Israeli High-Tech Scene Second to Silicon Valley

Eric Schmidt, former Google chief executive and now executive chairman of its parent company Alphabet, said Israel, a country of only around 8 million people, was punching far above its weight in technology. “For a relatively small country, Israel has a super role in technological innovation,” he told an audience at Google’s offices in the […]

Israeli app seeks to treat acne using selfies

Israel-based MDAlgorithms says it has found a solution to acne, the pimply skin condition that affects 500 million people around the world. Its MDacne application for mobile phones allows users to get a real-time image analysis of their skin by filling in a questionnaire and taking a selfie. An algorithm created based on data from […]

Second dialogue between Japanese and Israeli Economy Ministries takes place in Jerusalem

The meeting is an important part of the Israeli government’s decision to strengthen economic relations with Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy. An economic dialogue between the Economy Ministries of Israel and Japan took place this week. This, the second such session, was led by the Head of the Foreign Trade Administration at the Israeli […]

Has an Israeli innovator made folding laundry by hand a thing of the past?

CORAL BRAUN, THE JERUSALEM POST   Israeli-led Silicon-Valley-based startup seeks to introduce new appliance into average household: The laundry folding machine. An Israeli-led Silicon-Valley-bred consumer-oriented robotics startup is taking the market by storm, with the introduction of a previously nonexistent appliance stretching the limit of product design and promising to unload one pesky task off […]

Israel, Ontario ink $87m worth of science and tech deals

By Niv Elis, JPost “Ontario is the ideal location to take innovative ideas from concept to marketplace — we have a competitive corporate tax rate, a strong financial sector and a talented workforce.” Companies from Israel and Ontario signed 18 deals valued at $87 million in Tel Aviv on Monday, during a visit form Ontario […]

Israeli on-demand transit company Via raises $100 million

Good news! The Israeli company Via has recently raised a whopping $100 million in Series C funding. Via, which has its headquarters in NYC but has a development centre in TLV, is “a smarter way to get around cities” where users can get around town for the cost of a latte. According to Globes, this is […]