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Celebrating Besadno’s 10th-anniversary

More than a thousand people crowded into Binyanei Hauma last Tuesday night to celebrate Besadno’s

10th-anniversary. Besadno is a prominent investment group specializing in real estate and innovative

technology. The event featured informative TED talks from industry experts, as well as music and entertainment.

A NEW RECORD! Israeli startups raised over $3.4 billion in October 2021!

With five mega-deals, four new Unicorns, and 56 investments in Israeli startups in just one month, it is no wonder that a new record had just been set.

Carl Eschenbach: We will help Israeli companies reach $100 billion valuations

Speaking at a panel during Mind the Tech NY 2021 that included Salt Security CEO Roey Eliyahu, the Sequoia Capital Partner discussed his firm’s faith in the cybersecurity company

Mind the Tech NY2021 “Israel is the engine of innovation”

“The startup dream is open to all. If at first you do not succeed, in Israel we say: try again,” said former Israel President Reuven Rivlin during the American-Israel Friendship League and Israeli Mapped in NY event at the Nasdaq marking Israel Day

Building on success: Why the ConstructionTech sector is attracting big money

Technology is changing the entire construction industry and we are witnessing a growing demand for it.

Proptech Startup Funding Is Breaking Real Estate Industry Records In 2021

The first half of 2021 has seen over $9.7 billion in funding activity for property technology (Proptech) startups, the most active first half on record.

Israeli tech continues to break records, raising $17.8 billion in first nine months of 2021

Local tech companies have already raised 71% more than in all of 2020, while exits also skyrocketed, reaching $18.92 billion in the first three quarters.

Israel’s proptech sector, broken down

2021 has seen rapid growth for the country’s real estate tech-related sector - CTech highlights the rising stars

StructShare one of the 45 Best New York City Construction Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best New York City based Construction companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Construction industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

Israeli Fintech companies raise $2.3 billion in the first half of 2021

Start-Up Nation Central’s analysis revealed that in the first six months of the year the Fintech sector raised more money than in all of 2020, “there is attention and dollars coming this way”

Blockchain: UK Investment Firm London Chelsea Limited to Offer London Digital Bonds Backed by Real Estate

London Chelsea Limited says it has partnered with SolidBlock to offer a digital asset fund that invests in real estate. According to a release, London Chelsea Limited will sell a “London Digital Bond” described as a digital security backed by property. London Chelsea is a firm that advises on the buying and selling of residential investment properties in London and the Home Counties.

Israeli tech sets yet another record, raising $11.9 billion in H1 of 2021

According to the IVC-Meitar Tech Review, Israeli companies surpassed the total amount raised in 2020 ($10.3 billion) in the first six months of 2021

Israeli startup ecosystem ranks #6 in the world

According to new report The study, conducted by Startup Genome, ranks Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as joint sixth out of 150 global cities.

The Israeli Proptech Revolution Has Arrived

There are currently over 6,400 startup companies operating in Israel, and more are launching every day. With only around 9 million inhabitants in total, the country has justly earned the moniker of the “Startup Nation.”

Israeli-made flying cars may be floating into our future

Yavneh-based Urban Aeronautics is developing its CityHawk to be a kind of Uber of the air, starting with emergency services.

$26 billion in 4 IPOs, all in one week of work for Israeli tech

4 Israeli companies launched on Nasdaq and NYSE over the past week as the market seems to refuse to cool down

Meet the newest Israeli companies trading on the NYSE and Nasdaq

Its been an explosive few months for Israeli tech on the world’s stage - let’s take a look at some of the freshest faces

Remote Investing in a Post-Coronavirus World

While remote investing has long been popular with Millennials, Covid-19 is leading other generations to embrace this method as well. In fact, with the pandemic changing how we live and work, perhaps permanently, online platforms could become the preferred option for a majority of investors.

No, Tokenizing Real Estate Won’t Make It Less Stable

s we have seen over the last several weeks, nothing makes the global market plummet like a pandemic. It is clear that fear, panic, and hysteria exacerbate the natural economic slowdown following shutdowns and the inability of businesses to operate regularly. 

ironSource to list on NYSE next week at $11.1b valuation

The Israeli game and app developer platform has completed its SPAC merger and will begin trading on Wall Street on June 29.

Hailo is raising $100M to become Israels next unicorn

Israeli firm Hailo, a company that develops chips for deep learning on edge devices, is raising a $100 million Series C funding round at a company valuation of $1 billion

Innovid announces $1.3 billion SPAC merger with ION Acquisition

The Israeli company is set to raise approximately $403 million including proceeds from ION Acquisition Corp 2 and $150 million in PIPE financing

Transmit Security raises record $543 million Series A at $2.2 billion valuation

The company co-founded by Mickey Boodaei, which developed a device-based biometrics solution for customer authentication, was bootstrapped prior to completing the largest Series A funding round in cybersecurity history

SentinelOne sets IPO terms, to raise up to $928 million

SentinelOne Inc. S, -1.96% has set terms of its initial public offering, in which the California-based cybersecurity software company could be valued at up to $7.36 billion. 

Israel's tech ecosystem ranked #3 in the world

Israel also ranks second globally in Hardware & IoT, Health Technology, and the Software & Data industries.

WalkMe prices Nasdaq IPO at $2.6b valuation

The Israeli digital adoption SaaS company has raised $287 million and will begin trading on Nasdaq today.

Israeli startups see funding records shattered in the first 5 months of 2021

Last year's funding records weren't on top for long. The big winners by industry: Cyber, Fintech, and Enterprise Solutions

Israeli tech companies shatter 2020 fundraising record in under six months, raising $10.5 billion

According to data compiled by Start-Up Nation Central, 2021 has already also set a record for the number of investments in Israeli startups of over $100 million, with 30 having been completed so far compared to 21 mega-rounds throughout all of 2020

Study: Israeli unicorns reach $1 billion valuation in an average 6 years

According to a report by Catalyst Investments, the average time it takes for Israeli tech startups to become unicorns has decreased by half in the past decade

Behind Many Great Businesses Stands… A Powerful Woman

Haven’t heard of Naughty Banana yet? It's a South African remote-based digital creative agency with a thought leadership blog showcasing women taking the lead in the marketing field. 

SolidBlock has always been a proud industry-leader with a strong female presence on the management, executive, and consulting team. Case in point: Co-Founder and CMO Yael Tamar, who recently chatted with Naughty Banana’s Thabiso Kgabung. 

Thabiso asked her about everything from trends in digital marketing to implementing data and AI in property trading cycles – to her Netflix watch list and the (audio) books she’s loving lately.  

If you haven’t yet read their cool profiles of women in marketing, start with Yael’s profile and then work your way through the entire list!

10 Israeli Founded Companies Become Unicorns in 1st Quarter of 2021

Israel’s “Startup Nation” bona fides have been firmly established over the past decade. With a population of approximately nine million and home to some 6,500 startups, Israel has the largest number of startups per capita in the world.

The Israeli Tech Review Q1/2021

IVC and Meitar are proud to present: The Israeli Tech Review Q1/2021 The quarterly capital amount soared to $5.37 billion in 172 deals. The quarterly amount mounted 89% over Q4/2020 results and twofold compared to Q1/2020.

Turning Point: How The Abraham Accords Between Israel And The UAE Are Heralding A New Era Of Business

"When we look at the two countries not only as destination markets but as gateways to the globe, you can see how in terms of a global business strategy the Abraham Accords provides many opportunities."

Flying into the future with Urban Aeronautics!

For most people, the thought of flying cars zooming through the skies is the stuff of fantasy and science fiction and is more closely associated with the Jetsons TV series than with real life. Yet, an Israeli company comprised of some of the country’s top aeronautical engineering talent is well on its way to turning this dream into a reality.

Boeing partners with Tactical Robotics to develop VTOL tech

Boeing has signed a new agreement with Israel-based Tactical Robotics,  an exploratory deal that will see the two companies work together jointly on “developing, producing and marketing” aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities based on Tactical Robotics’ “Fancraft” enclosed rotor technology.

This Startup is Bringing AI to Construction to Enhance Safety and Optimize Project Management

Construction productivity levels are the lowest among all industries, and it’s been that way for a while. Mckinsey reported in 2017 on the languishing growth of the construction sector’s labor-productivity, a mere 1% over the last two decades, compared to 3.6% in the world economy. In an effort to close that gap, Trusstor, an AI startup is building a holistic solution to bring full visibility to general contractors. 

Proptech And Contech VCs Predict What Is In Store For 2021

I believe that 2021 will be a year of change and rebirth. Real estate was forced to embrace innovation once and for all in 2020, and this new year will only serve to cement this shift. 

First Israeli PropTech business delegation to the UAE

A debut showcase of innovation was presented in Dubai this month

New equity crowdfunding platform launched in Israel

Online investment platform offers early-stage opportunities in Israeli property, construction, education, medicine and financial technology startups.

The Investination Platform launch has investors eyes glued

The goal of InvestiNation is to take some of the pressure off of investors when it comes to making investment decisions. They have an established presence in both Israel and the US and use their extensive networks to make things happen faster.