Bitesize Tuesday: Fifty one, Provigent and Time to Know

Startup headlines for the week of October 26th 2010:

  • 80 schools in New York are testing Time to Know’s computer-based curriculum in the class room as part of a $7.2 million project –
  • Fabless semiconductor company Provigent is named the most promising startup in Israel by Globes and E&Y – The company had $25 million revenue in 2009 and expects $40 million in sales this year, and has been profitable for 18 months. It has 120 employees. It has raised $55 million from Lightspeed Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Magma Venture Partners, Delta Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, Ascend Technology Ventures, and Stata Venture Partners.
  • Sequoia invests an undisclosed round in Israel’s TayKey , the 22 year old “startup”  performs semantic analysis across the web in real-time, to find out what’s trending for your demographics at any given moment, and automatically deliver your ad there.-
  • FiftyOne is a US-Israeli startup that enables ecommerce retailers to automatically present and settle transactions in the currencies its international visitors prefer, launched in 1999.  The company recently raised $4 million in its latest investment round, and since its inception, has raised $30 million. Investors have included Pitango Venture Capital, Plenus Venture Lending Fund, Delta Ventures, US funds Adam Street Partners, JPMorgan, Online Ventures, and private investors. – Learn more about its recent products:
  • xG Technology, an Israeli startup, has made a modular mobile phone that can work on its own, without a network – the system offers calling, texting, and data by weaving signals around the chatter of baby monitors and cordless phones.
  • 3DTV presents 3D Video Without Glasses- watch the video below:

Eze Vidra

Eze is startup investor and advisor. Until recently he was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before joining GV, Eze started Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and led Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.