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

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