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Computer vision: how Israel’s secret soldiers drive its tech success

19 November 2018

By Mehul Srivastava , Financial Times When Ofir Schlam, the co-founder of Taranis, an Israeli agriculture tech start-up, was growing up on a farm in Israel, he would regularly wake at 5am to search through the crop for the tiniest caterpillars, pests and rot. Years later, when he joined the military and was attached to the prime minister’s office, […]

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Taranis raises $20 million for AI-driven crop insights

06 November 2018

By KYLE WIGGERS, VentureBeat A global hunger crisis looms. By 2050, there will be more than 9 billion mouths to feed, and projections indicate that global yield will have to roughly double to meet demand. That’s easier said than done. Currently, about 45 percent of the world’s crop calories are fed to livestock or turned into […]

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Clearlake-backed Perforce to buy Perfecto Mobile

08 October 2018

Perforce Software, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group LP, agreed to buy Perfecto Mobile. Financial terms weren’t announced. Perfecto, of Israel, provides cloud-based automated mobile and web application test software solutions. Press reports peg the deal at $200 million. PRESS RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SANTA MONICA, CA – October 8, 2018 —Perforce Software (“Perforce”), a global provider of […]

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Mapping Israel’s Digital Health Ecosystem

25 September 2018

Emanuel Timor, Naama Zalzman Dror and Liran Hason — Vertex Ventures Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the world. It is also an industry in need of change due to the rising demand for health services, the aging global population, and the industry’s rising costs. We believe that Digital Health holds the promise to transform the […]

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Fleetonomy raises $3 million for AI fleet management tools

05 September 2018

A lot goes into managing vehicle fleets. It’s a market forecast to be worth $565.1 billion by 2025, according to analysts at Grand View Research, spurred in part by the adoption of analytics, fuel management, remote diagnostics, driver performance and tracking, and a dizzying array of other technologies. The benefits are as obvious as they are numerous […]

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Nir Chinsky, Head Of Google Cloud At MEA And CEE, Is Joining Spotinst

02 September 2018

Today, we proudly announce that Nir Chinsky is joining Spotinst as a General Manager for Elastigroup, our flagship product. Through this period of our rapid growth, we are more focused than ever on meeting our customers’ needs, accelerate the adoption of Spotinst’s Elastigroup around the world by expanding quickly and efficiently to new markets and […]

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Israeli cybersecurity co Indegy raises $18m

28 August 2018

Indegy specializes in technology that gives businesses visibility and control over their industrial control systems. Israeli cybersecurity company Indegyhas raised $18 million in a financing round led by Liberty Technology Fund and which included an investment by UK energy company Centrica Innovations. Previous investors Vertex Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Magma Venture Partners and angel investor Shlomo Kramer […]

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Spotinst, excess cloud capacity management service, snares $35M Series B

28 August 2018

Spotinst, the startup that helps companies purchase and manage excess cloud infrastructure capacity, announced a hefty $35 million Series B today led by Highland Capital. Existing investors Leaders Fund, Intel Capital and Vertex Ventures also participated. Today’s round brings the total investment to over $52 million. Cloud infrastructure vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure  and Google […]

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User-Generated-Content Marketer Yotpo Gets Into Customer Loyalty

09 August 2018

Adobe’s acquisition of e-commerce software maker Magento for $1.68 billion back in May was more proof of the consolidation that’s been going on in the industry for the last few years. Consolidation is also happening among the numerous specialized e-commerce service providers that plug into platforms like Magento and its competitors like Shopify and BigCommerce. […]

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