Israeli Startup Outbrain Raises $35 Million to Rule the Recommendations Space

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In a world that suffers from content overload, personal recommendations are a bare necessity. Israeli startup Outbrain, one of the leading companies in the recommendations space, has completed a $35 million in Series D led by Index Ventures and joined by previous investors Carmel Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. This brings Outbrain’s funding to $64 million total since its inception in 2007. Continue Reading

Bitesize Tuesday: Fifty one, Provigent and Time to Know

# 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 – http://goo.gl/TAFp
# 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 Continue Reading

Lightspeed Venture Partners Oversubscribes Its Eight Fund, Raised $800M

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Despite the ominous predictions saying that VC funds will have difficulty raising more money this year, Lightspeed Venture Partners has announced the closing of its eight fund (Lightspeed Venture Partners VIII), oversubscribing its $675 million target by $125 million reaching… Continue Reading