18 Oct 2017

The Jerusalem-based accelerator will focus on AI applications for retail and finances British supermarket chain Tesco PLC, and financial services firm Barclays partnered with venture firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) to launch an AI startup accelerator in Jerusalem, the companies announced Monday. Further partners in the new accelerator include…

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17 Oct 2017

A data-driven review of VC investment trends in Europe and Israel in the third quarter of 2017. Some key highlights: Overall, dealflow volume continues to hit new highs Total VC investment volume into Europe and Israel was $5.5B in 3Q17 and $5.8B in 2Q17 (a record) The number of…

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16 Oct 2017

The Chinese ecommerce giant is opening seven R&D labs around the world including one in Tel Aviv. Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has announced that it is opening an R&D lab in Israel. Speaking at Alibaba’s Computing Conference in China, CTO Jeff Zhang unveiled a $15 billion global research program,…

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12 Oct 2017

The electronic monitoring business will be renamed Attenti, the name of the Israeli company that was acquired by 3M in 2010 for $230 million. 3M announced that it has completed the sale of its electronic monitoring business to funds advised by Apax Partners for $200 million. The business will…

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11 Oct 2017

The IMF also sees prices rising 0.2% in Israel this year after three years of negative inflation. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised the growth forecast for Israel’s economy in its latest report about the world economy issued before its annual conference in Washington DC. The IMF sees…

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09 Oct 2017

Like many small countries across the world, Israel punches well above its weight in the global startup ring. Until my recent visit to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to find out why Israel was doing so well, I — like many before me — had assumed the Startup Nation‘s “per…

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06 Oct 2017

Giants of Israeli tech are changing the world – one clever drone at a time…  Cutting-edge science is being applied to industries ripe for change and disrupting established models. We meet Israeli entrepreneurs enjoying the ride Israeli tech pioneers set British investors’ hares running in a visit to London…

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04 Oct 2017

Qualcomm Israel’s Assaf Touboul and Ronen Sheashua tell “Globes” about the unheard-of download speeds and greener networks coming soon. Qualcomm Israel VP technology Assaf Touboul starts the conversation with an unequivocal statement: “Qualcomm’s first 5G cellular was developed in Israel in Hod Hasharon, and will be launched in 2019.”…

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03 Oct 2017

Amazon is setting up teams in Haifa and Tel Aviv initially comprising 100 people. US Internet giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is expanding its activity in Israel. Today, the company announced a new Alexa Shopping research and development group in Israel to be housed in two new office spaces in…

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29 Sep 2017

Startups raised at least $1.2 billion in the third quarter and have raised $3.5 billion since the start of the year. Israeli startups have raised nearly $600 million during September, according to press releases issued by companies that have completed financing rounds. The figure may be more as some…

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