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OurCrowd Global Investor Summit to Open in Jerusalem

Israeli crowdfund platform OurCrowd will host the 2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit tomorrow, in Jerusalem. Over 5,000 people are expected to attend, from 80 countries–as Israel’s startup scene continues to gather pace.…

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In Israel, a New Generation of Boutique Venture Capitalists Thrives

Shimon Peres, the legendary Israeli politician who died last year, realized early in his career that Israel, lacking natural resources and friendly neighbors, should rely on its people for success. “Through creativity…

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Israel Innovation Authority in Fresh Tech Labs Push

The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) has announced a new program it hopes will encourage corporates to support local startups in their respective fields. “Technological Labs Innovation”, which comes under the Ministry of…

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Can a Disputed Patch of Land Reinvigorate Hong Kong’s Tech Scene?

The Lok Ma Chau Loop is a sprawling, swampy stretch of land on Hong Kong’s northernmost border with China. It was once the focus of a land dispute between the two entities.…

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HERE and Mobileye Pair Up for Self-Driving Tech Push

Three months after Mobileye’s very public split with Tesla, the driving sensor firm has another partnership: HERE. The latter will provide mapping software alongside Mobileye’s sensors to offer a more holistic autonomous…

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YOYO’s PopSlide to Pounce on Mobile’s Next Billion

by Anam Alpenia Smartphone purchases in the developing world are rocketing. In southeast Asia, where YOYO Holdings, an innovative mobile advertising firm has set up shop, the market is growing 65% year…

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Malaysian Government Fund Invests $22m in Austin’s Phunware

Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the government of Malaysia, has announced that it invested $22 million of Series F growth financing in Phunware, an Austin, Texas-based multiscreen platform provider.…

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An Afghan Entrepreneur Aims for IT Success in Germany’s Growing Market

Three years ago Aemal Sayer was an accomplished IT entrepreneur in Kabul, looking for his next move. He had already founded several startups, each with varying degrees of success. But he wanted…

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Denave’s Snehashish Bhattacharjee: “India is Conducive for Scale, Not Global Growth”

Snehashish Bhattacharjee is a decorated veteran of India’s tech scene. He began working at Wipro (which was the Software arm of Wipro – now part of Wipro Limited) before moving to Microsoft India in…

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“Gaza’s Shark Tank” Graduates Another Group of Tech Hopefuls

Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG), the Gaza Strip’s first startup accelerator, has chosen its latest batch of entrepreneurs at an event many have dubbed the embattled region’s very own Shark Tank. Last month…

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