Tech Ecosystem Development

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Israel second to US for cyber-defender firms

Israeli startups Argus, Indegy and Illusive Networks are among the promising security companies listed in CB Insights report

Sun Power: Israeli Tech Makes Solar Cells 70% More Effective

The sun is a powerful source of renewable energy. In fact, it is currently the only energy source capable of supplying the energy needs of the human …

Clean Energy

Business is booming between Aussies and Israelis

Cybersecurity, robotics, communications, medical devices and artificial intelligence are among Israeli innovations eagerly sought Down Under.

Israel

50 startups founded in Negev in 2016

The Beersheva high-tech park already has over 40 companies and 1,800 employees.

Retail Tech Innovation Is Booming In Israel

Shutterstock<p>In February, my team went on a four-day innovation technology tour to Israel. We met with more than 25 startups and led panel discussions on innovation at the 2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit. The trip impacted how we are thinking about innovation and what is happening in retail …

Innovation

Intel confirms $15b acquisition of Mobileye

The US chipmaker said that its newly formed global autonomous driving organization will be headquartered in Israel.<p>Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) has …

Israeli startups raise $700m in 2017 so far

Israeli startups are keeping pace with last year when a record $4.8 billion was raised, according to IVC.

Jerusalem rising: the city of gold’s transformation into a startup capital

When the startup world talks Israel, they think they’re only talking one city: Tel Aviv. There are other municipalities that pop onto our radars like …

Startups

Science brings good old flavor back to tomatoes

Israeli researchers join international team mapping tomatoes’ chemistry and genetics to reintroduce taste traits lost over 50 years of breeding.

Israel

Foreign investors scouting for Israeli smart car tech

Venture capital is flowing into Israel in search of automotive technological developments and the next Mobileye.

Why US corporate giants like Intel need fresh Israeli tech

Mammoth American multinationals depend on ingenuity from small Israeli startups to drive their businesses forward.

Israel

Israeli dental tech cos lead in implant innovations

Poalim Capital Markets: We want to help the Israel medical market mature into a global leader.

Honda, Volvo open Israel innovation center

Honda, Volvo, Hertz and Ituran are partners in the DRIVE innovation hub in Tel Aviv founded by Mayer Group, the Israeli importer of Honda and Volvo …

Israel sees record VC funding, shifts from quick exits to long-term growth

Investor activity is showing that the tech scene in Israel is hotter than ever. Figures from IVC Research Center and accounting firm KPMG Somekh Chaikin indicated that 2016 set the all-time fundraising record for Israeli high tech. Last year’s total climbed to $4.8 billion, exceeding the 2015 …

Venture Capital

PE funds invested $3.5b in Israel deals in 2016

Foreign and local private equity firms put in a record amount of money in 2016, but the number of deals was lower

Investing

How Israel’s 3D Printing Industry Is Paving The Way To The Future

The future has arrived. The ability to create a three-dimensional object using a simple printer is a reality in today’s world.Merely three decades …

3D Printing

Tel Aviv University ranked among world’s top startup schools

TAU alumni responsible for founding 7 unicorns, hi-tech firms with a valuation of over $1 billion

Israel

BakerTilly: Israelis top unicorn founders

Israelis have founded more billion dollar startups per capita than any other nationality.

Israel-China Blueconomy fund raises $150m

The fund provides Israeli companies with direct access to investments from the Chinese government.

Israeli startups raise nearly $400m this year

2017 is shaping up to maintain the record amounts raised by Israeli startups last year.

A quick tour of Eastern Europe’s startup hubs

Startups in Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Tallinn, Riga, or Vilnius don’t attract as much capital as the ones located in the top hubs in Europe — London, Amsterdam, or Berlin — but these Eastern European tech hubs are on the rise, and early stage investment in the region has surged …

Startups

Electra, TechForGood to set up innovation project

Program aims to foster startups in energy conservation, IoT and air conditioning and climate control systems

Innovation

Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem

In September 2012, Forbes published a lengthy feature heralding Brazil’s arrival as “one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world.” At the time, the South American giant had been powering through a global recession, with growth rates that drew the envy even of its surging companions in …

IVC: Israeli VC fundraising strengthens

The expected final total of $1.6 billion will be a record for the past decade, IVC Research Center reports.

Oracle sets up Tel Aviv startup accelerator for cloud edge

US software giant to provide support, services and mentorship to Israeli startups in multi-million dollar global plan

Startups

Israeli co "reinvents internal combustion engine"

Aquarius Engines, which wants to raise $25 million, says its engine will double the best energy utilization figure for a standard engine.

JDC’s Social Hackathon aims to help vulnerable Israelis

Programmers, mentors and tech industry giants team up to find tech solutions to solve challenges of at-risk populations

Innovation

China’s Kuang-Chi to set up Tel Aviv base, eyes larger firms

Multi-billion dollar Chinese group weighs investments not only in startups but also revenue-generating companies

Tel Aviv

US knowledge commercialization co to invest in Israel

NRS H&W will invest $30 million in three years through the Volcani Center.