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Yanai Oron \ Why I invested in Taranis

14 June 2017

A month has passed since we announced our investment in Taranis, and after the investment was made public I received quite a few questions about what made us invest in this non-traditional space of Precision Agriculture. So, I’ve decided to share my views in this blog post. Meeting Taranis for the First Time I first […]

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BREAKING: Taranis Raises $7.5m Series A for Pest and Crop Disease Prediction Tool

04 May 2017

Taranis, an Israeli precision agriculture intelligence platform, completed a $7.5 million Series A round led by Finistere Ventures, an agtech and life sciences-focused venture firm, and Vertex Ventures, an Israeli early-stage IT and healthcare venture group. Existing investors, Eshbol Investments, Mindset Ventures, OurCrowd, and angel investor Eyal Gura, also joined the round. The Israel-based startup, an AgFunder Innovation Award winner, is hoping […]

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Palo Alto Networks Completes Acquisition of LightCyber

28 February 2017

We are pleased to announce the first exit of Vertex IV Fund. Vertex’s portfolio company, LightCyber, was acquired by Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: “PANW”) for $105 million. Vertex return from this investment represents a multiple of 2.5x and an IRR of 340% and we are very pleased with the results of this exit. Aviad […]

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Aviad Ariel \ Announcing our investment in Dynamic Yield

20 December 2016

I have been playing with the idea of writing a blog for quite some time, but as writing doesn’t come naturally to me, I needed a good reason, and I believe announcing our investment in Dynamic Yield (DY) is a really good one… I have known DY since its inception. DY literally started in a […]

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Dynamic Yield raises $22M

20 December 2016

Dynamic Yield, a company offering tools to help online businesses deliver personalized experiences, has raised $22 million in series C funding. CEO Liad Agmon told me that he started Dynamic Yield (in 2011) because even existing personalization tools tended to be “point solutions for solving tactical problems.” With Dynamic Yield, on the other hand, Agmon wanted to deliver […]

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Magna taps Innoviz for LiDAR to add to its autonomous driving system

20 December 2016

Global automaker supply leader Magna International is teaming up with LiDAR-maker Innoviz to help fill out its sensor fusion picture for self-driving vehicles, the companies announced Tuesday. The addition of Innoviz’s LiDAR sensor means Magna’s suite now includes carmakers, ultrasonic and RADAR fusion sensing capabilities, which essentially covers the range of available sensing techniques used […]

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