Heart Monitoring Smartwatch Receives FDA Approval

No Camels' feature on CardiacSense's smartwatch for monitoring vital signs.

Tech Trends 2023: Wearables Get Smarter, Take The Hassles Out Of Healthcare

A smart watch which can keep tabs on your heart rate and blood pressure as you jog or exercise, and tell you if you are over straining? No big deal.

Wearables have been doing this for at least three years. Some of the more health-oriented wrist devices that were available in 2022, also measured oxygen levels and body temperature and a few could generate a basic ECG trace.

New Sheba center to tackle challenge of attaining healthy longevity

Dr. Zipora Strauss, Director of Neonatology and Pediatric Physician at Sheba Hospital, is the person behind the new center that aims to ensure healthspan goes hand in hand with life expectancy

Port of Rotterdam selects partner for prototype U-Space Airspace

Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) has selected Airwayz as the partner to build the U-Space Airspace prototype for the port industrial complex. The partnership is set for a period of two years in which the U-Space services will be set up and the Airwayz unmanned traffic management (UTM) system will be configured to the ports’ needs and requirements.

Pitch the Press from the Floor of Commercial UAV Expo: The 3 Winners

Air6, Consortiq, Wonder Robotics win “Pitch the Press” at Commercial UAV Expo 2022

Airwayz Drones conducts proof of concept demonstration at Ashdod Port

Airwayz UTM’s capability to manage multiple fleets of drones was displayed in the demonstration.

Solving the world’s food shortage

How one Israeli startup’s revolutionary agri-tech innovation is extending the life of fresh produce throughout the supply chain

Wonder Robotics raises $4 million Seed round for autonomous drone solution

The Israeli startup’s smart safety layer includes vertical awareness and robust precision landing, allowing drones to stay safe while beyond the visual line of sight of an operator or mission manager

Meitar Law Offices: Predicting the tech trends ahead

The Israeli law firm has highlighted the trends it views as significant - and volatile - in the tech space

Israel, Morroco Sign Deals for Agrifood, Climate Tech

Israel and Morocco signed a number of business-and-tech-focused agreements this week through delegations from both countries that attended the first-ever “Connect to Innovate” conference organized by Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit organization that reports on the Israel tech industry. 

Walmart is expanding its drone deliveries to reach 4 million households

Walmart is capitalizing on drone technology for delivery services.

Israeli startups raise record $25.6 billion in 2021

Local companies recorded more than 77 mega-rounds of over $100 million last year, more than double of 2019 and 2020 combined

Israel’s high-tech companies saw exits surge 520 percent to a remarkable $82.4 billion in 2021

The number of exits so far this year soared to 171 deals, up from 60 last year, which included 99 acquisitions that totaled $11.5 billion and 72 IPOs, which included special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC) mergers. Forty-five of those IPOs were done on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE.)

Proptech Fundraising Soars to Record Highs in 2021

Venture capitalists and other investors poured $9.5 billion into sector through mid-November.

Growing landlord demand for better data, new apps and other real-estate technology is fueling a boom in Proptech and attracting record sums of capital into the sector during the pandemic.

A deep dive into Israeli tech’s record-breaking year

A new report by Viola reveals that total funding by Israeli tech startups reached $27 billion in 2021, with $8.1 billion being raised in a record-breaking fourth quarter

Celebrating the opening of BESADNO's new offices in Bnei Brak

Besadno Group would like to thank everyone who attended our chanukat habayit celebration this past motzei Shabbat. The beautiful, well-attended, event celebrated the opening of our new offices in Bnei Brak. Attendee’s included HaRav Lau and other distinguished Rabbis and community leaders, as well as prominent personalities in innovative technology and venture capitalism. The highlight of the event was the affixing of mezuzot throughout our new offices.

Israeli startups raised $2.8b in November

Israeli tech companies have raised $23.6 billion in the first eleven months of 2021, more than double the record $10 billion raised in all of 2020.

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.