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Who raised a $100 million series A and what were Israelis’ most popular Google searches of 2020?

Who raised a $100 million series A and what were Israelis’ most popular Google searches of 2020?

CTech Daily Roundup: “Israel is going back to the Moon,” announces SpaceIL co-founder

CTech | 22:57  09.12.2020
Wiz, founded by former Microsoft Israel R&D head, raises $100 million series A. Having the right people and operating in the hottest security sector in the market makes finding investors simple, says Assaf Rapaport. Read more

“Israel is going back to the Moon,” announces SpaceIL co-founder. Beresheet 2, Israel’s second attempt at a lunar lander is set to launch in 2024. Read more
Rocket launch. Photo: Naritama Rocket launch. Photo: Naritama Rocket launch. Photo: Naritama

Firebolt raises $32 million to redesign the cloud data warehouse experience. The Israeli startup's technology allows companies to improve the ROI of collecting data and enables a myriad of new data-driven use cases with real business impact. Read more

No Bull: Israel’s Remilk raises $11 million for animal-free dairy products. With products made through microbial fermentation, the company seeks to overcome the deficiencies of plant-based dairy substitutes. Read more

These were Israelis’ most popular Google searches of 2020. Coronavirus, Zoom, the U.S. elections, and the Israeli Employment Service were some of the most googled queries during the past year. Read more

Exceed.ai raises $4 million in seed to help automize qualified marketing leads. Exceed.ai’s bot works alongside marketing teams to ensure every lead is followed up with, nurtured, or qualified. Read more

Alstom investing $7 million in Israeli rail cyber protection startup Cylus. The technology will be implemented first in the Tel Aviv metropolitan light rail system with a capacity of 200,000 passengers a day. Read more

Cyber insurance prices on the rise as Covid-19 increases threat of hacks. The rising threat of being hacked has resulted in an increase of up to 50% in the price of cybersecurity insurance policies. Read more

Options of Houzz, eToro and Monday.com in high demand in marketplace. Payoneer, Taboola, WalkMe, SimilarWeb, Riskified, ironSource and Gong.io complete the top 10 according to EquityBee. Read more

Israel’s Sight Diagnostics to install its blood diagnostics devices in UAE and Saudi Arabia. The company announced a distribution partnership with Phoenix Capital which owns medical centers in the UAE. Read more

Employer Branding | Salesforce shares its four core values for its employer branding culture. When discussing employer branding, Salesforce’s Nili Gur discusses the key aspects that help attract Israeli talent to the global workforce. Read more

Israel’s Cybereason uncovers Middle East malware attack via Facebook and Dropbox. The cybersecurity company discovered three variants that leverage social media and cloud platforms to control devices and steal data. Read more

Israel’s aMoon fund saw a 15-fold return on its investment in Seer. aMoon invested in the U.S. biomed company when it was valued at $228

million- after a Nasdaq IPO, its value ballooned to $3.5 billion. Read more

myInterview raises $5 million in seed to focus on ‘people, not paper’ during the hiring process. myInterview has seen a 500% increase in Annual Recurring Revenue since 2019, due to Covid-19. Read more

Mind The Tech TLV | "5G, Fintech, Greentech, and Healthtech companies will set the agenda in 2021." Speaking with Calcalist’s Sophie Shulman, UBS’s Head of Global Asset Allocation Mark Andersen discusses how more traditional sectors can catch up with the acceleration created by Covid-19. Watch full video

MTT TLV | Tsunami of Israeli tech IPOs is coming, says Viola Growth partner. "Six years ago the total value of Israeli tech IPOs was at $2 billion and this year we are already at $9 billion,” said Natalie Refuah. Read more

MTT TLV | “Some companies had to totally reinvent themselves amid the pandemic,” says WalkMe founder. Rafael Sweary said he’s concerned about the long-term economic impact of Covid-19, but remains optimistic, saying “we’ve overcome far worse.” Read more
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