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  • mayay 4:21 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , elbit systems acquisitions, israel cyber security research, , NICE systems cyber and intelligence,   

    Elbit Completes Acquisition Of NICE Cyber, Intel Divisions 

    Elbit SystemsJuly 2, 2015 | Elbit Systems has completed the acquisition of NICE Systems cyber and intelligence divisions. The divisions will now become a part of Elbit’s division Cyberbit, the cyber subsidiary managed by Adi Dar. The deal between Elbit and NICE was valued at up to $158 million. NICE Systems was founded in 1986 as Neptune Intelligence Computer Engineering by seven Israeli military colleagues.

     
  • mayay 4:17 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , mapal green energy israel, sewage purification solutions   

    Mapal Green Energy To Issue London IPO 

    Mapal GreenJuly 2, 2015 | Israeli company Mapal Green Energy has submitted an initial document to issue an IPO on London’s AIM Stock Exchange. The company reportedly plans to raise £2-3 million (approx $3.1 million) at a company value in the low tens of millions of dollars, according to “Globes”. Mapal Green Energy develops systems to reduce the cost of sewage purification and was founded on Kibbutz Yagur by CTO Hanoch Magen and CEO Zeev Fisher.

     
  • mayay 4:04 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: ava trade playtech, , , , ,   

    Playtech Acquires Ava Trade For $105M 

    playtechJuly 2, 2015 | Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi’s company Playtech Holdings announced that its subsidiary TradeFX will buy Ava Trade for $105 million. Ava Trade is a contract-for-difference foreign exchange broker that was founded in 2006. Playtech is a gambling software development company that was founded in 1999.

     
  • mayay 3:41 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: diacardio, , israeli startups global innovation awards, securithings, shengjing group's global innovation awards, , wayzers   

    Global Innovation Awards Names Three Israeli Finalists 

    JVPJuly 2, 2015 | Three Israeli startups will head to Beijing, China to vie for the $1 million prize as part of Shengjing’s Global Innovation Awards. The startups that were selected include Wayzers, a bank wiring solution, DiaCardio, a heart ultrasound technology and SecuriThings, a IoT protection platform. These startups will compete against American, European and Chinese companies for a $1 million grad prize, as well as the opportunity to earn an investment from a special $25 million fund established by the Shengjing Group. The Israel segment of the Global Innovation Awards was led by the leading venture capital firm, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP).

     
  • mayay 3:22 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: a.b. dental, a.b. dental implants, , , israel china trade,   

    A.B. Dental Signs Partnership Agreement With Chinese Cos. 

    abdentalJuly 2, 2015 | The Israeli dental implant company A.B. Dental announced that it signed a triple partnership agreement to distribute its dental implants in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The agreement was signed with Bybo Dental Group, the largest network of dental clinics in China, Dolphins International Dental Academy and Sino Integrity Company in Hong Kong. Each of these companies will invest millions of dollars to see that A.B. Dental’s products, like dental implants, prosthetics for oral rehabilitation, and imaging services are distributed in the region. A.B. Dental has its corporate headquarters in northern Israel and was founded in the 1990s.

     
  • mayay 5:00 pm on July 1, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: airbnb of event hosting, , rent space for events ny, rent space for events tlv, splacer, splacer event space renting,   

    Splacer Raises $1.4M In Seed Funding 

    splacerlogoJuly 1, 2015 | Splacer, the online marketplace for booking events, announced that it raised $1.4 million in a seed funding from Carmel Ventures together with angel investors. Splacer also announced the beta launch of their marketplace in New York City, providing the option to both private and commercial property owners to list their space online for events. Splacer was founded in Tel Aviv by architects Lihi Gerstner, Adi Biran and CTO Lior Ash.

     
  • mayay 2:51 pm on July 1, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , merck israel, merck research israel, merck serono israel bioincubator,   

    Merck Plans To Expand Incubator, Hire More Israeli Employees 

    merckJuly 1, 2015 | The German company Merck KGaA plans to add an additional 250 employees at its two production sites in Israel. The pharmaceutical and chemical firm plans to add the additional employees once its acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich is approved. In addition, Merck has committed to investing up to 10 million euros ($11.1 million) in Israeli companies through its Merck Serono Israel Bioincubator. The incubator was established in 2012.

     
  • mayay 2:38 pm on July 1, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: guy avigdor, , klear, klear social media anayltics, , twtrland rebranding   

    Klear Raises $1.5M 

    Klear LogoJuly 1, 2015 | The social media analytics provider Klear, formerly known as Twtrland, announced that it raised $1.5 million from Altair, GIG and TMT. In addition, the platform announced that they will rebrand as ‘Klear’, taking data from Facebook and Instagram, as well as Twitter. Klear has plans to integrate other social networks such as Pinterest, Google Plus and LinkedIn. The current funding round brings Klear’s total funding to $2 million since the startup was founded in 2012 by Noam Avigdor, Guy Avigdor and Eytan Avigdor.

     
  • mayay 1:31 pm on July 1, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: israel in asia, , , israel vietnam, israel vietnam relations, , vuong dinh hue   

    Israel, Vietnam Vow To Expand Cooperation 

    vietnamflagJuly 1, 2015 | During a visit to Tel Aviv, Israel, Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Vuong Dinh Hue expressed his country’s desire to strengthen ties with Israel. In a meeting with Israeli Minister of Economy Aryeh Deri, Hue expressed his belief that the two countries have a huge potential for cooperation, especially as it pertains to the fields of science-technology, agriculture, security, trade and investment. Israel also agreed to share its experience in building startups and technology incubators.

     
  • mayay 1:21 pm on July 1, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , israel china agritech, , , , kingenta ecological engineering group, kingenta israel   

    Kingenta Leads Major Agricultural Partnership With Israel 

    kingentalogoJuly 1, 2015 | Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group announced the launch of a major agricultural partnership between Israel and China. The partnership is centered on technology that will provide integrated control and regulation of water and fertilizer and will consist of five medium to long-term projects that hope to affect the future of agricultural development. The projects include: 10 Sino-Israeli demonstration farms, the establishment of 100 agriculture service centers, sending a Chinese fact-finding mission to Israel, all with the hope of cultivating 100,000 leaders in global farming. Kingenta was founded in 1998 and is a Chinese high-tech firm devoted to farming technology, mainly as they pertain to fertilizers.

     
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