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  • mayay 4:23 pm on July 23, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: boris johnson, boris johnson tel aviv, , israel uk tech relations, , tel aviv smart city,   

    London Mayor Boris Johnson To Visit Israel 

    cityoflondonJuly 23, 2015 | The mayor of the City of London Boris Johnson will visit Israel and the Palestinian Territories this fall, according to an announcement made by the British Ambassador David Quarrey at a UK Israel Tech Hub event on Wednesday. In his visit, Johnson will be accompanied by a tech-oriented delegation from the UK with the goal of promoting cooperation in the fields of tech and innovation. Johnson, who has already visited countries like Singapore with the goal of promoting “smart cities”, has stated in the past emphasized his focus on fintech and digital health companies as these are two of the strongest tech fields in the UK. The tech relations between Israel and the UK have seen a boost in recent years due to the creation of the Embassy’s UK Israel Tech Hub, a strategic center promoting relations between Israeli and English startup companies and entities.

  • mayay 1:02 pm on July 23, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: british embassy to israel, david quarrey, , israel uk water tech, , , uk grants to israel   

    Newly Appointed British Ambassador Announces Water Tech Grants 

    britishembassyJuly 23, 2015 | David Quarrey, the new British Ambassador to Israel, announced that the British government to commit £200,000 ($312,000) to promote water research between UK, Israeli and Middle Eastern scholars. The British Council Trilateral Water Scheme is joined by two other newly initiated programs: the UK-Israel Science and Innovation Lectureship Grants in water science and agriscience, and the UK-Israel Researcher Links Fellowships in water science. Quarry launched the programs just nine days into his position after visiting Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute.

  • mayay 4:24 pm on July 22, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: best news apps, , , vizo news, vizo news fundraising, vizo news headlines   

    Vizo News Raises $1M 

    vizonewsJuly 22, 2015 | Vizo News, an Israeli-created platform that presents trending headlines based on interests, announced that it raised more than $1 million in early-stage funding from angel investors in Israel and the US. In addition, Vizo launched its app today in the App Store and Google Play store. Vizo was founded in 2014 by Dr. Haim Dahan and co-founder Gillian Baxter.

  • mayay 4:15 pm on July 22, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: grand challenges, israel government programs for the developing world, israel grand challenges program, , second round of grand challenges program,   

    Israel Launches Second Round Of Grand Challenges Program 

    mashavlogoJuly 22, 2015 | The second round of the Grand Challenges program, an international initiative to encourage solutions for global food safety and health challenges, is being launched by the Israeli government. Launching in the US, Canada, India, Brazil, China and more, the challenge is geared towards solving serious issues in developing countries. Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist and Ministry of Foreign Affairs will grant money to ten initiatives to solve these problems.

  • mayay 4:05 pm on July 22, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: accenture, accenture accelerator, bondIT, , online bond portfolio management,   

    BondIT Selected For Accenture Accelerator 

    bonditlogoJuly 22, 2015 | The Israeli company providing bond portfolio management BondIT was chosen to participate in the accelerator for financial technologies Accenture. The unique program, which will take place in Hong Kong during the month of September, will last 12 weeks and will aid fintech startups in the Asia-Pacific region build their product and reach strategic customers. The Accenture program is sponsored by a number of notable international banks including: Bank of America, Credit Suisse, China Construction Bank, and Morgan Stanley, among others. BondIT was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

  • mayay 3:59 pm on July 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , checkmarx developers, checkmarx israel, , maty siman,   

    Checkmarx To Hire 80 Employees 

    checkmarx-logoJuly 21, 2015 | After raising $84 million in funding from Insight Venture Partners, Checkmarx announced that it will hire an additional 80 employees, to be added to the company’s existing 160 employees in Israel and around the world. The company is looking for developers as well as Devops managers, among other positions. Checkmarx was founded in 2006 as a cybersecurity company by Maty Siman.

  • mayay 3:54 pm on July 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , invi interactive messaging, invi messaging platform iddo tal, israel messaging platforms, ,   

    invi Raises $2M 

    invilogo2July 21, 2015 | The interactive messaging platform invi announced that it raised $2 million in a round led by Seven Seas Ventures. F50, InnoValley, Streamline Ventures and Pre-Angel also participated in the round. The startup plans to use the funding to continue its growth as well as the development of new products. Based in Palo Alto, California, invi was founded in 2012 by Iddo Tal.

  • mayay 3:38 pm on July 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: best used car marketplaces online, , john elway startup investment, , vroom, vroom used car marketplace   

    Vroom Raises $54M In Funding 

    vroomlogoJuly 21, 2015 | The used car marketplace Vroom announced that it raised $54 million from investors. One of the named investors includes former Denver Bronco’s quarterback John Elway. Vroom plans to use the funds to expand its platform that buys, fixes and resells used cars on the Internet. The latest investment in Vroom brings total funding in the company to $108 million since it was founded in 2013. Vroom’s service is currently only available in the US. The company is headed by CEO Allon Bloch.

  • mayay 3:30 pm on July 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , fimi opportunity fund sixth fund, ishay davidi, , ,   

    Report: FIMI To Raise Sixth Fund 

    fimilogoJuly 21, 2015 | According to a “Globes” report, FIMI Opportunity Funds will begin raising funds for its sixth fund “FIMI 6 Fund”. FIMI hopes to raise at least $1 billion for the sixth fund, bringing the total for the FIMI fund to $3.1 billion. FIMI was founded by its CEO Ishay Davidi. FIMI has invested in a number of companies, including medical technology startups in Israel.

  • mayay 3:24 pm on July 21, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: content recommendation platforms, , , similarweb israel, swayy, swayy acquisition,   

    Swayy Acquired By SimilarWeb 

    swayylogoJuly 21, 2015 | The Israeli web traffic and mobile analytics company SimilarWeb announced that it will acquire content discovery platform Swayy. The deal is valued at less than $5 million and was conducted with the hope of expanding SimilarWeb’s team as well as its content recommendation capabilities. Swayy previously raised $550,000 from Elevator Fund, Star Farm Ventures and RSL. Swayy was founded in 2013 by Ohad Frankfurt, Oz Katz, Shlomi Babluki and Lior Degani.

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