Wilco Raises $7M To Help Software Developers Up-Skill Their Careers
Wilco, a startup founded by On Freund, Shem Magnezi and Alon Carmel, provides software engineers with a dedicated training platform to help them up-skill themselves through simulations mirroring real-life developer scenarios.
Tabnine raises $15.5M for AI that autocompletes code
Tabnine, a startup creating an “AI-powered assistant” for software developers, today closed a $15.5 million funding round. CEO Dror Weiss said that the proceeds will be put toward improving the developer experience, adding new capabilities, and “strengthening” Tabnine’s enterprise offering.
How early-stage startups can adapt to the new VC landscape
VCs now are much more prudent about their money, but companies can still build the foundations to succeed in the long run.
Hetz Ventures closes third fund of $123M to focus on DevOps tools, open source, fintech and cyber
Hetz Ventures, a seed-stage VC out of Israel launched in 2018, has closed its third fund at $123 million. The new (described as “over-subscribed”) fund, Hetz III, brings the firm’s total assets under management to nearly $300 million.
Intel confirms acquisition of AI-based workload optimization startup Granulate, reportedly for up to $650M
Chip giant Intel has announced that it is acquiring Granulate, to continue extending both its operations in Israel and the tools that Intel provides to customers to better manage traffic on Intel-powered kit.
Blink looks to simplify cloud operations management with $26M investment
Blink is a no-code/low-code platform for cloud operations, that gives teams a managed workspace for creating reusable playbooks to automate everyday cloud and security tasks with minimal to no code at all.
Netto taps Trigo tech for hybrid, checkout-free store in Munich, Germany
Discount grocery retailer, Netto, part of the Edeka Group, has opened its first ever Trigo-powered frictionless checkout store in Munich, Germany
Velocity raises $17M to spin up ‘production-like’ environments for software development
The startup says that the proceeds will enable Velocity to create a U.S. office suite and expand its team, particularly on the executive and R&D sides.
Israeli 'no checkout' technology helps Tesco, Rewe compete with Amazon
Trigo now has contracts with five of the world’s top 10 grocery retailers, and is getting attention from chains around the world.
Aldi Nord taps Trigo tech for checkout free store trial
ldi Nord is set to test out a checkout free store in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in early 2022, powered by Trigo technology.
Anima, a no-code tool that turns designs into code, raises $10 million Series A
Anima, the YC-backed platform that turns designs into code, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A financing. The round was led by MizMaa Ventures with participation from INcapital and Hetz Ventures.
Retraining AI to retrain people, with Isabelle Bichler-Eliasaf from Retrain.ai
Across the globe, unemployment is currently one of the worlds big issues. No one understands this more than Isabelle Bichler-Eliasaf who founded Retrain.ai - technology that uses data to help organisations find the best talent and prepare their employees for the jobs of the future, today. We spoke to Isabelle about closing the skills gap, and humanity's fear that robots could take over the world.
Employee talent predictor retrain.ai raised another $7M, adds Splunk as strategic investor
Retrain.ai bills itself as a “Talent Intelligence Platform”, and it’s now closed an additional $7 million from its current investors Square Peg, Hetz Ventures, TechAviv, .406 Ventures and Schusterman Family Investments. It’s also now added Splunk Ventures as a strategic investor. The new round of funding takes its total raised to $20 million.
JLL, Khosla lead Jones’ $12.5M Series A for real estate vendor compliance
The company announced Monday it raised $12.5 million in Series A funding led by JLL Spark and Khosla Ventures that also included strategic investors Camber Creek, Rudin Management, DivcoWest and Sage Realty. This new investment brings Jones’ total raised to $20 million.
Trigo bags $10M for computer-vision-based checkout tech to rival Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’
Trigo, which has produced a computer vision system that includes both camera hardware and encrypted, privacy-compliant software to enable “grab and go” shopping, has bagged $10 million in funding from German supermarket chain REWE Group and Viola Growth.
Online store growth platform 8fig raises $6.5m
The Israeli company's core mission is to help online sellers grow as fast as possible to become 8-figure sellersת without giving up an equity stake in their business.
On the road to fusion energy, something’s missing: Israel
Private fusion energy companies will demonstrate sustainable, clean power in 2025; meanwhile, where are Israeli startups?
Trigo Partners with German Grocer REWE for Cashierless Checkout Stores
Israel-based Trigo announced its partnership with Germany’s 2nd largest grocery chain, REWE, to create a cashierless checkout store in downtown Cologne, Germany.
Britain sets up ‘VC club’ to boost investor activity in Israel
UK investments account for only 3% of $10 billion raised by Israeli startups in 2020, ‘leaving UK investors behind’; new invite-only forum aims to close gap with closer ties
Renewable Energy Alone Can’t Address Data Centers’ Adverse Environmental Impact
By Asaf Ezra, the Co-Founder and CEO of Granulate, a provider of real-time, autonomous computing workload optimization solutions.
Flattening The Unemployment Curve And Redefining The Future Of Work
By Dr. Shay David, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of retrain.ai, the HR tech using AI to help leaders reskill employees and prepare for the future of work.
Anima plays therapist to the ‘love/hate’ relationship of designers and developers
Anima's co-founder Or Arbel explains how it takes designs and automatically converts them into code - saving time and money for organizations
retrain.ai closes $13M to use AI for early signals in the changing jobs market
retrain.ai, which uses AI and machine learning to read job boards at scale and gain insight into where the job market is going, has closed a $9 million Series A led by Square Peg, and a total of $13 million.
Acumen nabs $7M seed to keep engineering teams on track
Engineering teams face steep challenges when it comes to staying on schedule, which can impact the entire organization. Acumen announced a $7 million seed investment to help tackle this problem.
8 women revolutionizing startups in Latin America
Yael Israeli's motivation at Mozper and Mujeres Brillando is to bring financial education to others, helping women and children to learn finance digitally.
Granulate nabs $30M for software to optimize workloads and latency
The Tel Aviv startup picked up $30 million, a Series B, led by Red Dot Capital Partners, with previous backers Insight Partners, TLV Partners, and Hetz Ventures, as well as new backer Dawn Capital.
Teach Your Children: Mozper Takes Financial Literacy To LATAM
To teach kids about money, there’s no substitution for learning by doing. That’s the thinking behind Mozper, a debit card and app focused on improving financial literacy in Latin America.
Becoming a founder’s first choice — an interview with Pavel Livshiz from Hetz Ventures
Pavel Livshiz represents the new wave of GPs who are shaping the Israeli VC ecosystem. After spending several years in the Israeli army’s elite technological intelligence units, as well as having gathered business experience from investment banking, strategic consulting, and startups, he is well equipped to thrive in his VC career.