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Applications OPEN for NSW-Israel Research & Development and Technological Innovation Program

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The NSW-Israel Research and Development (R&D) and Technological Innovation Program will provide one-off matched financial grants of up to $250,000 to assist NSW entities cooperate with an Israel entity on joint research and development projects. The projects should advance market-driven, new and innovative products for the global market and have the potential to contribute to […]

Why Israeli Startups Lead The Way On The Booming InsurTech Industry

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Israel is at the forefront of the burgeoning industry of insurance technologies (InsurTech) – including machine learning, cyber-security, and big-data analytics.  Source: NoCamels: With strengths in areas such as FinTech and cyber security, Israel has become a leading player in InsurTech. Of the 15 most funded InsurTech companies in 2017 globally, five are Israeli or have […]

Israeli-founded Kite Pharma To Be Acquired For 11.9B

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Inc. has announced that it will acquire Kite Pharma Inc., developer of personalized cancer treatment drugs, at a company value of $11.9 billion. Part of the technology was developed at the Weizmann Institute. As reported in Globes: This is one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a company whose products have not […]

Spotlight on Israel’s Agritech Ecosystem, Home to 400+ StartUps

Friday, August 18th, 2017

There are now more than 400 Israel agritech startups working on innovations for the global agriculture sector, according to new research from Start-Up Nation Central, an Israeli NGO and Greensoil Investments, a local agritech venture capital firm. As reported in AgFunder News: For a young nation built on the collectivist agricultural ethos of the Kibbutz movement, it’s […]

Israeli Cyber Firm Votiro Raises $11.2 million From Aussie Investors

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Israeli cyber security company Votiro Cybersec has closed a $11.2 million capital raise from Australian investors, ahead of an imminent expansion down under and an IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange. As reported by Yolanda Redrup in the AFR: The company’s pre-IPO round, which it said was oversubscribed, saw cornerstone investor Daniel Sekers’ Divergent Group return, in addition to Redfield Asset […]

AUS-NZ Cyber Security Delegation Inspired By Israeli Innovation

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Israel is recognised as a world leader in Cyber Security defence capabilities and a delegation from Australia and New Zealand explored some of the latest cutting edge developments in a visit that coincided with the annual Cyber Week in Israel conference in the last week of June. The delegation was led by Mr Paul Ash, […]

Cyber Week: Netanyahu Says Israel A ‘World Leader’, But Needs More International Cooperation

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A combination of a strong cyber defence authority and high tech capabilities means Israel is seen worldwide as a leader in cyber security. Source: NoCamels: “A few years ago I decided to establish Israel as one of the leading cyber countries in the world, and by all accounts, we’re there,” said Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, […]

National Australia Bank Announces Innovative Collaboration With OurCrowd

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Global investment opportunities for Australians just got more exciting with the announcement of a collaboration deal between NAB and Israel’s OurCrowd. The collaboration will provide clients of NAB Private Banking with direct access to exclusive OurCrowd start-up investments together with domestic and global networks and events. OurCrowd is one the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platforms, and […]

Israeli Startups Raise $450M In Q2 So Far

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Nearly $1.5 billion has been raised since the start of the year. As reported in Globes: Israeli startups have raised over $450 million in the second quarter of 2017. At the midpoint of the second quarter, and with the Passover and the Independence Day festivals reducing the number of business days over the past six […]

3 More Israeli Cos Set For Australian IPOs

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Since the first pioneer Israeli company was floated in Australia – Audio Pixels, which raised A$ 32.5 million in 2011 at an after money valuation of A$ 158 million, more than 10 Israeli companies have joined it, and several more are expected to swell the ranks by the end of 2017. As reported in Globes: […]