 21, 2016 | Israeli augmented reality startup Pixie Technology Inc. has closed a Series B financing round of $18.5 million. The investment was led by Spark Capital with the participation of Cedar Fund, OurCrowd and private investors. This round brings the total funds raised by Pixie to date to $24 million, having raised $5.5 million in 2013. Designed to help people easily track and find their favorite everyday items, Pixie Technology combines augmented reality navigation with innovative signaling technology. Pixie is headquartered in Los Altos, California and has a development office in Israel.

  • NoCamels 2:35 pm on July 20, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: enterprise mobility startup. Capriza, Israeli enterprise mobility startup,   

    Israeli Enterprise Mobility Startup Capriza Raises $23M 

    capriza-logo-blogJuly 20, 2016 | Israeli enterprise mobility startup Capriza has raised $23 million in a Series C extension funding round. The round was led by existing investor Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investors Charles River Ventures, Harmony Partners and Tenaya Capital, and new investors Entre Capital and Vintage Investment. The company, which has raised $73m to date, intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations. Headquartered in Palo Alto and with its Israeli development office in Hod Hasharon, Capriza was founded in 2011 by chairman Amnon Landan, CEO Yuval Scarlat, CTO Oren Ariel, and VP R&D Ronnen Armon. Capriza provides an enterprise mobility platform that allows IT and business units to mobile-enable critical business workflows without any coding, APIs or integration by extending the capabilities of existing applications from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce as well as custom-built solutions. The platform is used by more than 100 enterprise customers spanning 30+ industries and 500,000+ users including City of Los Angeles, DirecTV, Flex, The Linde Group, Titan Machinery and Volvo Financial Services.

  • NoCamels 11:45 am on July 20, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: Israeli mobile security startup, , ,   

    Mobile Security Startup Skycure Raises $16.5M 

    Skycure Raises $3M On Successful Seed RoundJuly 20, 2016 | Israeli mobile threat defense startup Skycure announced it has completed a $16.5 million series B investment led by Foundation Capital. Skycure will use the funds to expand the company’s presence in EMEA and APAC, broaden its foothold with Global 1000 customers, and invest in further developing the company’s award winning mobile threat defense platform. This round brings Skycure’s total funding to $27.5 million. All of the company’s previous investors participated in this round. As part of the announcement, Skycure will add Foundation Capital general partner Paul Holland to the company’s board of directors. Skycure was founded in 2012 by Adi Shaharabani and Yair Amit.


  • NoCamels 1:28 pm on July 19, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: Hebrew University award, Hebrew University stem cell research, Israeli stem cell research, Yosef Buganim   

    Hebrew University Researcher Gets Cell Award 

    NewHebrewULogoJuly  7, 2016 | Dr. Yosef Buganim, a research scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the prestigious journals Science and Science Translational Medicine, and the Boyalife industrial research consortium, for his work in stem cells and regenerative medicine. Dr. Buganim is a young researcher who recently joined the Department of Molecular Biology and Cancer Research at the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC). Part of the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, IMRIC is one of the most innovative and multidisciplinary biomedical research organizations in the world. Awarded for the first time this year, the Boyalife Science & Science Translational Medicine Award in Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine honors researchers for outstanding contributions in stem cell research and regenerative medicine around the globe.

  • NoCamels 12:46 pm on July 19, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: GuardiCore, , Israeli cyber security startup funding, Israeli startup fundin   

    Cyber Security Startup GuardiCore Raises $20M 

    guardicoreJuly 19, 2016 | Israeli cyber security company GuardiCore has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The latest round is led by existing investors Battery Ventures and 83North (formerly Greylock IL) with participation from by Cisco Investments, this brings the company’s total funding raised to date to $33 million. Based in Tel Aviv and founded in 2013 by CEO Pavel Gurvich, CTO Ariel Zeitlin and VP business development Dror Sal’ee, the company has developed internal data center security and breach detection solutions. GuardiCore will use the funds to address growing demand for its GuardiCore Centra Security Platform, invest in additional product research and development, expand its commercial reach through its global ecosystem and channel partners, and to fuel its overall sales and marketing efforts.


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