By Shoshanna Solomon
First Investments By VC Funds In Israeli Tech Soar To 7-Year High In 2020
Even amid pandemic challenges, VC funds added a total of 620 new firms to their portfolios, up from 470 in 2019 and 439 in 2014, report shows.
April 04, 2021
Employers Face Legal Terra Incognita With Vaccinated And Unvaccinated Workers
Reopening the economy requires balancing individual rights, including of inoculation-refusers, with public welfare, but the government hasn’t weighed in definitively
March 01, 2021
Web Creator Wix Revenue Jumps To Almost $1B As Virus Sends Firms Online
Tel Aviv-based company posts 2020 revenue of $989 million in ‘phenomenal year’; net loss for year widens to $216 million vs net loss of $86 million in 2019 as costs jump.
February 21, 2021
Sanofi’s $125M Israeli Drug Buy Could Be A Three-Pronged Cancer Buster
Biond Biologics hopes its therapy, which activates three separate immune pathways, will prove to be ‘strong and sustained anti-tumor response,’ says CEO; human trials to start mid-2021
January 31, 2021
Don’t Have A Cow: Israel’s Remilk Serves Up Dairy Products Made Without Animals
Remilk says it pioneered proteins ‘chemically identical’ to those in cow-produced milk, for products with the same taste and texture.
December 06, 2020
Israeli Startup Says It Has Edited Cannabis Plant Gene To Resist Fungus
CanBreed says this is the first time a commercial company has managed to gene-edit cannabis using CRISPR technology.
November 22, 2020
Coronavirus Is Causing ‘Academic Darwinism’ As Campuses Stay Closed
Students struggle financially and socially, with the challenges bigger for those who are already disadvantaged.
November 08, 2020
Israel Losing ‘Startup Nation’ Image, Needs Rebranding, Study Shows
Under 1% of businesspeople in survey associate Israel with startups; pandemic is the time to position country as forward-thinking and problem-solving, urges nonprofit Vibe Israel.
November 02, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Strips 154 Israelis Of Millionaire Status
June 2020 sees Israel with 157,286 millionaires; the number of billionaires is unchanged at 10, according to Credit Suisse report.
October 27, 2020
Tel Aviv To Hold 24-Hour Hackathon In Bid To Create 100 New Startups
Next week’s event aims to help tech professionals who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus come up with ideas and bring them to life
September 08, 2020
Coronavirus Spurs Debate On Whether Startups Should Get Aid Too
Veteran heads of VC funds say market forces should determine which startups survive, no intervention needed
May 17, 2020
As Virus Keeps Israelis Home, Internet Is Coping With The Higher Loads… So Far
Israel has seen a 25% rise in internet use over the past weeks as citizens log in for online schooling, business videoconferences, Pilates lessons.
March 31, 2020
Israeli ‘Smart-Industry’ Startups Nabbed $650M From Investors In 2019
Conference in Tel Aviv to bring together delegations from global manufacturing giants to tap into tech that could make their operations digital and smarter.
February 16, 2020
Israeli Techies To Brainstorm Ideas For Tackling Australia Bush Fire Challenges
15-hour hackathon hopes to find solutions to water contamination, monitoring air quality, caring for displaced animals and fireproofing for crucial infrastructure
January 27, 2020
Some 15% Of Israeli Jobs Said To Be At High Risk Due To Automation
Most at risk are jobs in construction, manufacturing, transportation and storage services, postal and courier services, and food and lodging services, report says.
January 13, 2020