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Israeli Blockchain Association Reports: Number of Blockchain Startups in Israel has Tripled & Stands At More Than 200 Since the Beginning of the Year

Israeli Blockchain Association, an Israel-based organization that aims to educate, develop and empower the blockchain community of Israel as well as connects with both global leaders and best practice, announced on Wednesday the release of its third Israeli Blockchain Startup Map, which covers over 200 startups operating in… Read More

Seed Crowdfunded on OurCrowd, Silo Launches Pre-Sale Campaign on Kickstarter

Silo, a company that was seed funded on investment platform OurCrowd, has launched their patented one-touch vacuum-sealing system on Kickstarter. Silo is seeking a minimum amount of $80,000 in orders. Silo is part of OurCrowd’s AI focused fund Cognitiv Ventures, Israel’s most active AI investor… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Sense Tapped as “Best Technology Solution for Learning and Education”

Sense Education, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for student submissions, has been selected as the top Edtech Startup at South Summit’s 2018 enlightED competition. The company was said to be chosen from 600 of the world’s most promising Edtech firms receiving the “Best Technology Solution for… Read More

Overstock: Medici Ventures Invests in VinX, an Israel Company Bringing Blockchain to Wine

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary Medici Ventures has invested in VinX – an Israel based company which is developing a blockchain platform for wine futures trading. VinX is working with another Israel Fintech, Zen Protocol, a company that has created a new type of blockchain, written from scratch…. Read More

OurCrowd is Most Active Investor in Hot Israel AI Startup Sector

Israel is red-hot when it comes to entrepreneurship and startups in general. The country has been recognized for years as punching above its weight class when it comes to an innovation driven economy. One of the hottest sectors for startups is Artificial Intelligence (AI). A… Read More

World’s Largest: OurCrowd Still on Track to Top USD $1 Billion in Investment Crowdfunding

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In many ways, OurCrowd epitomizes the aspirations of what investment crowdfunding has the potential to deliver for both issuers and investors. By providing access to quality deals to smaller (accredited) investors, OurCrowd has opened up an asset class previously closed off to all but the… Read More

OurCrowd Labs/02 Portfolio Company ITsMine Named Top 10 Cybersecurity Startup

ITsMine CEO Kfir Kimhi and Ran Norman CTO

ITsMine, a cybersecurity company has been named one of the top 10  most innovative cybersecurity startups at China’s 2018 ISC Conference. ITsMine is a part of the  OurCrowd Labs/02, seed stage incubator portfolio, which focuses on cutting-edge tech in areas including AI, deep learning, autonomous transportation… Read More

TAPPP Gets $5 Million in Funding led by leAD Sports / OurCrowd’s ADvantage Fund

TAPPP, a US based pre-paid platform enabling access to premium live sports content, has secured $5 million in Series A funding, led by leAD Sports / OurCrowd’s ADvantage Fund. This is OurCrowd’s Advantage Sportstech Fund’s first investment. OurCrowd partnered with the Dassler Family to launch… Read More

Cancer Therapy Medtech Alpha Tau Medical Raises $29 Million Backed by OurCrowd

Alpha Tau Medical

Israeli Medtech start-up, Alpha Tau Medical, has raised $29 million to accelerate its promising cancer treatment Alpha DaRT (Diffusing Alpha-emitters Radiation Therapy). The treatment is being described as a “breakthrough cancer treatment,” that delivers high-precision alpha radiation, that is released when radioactive substances decay inside the… Read More

Fintech Startup Pagaya Secures $14 Million Through Series B Funding Round Co-Led By Oak HC/FT & Harvey Golub

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Pagaya Investments, a Fintech company in the asset management space, announced on Thursday it secured $14 million through its Series B funding round, which was co-led by Oak HC/FT and Harvey Golub. This news comes just six months after Pagaya received a $75 million in debt financing… Read More

Carats.io to Provide Hong Kong based KELA with Blockchain Tech for Diamond Marketplace

Carats.io, a Fintech based in Israel that is building a financial market for diamonds, has partnered wit KELA – a jewelry / diamond retailer operating across Asia. KELA is said to be the largest online diamond retailer in China and has 300 stores across the… Read More

Blockchain Platform Enecuum Signs Cooperation Agreement with iCapital as it Plans Token Sale

  Enecuum, a blockchain platform with a capability of mobile mining, and iCapital based in Israel, have established a long term cooperation agreement, according to the firms. Hong Kong based Enecuum explains on their site: “Every smartphone on the network will participate in the publication… Read More

Visa Invests In & Partners With Isreali Startup Behalf As Part of $100 Million Fintech Investment Program

Credit card giant Visa (NYSE: V) announced on Tuesday it has invested and partnership with Israel startup Behalf to support small business growth through easy-to-access capital and financing. The company reported that this partnership and investment is part of its $100 million Visa FinTech Investment Program. Founded in… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Recognized as Most Active VC in Israel

OurCrowd, one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the world, has been named the most active venture capital investor in Israel. The accolade comes courtesy of Seattle-based market research company PitchBook Data. PitchBook reviewed the number of VC deals in Israel since 2016 and… Read More

Incubator OurCrowd Labs/02 signs Agreement with Two Leading Korean VC Firms: Yozma Group Korea and DTNI

OurCrowd Labs/02, a  seed stage incubator and part of Israel based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, has formed a new partnership with two leading venture capital firms in South Korea: Yozma Group Korea and DTNI. The dual Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) were signed in early July 2018,… Read More

Big Series A Round for Real Estate Fintech Skyline AI, Plans Expansion into Other Asset Classes

Skyline AI, a tech based real estate investment firm using proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) and data science, has raised $18 Million in a Series A Round. The funding was led by big name VCs such as Sequoia Capital and TLV Partners. Additional participation  came from… Read More

Israel Securities Authority Set to Establish Fintech Innovative Hub

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) announced on Monday it is establishing a regulatory Innovation Fintech Hub. According to the ISA, this new initiative is aimed at promoting common discourse between the organization and relevant players in fintech. The organization also encourages fintech companies and entrepreneurs to… Read More

Bitmain, Biggest Crypto Firm On Planet, Expands Again, This Time in Isreal

Cryptocurrency consortium Bitmain, the world’s most valuable crypto firm, has embarked on yet another expansion, this time in Isreal, where it plans to triple the size of the workforce at its Ra’anana development centre. Bitmain told Israel business news site Globes that it is adding… Read More

OurCrowd at 5 Years: $750 Million Raised, 160 Companies & 21 Exits

OurCrowd, a leading global investment crowdfunding platform, has shared an infographic highlighting the past five years of operation. OurCrowd is unique in the fact that every single offering listed on the site receives backing from the platform – thus interests are aligned as OurCrowd has… Read More

Zen Protocol Blockchain Launches First Block on its Chain the Mainnet Genesis Block

Zen Protocol is the newest iteration of blockchain to throw its hat into the ring to challenge established blockchains with better / faster performance. According to their web site; Zen Protocol is a new type of blockchain, written from scratch in F#, with a contracting… Read More

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