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Israeli Startup NRGene Maps Genome Of Cotton, Sweet Potato For Better Crops

Monday, August 14th, 2017

NRGene, the Israeli startup that has mapped the genome for bread, pasta and wild emmer wheat, said that it has now mapped the genome for the most common cotton breed and the sweet potato, giving researchers critical insights for developing healthier plants with higher yields. As reported in NoCamels: NRGene said it partnered with Genosys Inc. […]

Australia’s Aristocrat Buys Israeli Social-Gaming Co Plarium Global For $500M

Friday, August 11th, 2017

‘Aristocrat is an ideal partner for us given our common aspiration to be a global leader in social gaming,’ says Plarium founder. As reported in Israel21C: Australia’s Aristocrat Leisure has acquired Israeli mobile- and browser-based games publisher Plarium Global for $500 million in cash, it was announced today. Plarium’s product line includes the top-grossing “Vikings: War of […]

Israeli Auto-Tech Rising Star Oryx Vision Raises $50M

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The Petah Tikva based startup’s coherent flash system with no moving parts achieves the depth vision performance required for autonomous driving. As reported in Globes: Israeli autonomous car depth sensor developer Oryx Vision announced today a $50 million Series B funding round. Third Point Ventures and WRV led the round with the participation of Union Tech […]

Israeli Co CommonSense Robotics Raises $6M

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The Tel Aviv based company’s disruptive technology enables retailers of all sizes to offer one-hour delivery. Originally published in Globes: Israeli one-hour retail delivery developer CommonSense Robotics announced today that it has raised $6 million in seed funding from Aleph VC and Innovation Endeavors. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, CommonSense Robotics’ disruptive technology enables retailers […]

Mexichem Buys 80% of Netafim For $1.5B

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Mexican industrial group Mexichem has agreed to buy an 80 percent stake in Israeli irrigation firm Netafim in a deal valuing the company at $1.895 billion, Netafim said on Monday. Mexichem will pay some $1.5 billion, acquiring a 61 percent stake owned by private equity and buyout firm Permira, which bought into […]

Israeli Immersive Content Co Inception Raises $15M

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

This investment will help the Tel Aviv-based company expand its content catalogue, enhance its technology platform and accelerate growth. As reported in Globes: Israeli immersive content company Inception today announced a $15 million Series A financing round led by RTL Group with the participation of other investors including James Packer, Gigi Levy-Weiss, and iAngels. This investment will […]

Waze For ‘Android Auto’ Will Be Built Into Millions Of Cars For Navigation On Dashboard

Monday, July 31st, 2017

  Driving just got easier, with the launch of Waze for Android Auto. The Israeli mobile navigation app, which provides real-time traffic updates and live maps, is now built into Google’s smart, in-car Android-based infotainment systems. From NoCamels: As a result of this integration, the Waze app has been modified to optimize ease-of-use in a vehicle […]

Website Navigation Co WalkMe Raises $75M

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

The latest funding will enable the Israeli company to evaluate strategic acquisition opportunities, strengthen its global reach and more. Original article from Globes: Israeli website navigation company WalkMe has raised $75 million in a financing round led by Insight Venture Partners. The latest round of financing brings the total raised by WalkMe to $167.5 million. WalkMe transforms the […]

Israeli Pharma Co NeuroDerm Sold For $1.1B

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The buyer, in the largest ever acquisition of an Israeli pharmaceuticals company, is Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. As reported in Globes: Israeli pharmaceuticals company NeuroDerm Ltd. has been sold for $1.1 billion in cash ($39 per share). This is the largest ever acquisition of an Israeli healthcare company, and one of the largest acquisitions […]

Machine Learning Co Dynamic Yield Raises $31M

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Deutsche Telekom and La Maison have joined the $22 million round announced last December. As reported in Globes: Israeli machine learning co Dynamic Yield has raised $31 million in a Series C financing round with the addition of two new investors, bringing the total raise to $31 million. DTCP (Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners) and La Maison joined […]