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Tencent to grow gaming empire with $148M acquisition of Conan publisher Funcom in Norway

Tencent to grow gaming empire with 8M acquisition of Conan publisher Funcom in Norway Tencent, one of the world’s biggest videogaming companies by revenue, today made another move to help cement that position. The Chinese firm has made an offer to fully acquire Funcom, the games developer behind Conan Exiles (and others […]

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Identifying opportunities in today’s saturated cybersecurity market

Identifying opportunities in today’s saturated cybersecurity market Yoav Leitersdorf is the founder of YL Ventures, a 12-year-old, Mill Valley, California.-based seed-stage venture firm that invests narrowly in Israeli cybersecurity startups and closed its fourth fund with $120 million in capital commitments last summer — a vehicle that brings the capital it now […]

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Sisense nabs another $100m at a $1B+ valuation for its big data business analytics solutions

Sisense nabs another 0m at a B+ valuation for its big data business analytics solutions Sisense, an enterprise startup that that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users — whether it be through graphics on mobile or desktop apps, […]

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Mobileye expands its robotaxi footprint with a new deal in South Korea

Mobileye expands its robotaxi footprint with a new deal in South Korea Mobileye announced Tuesday an agreement to test and eventually deploy a robotaxi service in Daegu City, South Korea, the latest example of the company’s strategy to expand beyond its traditional business of supplying automakers with computer vision technology that power […]

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Top Israeli VC talks cybersecurity, diversity and ‘no go’ investments

Top Israeli VC talks cybersecurity, diversity and ‘no go’ investments It’s no secret that Israel is second only to the U.S. for its leading cybersecurity acumen, talent, startups and successful exits. Israel is a powerhouse in both offensive and defensive cyber operations, with cybersecurity giants CyberArk, Check Point, Radware, and Illusive Networks […]

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Israeli seed fund Remagine is financing media’s AI revolution

Israeli seed fund Remagine is financing media’s AI revolution While large entertainment companies scramble to catch up to streaming content platforms, more fundamental upheaval is headed their way as a result of technological advances in artificial intelligence and 5G.  Former ProSiebenSat.1 executive Kevin Baxpehler (based in Tel Aviv) and former Google Ventures […]

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Laurel Bowden of VC firm 83North on the European deep tech and startup ecosystems

Laurel Bowden of VC firm 83North on the European deep tech and startup ecosystems London and Tel Aviv based VC firm 83North has closed out its fifth fund at $300 million, as we reported earlier. It last raised a $250 million fund in 2017 and expects to continue the same investment mix, […]

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83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel

83North closes 0M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel 83North has closed its fifth fund, completing an oversubscribed $300 million raise and bringing its total capital under management to $1.1BN+. The VC firm, which spun out from Silicon Valley giant Greylock Partners in 2015 — and invests in startups in Europe and […]

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Remagine secures $35M fund backed by media giants to focus on entertainment and media tech

Remagine secures M fund backed by media giants to focus on entertainment and media tech Remagine Ventures is a relatively new European VC fund which focuses on investments in entertainment tech, including AI, gaming, sports & eSports, AR/VR, consumer and commerce. It’s now completed $35 million in funding from a number of […]

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The crossroads between ethics and technology

The crossroads between ethics and technology Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler Contributor Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler is a Senior Fellow and head of the Democracy in the Information Age Project at The Israel Democracy Institute’s. More posts by this contributor In healthcare, better data demands better privacy protections Innovation was the epic fail of […]

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