LiveU Raises $11 Million from Pitango in its Third Round

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LiveU has announced a third round of $11 million, led by Pitango and joined by existing investors, Carmel Ventures and Canaan Partners. This brings LiveU’s total investment to date to over $23 million.As a result of this round Isaac Hillel, managing partner at Pitango, will join LiveU’s board. Continue Reading

Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

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The second quarter of 2010 has come and gone and despite the depleting VC and incubator capital in Israel, the quarter has brought approximately 40 deals with over $400 million invested Continue Reading

Gaming Chips: PrimeSense Closes $20M in Round B

Canaan Partners led the $20.4 million funding round of Israeli startup Prime Sense Inc.  Gemini Israel Funds and Genesis Partners, prior investors in PrimeSense, also participated in this second round. I first wrote about PrimeSense on VC Cafe when they… Continue Reading

The land of milk and honey: Ten Israeli companies annouce rounds in less than two weeks

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Tonight was the Oscar night, but Hollywood stars are not the only ones getting the attention. No less than eight rounds were raised by Israeli companies in the last couple of weeks, totaling over $72 million. What are the reasons… Continue Reading

Bitesize Tuesday: hot Israeli cleantech, startup, vc, biotech and M&A headlines @ VC Cafe

2008 is almost upon us and the deal flow doesn’t seem to slow down for the holidays. I can hardly keep up with the headlines, so here’s a short recap of the latest business news in the Israeli start up… Continue Reading