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Benny Landa  credit: Miguel Gutierrez At 78, Benny Landa is still ambitious, but also worried

The restlessly inventive Landa, with huge successes to his name (and some failures), wants to contribute 2% to Israel's GDP, but warns: If our economy collapses, so will our defense.

Rapyd credit: Rapyd Rapyd to lay off 30 and replace them overseas

Those being dismissed in Israewl will be replaced by teams in Eastern Europe, South Africa, and elsewhere where labor is cheaper.

Zencity CEO  Eyal Feder-Levy credit: Zencity Israeli smart city co Zencity raises $40m

The company has developed an accessible and effective solution for city, county and agency teams seeking to broaden their understanding of the views of the public.

Ilit Raz  credit: Eyal Izhar US authorities file charges against Joonko founder Ilit Raz

The SEC and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York allege fraud amounting to at least $21 million.

Ehud Barak Photo: Eyal Izhar US private equity firm in talks to buy cyberattack co Paragon

Sources have told "Globes" that the Israeli company, in which Ehud Barak was a founding investor, has been given a valuation of over $1 billion.

UBQ cofounder and CEO Jack (Tato) Bigio credit: UBQ UBQ turns household waste into organic plastic

Listed as one of TIME magazine's "Best inventions of 2023," the Israeli company's customers include Mercedes, McDonald’s, and PepsiCo.

Day 8 founders Dana marom and Daniel Rejzner credit: Day 8 Day 8 turns agricultural waste into protein

The Israeli company has developed an industrial process to extract alternative proteins from the banana leaf.

TripleW plant credit: Wim Cohet TripleW transforms food waste into bioplastic

The Israeli startup converts food waste into lactic acid.

Attis Aviation drone credit: Attis Aviation Attis Aviation develops unique vertical take-off drone

The drone has a hybrid drive system, which includes electric motors and an engine that runs on jet fuel.

AppsFlyer employees  credit: Morag Bitan Israeli tech co AppsFlyer renews IPO plans

Bloomberg reports that the company, which provides measurement, analytics, engagement, and fraud protection for app marketers, will seek to raise $300 million.

Raising dollars credit: Shutterstock Israeli startups raised nearly $1.5b in May

In the first five months of 2024, Israeli privately-held tech companies have raised $4.1 billion.

Mor Chen credit: Rory Lindsay Greylock and Sequoia to strengthen Israel operations

The US venture capital firms have appointed local representatives.

Gauzy founders Adrian Lofer and Eyal Peso  credit: Gauzy Smart glass co Gauzy seeks up to $364m IPO valuation

Gauzy has issued a revised prospectus for its IPO on Nasdaq, which  is expected to take place shortly.

Unicorn illustration: Gil Gibli Is Israel's tech industry bouncing back?

Investments, mergers and acquisitions, and salaries are rising despite the war but industry experts warn that the latest recovery may not be sustainable.

Joshua Burgin credit: Nick Hanyok imaging "The golden age of Jews in America is cracking"

He was among Amazon's first 100 employees, and served in senior positions in US tech companies, but the October 7 attack prompted Joshua Burgin to switch to a young Israeli startup.

Israeli delegation to Vivatech 2024: Natalie Shell (Message-Lab), Miri Berger (6Degrees), David Allouch (ClickFreeze), Dionis Teshler (Trulux),  Matt Amaberg (Mint Link), Yossi Dan (delegation organizer, Challengy Lab CEO), Vera Art (Ama Care), Yuval Blutman (Challengy team), Omri Perahia (Bria AI)   credit: Brett Kline War fails to keep Israeli startups from VivaTech

Yossi Dan, organizer of the Israeli delegation to the annual Paris technology event: Israel delivers, no matter what.

Wiz CEO Assaf Rappaport and Orca CEO Gil Geron  credit: Eyal Izhar, Orca Security Orca and Wiz to meet in court

The two Israeli cybersecurity unicorns are embroiled in a lawsuit in which Orca claims that Wiz copied its technology.

Eliran Elimelech, SNC VP of Ecosystem Development  credit: Cadya Levy Startup Nation Central data reveal the opportunities

Eliran Elimelech, Startup Nation Central VP of Ecosystem Development: Most of the companies are in AI and pharma.

Artificial intelligence  credit: Shutterstock Israel falling behind on AI, study finds

The study by RISE Israel with Google finds shortcomings in investment, manpower, and implementation. RISE Israel chair Eugene Kandel: Israel cannot afford not to be a leading country in this field.

Better Juice founders Dr. Eran Blachinsky and Gali Yarom  credit: Nisan Haliva Better Juice sugar reduction process found safe

The company will now submit its technology to the US Food and Drug Administration for review under the GRAS notification program.

Rakefet Russak-Aminoach  credit: Ron Kedmi Rakefet Russak-Aminoach appointed chair of chip co Hailo

The former CEO of Bank Leumi is now a partner at venture capital firm Team8, but is on the Hailo board as a private investor in the company.

Tamir Pardo   credit: Ran Biran The small Rosh Ha’ayin company challenging Elon Musk

hiSky Satellite has been operating under the radar since 2015, but now things have changed. Experts are drawing parallels with Musk's Starlink.

Liran Zvibel credit: Weka Weka raises $140m at $1.6b valuation

The financing round includes a $40 million secondary component that will benefit about 200 employees of the Israeli AI data platform company.

XTEND senior management credit: Cadya Levy Xtend raises $40m after drone success in Gaza

The Israeli startup is fast expanding after saving the lives of many IDF soldiers during the war with its assault and surveillance drones.

Wiz founders credit: Avishag Shaar Yishuv Israeli cloud security co Wiz raises $1b at $12b valuation

This is the biggest ever financing round completed by an Israeli privately-held tech company.

Honeycomb founders Itai Ben-Zakan and Nimro Sadot credit: Yossi Zeliger Insurtech co Honeycomb raises $36m

The company expects to double its workforce from 90 to 180 over the next 18 months with many of the new hires planned for the company's development center in Herzliya.

Noname Security founders Oz Golan and Shay Levi  credit: Yossi Zeliger Akamai to buy Israeli API security co Noname for $450m

This is the US company's fifth acquisition in Israel. Noname Security's over 200 employees will join Akamai’s Security Technology Group.

Trullion founders Isaac Heller and Amir Boldo  credit: Trullion The entrepreneurs shaking up accounting

Trullion’s odd-couple founders seek to bring AI to the accounting department.

Biotech credit: Gorodenkoff Shutterstock Israeli biotech co Nectin Therapeutics raises $10m

Nectin develops novel targeted immunotherapies that address resistance to approved immune oncology treatments.

Salkind brothers and Zahi Nahmias  credit: Israel Hadari and Vered Pitchrasky Discount Investment in talks to sell Elron to foreign VC fund

Elron, which invests in early stage Israeli medical devices, cybersecurity and software companies, has a company valuation of $90 million.

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