Tagged: israel

Israel Cybersecurity Solutions Provider Talon Cyber Security Raises $26 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round

  Talon Cyber Security, an Israel-based cybersecurity solutions provider, announced on Monday it raised $26 million through its Seed funding round, which included participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Team8, and Zohar Zisapel. Founded earlier this year by Ofer Ben-Noon and Ohad Bobrov, Talon Cyber Security… Read More

10 High-Potential Fintech Firms Chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York

Ten high-potential technology firms have reportedly been chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York. As noted in the announcement (published on April 7, 2021), Fintech solutions aim to leverage AI and advanced data analytics to “address key industry challenges including sustainability.” As mentioned… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Innoviz Trades on Nasdaq in SPAC Deal

LiDAR firm and OurCrowd portfolio company Innoviz (NASDAQ:INVZ) traded on the Nasdaq this week as part of a SPAC deal that was revealed earlier this year. Innoviz became a publicly listed company through a business combination with Collective Growth Corporation in a transaction sponsored by… Read More

OurCrowd 50 Index Fund Available on BNY Mellon Pershing Alternative Investment Network

Global investment platform OurCrowd has announced today that its flagship portfolio index fund OurCrowd 50 (OC50) has been added to BNY Mellon Pershing’s Alternative Investment Network. OC50 was created as a diversified investment vehicle to offer more investors access to highly vetted startups across a… Read More

Canadian Shell Company Valdy to Acquire All Outstanding Securities of INX Limited

According to a release by Valdy (TSXV:VALDY), the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding securities of INX Limited. Upon completion, INX will effectively become a publicly listed company. Valdy is a shell company based in Vancouver, Canada.  Valdy was incorporated… Read More

OurCrowd to Build Dedicated Portfolio of Water and Agtech Firms in Partnership with Waterfund

OurCrowd has partnered with Waterfund to build an investment portfolio of 15 water and Agtech companies. According to a release, Waterfund has committed $50 million of capital to the OurCrowd managed portfolio, with an initial investment completed in Plenty, Inc., a vertical farming firm. Simultaneously,… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company SaNOtize Moves Forward with Anti-COVID Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray, Approved for Sale

OurCrowd portfolio company SaNOtize Research & Development Corp. has received interim approval to sell its COVID-19 treatment Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS). The spray is said to protect users from viruses that enter the body through the upper nasal pathways. The spray will be sold… Read More

Fintech Focused VC Group 11 Raises $120 Million for Fifth Fintech Fund

Group 11 reports that it has raised $120 million in a “vastly-oversubscribed first closing” for its Fifth Fintech Fund. The VC says it will invest primarily in Silicon Valley-based Fintech software companies often related to Israel through their founding teams and R&D centers. Previously, Group… Read More

Pagaya Announces Expansion of PAID Shelf With $900 Million Pre-Funded Consumer Credit Deal

  Pagaya, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered investment manager, announced on Tuesday the expansion of the Pagaya AI Debt Selection Trust (PAID) shelf with $900 million committed. According to Pagaya, the demand for this PAID issuance was evidence of investors deeply trusting the platform as… Read More

OurCrowd Forms Partnership with Japan’s NTT Finance

OurCrowd has revealed that NTT Finance, a subsidiary of NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone), will establish NTT Finance Israel LP in partnership with OurCrowd. According to OurCrowd, NTT Finance will initially commit $15 million for a dedicated investment program. OurCrowd will provide early access… Read More

Israeli Fintech Tarya, a P2P Lending Platform, to Update Leumi Bank’s Mortgage System

Leumi (TASE: LUMI), which is one of Israel‘s most well-established banks, and Tarya Fintech, the nation’s largest peer to peer lending platform, will be developing and adapting Leumi’s mortgage system, as part of the bank’s business transformation initiative. With Tarya’s financial technology and Leumi’s leadership… Read More

OurCrowd Announces Global AI Innovation Center, Selects Hasanat Dewan as Chief Innovation Officer

Top global investment platform OurCrowd has appointed Dr. Hasanat Dewan as Chief Innovation Officer.  Simultaneously, OurCrowd announced a Global AI (artificial intelligence) Innovation Center at an undetermined location. According to OurCrowd, Dr. Dewan will oversee the development and deployment of OurCrowd’s next-generation platform, supporting a… Read More

PayPal Officially Confirms Acquisition of Curv

    PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced on Monday it has agreed to acquire Curv, a cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security that is based in Israel, to accelerate and expand its initiatives to support cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Founded in 2018, Curv states… Read More

OurCrowd Reports Hiring Boom in Israel in Spite of Pandemic

  Global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has published its Jobs Index, a report that the company plans to publish quarterly, that indicates startups are increasing hiring despite the ongoing pandemic challenges. According to OurCrowd, high-tech startups with job openings in Israel have risen by 400%… Read More

Fintech Industry in Israel Acquired Nearly 25% of Technology Sector Funding in Country, Driven by Speculative Valuations

  Record-breaking funding, massive initial public offerings and unprecedented valuations are all now a part of what may be described as the Fintech “gold rush.” From September of last year until January 2021, the Fintech industry in Israel acquired around $1.4 billion in funding, which… Read More

IOTA Foundation Teams Up with Curv Custody to Expand the IOTA Digital Token Ecosystem

The IOTA Foundation has teamed up with Curv Custody in order to expand the IOTA Token Ecosystem. The IOTA developers noted that they’re pleased to confirm that the IOTA token will “soon be available” on Curv’s “industrial-grade” digital asset custody platform. With IOTA’s planned Chrysalis… Read More

Tel Aviv based Digital Identity Firm BioCatch Acquires Another US Patent for Method It Uses to Verify Users’ Credentials

BioCatch, a digital identity firm, has revealed that it has acquired a registered US patent for the method it uses to verify a user’s identity and for detecting fraud. According to BioCatch, the verification process is based on the manner in which the user holds… Read More

First Digital Securities Issuance Platform Simetria Receives No Action Letter from Israel Securities Authority

Simetria has received a no-action letter from the Israel Securities Authority. Simetria says it will launch the first digital securities offering platform at some point in May 2021. Simetria added that it has also requested a permit that would allow it to settle digital securities… Read More

Israeli Fintech Mirato, which Uses AI and Natural Language Processing for its Risk Management Solution, Secures $9M in Capital

Israel-based Mirato, a company that has developed an AI-enhanced third-party risk management platform (TPRM) for financial services providers, has secured $9 million in capital. Mirato’s investment round was led by Grove Ventures along with contributions from Janvest Capital Partners (co-leader), American Express Ventures, iAngels and… Read More

Warburg Pincus Invests $75 Million in Personetics, an AI Firm Providing Proactive Engagement for Financial Services

Warburg Pincus LLC has invested $75 million into Personetics, an artificial intelligence (AI) firm providing proactive engagement for banks and other financial services firms. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Personetics has created an AI software platform for global banks. The service is currently… Read More

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