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  • Anouk Lorie 1:07 pm on June 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Driver Service Uber To Open Tel Aviv Office 

    uberJune 19, 2014 | The popular private driver service Uber has already rented out office space in Tel Aviv and is looking to hire a manager, “Calcalist” reported. The American company will reportedly rent office space in the SOSA compound in southern Tel Aviv. Uber is set to be a major competitor to the Israeli taxi-ordering application GetTaxi, founded by Shahar Waiser and Roi More in 2009, which now offers its services in New York City, Moscow, St. Petersburg and London.

  • Anouk Lorie 2:47 pm on June 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: airbnb, guesty, municpalities, , startup   

    Israeli Airbnb Service Guesty Raises $1.5M 

    guesty June 11, 2014 | Guesty (formerly superhost), a service for property owners to manage their apartments listed on Airbnb, raised $1.5M according to report in Geektime. The current financing round was led by Magma Ventures, a group of American angel investors and the company’s accelerator, Y Combinator. The company’s founders, Amiad and Kobi Soto, told Geektime that they hope to use the new batch of funds for development, recruitment of programmers and to fully automate their system, which offers services to property owners to make it easier for them to use Airbnb. Recently the popular site to sublet lodgings has come under criticism from municipal authorities in cities like New York for avoiding the municipal taxes on rent and lease agreements, a challenge that Guesty’s founders hope that their service will be able to address.

  • NoCamels Team 1:08 pm on November 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: compass-eos, , , router, startup   

    Compass-EOS Raises $42M, Sets All-Time Israeli Total Financing Record 

    Compass-EOS Raises $42M, Sets All-Time Israeli Total Financing RecordNovember 18, 2013 | Israeli startup Compass-EOS, which develops wireless routers, has raised an additional $42 million in funding. Existing investors Pitango, Comcast Ventures, Cisco, Northbridge Venture, Benchmark Capital Partners and Marker LLC participated in the round, alongside a US-based private investment fund, a private investor and the Russian Government’s RUSNANO. This latest round brings the total of capital raised by Compass-EOS to $160 million, a record for total funds raised by an Israeli startup.

  • NoCamels Team 1:25 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Ra’anana Opens Startup Hub 

    Ra'anana Opens Startup HubNovember 7, 2013 | Israeli town of Ra’anana, which known to hold offices for such high tech firms as Amdocs and SAP, has recently launched its first startup hub. The hub, dubbed “Hubanana,” already houses 15 fresh Israeli startup companies, which pay a small fee in exchange for computer stations and mentoring.

  • NoCamels Team 11:41 am on October 29, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: data virtualization, , , startup,   

    Stratoscale Raises $10M In Series A Financing 

    Stratoscale Raises $10M In Series A FinancingOctober 29, 2013 | Israeli startup Stratoscale, which develops data center virtualization technology, has raised $10 million in Series A financing. The financing round was led by Battery Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company’s founder Ariel Maislos was previously a founder of Anobit, Technologies, which was acquired by Apple for over $350 million in 2012.

  • NoCamels Team 1:11 pm on October 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Ubertesters Wins IDCEE Startup Competition In The Ukraine 

    Ubertesters Wins IDCEE Startup Competition In The UkraineOctober 22, 2013 | Israeli startup Ubertesters, which develops mobile-app testing services, has won the startup competition held at the IDCEE conference in the Ukraine. The company, founded in 2012, came in first out of 150 other startups that entered the competition. Ubertesters also offers companies with in-house testing services.

  • Anouk Lorie 11:02 am on October 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , mobile data, mobile intelligence, , startup   

    Tel Aviv-Based Onavo Acquired By Facebook For A Reported $100-200M Price Tag 

    Onavo FacebookOctober 14, 2013 | Onavo, the Tel Aviv-based mobile analytics company, has just announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. Onavo will become the hub for Facebook in Israel — its first location in Israel. The exact terms of the deal have not yet been divulged. So far reports are indicating that Facebook shelled out between $100 million and $200 million. Onavo’s many apps help mobile phone users understand their data usage, reduce data costs and reduce battery life.They also have an analytics business for mobile publishers to chart how well its apps are performing, and to chart that against apps of its competitors. It has so far raised $13 million in venture funding from investors including Horizons Ventures, Sequoia, Motorola and Magma Venture Partners. For the full Onavo story and details, click here.

  • NoCamels Team 10:21 am on October 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Lionbird Raises $20M For Investment In Israeli Startups 

    Lionbird Raises $20M For Investment In Israeli StartupsOcotber 13, 2013 | Israeli-American VC Lionbird has announced the closing of a new $20 million fund, to be invested in Israeli and American startups. The fund, dubbed Lionbird I, will be used mainly for investments in the field of Online Tools.

  • NoCamels Team 10:22 pm on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Tel Aviv 2nd Best Place In The World For Startups 

    Tel Aviv 2nd Best Place In The World For StartupsThe Boston Globe, one of the most influential newspapers in the US has ranked the best places in the world for opening a startup. Topping the list is the Silicon Valley in California and Tel Aviv is right after it. The Israeli city beat out other prime locations such as LA (3rd), New York (5th) and London (7th).

  • NoCamels Team 12:31 pm on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Citi To Open Accelerator For Financial Startups In Israel 

    Citi To Open Accelerator For Financial Startups In IsraelInternational financial giant Citi has announced that it is opening an accelerator program in Israel for startups developing financial technology. The accelerator, Citi’s first in Israel, will operate out of the company’s Technology Innovation Center, which they opened last April.

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