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Catching up to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem rising in world’s rankings of start-up hubs

“With a population of almost 1 million – one-third of which is Muslim – Jerusalem’s start-up ecosystem thrives on diversity and the actions of a …

BOOM! — Five Implications for the Israel Tech Ecosystem of the Mobileye Deal

Lots of people are opining on the strategic reasons why Intel is buying Mobileye. Business Insider wrote that “Having missed the boat on smartphones …

Crowd sourcing for automated driving

JERUSALEMandMUNICH,Feb. 21, 2017/PRNewswire/ --BMW GroupandMobileye (NYSE: MBLY) today announced that they have signed an agreement …

Student run fresh.fund seeks Jerusalem dorm room startups

Universities have always been hotbeds of revolution and innovation. Empires like Facebook have been born in dorm rooms, the collaborations of friends …

Venture Capital

'Jerusalem’s Becoming:' A City’s Emergence As An Innovative Tech Hub And Hotbed For Gastronomic Excellence

<i>“Vibrant. Sexy. Innovative.”</i> These words are not the language one would expect to use to characterize Jerusalem— the third holiest, one of the oldest, and most contested cities on earth; but this is how Ilanit Melchior, tourism director for the Jerusalem Development Authority, chooses to describe …

Growth of hi-tech turning Jerusalem into ‘Start-Up City’

"When we started here 10 years ago, it was like being on an island, but now it’s unbelievable how much is going on.”<p>><p>Caption I: This year’s OurCrowd …

Israel

Israeli Software Firm SintecMedia Acquires Operative Media For Nearly $200 Million

Plan is to provide media companies single set of tools for executing both TV and digital ad buys<p>By<p>Mike Shields<p>Mike Shields<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@digitalshields<p>mike.shields@wsj.com<p>SintecMedia, an Israel-based company which provides media companies software designed to help them manage …

AdTech

What if your smartphone is out of touch?

<b>In a university lab in Jerusalem two computer science students and their professor have hit upon a potential game-changer in the touchscreen market.</b><p>With 37 million people said to own a smartphone in the UK, touchscreen is king.<p>Phones, tablets, many cash points and self-service check-outs are all …

Computer Science

AutoLeadStar aims to personalize website engagement

CARY, N.C. -<p>That shopper who steps on to a dealership lot almost certainly has already checked out the store’s website.<p>The first impression he or she …

Jerusalem kicks off ‘game-changing’ new business district

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz are set to attend a cornerstone-laying ceremony on Wednesday evening for a new …

Israel

Based in Jerusalem, FreshFund is Israel’s first student-run venture fund.

<b>Join the FreshFund Student Investors Team!</b><p>Based in Jerusalem, <b>FreshFund</b> <b>is Israel’s first student-run venture fund.</b> A joint venture between tzvi.vc and …

Venture Capital

Israeli investor: There's nowhere near enough capital available in Jerusalem

With just a handful of investors on the ground in the city, it can be hard for some of the local tech startups to raise the money they need to grow their business and take it to the next level, according to Ben Wiener, a venture capitalist in Jerusalem.<p>When asked if there's enough capital in …

Venture Capital

Government looks to hi-tech

For the first time, the Health Ministry will launch a collaboration with Jerusalem startup companies.<p>Israel hi-tech. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>Leading …

Meet NUA, The Smart Carry-On Suitcase That Follows You Around, Just Like A Pet

Traveling can be a serious hassle, especially during the hectic summer season. Waiting at airport lines, rushing through security and schlepping your …

Luggage

How Facetune and Enlight became top photo apps

Jerusalem-based Lightricks knows what it takes to stand out amongst the thousands of photo apps. They’ve done it twice — with Enlight and also Facetune, which is currently the top photo app in the U.S. according to App Annie.<p>We caught up with CEO Zeev Farbman for a video interview when we were in …

Apps

The ‘Business Kibbutz’ of Jerusalem Feeds Thriving Tech and Startup Scene

JERUSALEM—The rivalry between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel’s two most populous cities, is legendary. It’s been chronicled in popular song, …

Israel

Cancer treatment co Biocancell raises $6m

The company's bladder cancer product is slated for Phase III trials.

Francisco Partners buys Israeli co SintecMedia for $400m

Based in Jerusalem, SintecMedia has developed Internet-based management applications for broadcasters.<p>US private equity fund Francisco Partners has …

Jerusalem could emerge as virtual reality capital, say experts

Jerusalem’s Tower of David played host last week to the first museum-sponsored and -related hackathon, where teams used augmented reality and virtual …

Augmented Reality

Jerusalem’s high-tech scene is thriving with thousands of entrepreneurs, hundreds of startups, and an innovative community that is growing all the …

Why aren’t there more Arab start-ups? It’s not racism, say entrepreneurs

It’s not easy to get a million and a half fans on Facebook, and it’s even harder when the page in question is not dedicated to a popular culture icon …

Startups

High-tech companies tempt Israel’s ultra-Orthodox into work

Talia Zangolsaz, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli woman, is at a Jerusalem job fair talking to technology companies fishing for new recruits.<p>The …

Israel

MassChallenge and PTC partner to support IoT and AR startups

Conference to showcase Hebrew University nanotech

Eight companies were founded in 2015 through Yissum based on research at the Hebrew University’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.<p>Yissum …

JVP wins Chief Scientist Jerusalem incubator tender

JVP will team with Motorola Solutions, Reliance and Yissum to focus on IoT, software, communications and media.<p>Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) has …

Israeli biological sensor co Neteera raises $2m

Neteera's sensors can help catch criminals or drunk drivers by detecting their sweat.<p>Israeli startup Neteera, which has developed remote sensing …

600 top tech folk to party in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv in April

Who are going to be the leaders of tomorrow’s world in tech, education, entrepreneurship, the arts, and more?<p>Whoever they are, if you choose 30 …

Israel

Jerusalem in Transformation: Entrepreneurship in the Eternal City

OurCrowd’s Jonathan Medved at the recent global conference in Jerusalem. Photo: OurCrowd.<p><i>JNS.org –</i> Braving the wind, rain, and even snow in …

Israel tech to protect NY water systems from cyberattacks

New York City and Jerusalem will work together to keep each other’s water supplies safe, according to a new agreement signed between the New York …

Cybersecurity

Enlight and Lara Croft GO win Apple’s ‘Best of 2015’ app and game on iPhone (Updated)

<i>Editor’s note: In Apple’s U.S. list, Periscope topped the chart with Enlight coming in as Runner Up. An Asian version of the App Store (Singapore) was used for this article, which resulted in the Enlight/Periscope discrepancy. Lara Croft GO won the Games category in the U.S., too.</i><p>Apple called …