Tagged: israel

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

Israeli Tax Authority Collects Info from Crypto Trading Platform Bits of Gold. Expect More to Follow

As has been widely reported, the Israeli Tax Authority has conducted an audit at the offices of Bits of Gold, a Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange. Bits of Gold also transacts in alt coins in an OTC fashion. The Israeli Ministry of Finance gave Bits of… Read More

OurCrowd Funded Zebra Medical Vision Raises Additional $30 Million in C Round

Zebra Medical Vision has announced the completion of a $30 million C round led by aMoon & Aurum Ventures. Zebra is a machine learning startup in the medical imaging sector that automates chest X-ray analysis thus lowering the cost and diminishing the time necessary for… Read More

OurCrowd backs AI Firm Hailo $12.5 Million Series A

Hailo, an artificial intelligence (AI) company developing a proprietary chip for deep learning on edge devices, has closed on a $12.5 million Series A round. Investors include leading global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, Maniv Mobility, the Drive accelerator fund, Next Gear, plus angel investors, Hailo Chairman… Read More

UK Signs Innovation Agreement with Israel

Israel and the United Kingdom have signed a new “landmark” agreement designed to strengthen entrepreneurial and innovation ties between the two countries. Israel is a country with more startups per capita than anyplace else outside Silicon Valley. A unique culture and acceptance of risk taking… Read More

Global Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Partners with UK Based Halma Partners – a Life Saving Tech Firm

Global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has formed a new partnership with Halma, a “life-saving technology” firm, in a continuation of its strategy to collaborate with global leaders in various industry verticals. The new partnership is said to combine the strength of OurCrowd’s global network, robust online deal… Read More

OurCrowd Signs MOU with Intesa Sanpaolo to Promote Access to Capital

OurCrowd and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, subsidiary of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intent of Ourcrowd promoting access to capital for Sanpaolo startups. Global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd reports it has made significant strides in Western Europe, expanding… Read More

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