Tagged: israel

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Partners With Acceenture & The Floor to Develop New Blockchain Securities Lending Platform

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) announced earlier this week that it, Accenture, and The Floor are currently developing a new blockchain securities lending platform, which will be powered by Intel. According to the Exchange, there is currently no central securities lending platform in the Israeli… Read More

Zombie Coins: There are 4500+ Cryptocurrencies with Many Being Inactive, CoinJanitor Wants to Clean them Up & Reanimate Some of Them

This is an interesting spin on cryptocurrencies. There have been thousands of digital coins created but many have died, morphing into Zombie coins. So where do digital currencies go to die? This company thinks they can be reanimated and gain a second life. CoinJanitor, a… Read More

Entrée Capital Ventures Closes $80 Million Israel Focused Early Stage Fund

On Thursday, international venture capital firm Entrée Capital announced the closing of its second Israeli focused early stage fund with aggregate capital commitments of $80 million. Entrée stated this fund follows the success of its previous Israeli fund that invested in early-stage Israeli startups such… Read More

Chinese YouTube Like Platform Qiyi Culture Partners with Synerero’s Wildspark Platform & Amp Crypto

Synereo, a company that is developing decentralized tech for content creation and distribution, has formed a partnership with Shanghia based Qiyi Culture, described as one of China’s top online content production companies. Qiyi Culture is said to have over 30 million viewers for single original… Read More

Next Exit: OurCrowd Books Another Acquisition as Canon Buys BriefCam

  BriefCam, a tech firm that transforms raw video into actionable intelligence and OurCrowd portfolio company, has been acquired by Canon, Inc. a global leader in digital imaging solutions. According to information provided by the company, the addition of BriefCam to Canon’s Network Video Solutions… Read More

OurCrowd Expands Presence in Asia by Partnering with Bangkok Bank

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, has further boosted its presence in Asia by forming a new partnership with Bangkok Bank (BBL), a leading bank in Thailand. Bangkok Bank is one of Southeast Asia’s leading regional banks and Thailand’s market leader in corporate and SME… Read More

Big Data for Diamond Industry: Carats.io Creates Crypto Representing Gemstones, Launches ICO

Carats.io is a newly launched big data for diamonds platform that is also launching a cryptocurrency.  The diamond industry today is a highly obfuscated market that includes questionable pricing that is difficult to decipher. Carats says it is introducing an algorithm that will compare daily… Read More

INVioU is Launching a Blockchain based Factoring Platform to Provide Financing for SMEs

INVioU is a blockchain-based platform for invoice and credit finance management. The platform seeks to enable “minimal-risk streamlined collections and fully automated loan obtainment processes within the global community.” Founded by CEO Dror Shapira (son of Israel’s State Comptroller, Yosef Shapira) and Yair Zehavi, CPO of… Read More

OurCrowd Celebrates Two More Portfolio Exits: Nike Nabs Invertex & Uber Aquires JUMP

It’s raining exits for leading global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. The Israeli platform two celebrated two portfolio in the last twenty four hours: Invertex will be acquired by Nike and JUMP is to be acquired by Uber. These two exits now the total of OurCrowd portfolio companies… Read More

Israel Insurtech Atidot Secures $5 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Vertex Ventures

Atidot, an Israel-based insurtech company empowering the life insurance industry with big data and predictive analytics, announced last week it secured $5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Vertex Ventures with the participation of existing investors The D.E. Shaw Group, Moneta Seeds, and… Read More

OurCrowd’s Labs/02 Incubator Company c2a Now Available to Auto Manufacturers Worldwide to Protect Connected Cars Against Cyber Threats

Cyber 2 Automotive Security (c2a),  an OurCrowd Labs/02 incubator company, has announced that its patented Stamper technology, which protects the connected car from cyber threats, is now available to auto manufacturers and suppliers worldwide on a royalty free license basis. The announcement comes just as the US… Read More

Israel Interim Report on Cryptocurrency: Not Considered to be Securities

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has published their interim report on cryptocurrencies. The document was present to Chairman of the ISA, Anat Gueta, yesterday. The document is a product of an inter-departmental Committee that was established last August to research cryptocurrencies. The report includes a… Read More

Changing Tide: Israel Securities Authority Chair Looks to Embrace Initial Coin Offerings

At the beginning of 2018, a new Chair took over at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). Anat Guetta took over the executive position from Shmuel Hauser. Recently, Guetta has indicated a more welcoming approach when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto in general…. Read More

Edgybees Raises $5.5 Million Backed by OurCrowd, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Verizon Ventures, 8VC, Aspect Ventures and NFX

Edgybees has raised $5.5 million in seed funding backed by leading global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd along with Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Verizon Ventures, 8VC, NFX, and Aspect Ventures Edgybees has created augmented reality (AR) technology that may utilized on drones and other vehicles designed to help… Read More

Israeli Supreme Court Protects Digital Currency Exchange: Crypto Exchange Should Not Be Banned Sweepingly

The Supreme Court of Israel intervened in a decision by an Israeli bank and ruled that it cannot extensively block the activity of the crypto stock exchange. The Court noted that the bank’s fears and attitudes toward the crypto industry were unfounded speculations. Supreme Court Justice… Read More

Fintech Pagaya Receives $75 Million in Debt Financing from Citi

Pagaya Investments, a Fintech company in the asset management space, has received $75 million in debt financing from Citi. Simultaneously, Pagaya announced the creation of the “Opportunity Fund” to meet growing institutional interest in consumer credit as an asset class. Launched in2016, Pagaya has raied… Read More

OurCrowd, Along with Three of its Portfolio Companies, Recognized as World’s Most Innovative Companies

OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, and three of its portfolio companies that have raised capital on the OurCrowd platform, have been recognized as the World’s Most Innovative Companies as part of the annual Fast Company list for 2018. The top ten companies in… Read More

New Spin on Real Estate Crowdfunding Launched as StraightUp Has Skin in the Game with “No Bull” Investing

StraightUp, a new real estate crowdfunding platform that puts a new spin on property investing, has launched to provide investors “unbeatable opportunity” to invest in New York City property developments. Incubated by HAP Ventures – a New York real estate development company, StraightUp is described… Read More

Stox Nears Public Launch as Beta Version Released of Blockchain Based Prediction Engine

Stox, a Blockchain based prediction network, has launched a “risk free beta” version of its site it has labeled “Sun Tzu” in honor of the Chinese New Year. Stox is desiged to be an open source Ethereum based prediction market where users can make their… Read More

OurCrowd Leads the Way in Global Investment Crowdfunding

OurCrowd is arguably a vital variable in the rise of Israel’s claim to be the leading nation when it comes to entrepreneurial innovation. The country has established itself as a hotbed for early stage tech firms in a diverse array of sectors. Today, most all… Read More