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Dan Glotter / Photo: Optimal Plus National Instruments buys Israeli co OptimalPlus for $365m

The Holon-based company develops AI big-data analytics for the semiconductor and automotive industries.

John Medved Photo: Yossi Zamir OurCrowd launches $100m Pandemic Innovation Fund

The Israeli fund will invest in urgent technological solutions triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies.

Tomer Cohen  / Photo: Sivan Faraj After founders exit, BuyMe appoints new CEO

Tomer Cohen was previously cofounder and CEO of Jobit, a placement agency that supports the careers of the millennial generation.

Dollars Photo: Shutterstock Israeli startups raised over $300m in May

Israeli tech companies, which raised a record $8.3 billion in 2019, have raised over $4 billion in the first five months of 2020, despite the Covid-19 crisis.

probiotics, antibiotics, clinical trial, bacteria  image: Shutterstock PolyPid takes aim at Nasdaq once again

The company, which has  developed an implant for delayed release of antibiotics, plans an IPO at a $300 million valuation.

High-tech office / Photo: Shutterstock, Shutterstock.com Coronavirus could decimate Israeli startups - survey

65% of tech startups with ten or fewer employees say they won't last six months without additional finance.

agriculture  photo: Eyal Izhar Israeli precision irrigation co Saturas raises $3m

The company has developed an advanced decision support system for precision irrigation based on its miniature stem-water potential (SWP) sensor.

Japanese webinar  / Photo: Sharon Biran Japanese interest in Israeli startups escalates

Hosted from Tel Aviv, the "Big in Japan" webinar discussed how despite Covid-19 and perhaps because of it, Japanese interest in Israeli startups is growing.

Eyal Shinar / Photo: Ashley Batz Mitsubishi UFJ invests $20m in B2B payment co Fundbox

MUFG Innovation Partners has tripled its investment in Fundbox’s Series C round, bringing total equity funding in the round to almost $200 million.

Greeneye  / Photo: Greeneye AI weed spraying co Greeneye Technology raises $7m

The Israeli company is developing a platform using artificial intelligence to accurately detect and spray weeds in real-time.

Micha Berkuz / Photo: Anat Litvak BuyMe founders make NIS 81m exit

Mayer Group unit Teleclal, which already holds over 70% of BuyMe, is buying out the stakes of Micha Berkuz, Shai Darin, and Tal Zur.

Gili Raanan and Lior Simon  / Photo: Yossi Zaliger PR Cyberstarts raises $100m 2nd Israel VC fund

The firm was founded in 2018 by Gili Raanan. Lior Simon has now joined as a partner.

Yuval Shachar / Photo: Scott Wagner "I'm usually the most optimistic person around. Not now."

Team8 chair Yuval Shachar talks to "Globes" about lessons of previous crises, and the resilience of his firm's unique VC model.

Nir Erez, Moovit CEO and cofounder  / Photo: Moovit How Moovit planned its own route to a dream destination

Moovit CEO Nir Erez says Intel's $900 million acquisition has a place in the Guinness book of records for the biggest deal in which the parties never met face-to-face.

Eugene Kandel  / Photo: Oria Tadmor "After crisis local institutions must invest in Israeli tech"

Start-Up Nation Central CEO Eugene Kandel warns Israel's tech ecosystem won't recover from the crisis without Israeli institutional investors.

start-ups Coronavirus and Israeli tech: Who'll prosper, who'll struggle?

Seven technology investors discuss how entrepreneurs should face up to a changed world.

Workers at Point.AI Israeli startup gives autistic workers an opportunity

Point.AI finds people on the autistic spectrum highly suited to its business of AI annotation.

Ido Susan,  Hillel Kobrinsky / Photo: Uri Alon, Globes "Globes" startup of the year: DriveNets - challenging Cisco and Juniper

Co-founder Hillel Kobrinsky: We looked for a business problem, and then developed the technology, not the other way around.

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