Monthly Archives: March 2015

“Doing good, while doing well”

Impact Investing Israel has a mission to motivate investors and startups to develop real tangible and measurable benefits to mankind. It organized Israel’s first Impact Investing Conference, primarily for investors, but showcasing 11 Israeli startups that can improve the health … Continue reading

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Economy improves

The Bank of Israel’s Composite State of the Economy Index increased by 0.25 percent in February 2015. Reasons included increased house building, trade revenue and job vacancies. Also a surge in purchases of new cars, due to reduced taxes. And … Continue reading

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Israel Dealmakers Summit

About 250 Israeli startups and leading investors are taking part in the Israel Dealmakers Summit in New York. The summit is focusing on digital media, cleantech, Web infrastructure, medical equipment, big data and cloud computing. And (TY Michelle) Venture capitalists … Continue reading

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“Startup Nation” index.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and BlueStar Indexes on Tuesday launched a “Start-up Nation Index” that will track Israeli tech companies listed both locally and internationally. The BlueStar Israel Global Technology Index (BIGITech) comprises 57 companies, with a total share … Continue reading

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Watch this cyber-security company

Israel’s Sentrix has been named Network World / CIO as one of the 10 young cyber-security companies to watch in 2015. Sentrix protects websites against attack by innovative technology called “cloud replication and attack surface reduction” – acknowledged as a … Continue reading

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Global leader in kids educational games

An excellent interview of Sagi Schliesser, CEO of Israel’s TabTale. Founded in 2010 to make kids games and education apps, it now publishes a game every week on iOS, Google Play, Amazon, and Windows. Its 350 games have been downloaded … Continue reading

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Frutarom acquires more flavor

Israel’s Frutarom Industries has bought Belgian flavors company Taiga International. It is Frutarom’s sixth acquisition since the start of 2014. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-frutarom-acquires-belgian-flavors-co-taiga-1001019321

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Facebook hires more Israelis

Facebook Israel will be hiring 40 new employees – 30 for its R&D center and 10 for marketing. It is Facebook’s first recruitment drive since purchasing acquired Israeli startup Onavo in late 2013 and turning it into its Israeli R&D … Continue reading

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Shopping for Israeli startups

Jonathan Wall, e-commerce director at UK’s Shop Direct, is in Israel to meet 15 Israeli startups, and hopes to find technology solutions to help increase his annual £1.7 billion sales of 50 million products to five million customers. (I featured … Continue reading

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The world leader in cyber security

To coincide with CyberTech 2015 in Tel Aviv, here is a link to the inside story of how the best and brightest Israelis go from the army’s elite cyber security unit to launch innovative startup companies. And this article explains … Continue reading

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