Monthly Archives: December 2020

Investment in Israeli startups:

Trigo raised $60 million; Superpedestrian raised $60 million; Toka raised $25 million; Azure Opthalmics raised $20 million; Evogene raised $12 million; BlazePod raised $8.5 million; Meat-Tech 3D raised $7 million;

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Doubling up on a takeaway boom

Israeli-founded 10bis (reported here previously) is now owned by Dutch company Just Eat Takeaway, but still based in Israel. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for meal card and food delivery services and 10bis is recruiting to double staff numbers … Continue reading

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Almost too fast

Good article listing some of Israel’s recent business changes. They include Credit card PIN codes, contactless payments, contactless ATMs, home delivery and … the wearing of face masks! https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/5-positive-changes-ive-observed-in-israel-this-year/

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Germany seeks Israeli startups

The non-profit Elnet is dedicated to strengthening Europe-Israel ties. Its German office is launching GINSUM – the German Israeli Network of Startups and Mittelstand (small and medium-size businesses). The German Government uniquely is giving GINSUM a grant of $850,000. https://www.jpost.com/jpost-tech/german-government-funds-new-initiative-to-connect-with-israeli-startups-652796 … Continue reading

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Israeli in Dubai for diamonds and organics

For the first time, Israelis took part in the largest rough diamond tender by the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC). Meanwhile Eco Friend and Arugot were among three companies in the Israeli booth at the Middle East Organic and Natural … Continue reading

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Eight joint US-Israel clean energy projects

The US-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program is granting $7.15 million to eight US-Israel clean energy projects. The Israelis are Addionics, ECOncrete, Eviation Aircraft, POCellTech (Hydrolite), StoreDot, Tadiran Batteries, TurboGen and VisIC. https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-israel-fund-to-invest-7-15-million-in-eight-clean-energy-projects/

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Surgical mask is 99.999% effective

Nothing is 100% perfect, but the “Germs Over” surgical mask made by the Israel Institute of Biological Research (IIBR), together with Hadassah and the start-up Tera Novel, is good enough to protect against Covid-19.  The mask has just been verified … Continue reading

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Drone, drone on the range

Instead of using cowboys, whips and barking dogs, Israeli startup BeeFree Agro uses buzzing drones to herd cows. It says it produces a calmer, less stressful environment for cattle. BeeFree have had interest from the UAE who want to use … Continue reading

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“Waze” for cranes

Israel’s UltraWis has transformed the cockpit of the construction site crane into that of an aircraft. Cranes are controlled from hi-tech cabins on the ground, with no on-board operator. The technology includes image processing, 3D-modeling and Augmented Reality. It is … Continue reading

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High power wireless recharging

Israel’s Powermat (reported here previously) has unveiled its upgraded wireless charging platform. It can provide up to 50W of power charge devices wirelessly up to 20 cm through thick surfaces such as walls, glass (windows), and various other non-metallic materials. … Continue reading

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