Jerusalem Startups

By Hanan Br | Most recent news and updates about Jerusalem's tech and startup scene

Jerusalem based Orcam raises $41M at $600M valuation, towards 2018 IPO

After the sale of Mobileye to Intel for a whopping $15b, Amnon Shashua and Ziv Aviram rock the market again with their second computer vision venture.<p>…

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 …

Bootstrapping at Lightricks

Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2016 (Revised April 2017)<p>Abstract<p>By August 2015, two-year-old mobile imaging software startup Lightricks had …

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 …

Israel

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>The hi-tech scene in Jerusalem is …

Digital Media

What if your smartphone is out of touch?

BBC News<p><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 …

Touchscreens

לנהל מיליארדים, לקנות סטארט-אפים ולעשות אקזיטים: הצעירים המבטיחים של ההיי-טק הישראלי

<b>היי-טק תוצרת ירושלים</b><p><b>חנן ברנד (31)</b><p><b>שותף מנהל בקרן ההון סיכון Cornerstone וממייסדי madeinJLM</b><p>ההיי-טק הישראלי והפעילות היזמית המבעבעת בו מרוכזים ברובם בתל …

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

$364 million Jerusalem Gateway cultural and commercial project will cover 173 acres, starting at city entrance’s Chords Bridge

Urban Design

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 …

Hands-on with Pictar, which adds buttons and wheels to your iPhone camera

There’s no denying that your smartphone’s camera is getting better and better for every generation, but what’s a poor photography nerd to do about controllability? Miggo’s Kickstarter-funded Pictar is shipping soon, and might be just the thing to teach your iPhone some additional photography …

Gear & Gadgets

Europe's hottest startups 2016: Tel Aviv

Local startups in Tel Aviv are building world-class companies at home<p><b>Population</b> 1.3 million• <b><br>Size</b> 52km2• <b><br>Global cities index ranking</b> 62<p>Something's …

Startups

New P2P Currency Exchange Banks On Transparency

International travelers like Sam Schubert know that exchanging one currency for another is not free. At least, it wasn’t. Then uChange came along. …

Bitcoin

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

Technology startups in the holy city of Jerusalem need more venture capital money if they're going to be as successful as their Israeli rivals in nearby Tel Aviv.<p>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 …

Venture Capital

Government looks to hi-tech

For the first time, the Health Ministry will launch a collaboration with Jerusalem startup companies.<p>Leading Israeli influencer marketing company …

Yala’s new chatbot knows the best time to post to social networks

Need to post content to multiple social networks at the same time? A new chatbot called Yala wants to help. The bot, live now on Slack with Facebook Messenger support coming soon, not only does the work of posting for you, it’s also intelligent enough to know when to post. That is, Yala uses …

Social Media Marketing

Jerusalem's gamers hackathon at the Tower of David

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 …

iPhoneography

Hijabs and swim-skirts: Modest-fashion sites unite Jews, Muslims and Mormons

One day last year so many people from Utah tried to shop on the Jerusalem-based modest-clothing website<p>Want to enjoy 'Zen' reading - with no ads and …

30 Movers and Shakers of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a city encapsulating and emanating great passion. Both Israelis and global travelers tend to be especially compelled towards Jerusalem …

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 …