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Health tech venture firm OTV closes new $170 million fund and expands into Asia

Health tech venture firm OTV closes new 0 million fund and expands into Asia OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israeli venture capital firm that focuses on digital health tech, announced it has closed a new fund totaling $170 million. The firm also launched a new office in Shanghai, China […]

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Extra Crunch membership now available to readers in Israel

Extra Crunch membership now available to readers in Israel We’re excited to announce that Extra Crunch memberships are now available in Israel. That adds to our existing support in: United States Canada Argentina, Brazil, Mexico UK and select European countries Australia Sign up for Extra Crunch membership here. Use the code ISRAEL122020 […]

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Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data

Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data Australia’s intelligence agencies have been caught “incidentally” collecting data from the country’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app during the first six months of its launch, a government watchdog has found. The report, published Monday by the Australian government’s inspector general for the intelligence community, which […]

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Ride Vision raises $7M for its AI-based motorcycle safety system

Ride Vision raises M for its AI-based motorcycle safety system Ride Vision, an Israeli startup that is building an AI-driven safety system to prevent motorcycle collisions, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. YL Ventures, which typically specializes in cybersecurity startups but […]

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McDonald’s to launch a McPlant vegetarian option

McDonald’s to launch a McPlant vegetarian option McDonalds is developing what it calls a plant-based platform called the McPlant that will debut in markets around the world early next year, according to a report in USA Today. In an investor meeting McDonald’s announced that it had worked to develop its McPlant formulation […]

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Juganu begins selling its tunable lighting system for pathogen disinfection and deactivation in the US

Juganu begins selling its tunable lighting system for pathogen disinfection and deactivation in the US Juganu, the venture-backed Israeli company that makes lighting systems capable of emitting light at specified wavelengths, is now selling a product that it claims can disinfect surfaces and deactivate pathogens in an attempt to provide buildings with […]

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Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card

Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card Venmo’s first credit card is here, a former Amazon employee is arrested for fraud and we review the Nest Audio smart speaker. This is your Daily Crunch for October 5, 2020. The big story: Venmo launches a credit card PayPal -owned mobile payment app Venmo […]

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2 Kindred Capital partners discuss the firm’s focus and equitable venture model

2 Kindred Capital partners discuss the firm’s focus and equitable venture model Kindred Capital, the London-based VC that backs early-stage founders in Europe and Israel, recently closed its second seed fund at £81 million. Out if its first fund raised in 2018, the firm has backed 29 companies. They include Five, which […]

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Mobileye signs driver-assistance deal with Geely, one of China’s largest privately-held auto makers

Mobileye signs driver-assistance deal with Geely, one of China’s largest privately-held auto makers Mobileye’s computer vision technology will be used in a new premium electric vehicle called Zero Concept from Geely Auto Group, one of China’s largest privately-held automobile manufacturers. Mobileye’s owner Intel made the announcement today at the Beijing Auto Show. […]

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How Moovit went from opportunity to a $900M exit in 8 years

How Moovit went from opportunity to a 0M exit in 8 years Omar Téllez Contributor Share on Twitter Omar Téllez is a private investor in several tech companies based in LatAm and Silicon Valley. A member of Niantic’s executive team, he was previously president of Moovit. More posts by this contributor Top […]

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