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Tweet During the week of February 15, 2009, Greylock Israel was revealed to be the most active Israeli venture capital fund in 2008. The Internet was abuzz with both Hulu’s plan to discontinue distributing its content via Boxee and Microsoft’s intention to further its Xbox technology by buying 3DV, a motion and depth sensor company that […]

Tweet Two big deals were announced during the week of February 8, 2009. Solar energy company BrightSource inked the largest solar energy deal ever that will help power Southern California, while Web 2.0 news and blog recommendation engine, Outbrain raised an impressive $12 million. Google Israel announced that it will be restructuring and Dell introduced […]

Tweet Cleantech and Environment 1. ‘Israel has no plan for water economy past 2010’ 2. Better Place Raises Financing for Denmark Electric Car Project 3. BrightView Secures $6 Million From Israel Cleantech Ventures and Hasso Plattner Ventures Investments, M&A and Economy 4. Number of laid-off Israelis set new high in December 5. SAP cuts likely to reach Israel 6. MyThings Acquires […]

Tweet During the week of January 18, 2009, business was back to normal for better and for worse. Announcements were made that Israel is planning the largest desal plant and Varonis and SAManage received funding. On the other end, the Israel Venture Capital Research Center released VC funding numbers for the fourth quarter of 2008 […]

Tweet Earlier this week, Intrinsyc, a mobile and embedded software solutions provider, announced that it signed a Soleus license agreement with a large Original Design Manufacturers (ODM) of computers and consumer electronics devices to use the Soleus software platform to create a handheld barcode-reading payment device, and a mobile phone capable of delivering location-based services […]

Tweet The week of November 30, 2008 showed that (some) companies are still being funded, information security is still important and why Israelis are good at sales. For these stories and more, check below for this week’s 16 Israel-related technology headlines. Cleantech 1. “Israel’s Cleantech Predicted to Reach Legendary Status” by Minnesota Environmental Expert 2. […]

Tweet The 12th annual Israel Journey took place earlier today in Tel Aviv. During the conference, which is organized by Ernst & Young Israel and Israeli business newspaper, Globes, Globes announced its top 10 Israeli companies for 2008-2009 as follows: YCD Multimedia Ltd. Tulip Medical Ltd. Dune Networks, Ltd. Aternity Inc. Payoneer, Inc. N-Trig, Ltd. […]

Tweet Investment news related to Israeli companies was close to full force during the week of August 31, 2008 with SemantiNet and ASOCS leading the way with $3.4 million and $8 million raised, respectively. There was also some noise on the acquisitions end, with Red Hat announcing its acquisition of Israeli virtualization company, Qumranet. It […]

Tweet During the week of August 17, 2008, news on cleantech and IT investments continued to lag as VCs and other investors try to stay afloat in the current economic climate by conserving their funds. IBM and Microsoft were back in the news for their investments in Israel earlier this year while Israeli companies turned […]

Tweet During the week of August 10, 2008 investors and professionals from Massachusetts received attention for their interest in using their current relationships with Israeli technology companies to enter cleantech. Israeli air-conditioning company, Agam Energy Systems Ltd., announced plans to expand its operations to include developing fuel-efficience technology for car engines. Siano Mobile, a mobile […]