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  • einat 12:31 pm on March 23, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Israeli drug delivery method, Medical startup SteadyMed, PatchPump, SteadyMed Nasdaq IPO   

    SteadyMed Raises $40M In IPO 

    steadymedMarch 23, 2015 | Israeli medical equipment company SteadyMed Therapeutics raised $40 million in its initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq this week. The company’s flagship product is PatchPump, which is a new method of drug delivery. SteadyMed was founded in 2005 by Yossi Eldar and the Zisapel Family.

  • einat 12:04 pm on March 23, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Alibaba investing in Israeli Startups, , , ,   

    Alibaba To Invest In Israeli Startups Through JVP 

    alibabalogoMarch 23, 2015 | Online shopping giant Alibaba will invest tens of millions of dollars in Israeli startup companies through Israeli venture capital firm JVP, according to a Calcalist report. Earlier this year, Alibaba reportedly invested roughly $7 million in Israeli startup company Visualead, which develops QR scanning technologies. JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners) was founded in Israel in 1993 by entrepreneur-turned-politician Erel Margalit.

  • einat 4:30 pm on March 22, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Ben Rubin, , Israeli startup Meerkat, Itai Danino, Meerkat, Roi Tirosh, video streaming to Twitter, Yevvo   

    Israeli Starup Meerkat Raises $12M From Greylock 

    meerkat logoMarch 22, 2015 | Israeli startup Meerkat, which allows users to stream live video from their smartphones to Twitter, has raised $12 million from venture capital firm Greylock Partners, according to a TechCruch report. So far, the startup has raised $16.2 million and is valued at $40 million. Formerly known as Yevvo, the company was founded in 2012 by Ben Rubin, Roi Tirosh and Itai Danino.



  • einat 2:25 pm on March 22, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: Adi Sofer-Teeni, , Facebook Israel expansion   

    Facebook Israel Is Expanding: Will Grow Staff By 53% 

    Report: Facebook To Launch Development Center In IsraelMarch 22, 2015 | Facebook is expanding in Israel. The social-networking giant announced plans to recruit 40 new employees to its Tel Aviv office. They will join some 75 developers and marketers currently working for Facebook Israel, which is led by Adi Sofer-Teeni. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004.

  • einat 2:03 pm on March 22, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: amir alon, E2C, Israeli basic smartphone, , Israeli smartphone startup, smartphones for senior citizens   

    Israeli Startup E2C Raises $1.3M 

    e2c logoMarch 22, 2015 | Israeli startup E2C, which develops easy-to-use smartphones for senior citizens, has raised $1.3 million from the Israeli Chief Scientist, startup incubator Explorer, Curious Minds and TMT Investments. The investment will go toward launching a new tablet computer, which will also feature a simplified interface. E2C was founded in 2012 by Amir Alon, Nimrod Kimchi and Eyal Hakner.

  • einat 11:00 am on March 22, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , Israeli technology, mobile and cloud tech, shay hasson, Taurus Asset Finance, Wekix II   

    UK Fund Taurus To Invest In Israeli Startups 

    TaurusMarch 22, 2015 | UK-based financier Taurus Asset Finance will invest in Israeli startup companies through its fund Wekix II, according to a Reuters report. The fund specializes in cloud, internet, mobile and e-commerce companies. The minimum investment in the fund will be $7,500 and the closing date is June 30, 2015. Wekix was founded in 2013 and is led by Israeli Shay Hasson.

  • einat 2:40 pm on March 19, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: cash flow optimization, Eyal Shinar, Fundbox, invoice advance, Israeli fintech startup, small business cash flow, Tomer Michaeli, yuval ariav   

    Israeli Fintech Startup Fundbox Raises $40M 

    fundbox logoMarch 19, 2015 | Israeli startup Fundbox, which developed a cash flow optimization tool for small businesses, has raised $40 million in a financing round led by General Catalyst Partners. Fundbox advances thousands of invoices weekly, offering small business owners the ability to optimize their cash flow by advancing payments for unpaid invoices. The company was founded in 2012 by fintech veterans Eyal Shinar, Tomer Michaeli and Yuval Ariav.

  • einat 11:52 am on March 19, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , Israeli online quiz provider, , PlayBuzz round of financing, Shaul Olmert   

    Israeli Quiz Publisher PlayBuzz Raises $16M 

    playbuzzMarch 19, 2015 | The popular online quiz provider PlayBuzz has raised $16 million in a financing round led by venture capital fund 83North. The new investment will go into expanding the company’s operations and into developing additional formats. PlayBuzz was founded in 2012 by Tom Pachys and Shaul Olmert, son of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert.

  • einat 11:35 am on March 19, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , Check Point's acquisition of Lacoon, , Hyperwise, Israeli cybersecurity, Lacoon Mobile Security,   

    Check Point To Buy Israeli Startup Lacoon for $80M 

    checkpointsoftwareMarch 19, 2015 | Israeli cybersecurity giant Check Point is in talks to buy Lacoon Mobile Security, an Israeli startup company that develops firewall technologies for smartphones, for an estimated $80 million, according to a report in Calcalist. Last month, Check Point acquired cyber security firm Hyperwise for a similar amount. Check Point was founded in 1993 in Tel Aviv by Shlomo Kramer and Gil Shwed.

  • mayay 12:24 pm on March 18, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: , israeli companies secondary offerings, , , mobileye secondary offering,   

    Mobileye To Issue Secondary NYSE Offering 

    MobileyeMarch 18, 2015 | The developer of camera-based driving assistance systems, Mobileye, filed with the US Securities & Exchange Commission for a secondary offering. The company and its investors will sell 14.5 million shares at a closing price of $41.63 per share, in an attempt to raise over $600 million. Mobileye initially went public with its shares on the New York Stock Exchange at a share price of $25 per share, with the shares reaching a height of $57.70 at their peak. Mobileye was founded in 1999 by Hebrew University Prof. Amnon Shashua and Ziv Aviram.

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