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CTech's Wednesday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech's Wednesday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Microsoft appoints Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk head of Israel R&D; NSO buys counter-drone company Convexum

CTech | 14:42  12.02.2020
Microsoft appoints Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk head of Israel R&D. Braverman-Blumenstyk joined Microsoft in 2013, founding the cybersecurity center within the Microsoft Israel Development Center. Read more

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Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk. Photo: Yair Sagi Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk. Photo: Yair Sagi Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk. Photo: Yair Sagi

NSO buys counter-drone company Convexum. The Israeli cyber surveillance company will pay $60 million in cash to add a new business segment to its operations. Read more

Interview | An Alibaba early backer looks to Israel. GGV Capital manages some $6 billion in assets across seven funds, counting Airbnb, Slack, Grab, and Houzz among its portfolio companies. To entice Israeli startups to hop on its bandwagon, the fund has sent over two of its leading executives. Read more 

Intel’s Israel-developed sports viewing technology comes to French soccer. True View technology was developed in Israel and is currently deployed at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Read more

LiDAR startup Innoviz partners with China’s Shaanxi to deploy autonomous trucks. Innoviz develops low-cost, small-size LiDAR systems designed to enable the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Read more

Cybersecurity startup Sixgill raises $15 million. Sixgill develops a threat intelligence service that monitors and tracks dark web activities for organizations, financial institutions, and law enforcement officials. Read more

Stock option marketplace EquityBee raises $6.6 million. EquityBee offers a marketplace where startup employees who lack the necessary funds to exercise their stock options can find investors, in return for a part of the potential future gains. Read more

Business travel startup Arbitrip expands to London. Arbitrip offers an online service for companies booking hotel rooms for their employees that uses machine learning algorithms to study user preferences and booking requirements and scours the web for matching accommodations. Read more
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