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Innoviz raises $132 million to develop an end-to-end lidar platform

26 March 2019

By KYLE WIGGERS, VentureBeat   Hot on the heels of Ouster’s fresh fundraising round, Israeli lidar startup Innoviz Technologies this week announced that it, too, has secured additional venture capital — and an enormous amount of it, to boot. Innoviz says it’s raised $132 million in series C financing led by China Merchants Capital, with participation from Shenzhen Capital […]

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MCDONALD’S BITES ON BIG DATA WITH $300 MILLION ACQUISITION

26 March 2019

By Anthony Ha, TechCrunch McDonald’s is announcing an agreement to acquire personalization company Dynamic Yield. The announcement does not include a price, but a source with knowledge of the deal said that it’s more than $300 million. This is the fast food chain’s largest acquisition in 20 years. Dynamic Yield  works with brands across e-commerce, travel, finance […]

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Takeaways from the 2019 ShopTalk Conference in Las Vegas

21 March 2019

By Naama Zalzman Dror, Head of Business Development Retail Revolution or Apocalypse? Depends for whom Earlier this month, I attended the 2019 ShopTalk retail conference in Las Vegas. The 4th annual conference hosted 8,500 participants from all over the world, 5 different content tracks, and several keynote addresses and interviews with some of the world’s […]

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Israeli cybersecurity co Cymulate raises $7.5m

13 March 2019

Israeli SaaS-based BAS platform cybersecurity company Cymulatetoday announced a $7.5 million Series A financing round led by Vertex Ventures and Dell Technologies Capital and wth the participation of Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE) and Eyal Gruner, who previously led the Seed rounds. This brings to $11 million, the amount raised by the Rishon Lezion-based company. Cymulate […]

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Axonius Named “Most Innovative Startup” at 2019 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest

05 March 2019

Judges select Axonius for its cybersecurity assets management platform, honors Duality Technologies as runner-up Axonius Named “Most Innovative Startup” at 2019 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest (Photo: Business Wire) March 05, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, announces that Axonius was selected winner of the fourteenth-annual RSAC […]

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Israeli robotic process co Kryon raises $40m

26 February 2019

The Tel Aviv-based company enables enterprises to achieve continuous process optimization and change the way employees work. Israeli robotic process automation company Kryon Systems today announced the completion of its $40 million Series C financing round led by OAK HC/FT with the participation of previous investors Aquiline Technology Growth and Vertex Ventures. Founded in 2008 in Tel […]

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Spotinst expands its collaboration with Amazon Web Services to help customers with Infrastructure Automation

24 February 2019

By Amiram Shachar, the CEO of Spotinst SAN FRANCISCO — FEBRUARY 21, 2019 — Spotinst, (https://spotinst.com/) a leading Infrastructure Automation Platform, continues to build on its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by joining the exclusive AWS Partner Network (APN) Global Startups program. Every year, AWS selects a small number of APN Partners around the world […]

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Axonius raises $13 million to help businesses track and secure their connected devices

12 February 2019

By MANISH SINGH, VentureBeat Image Credit: Axonius As hackers get smarter and the magnitude of their damage expands, a growing number of cybersecurity firms are trying to persuade legacy companies to rethink their security strategy. Israeli startup Axonius today raised $13 million in series A funding to continue that pursuit. The round was led by California-headquartered VC firm Bessemer, Axonius […]

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10 Israeli companies scouring digital data to save our lives

05 February 2019

By Brian Blum, ISRAEL 21c Running artificial intelligence algorithms on data collected from medical records and wearable devices can aid diagnosis and find unexpected ailments. Making sense of the vast amount of data stored in our medical records and coming from the growing number of medical devices we use at home or in the hospital is […]

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