Lool Ventures Bets on Tactus Mobile, Unveils ZooZ

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Globes reported a rumored $1.5 million A round for Tactus Mobile, an Israeli startup in the mobile payments space. The round was led by Lool Ventures, an incubator/micro fund started by ex AOL/Yedda execs and joined by Israeli angel Yuval Tal (founder of several payment startups including Payoneer) and additional private investors who led the company’s seed round. Continue Reading

Rocketick Raises $2.5 Million from NVIDIA

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NVIDIA, the graphics chip giant, has committed a $2.5 million strategic B Round in Israeli startup Rocketick. Rocketick has created GPU simulation accelerators, a technology that enables chip manufacturers cut their overall time to market of new chip designs by up to 30% and is advertised to reduce 50% of testing cost Continue Reading

Business As Usual: Onavo, VideoSurf and Kaminario Raise Funding

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The LinkedIn IPO this week may have opened the gates for an Israeli market thirsty for exits, but in the meanwhile, VC funding in Israel continues with business as usual. Below are three recent founding rounds in Israeli venture-backed companies. Onavo, Kaminario and VideoSurf are three recent examples of venture-backed Israeli startups that have raised funding. Continue Reading

Exclusive: Enigmai Helps SMBs Simplify Complex Workforce Scheduling on the Cloud [Interview]

Bootstrapping can be really hard for some early stage startups, but Israeli startup Enigmai, makes it seem easy. Started in 2009, Enigmai built and deployed a simplified workforce management SasS tool that enables SMBs and large companies to better manage their human resources. VC Cafe interviewed Engimai’s founder and CEO Adir Iakya to learn more about how this bootstrapped startup is planning to replace the incumbents. Continue Reading