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Remapping Israeli Automotive Landscape

20 February 2018

Emanuel Timor & Liran Hason — Vertex Ventures A year has passed since we first published the Vertex map of Israeli start-ups that are trying to make an impact on the automotive industry. Much has happened since then and we would like to share our updated map. The updated Israeli landscape of Automotive 2.0 During this year we had witnessed the […]

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8 Things We’ve Learned So Far At Axonius

23 January 2018

Brief observations from a cybersecurity startup solving a big problem while rising above the noise This morning, we launched our new website which includes new branding, messaging, and new content that more clearly and concisely describes the problem we’re trying to solve and why we’re the right team at the right time to solve it. […]

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“With Dynamic Yield, we can use machine learning to make data-driven recommendations based on where visitors are in the sales funnel.”

21 December 2017

Machine Learning: Jewelry.Com Drove Revenue +39% By Personalizing Its Homepage Recommendations Product recommendations for e-commerce sites are not new in concept, but the suggestions they present to shoppers are increasingly getting smarter thanks to the algorithms behind them. The result of delivering more relevant product ideas? Higher spend of course. When Jewelry.com partnered with omnichannel […]

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Innoviz Technologies Wins CES 2018 Innovation Award

04 December 2017

InnovizPro™ honored in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category KFAR SABA, Israel, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of LiDAR sensing solutions, announced today that is has won the CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree recognition in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category for its groundbreaking InnovizPro™ High Definition Solid […]

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User-generated content marketing platform Yotpo closes $51M Series D round

08 November 2017

Yotpo, a platform that lets companies gather content from their customers in the form of reviews, Q&As, photos and videos, mainly for use in marketing, has closed $51 million in Series D funding. The round is led by Access Industries (ClalTech), with participation from existing backers Bessemer Venture Partners, Marker, Vintage Partners, Blumberg Capital, Rhodium, […]

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Continental buys Israeli co Argus Cyber Security

03 November 2017

The Tel Aviv based smart car startup will become part of Continental’s EB software company German tire and advanced car components company Continental has acquired Israeli smart car technology startup Argus Cyber Security. No financial details about the deal were disclosed but market sources say that the acquisition was for hundreds of millions of euros. […]

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Samsung and SoftBank invest in Israeli lidar startup Innoviz Technologies

31 October 2017

Innoviz Technologies, a startup that’s building solid-state lidar technology for autonomous cars, has extended its previously announced series B funding round to $73 million. The Israeli startup announced a $65 million funding round just last month with some notable names on board, including Delphi Automotive, Magna International, and Naver. And now the company has added […]

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Spotinst delivers spot cloud infrastructure services at discount prices

25 October 2017

Cloud infrastructure vendors offer a range of prices for their services including aggressively priced virtual machines available on the spot market on an as-available basis. The catch is that the vendor can shut down these VMs whenever they happen to need them. Spotinst, a Tel Aviv-based startup, developed a service to buy and distribute that available […]

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Innovators Welcome – Microsoft Ventures & Vertex Partner for the AI Start-Up Competition in Israel

10 October 2017

By: Emanuel Timor Thanks to major technological advancements in recent years, Artificial Intelligence has become a cornerstone in the technology stack of many startups. We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures in the Innovate.AI Competition. It is a great opportunity for early-stage companies with core AI technology in their journey to turn their vision […]

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