Joshua Burgin credit: Nick Hanyok imaging "The golden age of Jews in America is cracking"

He was among Amazon's first 100 employees, and served in senior positions in US tech companies, but the October 7 attack prompted Joshua Burgin to switch to a young Israeli startup.

Israeli delegation to Vivatech 2024: Natalie Shell (Message-Lab), Miri Berger (6Degrees), David Allouch (ClickFreeze), Dionis Teshler (Trulux),  Matt Amaberg (Mint Link), Yossi Dan (delegation organizer, Challengy Lab CEO), Vera Art (Ama Care), Yuval Blutman (Challengy team), Omri Perahia (Bria AI)   credit: Brett Kline War fails to keep Israeli startups from VivaTech

Yossi Dan, organizer of the Israeli delegation to the annual Paris technology event: Israel delivers, no matter what.

Wiz CEO Assaf Rappaport and Orca CEO Gil Geron  credit: Eyal Izhar, Orca Security Orca and Wiz to meet in court

The two Israeli cybersecurity unicorns are embroiled in a lawsuit in which Orca claims that Wiz copied its technology.

Eliran Elimelech, SNC VP of Ecosystem Development  credit: Cadya Levy Startup Nation Central data reveal the opportunities

Eliran Elimelech, Startup Nation Central VP of Ecosystem Development: Most of the companies are in AI and pharma.

Artificial intelligence  credit: Shutterstock Israel falling behind on AI, study finds

The study by RISE Israel with Google finds shortcomings in investment, manpower, and implementation. RISE Israel chair Eugene Kandel: Israel cannot afford not to be a leading country in this field.

Better Juice founders Dr. Eran Blachinsky and Gali Yarom  credit: Nisan Haliva Better Juice sugar reduction process found safe

The company will now submit its technology to the US Food and Drug Administration for review under the GRAS notification program.

Rakefet Russak-Aminoach  credit: Ron Kedmi Rakefet Russak-Aminoach appointed chair of chip co Hailo

The former CEO of Bank Leumi is now a partner at venture capital firm Team8, but is on the Hailo board as a private investor in the company.

Tamir Pardo   credit: Ran Biran The small Rosh Ha’ayin company challenging Elon Musk

hiSky Satellite has been operating under the radar since 2015, but now things have changed. Experts are drawing parallels with Musk's Starlink.

Liran Zvibel credit: Weka Weka raises $140m at $1.6b valuation

The financing round includes a $40 million secondary component that will benefit about 200 employees of the Israeli AI data platform company.

XTEND senior management credit: Cadya Levy Xtend raises $40m after drone success in Gaza

The Israeli startup is fast expanding after saving the lives of many IDF soldiers during the war with its assault and surveillance drones.

Wiz founders credit: Avishag Shaar Yishuv Israeli cloud security co Wiz raises $1b at $12b valuation

This is the biggest ever financing round completed by an Israeli privately-held tech company.

Honeycomb founders Itai Ben-Zakan and Nimro Sadot credit: Yossi Zeliger Insurtech co Honeycomb raises $36m

The company expects to double its workforce from 90 to 180 over the next 18 months with many of the new hires planned for the company's development center in Herzliya.

Noname Security founders Oz Golan and Shay Levi  credit: Yossi Zeliger Akamai to buy Israeli API security co Noname for $450m

This is the US company's fifth acquisition in Israel. Noname Security's over 200 employees will join Akamai’s Security Technology Group.

Trullion founders Isaac Heller and Amir Boldo  credit: Trullion The entrepreneurs shaking up accounting

Trullion’s odd-couple founders seek to bring AI to the accounting department.

Biotech credit: Gorodenkoff Shutterstock Israeli biotech co Nectin Therapeutics raises $10m

Nectin develops novel targeted immunotherapies that address resistance to approved immune oncology treatments.

Salkind brothers and Zahi Nahmias  credit: Israel Hadari and Vered Pitchrasky Discount Investment in talks to sell Elron to foreign VC fund

Elron, which invests in early stage Israeli medical devices, cybersecurity and software companies, has a company valuation of $90 million.

Apex founders Tomer Avni and Matan Derman  credit: Ben Hakim The Israeli cyber startup with Sam Altman as angel

Apex founders Matan Derman and Tomer Avni have a mission to persuade company executives that AI can be safe.

Oasis Security founders Danny Brickman and Amit Zimerman credit: Ben Itzhaki Oasis Security raises $35m, doubles valuation

The company has developed a platform for securing non-human identities in an organization.

Gadi Mazor credit: Zelazny Permira buys control of BioCatch at $1.3b valuation

The UK private equity firm is buying a 57% stake in the Israeli digital fraud and financial crime protection company.

Dot Compliance founder Doron Sitbon AI that speeds up decision making in biomed

Dot Compliance provides AI-based solutions for quality control in life sciences, where time is a great deal of money.

Dollars  credit: Shutterstock Israeli startups raised over $1b in April

In the first four months of 2024, Israeli startups have raised $2.6 billion.

RiseUp app company website Israeli fintech co RiseUp lays off 50

The move does not apparently reflect a lack of cash in the company's coffers, but rather the cuts will allow RiseUp to achieve profitability.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang Nvidia's Israel AI spending spree has downside

The US AI chip giant is set to spend $1 billion on two Israeli startups, which some see as part of a 'brain drain' of the country's AI talent.

Island founders Mike Fey and Dan Amiga Photo: MKJ Photography Cybersecurity co Island raises $175m at $3b valuation

The enterprise browser data security company has doubled its valuation in just six months.

Qwak founders Yuval Fernbach, Lior Penso, Ran Romano, Alon Lev  credit: Qwak The company making life easy for AI teams

Four entrepreneurs realized that enterprises find it hard to implement AI, and founded Qwak to provide an end-to-end solution.

Deci founders credit: PR Nvidia to buy Israeli deep learning co Deci AI - report

Nvidia has struck a deal to acquire Deci AI, which has developed technology to compress generative AI language models, "The Information" reports.

Yehuda Zisapel and Zohar Zisapel credit: Cadya Levy and Eyal Izhar Can Rad Group survive in post Yehuda and Zohar Zisapel era?

"Globes" looks at Rad Group, whose founders Yehuda and Zohar Zisapel, both died over the past year, and which must now move on without two of the founding fathers of Israeli high-tech.

Run:AI founders Omri Geller and Ronen Dar Nvidia acquires Israeli AI infrastructure co Run:ai

No financial details about the acquisition have been disclosed but estimates are that Nvidia is paying $680-$720 million for the Tel Aviv-based company.

Exodigo team   credit: Eyal Toueg "There are always surprises underground"

Exodigo's technology doesn't come cheap, but not knowing what's under the surface can cost an infrastructure or mining company a great deal more.

Assaf Rappaport credit: Omer Hacohen Wiz signs letter of intent to buy Lacework - report

"TechCrunch" reports that Wiz would pay just $150-200 million for Lacework, which was given a valuation of $8.3 billion, post-money in its last financing round.

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