Lool Ventures Bets on Tactus Mobile, Unveils ZooZ

Tactus Mobile Zooz

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

Israeli App Pops Brings Animations and Sounds to Mobile Notifications

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When mobile phones started becoming popular, ringtones quickly gained popularity. However, it seems like with smartphones (iPhone/Android) we tend to be more conservative and keep the phone default options for calls, emails or sms notifications. Here is where Pops comes in. Continue Reading

General Motors Invests $5 Million in Israel’s PowerMat

israeli startup Powermat

General Motors’ venture capital arm has invested $5 million in Powermat, manufacturer of wireless charging mats for cell phones and other electronic devices. GM plans to include the mats in vehicles as soon as 2012. Continue Reading