Investors keep coming

Israeli tech firms have raised a staggering $17.8b so far this year - almost double the total for the same period last year, and over 70% more than for the whole of 2020.  October’s $3 billion investments were an all-time record.

Oracle opens huge data center

Tech giant Oracle has inaugurated its new data center in Jerusalem, which will function as a cloud provider for Israeli clients.  The facility covers thousands of square meters, over four floors and over 50 meters underground. Oracle also announced plans to launch a second Israeli data center.

Deficit reduced

Israel’s cumulative fiscal deficit for the twelve months to the end of October 2021 narrowed to NIS 47.1 billion.  It represents 5.5% of GDP, which is far less than the 7.2% at the end of September.

7-Eleven, but not on Shabbat

US mega-chain 7-Eleven is to open hundreds of Israeli stores. However, unlike other locations, they will be closed on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, from Friday evening until Saturday night. Local company Electra will invest NIS 60 million in setting up the stores over the next three years.

New Unicorns

Israel’s Hibob (see previously), the company behind human resources management platform 'bob', is raising $150 million at a $1.65 billion valuation. Meanwhile Israeli biotech startup Immunai (see previously) has raised $215 million at a valuation of just over $1 billion.

Investment in Israeli startups: 21/11/21

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Israel showcased in Dubai

Arabs and Israelis mixed happily together at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Israel's open tent expo pavilion showcased diversity. Also in Dubai, Israeli companies showcased their satellite, camera and space technology at the International Astronautical Congress.

Climate tech startups

1,200 Israeli companies are working in “PLANETech” - which covers ag-tech, food-tech, water-tech, and clean-tech – including over half since the year 2000. Israeli focus is on clean energy, smart agriculture, and sustainable mobility. The rapid growth areas are alternative proteins and green construction.

Climate tech startups

1,200 Israeli companies are working in “PLANETech” - which covers ag-tech, food-tech, water-tech, and clean-tech – including over half since the year 2000. Israeli focus is on clean energy, smart agriculture, and sustainable mobility. The rapid growth areas are alternative proteins and green construction.

Investment in Israeli startups: 7/11/21

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