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Mental wellness app Wisdo builds community for shared human experiences

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Source: nocamels Connecting with others has never been easier than in the present day. But this connectivity is a double-edged sword. While some forty percent of Americans feel lonely and isolated, according to the 2018 US Loneliness Index, increased social media use has been linked with heightened feelings of social isolation,especially in young people. Wisdo, an Israeli […]

Israeli Biotech startup combines AI and immunology to better predict drugs

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

The world of pharmaceutical drug development and discovery is notoriously complex, expensive, and slow-moving. It can take billions of dollars and between a decade or two from the research and development stage to market approval. And rightly so. After all, human lives are at stake. But imagine if you could feed data about a new pharmaceutical drug […]

Israel technologies at the heart of Samsung’s innovation drive

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Source: Jerusalem Post Israeli start-ups are of key importance to South Korean technology giant Samsung’s innovation push, senior officials said on Sunday, as the company held its fifth annual Samsung Innovation Summit in Tel Aviv.  “I think the Israeli start-up ecosystem is extremely important and that’s why we do this event every year, bringing together […]

Gett readying for IPO

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Gett expands pre-IPO financing round to $200m. The current round is meant to last the Israeli on-demand transport services company until an IPO late this year or early next. Source: Globes Israeli taxi-hailing app company Gett has announced that it has raised $120 million in debt and equity and is readying for an IPO. Gett […]

NASA looks to Israeli biotech firm

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Source: Politico It is one of the biggest hurdles NASA must overcome before astronauts embark on long duration space travel to Mars or building permanent settlements on the moon: how to minimize the heavy toll exacted on even the most physically fit human bodies in zero gravity. Indeed, when astronauts return from orbit they can […]

Why Leading CEO’s are Visiting Israel

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Source: Forbes The strength of Israel’s startup culture and the quality of the technology coming out of the ‘startup nation’ is drawing increasing numbers of visits from the CEO’s of leading companies around the world. Many, including Walmart’s executives and CEO Doug McMillon, are making repeated visits to Israel. Not only are they gathering key […]

How Israel limited online deception during its elections

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Source: The New Yorker Earlier this year, Hanan Melcer, the chairman of Israel’s Central Elections Committee and a veteran justice on the Supreme Court, summoned representatives from major U.S. social-media and technology companies for talks about the role he expected them to play in curbing online deception during the country’s election, which took place on […]

Softbank leads Israeli new gen insurer, Lemonade, in $300M round

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Source: Ctech Online insurance company Lemonade Inc. has signed a $300 million series D round led by existing investor SoftBank Group, the company announced Thursday. Allianz, General Catalyst, GV (formerly Google Ventures), OurCrowd, and Thrive Capital also participated. The round, which will close during the second quarter of 2019, brings Lemonade’s total funding to date […]

Diagnostic test for superbugs from Israel

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Source: Israel21c The rise of so-called “superbugs”  is reaching epidemic levels. Today, nearly 700,000 people around the world die not from the illness for which they went to the doctor or a hospital but from an infection resulting from contact with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One of the ways superbugs develop is when a patient is prescribed […]

Shared Medical Data Key to Innovation for Israeli Healthcare

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Source: Forbes As Israel’s innovation in medtech draws attention from around the world, its health care system is also consistently rated as one of the best in the world. Israel has done this this by optimising patient treatment through making medical data easier to access for medical institutions, researchers and entrepreneurs. Whilst many of Israel’s […]