Innovation & Tech

RivkaCarmi University President Builds Negev Desert School Into Powerhouse

(Bloomberg) — Rivka Carmi says her penchant for short skirts almost torpedoed her chance to become the first woman dean of an Israeli medical faculty. Now she’s the country’s first and only female university president. The pediatric geneticist’s next goal is to turn Ben-Gurion University of the Negev into an internationally recognized research institution and […]

January 29, 2015
geektime Over $900 million in one week

Israeli startups raised $910 million through acquisitions and funding rounds in a seven-day period in January 2015. Acquisitions and funding rounds are de rigueur for the Israeli startup arena but even veterans and VC experts were astounded to see blue-and-white tech ring up over $900 million in a seven-day spread last week. Amazon’s purchase of Annapurna […]

January 26, 2015
Exit Israel Grows From Startup Nation To Exit Nation

Thanks to a string of big exits over the past year, Israel’s technology companies are moving the country from a startup nation to an exit nation. With nearly $15 billion in exits through mergers and acquisitions and public offerings, 2014 was an all-time record year for the Israeli hi-tech industry, compared with a mere $1.2 […]

January 26, 2015
Samsung makes second big Israel investment in a week

After funding start-up Rounds last week, the Korean firm announces $10 million for EarlySense Korean tech giant Samsung will invest $10 million in Israel patient monitoring firm EarlySense, part of a $20 million financing round. “EarlySense has developed and brought to market a unique, breakthrough technology that will improve the lives of consumers through health […]

January 23, 2015
121714info-start-up-chartF-583x839 Move Over, Silicon Valley… Here Comes Tel Aviv

‘The Economist’ highlights Israel’s high-density of startups in its daily look at the innovations transforming global business. The Economist, a leading source analysis on international business, recently created an infographic highlighting Israel’s startup ecosystem. The weekly magazine headlined it: “Move over, Silicon Valley. Here comes Tel Aviv.” Read more at Israel 21C.

January 23, 2015
dropbox-image Dropbox Looks to Boost Its Mobile Document-Editing With Latest Startup Buy

Dropbox has acquired CloudOn, a startup based in Israel that offers a service for creating and editing documents on mobile devices. “Our companies share similar values, are committed to helping people work better, and together we can make an even greater impact,” reads a message from CloudOn’s founders, posted to the company’s website. According to […]

January 22, 2015