Israel

Allegro.AI nabs $11M for ‘deep learning as a service’, for businesses to build computer vision products

Artificial intelligence and the application of it across nearly every aspect of our lives is shaping up to be one of the major step changes of our modern society. Today, a startup that wants to help o

Chemi Peres of Pitango VC joins us at TechCrunch Tel Aviv, June 7

TechCrunch is returning to Tel Aviv on 7 June 2018 for a day-long conference, where we will be digging into one of Israel’s biggest tech strengths: mobility and everything that implies, from com

Israeli startups: Grab your exhibit table in Startup Alley at TC Tel Aviv

Hey startups! TechCrunch is returning to Tel Aviv on 7 June, 2018 for its inaugural day-long conference at the Tel Aviv Convention Center. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever — f

Intelligo is using AI to make background checks relevant again

To realize that the background check industry needs an overhaul look no further than the backlog of 700,000 background checks faced by the federal agency that handles all background checks for sensiti

BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

Israel-based BrainQ is a new neurotech startup hoping to take on brain-computer interface (BCI) companies Kernel and Neuralink. But it's early days in this industry, including for BrainQ, which plans

Nexar gets $30M Series B for its AI-based road safety dashcams and network

Nexar, a startup that makes an AI-based dashcam app to monitor road safety, announced today that it has raised a $30 million Series B led by Ibex Ventures. Participants included Alibaba Innovation Ven

Uber is partially banned in Tel Aviv

A Tel Aviv district court has banned two of Uber's services in the city following a court ruling in a case between the transportation company, the Ministry of Transportation and the Taxi Driver Union,

In Israel, a blockchain and crypto hyper-cluster is just getting started

The lunch took place just after well-known tech investor Moshe Hogeg announced he would invest in every Israeli blockchain that approached him. That investor group, called Alignment, consisted of the

Douxmatok lets you use 30 percent less sugar without affecting sweetness

Our resistance to good nutrition is causing lasting problems within the population. Part of the problem is that the best-tasting food is usually the worst for our health, and bad eating habits beget w

The OrCam MyEye helps visually impaired people read and identify things

Meet the OrCam MyEye, a tiny wearable device that can give you secret powers if you have vision problems. It's a tiny device that you clip to your glasses. It has a camera, a speaker and a cable that

This FlyTrex drone can deliver beer (and anything else under 6lbs)

A future in which drones deliver our goods is not far off. Giants like Amazon are working on drone delivery, and once regulatory hurdles are overcome, the rest of the market will want to compete. That

The B-Shoe hopes to prevent seniors from falling down

Each second in the U.S., an older adult takes a fall, accounting for more than 27,000 deaths from falling among older individuals, according to the CDC. A company based in Haifa, Israel, however, is w

Microsoft to buy Israeli security firm Hexadite, sources say for $100M

Yet more activity in the world of cybersecurity. Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Hexadite, an Israeli startup that uses AI to identify and protect against attacks. The idea is to expan

Three computer vision experts join TechCrunch’s Tel Aviv event

Who’s going to be the next Mobileye? Computer vision is a hot topic for the tech industry, and especially in Israel. It seems like Israeli entrepreneurs are one step ahead when it comes to developin

Convexum and Regulus Cyber CEOs to address drone security at TechCrunch’s Tel Aviv event

Israel is full of companies addressing the growing concern of drone security and we’re excited to announce the CEOs of Convexum and Regulus Cyber will speak on the topic at TechCrunch’s Te

83North closes $250M fourth fund focused on European, Israeli startups

European VC firm 83North (formerly Greylock IL), which since 2008 has focused on backing startups in Europe and Israel, has closed its fourth fund -- taking $250M in a raise that it says was both over

500 Startups launches a short marketing ramp-up bootcamp for startups in Israel

500 Startups is launching a four-week program in Israel that targets pre-seed and seed companies as they get to the stage where they begin marketing their products.

Airobotics scores authorization to fly autonomous drones in Israel

A startup based in Petah Tikva, Israel, Airobotics, has scored the right to fly drones autonomously for business purposes in Israel. The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) was the first in the

Innovation was the epic fail of 2016

The problem with the ongoing discourse on innovation is that it doesn't answer the fundamental question of what exactly is meant by the term. Rather, we are inundated with simplistic calls for more in

Secret Double Octopus nabs $6M for a stronger, easier alternative to regular 2FA

Israel is home to around 450 active startups in the field of cybersecurity, according to a recent report in Reuters. Now, the one with perhaps the most distinctive name of them all is announcing some
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