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9th Year in a Row: Online Investment Platform OurCrowd Named Most Active VC Investor in Israel

OurCrowd has been recognized as the leading VC investor in Israel for the 9th year in a row. OurCrowd is a global investment crowdfunding platform matching investors with promising private deals around the world. Israel is one of the hottest startup markets anywhere and OurCrowd… Read More

Regtech Shield Partners with LeapXpert to Provide Real-Time Surveillance Across Encrypted Messaging Apps

Shield, the Workplace Intelligence platform for compliance teams, reveals that it has teamed up with LeapXpert, a provider of in front-office conversational solutions. LeapXpert’s Federated Messaging Orchestration Platform (FMOP) has been designed to support the real-time control, monitoring, and capture of conversations on mobile messaging… Read More

Israel’s Blumberg Capital Secures $225M to Invest in Early-Stage AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Fintech Ventures

Blumberg Capital revealed on Friday (September 18, 2021) that it has secured $225 million as part of its fifth fund, which focuses on making strategic investments into early-stage ventures. Blumberg was established around 30 years back by Jewish entrepreneur David Blumberg and has reportedly invested… Read More

OurCrowd Jobs Index Shows Soaring Vacancies as Work From Home is Here to Stay

OurCrowd, a global investment crowdfunding platform serving accredited investors and institutions, has posted its Q2 High-Tech Jobs Index. According to the Index,  startup job vacancies are skyrocketing as the work from home (WFH) environment, is here to stay. OurCrowd states that its portfolio companies indicate… Read More

Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Releases for Public Discussion a Proposal for Lowering Cost of Real-Time Data

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: TASE) has released for public discussion a proposal for a considerable reduction of the cost of real-time data to private investors. Around 2 years back, TASE made a notable move by improving the accessibility of trading data and supporting the… Read More

OurCrowd Highlights Two Exits From Fund Investments

OurCrowd is not only a platform for single investments but a diverse range of funds thus providing investors with immediate portfolio diversification. Two of these funds in which OurCrowd is participating have revealed exits that should be beneficial to investors. OurCrowd points to an article… Read More

Fintech Brex Purchases Israeli API Platfrom Weav

Brex, a Fintech providing solutions for both big and small businesses, has acquired Weav, an Israel-based API platform for commerce sites. Brex has purchased Weav for $50 million, according to the company. The purchase is expected to help Brex expand its services globally by establishing… Read More

Tel Aviv based Regtech Shield Introduces Alert Transparency Capabilities by Leveraging AI, NLP

The team at Tel Aviv-based Shield, an established Regtech firm, reveals that they’re introducing their powerful Alert Transparency capabilities, bringing “unmatched” understanding to compliance alerts and triggers via AI, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and various other backend technologies. As regulatory authorities throughout the world aim… Read More

OurCrowd Partners with Azerbaijan Investment Company

  Leading online investment platform OurCrowd has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC) – the government’s investment arm. The agreement makes OurCrowd the first Israeli business to sign an agreement with Azerbaijan since the country opened its Trade and Tourism… Read More

AI Powered Proptech Localize Raises $25 Million Series C

Localize has closed on a $25 million Series C funding round, according to a note from the Proptech firm. The funding round was led by Pitango Growth with Mizrahi-Tefahot and existing investors joining in. As part of the funding round Pitango co-founder and Managing Partners,… Read More

BNPL: Behalf Raises $100+ Million of Funding

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech Behalf, has raised $19 million in new venture financing alongside a debt facility that is said to bring the total to $100+ million. Existing investors led the funding including MissionOG, Viola Growth, Viola Credit and Vintage Investment Partners. New… Read More

iAngels Raises $55.5 Million for First Institutional Fund Supported by EIF

iAngels has announced its first institutional fund raising $55.5 million. iAngels received the backing of the European Investment Fund (EIF), part of the European Investment Bank group. EIF’s mission is to support Europe’s micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance…. Read More

Israel Card Payment Usage to Continue Growth After Pandemic-Influenced Decline

Following a brief pandemic-induced decline, Israel’s card payment market is set to resume its growth trajectory, a new report from GlobalData finds. Israel’s government actively promotes electronic payments through legislation such as a cap on cash transactions and reduced interchange fees. “Robust e-commerce growth, and… Read More

OurCrowd Shares Top 10 Post-Pandemic Tech Trends

OurCrowd, a global online investment platform catering to both individual and institutional investors, streamed a session today that discussed the Top 10 Post-Pandemic Tech Trends that believes are impacting markets. The session was modeled after a popular segment of OurCrowd’s annual Investor Summit held in… Read More

Kirobo’s Undo Button is Said to Have Saved Users $6 Million in Crypto

Kirobo has distributed an update saying it has now processed $1 billion worth of crypto while saving users $6 million, in 200 transactions, that would otherwise been lost forever. Kirobo has created a crypto tool called the “Undo Button” that allows users to recoup a… Read More

Bitcoin and other Crypto Addresses Associated with Hamas Donation Campaigns Now Seized by Israeli Government: Report

Israel’s National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing (NBCTF) has shared information on the “seizure” of virtual currency held by several different crypto wallets that are believed to be associated with donation campaigns “carried out by Hamas.” As noted in a report from Chainalysis, the seizure… Read More

Jon Medved’s Recipe For Israel’s Continued Tech Success

Israel’s thriving high-tech ecosystem needs a recalibration if it is to continue as a global hotspot, OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said in an article published on LinkedIn today. At first glance, things look good given the record $10.5 billion in investment the sector attracted in… Read More

Auto-financing platform Lendbuzz raises $360 mn, to double headcount at 100

AI-based auto finance platform Lendbuzz has raised a total $360 million investment in part debt and equity. The US-based fintech started by two Israeli entrepreneurs –Amitay Kalmar and Dan Raviv, has raised $60 million in Series C equity financing led by Wellington Management, Goldman Sachs… Read More

Sorbet Raises $21 Million, Said to be Largest Fintech Seed Round Ever in Israel

Sorbet has announced a $21 million seed round – said to be the largest seed round ever for a Fintech in Israel. Sorbet said that funding of $6 million was announced in April and the round was subsequently extended garnering the additional $15 million. Simultaneously,… Read More

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