Pitango, Giza and Cedar Lose in this deal: Marvell Buys Iamba for $10 Million

iamba, an Israeli startup that develops optical communication systems for VOIP and IPTV, was sold to Marvell for $10 million. iamba had received $25 million in four rounds of venture backing from Cedar, Giza and Pitango and it has recently… Continue Reading

War Games: Invasion Interactive’s Rising Eagle Plays in Israel

Israel is no doubt one of the leading countries in the weapon industry. These days, a young Israeli start up aims to supply sophisticated and futuristic weapons, but in a safer place, the gaming field. For the past 4 years,… Continue Reading

A bit old but good: Thoughts on European Startups

I came across Saul Klein’s excellent presentation from the last Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin and thought I’d share it with you. The main takeaways: Situation is grim: startups have no money, no clients and an imaginary war The valley… Continue Reading

Finjan Secure Web Gateway Solutions Raises $22 Million

Finjan,  a veteran in the Israeli software landscape that’s been around since 1996 has announced a $22 million sixth round led by HarbourVest, one of its first investors. Several other funds participated in the round including: Benchmark Capital, Israel Seed… Continue Reading

Persay Voice Recognition Biomteritcs Grabs 2.4 NIS from Teuza

TheMarker reports that voice recognition startup PerSay has raised one million NIS from the Israeli government fund Teuza. The investment was made as part of a larger round of 2.4 million NIS (about $600,000) that includes current shareholders in Persay… Continue Reading

Ultra Light LED Bulbs: Oree Raises $4 Million from SVB and Kreos

The Israeli startup Oree, developer of innovative LED lighting technologies, has announced that it has secured a $4 million venture loan from SVB (Silicon Valley Bank) and Kreos Capital. The company had previously raised a round of $7 million from… Continue Reading

Vardi’s Wishood Enters Deadpool

The guys at Wishood.com would have wished for this story to end better. A year ago, this Israeli startup had every reason to be optimistic – They established a user generated content site around wish exchange,  secured a seed investment… Continue Reading

Bitesize Thursday: 10 Links on SEO, Design, Games, Policts and Fun

10 links that are worth your click: 1) SEO: Google published a 22-page long pdf guide on SEO for beginners. There’s nothing new there if you are a pro, but since Google are the ones who control SEO on the… Continue Reading

Taboola Video Discovery Gets $4.5 Million From Evergreen and Angels

A message for entrepreneurs who want to get rich quickly: Be patient! It’s been a whole year since we first covered Taboola. Back then, Evergreen Venture Partners put a million and a half dollars to fund what they believed would… Continue Reading

EyeView’s Flash Tutorials Convert Better

Lock and load – that’s what five Israeli startups did this week announcing a total of $30 million from both Israeli and international funds. After almost a year and a half of no investments in Israeli startups, Ouriel Ohayon’s LGI… Continue Reading