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May 17, 2017

Machine Learning Will Help Us Fix What’s Broken Before It Breaks

A third company, Presenso, takes a more direct approach: Industrial machines have a host of sensors, and the company’s service taps into them. The sensor data is uploaded to the Presenso cloud where their AI engine creates a digital model based on a sensor’s operational norm.

read more... Presenso

May 12, 2017

‘You can tell by the way I use my walk…’

We’re losing the battle against fraudsters who are stealing or guessing our usernames and passwords with increasing success. So could analysing the quirky ways we use our devices – even the way we walk – provide an additional line of defence?

read more... BioCatch

May 8, 2017

The Industrial IoT: 125+ Startups Transforming Factory Floors, Oil Fields, And Supply Chains

Asset-heavy industries like manufacturing, logistics, mining, oil, utilities and agriculture have also begun to apply IoT systems to improve efficiency and results. With machines and specialized sensors collecting data at every step of production, the potential gains from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are enormous. Just in 2016 alone, startups bringing digitization to industry saw more than $2.2B of investment.

 

read more... Presenso

May 8, 2017

BioCatch Receives Frost & Sullivan New Product and Innovation Award for Continued Disruption in Behavioral Biometrics Landscape

BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometrics, announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation, highlighting the company’s position in the emerging behavioral biometrics landscape and its patented Invisible Challenges™ solution that helps identify fraudsters without jeopardizing the user experience.

read more... BioCatch

May 3, 2017

4 Israeli companies present at Microsoft accelerator

Four Israeli startups were invited to make presentations this year at the Microsoft accelerator roadshow in Seattle and Silicon Valley.

read more... Coralogix

May 2, 2017

This technology could kill passwords and even fingerprint sensors

What if instead of having to remember all of your complicated passwords, your devices just remembered you?

read more... BioCatch

April 11, 2017

Millennials Are Changing The Way We Do Sales, And That’s Having A Domino Effect On Our Workplace

They’re using big data, and platforms like Unomy to gather more sophisticated data sets on their prospective targets and form better, more in-depth conclusions about their spending habits, demographic makeup, and psychology.

read more... Unomy

April 10, 2017

Cronus Live TV interview on i24 News – Automated Penetration Testing

Itay Sagie, VP Cronus VP Business Development and Marketing interviews on i24 News about CyBot – world’s first automated penetration testing and smart vulnerability management solution.

read more... Cronus

April 7, 2017

Experian enlists behavioral biometrics startup to combat fraudsters

Credit bureau Experian Plc has joined forces with technology firm BioCatch to use behavioral biometrics to help its clients spot fraudsters applying for credit cards and other lending products online.

read more... BioCatch

April 5, 2017

The way you walk joins biometric arsenal against online threats

Banks are adopting behavioural biometrics as a less intrusive way to identify customers, though they are usually an additional security measure on top of traditional passwords.

read more... BioCatch

March 3, 2017

Is the digital twin ready for widespread adoption?

The technology world is abuzz with talk of the digital twin. Gartner identified the digital twin as one of the top 10 strategic technology trends in 2017. Not only have GE and Siemens committed massive investments in this arena, but they are publicly tying their future earnings to the success of these initiatives.

read more... Presenso

March 2, 2017

Israel: An Entrepreneurial Oasis

In January, AIPAC, Temple Sinai, and Congregation B’nai Torah held a program during which approximately 60 people were informed of the technological revolution in Israel and AIPAC’s efforts to be of assistance. Daniel Frankenstein, co-founder and managing partner at JANVEST Capital Partners spoke about why little Israel has had such outstanding success.

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February 21, 2017

Four Disruptive ‘Cyber Trends’ At RSA

Artificial intelligence (AI) was all the buzz at RSA, with much of the noise just that – noise. One area where vendors are successfully applying AI, however, is to tell the good guys from the bad guys, and furthermore, to tell the good guys from the bots simply by analyzing their behavior.

read more... CyKick Labs

February 16, 2017

Robots are Learning the Subtle Sounds of Mechanical Breakdown

Expert mechanics can detect what’s wrong with a car without lifting the hood. So can deep learning robots.

read more... Presenso

February 15, 2017

Nuance and BioCatch team up on biometrics-based fraud detection

Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced from the RSA Conference that it has partnered with BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometrics to deliver continuous authentication on the web and mobile as part of the Nuance Security Suite solution.

read more... BioCatch

February 10, 2017

BANKS BET BIG ON BIOMETRICS AS N.Y. CYBERSECURITY RULES LOOM

The new cyber security rules which take effect March 1, requires banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to establish and maintain a cyber security program meant to protect consumers and ensure the safety of the state’s financial services industry.

read more... BioCatch

February 8, 2017

The Case for Israel: Expect a strong showing at the JFNA Investment Institute

It is our belief at JANVEST Capital, which is a belief shared amongst the Israel investment community as a whole, that portfolio diversification within Israel should not be limited to a handful of folks and funds with the risk appetite and the assets under management to be able to access the best securities.

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January 27, 2017

Israeli tech company selects St. Louis for US headquarters

Business development group GlobalSTL recruits Atomation to St. Louis to work with Ameren and other local corporations

read more... Atomation

January 27, 2017

How Unomy Fetches the Best Sales Leads for Your Company

Identifying relevant leads is one of the hardest things to do in B2B sales and marketing. Most companies put tremendous efforts into developing a great website, with the idea that it should attract a high volume of relevant visitors, but only a tiny fraction of those will register as leads asking for follow-up.

read more... Unomy

January 25, 2017

12 Tech Startups Transforming Cyber Insurance, Risk Scoring, and Threat Remediation

Using CB Insights database we identified 12 startups that are working in cyber insurance, risk scoring, and threat remediation. One of those companies, Cronus has developed penetration testing software used to identify and eliminate network vulnerabilities.

read more... Cronus

January 10, 2017

Israeli startups raise record $4.8B in 2016

Israeli high-tech companies raised a record $4.8 billion in 2016, up 11% from $4.3 billion in 2015, the latest IVCZAG (Zysman Aharoni, Gayer & Co. law firm) survey has found.

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January 9, 2017

BioCatch CEO: N.Y.C. regs ‘need to be more explicit’ in addressing cyber threats

BioCatch, a Manhattan and Tel Aviv-based startup, is known for helping major banks combat online fraud and cyber threats. The company has also spoken up on the latest measures taken by the New York State Assembly’s banking committee and what they mean for the financial services sector.

read more... BioCatch

January 6, 2017

How small data became bigger than big data

Making big data smaller is the wave of the future. If you aren’t already doing it, you are already behind. Computers and software, at the moment, are only as good as their coders and you need human eyes to see the big picture.

read more... Coralogix

December 26, 2016

Six Discreet Ways to (Legally) Spy on Your Competitors

A powerful sales intelligence platform, Unomy is a great choice for sales and marketing teams that are looking to find the most relevant prospects, target them with powerful content, and discover relevant companies within the industry.

read more... Unomy

December 12, 2016

BioCatch Now Has Over 40 Granted and Pending Patents

BioCatch now has more than 40 granted and pending patents, marking what has been “a banner year” of IP growth, according to a statement from the company.

read more... BioCatch

November 28, 2016

Israeli startup Dov-E uses ultrasonic sound waves to talk to your phone

This startup is navigating a new way for marketers to interact with customers, optimizing feedback and giving better, more secure service in a win-win for both sides

read more... DOV-E

November 21, 2016

Presenso wants to prevent factory shutdowns with sensors and machine learning

Presenso’s technology uses sensors and machine learning to predict malfunctions in various types of equipment and prevent costly shutdowns of plants and companies

read more... Presenso

November 21, 2016

NatWest chooses BioCatch over IBM

UK bank NatWest has chosen behavioural biometrics firm BioCatch to help secure its online banking.

read more... BioCatch

November 17, 2016

Israel cybersecurity tech helps NatWest catch online crooks

BioCatch, which tracks behavior to detect online fraud, says UK bank has successfully tried its tech with clients.

read more... BioCatch

November 17, 2016

Tap or swipe? Banks identify quirks for added security

Some of the bigger banks have been experimenting with so-called “behavioural biometrics” for a while, said Eric Woodward, president of risk solutions at Early Warning.

read more... BioCatch

November 7, 2016

Behaviometrics Will Define the New Era of Security

The exploration of biometrics for commercial use in most cases is usually limited to ‘traditional’ biometrics – fingerprints, facial recognition, voice, palm, vein pattern, hand geometry and iris. A vast array of companies has turned to biometric-based authentication as the technology is believed to provide necessary security level and convenience for the end user.

read more... BioCatch

November 7, 2016

BioCatch Launches Next-Generation Behavioral Biometrics Platform for Enterprises

BioCatch’s 2.0 Release Delivers State-of-the-Art Fraud Prevention with Enhanced Accuracy, Faster Processing, and New Analytics Tools

read more... BioCatch

October 26, 2016

How tech will transform the way we buy, borrow and sell

BioCatch, a Money 20/20 sponsor, helps banks continuously verify a person’s identity, using more than 500 different factors that add up to a unique user profile.

read more... BioCatch

October 26, 2016

Israel’s Silicon Wadi is Bringing in Billions from Investors

From drones to cyber security, Israel’s high-tech mecca is a hotbed of technology start-ups that’s drawing billions investment from foreign companies and venture capital firms.

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October 21, 2016

What You Need to Know About Big Data and Small Data

With more data being created in the past three years than in the entire previous history of the human race, it’s pretty difficult to ignore the driving point that’s behind it all.

read more... Coralogix

October 13, 2016

Your Body, Your Password

Biometrics, using physical (and now behavioral) features for identification purposes, are about to start replacing passwords. You become your own password. Some recognize faces. Others recognize fingerprints, heartbeats, retinas or even brainwaves.

read more... BioCatch

October 11, 2016

6 futuristic Israeli biometric techs that will transform our lives

Forget passwords, codes, and wired medical monitors. Your fingerprint, face, voice, gait and other unique psychological features all you need.

read more... IsItYou

October 6, 2016

30 Top Fintech Startups to Watch in 2017

From Venture Capitalists to the Banking Giants, everyone is noticing the upcoming fintech startups. Statista estimates that banks will spend $19 bn on new technology in 2017 in North America.

read more... BioCatch

September 7, 2016

Israeli start-up ‘imitates the way computer hackers think’

read more... Cronus

September 6, 2016

Israeli Cyber Security Co. Cronus Raises $3.5MM

Cyber security startup Cronus Cyber has raised $3.5 million. According to figures from the IVC database, the company has raised $6.2 million since it was founded, including the current round.

read more... Cronus

August 26, 2016

Fine tune your automation tools – what B2B marketers are sharpening skills with today

Among some of the top tools for B2B companies trying to build targeted prospect lists, prioritize leads and opportunities and glean insights about potential partner companies, Unomy was recently cited as the top performer in lead management software for 2016.

read more... Unomy

August 24, 2016

Unomy Partners up With Microsoft Accelerator to Help Scout for New Opportunities

Unomy, a B2B sales and marketing intelligence startup company announced a partnership with Microsoft  Accelerator, a global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies.

read more... Unomy

August 4, 2016

BioCatch tracks memory use to catch cybercrooks

Tel Aviv-based BioCatch is now marketing software to help banks and online stores distinguish good users from criminals.

read more... BioCatch

July 21, 2016

9 Resources Marketing and Sales Teams are Using in 2016

Unomy can be used to identify new prospects, build targeted prospect lists, prioritize leads and opportunities and glean insights about potential partner companies.

read more... Unomy

June 27, 2016

Coralogix Presents at Microsoft Israel’s Accelerator Demo Day

Coralogix participated in the 8th class of Microsoft Israel’s Accelerator. The company’s CEO, Guy Kroupp, presented at demo day (VIDEO).

read more... Coralogix

June 21, 2016

Israeli startups raise $356MM in first half of June 2016

Israeli startups have set a blistering pace in their latest financing rounds to defy the global high-tech slowdown.

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June 21, 2016

The data nation: Why Israel is becoming a major hotspot for data science

Widely known as the “Startup Nation”, momentum in Israel’s tech ecosystem has been accelerating in part due to the rise in use of data analytics to measure and predict behavior and to drive business decisions.

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June 14, 2016

Israeli Industrial IoT co DeepSense Raises $2MM

Israeli startup DeepSense (formerly known as SmartLogic) has completed a $2 million financing round. The company specializes in long term prediction of industrial machine failure, to minimize downtime.

read more... Presenso

June 9, 2016

BioCatch Boosts Behavioral Biometrics Tech

BioCatch, global behavioral authentication and malware detection company, announced on Wednesday (June 8) that it will extend its collaboration with Microsoft Azure to increase its behavioral biometrics technology capabilities.

read more... BioCatch

June 2, 2016

Why the password may be passing into history

Start-ups are searching for alternative biometric technologies, identifying users from everything from their voices to the vibrations of their skull.

read more... BioCatch

May 18, 2016

Cellwize acquires Israeli CrowdX

Today CrowdX Co-Founders Gil Friedlander, Amit Lubovsky and Ori Goshen announced Cellwize’s purchase of their startup. While the sum of the deal was undisclosed, CrowdX has raised over $4 million from prominent funds and investors like Janvest, Pix Vine Capital, The Time incubator, TASC, Maxfield Capital and AltaIR VC to date.

read more... CrowdX

April 8, 2016

Atomation, Hyginex to Cut Hospital Infection Rates

Two Israeli companies have formed a strategic partnership to cut patient infection rates in hospitals worldwide.

read more... Atomation

March 29, 2016

Ultrasound tech plus Gett taxis turn TVs into Coke vending machines

2 Israeli firms, working with Coca-Cola, may have cracked the code on how to implement same-day delivery – without drones.

read more... DOV-E

March 28, 2016

Two JANVEST Portfolio Companies Accepted to Microsoft’s Growth Accelerator

The Tel Aviv Accelerator is thrilled to announce the opening of its 8th batch, featuring 12 outstanding local startups on the verge of global expansion with an average of $1M in funding and customer traction

read more... Coralogix

March 11, 2016

Hip-Hope Technologies and Atomation join forces in order to answer one of the biggest needs among the elderly community

Hip fracture is the most common serious injury of the elderly community. Most of us are familiar with the restless concern for our parents/grandparents, and without proper technology and communication, we face uncertainty. So what if we told you that your beloved aged pal will be protected from fall injuries, and that you could be on the alert without having to be present 24/7?

read more... Atomation

March 6, 2016

Patent Showcase Cognitive Biometrics

The US Patent Office has granted BioCatch a patent entitled “Device, system, and method for detecting user identity based on motor control loop model,” which provides biometric accuracy and continuous user authentication by combining unique cognitive, motor, behavioral, physiological and anatomical parameters.

read more... BioCatch

February 18, 2016

Lingacom awarded EUR1m for muon-based vehicle scanning solution

Lingacom Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of muon-based detection solutions, has been awarded a EUR1 million contract by the European Commission´s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument for the development of an advanced vehicle scanning solution, the company said.

read more... Lingacom

February 10, 2016

CyberTech – The Golden Globes of Information Security

So many information security start-ups, so little time. Here’s some of the most interesting firms I met with while at the CyberTech conference.

read more... BioCatch

February 9, 2016

Oxford University Press Teams up with Israeli Ed-Tech Startups

The collaboration with startups Total Boox, Tiny Tap, and Kidoz will focus on digitizing books and making them accessible through new technological formats.

read more... TotalBoox

January 28, 2016

Israeli Internet-of-Things co Atomation raises $1m

Israeli Internet-of-Things startup Atomation has raised a $1 million financing round led by US venture capital firm JANVEST Capital Partners.

read more... Atomation

January 18, 2016

G2Crowd Selects Unomy as the Highest Rated Sales Intelligence Solution for 2015

G2Crowd, the leading business software reviews provider, has selected Unomy as the Highest Rated Sales Intelligence Solution for 2015.

read more... Unomy

January 13, 2016

2015 Israeli Tech Exits Surpass $9 Billion

Bloomberg’s Elliott Gotkine reports on 2015 Israeli tech startups on “Bloomberg West.” He speaks with Meitar partner Dan Shamgar.

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January 1, 2016

2015 was red-hot year for Israeli high-tech scene

In 2015, Israeli high-tech mergers and acquisitions (M&As) rose to $7.2 billion from $5 billion in 2014, according to PwC.

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December 15, 2015

KPMG Selects BioCatch as a Top 50 Emerging Tech Company

The Fintech 100 celebrates the top companies this bold new space: the 50 leading established players creating change within financial services, and 50 of the emerging fintech stars of tomorrow.

read more... BioCatch

December 2, 2015

Cronus Makes Debut at European Cyber Conference

Haifa-based Cronus made its international debut this past month in Amsterdam at a leading cyber security conference focused on new innovation. Cronus has developed an advanced Automated Penetration Testing solution that mimics hacker behavior patterns to detect vulnerabilities within enterprise networks. 

read more... Cronus

November 9, 2015

How do banks keep you secure after you log in? BioCatch has clever tech for that

BioCatch uses clever analysis of how you interact with banking apps to make sure that you’re the same person who logged in. There’s more to biometric security than fingerprint readers and retina scanners; there are all sorts of ways your body can betray your true identity, and these can be used to catch criminals in the act.

read more... BioCatch

November 3, 2015

Exit Hotspot: Israel Sees Exits Rise For Three Years Straight

This year has already surpassed 2014 for venture-backed exits for Israel-based companies, at 23 year-to-date. Last year had already seen healthy year-over-year (YoY) growth with 69% growth in exits.

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October 29, 2015

Impossible to kill RATs drain bank accounts dry, says BioCatch

Sophisticated socially-engineered financial hacks are driving the banking industry crazy – and an Israeli cyber security firms says it has a solution.

 

read more... BioCatch

October 26, 2015

Cybersecurity 2015 Year In Review

Israel is second only to the United States as the largest exporter of cyber products. The latest data from Israel’s National Cyber Bureau (NCB) shows a surge in cyber exports from $3 billion (USD) in 2013 to $6 billion last year. According to NCB, that constitutes about 10 percent of the global cyber market.

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October 26, 2015

Israel Has Emerged as an R&D Alternative to Silicon Valley

When it comes to finding bright talent and some of the best technologies, startup owners might have to start looking overseas for help. One country that stands out from the rest when it comes to research and development (R&D) is Israel.

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October 20, 2015

Why Israel is Leading Fintech Innovation

Over the past couple of decades, Israel has developed a strong fintech ecosystem thanks to continued overseas interest, a local commitment to innovation, and a community that’s dedicated to addressing the emerging needs of this industry.

read more... DOV-E

October 19, 2015

American Banker: These Startups Are Trying to Solve Real Bank Problems

This year’s crop of tech companies to watch includes clusters of companies trying to solve some of banks’ biggest headaches, including slow mobile onboarding, sluggish loan processes and the challenge of authenticating customers whom institutions never see in person.

read more... BioCatch

October 2, 2015

12 Companies Pushing FinTech Forward

There are internal and external components to the payments infrastructure, and technology powering every layer in between, to improve fraud mitigation, data analytics, or even the speed of payments.

read more... BioCatch

September 29, 2015

Companies Move Beyond Passwords With Human Behavior Algorithms

But now companies like Google and Aetna are starting to look at employee behavior differently—not as a threat, but as the possible key towards building a more secure enterprise.

read more... BioCatch

September 21, 2015

Fintech Spotlight: BioCatch and Pattern Recognition to Fight Banking Fraud

RATS in the browser are a growing problem for banks in the game of cyber ‘cat and mouse’ that they must play to secure their customers’ accounts

read more... BioCatch

September 9, 2015

Israel is number two in cybersecurity behind the U.S.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s population is 8.4 million. Compared to the U.S. which has a population of more than 320 million according to the latest census figures, Israel is a tiny nation. But when it comes to cybersecurity, Israel is huge. In fact, Israel is the No.2 nation in cybersecurity behind the U.S.

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September 4, 2015

JUF News: Israel Science and Technology September 2015

JANVEST was founded six years ago to give investors “a wider opportunity for investing in Israel.” BioCatch is one of 15 Israeli companies they’ve invested in and provide with consultation.

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September 1, 2015

Why Israel Dominates in Cyber Security

Historical, political, and societal factors have turned Israel an epicenter of security innovation, attracting companies like Microsoft

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September 1, 2015

BioCatch to present at Visa Europe and Microsoft Ventures conferences

BioCatch announced it has been selected to present on stage at the Visa Europe Innovation Exchange, a one day conference to connect European corporate executives with Israeli startups.

read more... BioCatch

August 24, 2015

Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

Rather than focusing on stopping cybercriminals with walls, new technologies are emerging that work to identify cybercriminals instead. Take the relatively new startup BioCatch, which received $11.6 million in funding over three rounds. BioCatch’s technology works to identify patterns of user behavior in certain applications, creating user profiles that can then be matched to subsequent visits.

read more... BioCatch

August 10, 2015

Your phone could make credit cards obsolete

DOV-E enables consumers to use their smartphones to make secure purchases from a vending machine, website, point-of-sale or even a TV or radio.

read more... DOV-E

August 10, 2015

Israeli Cronus Raises $2.2 Million for ‘Virtual Hacker’

Cyber firm Cronus announced on Sunday that it raised its second investment round, netting NIS 8.5 million ($2.2 million) from the Janvest Fund and another group of private investors. The company also received financing from Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in the framework of a biannual cyber program. The product is a virtual hacker that precisely mimics the stream of thought of a human hacker, enabling it to receive and respond to new information at the drop of a hat.

read more... Cronus

August 10, 2015

Cyber Security Company Cronus Raises $2.2MM

Former Israeli Air Force chief Eitan Ben Eliyahu has been named chairman of the Cronus board. The Israeli cyber security startup said Sunday it had raised $2.2 million from JANVEST Capital Partners LLC and other investors, in addition to the funding it had already received from the Office of the Chief Scientist as part of a program to promote investment in cyber startups.

read more... Cronus

July 30, 2015

An Intern’s Promised Land of Start-Ups

For the past three years I have tried to find a way to intern for a start-up in Israel, mainly through summer fellowship programs or other related organizations, but I am here on my own this summer interning and it’s been great so far.

read more... Coralogix

July 21, 2015

Israeli Start-Ups Sold for Nearly $600MM in 24 Hours

Every year, Israeli startups are sold for billions of dollars to global conglomerates, foreign investors and large Israeli companies, all of which are notable achievements for the young Startup Nation. But more than half a billion dollars worth of “exits” in one day?

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July 17, 2015

Swipes, Taps and Cursor Movements Can Foil Cyberthieves

Swipes, taps, cursor movements and other ways of interacting with electronic devices can be used to protect online merchants from Net fraudsters.

read more... BioCatch

July 13, 2015

IS COGNITIVE BIOMETRICS A RETAILER’S BEST FRIEND?

BioCatch is a digital commerce and finance security firm that specializes in the “Las Vegas” model of digital security — a technique whose analog is to watch consumers closely enough to see a consumer (or bot) “doing math in their head.” It’s called cognitive biometrics, and BioCatch’s CEO says it’s hard to hack because it looks at so very many data facets.

read more... BioCatch

July 7, 2015

Pre-Crime Startup BioCatch Authenticates Users Via Touch And Your Phone’s Accelerometer

The company has developed what it calls “behavioural biometric authentication and threat detection” technology — tech that helps banks and e-commerce companies stop online fraud before it happens.

read more... BioCatch

July 7, 2015

IVC-Meitar: Israeli exits up sharply in the first half of 2015

High-tech exits climbed to $5.29 billion in the first half of 2015, 76% of the total 2014 amount.

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June 30, 2015

BIOCATCH: Keeping Mobile Banking Safe

BioCatch CEO, Ron Moritz, discusses BioCatch’s behavioral biometric-based solutions for preventing mobile banking fraud.

read more... BioCatch

June 30, 2015

Microsoft Ventures Releases Israel Accelerator Demo Day Video

JANVEST portfolio entrepreneur, Yehuda Yehudai, and his start-up, DOVe, are featured pieces in this Microsoft video highlighting the companies coming out of their Israel accelerator program.

read more... DOV-E

June 26, 2015

The Most Promising 8200 Start-Up of 2015: Coralogix (HEBREW)

The company, which monitors problems in programming code using cyber security principles, won the 8200 alumni competition in Tel Aviv where judges consisted of Partners from the highly successful VC, Magma Ventures.

read more... Coralogix

June 24, 2015

IHG executives visit Israel to hear from Israeli start-ups

A group of 60 general managers, executives and operational leaders from the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest, gathered in Tel Aviv for the first time this week for their annual InterContinental Hotels & Resorts conference and, among other things, to learn about hotel-friendly hi-tech.

read more... SevenPop

June 23, 2015

Apple’s real advantage in streaming music

It is only a matter of time before Apple invites apps onto Apple Music and expands the music offerings to satisfy every relevant musical need.

read more... SevenPop

June 22, 2015

6 Powerful Productivity Tools That Can Supercharge Every Solopreneur’s Workflow

Unomy leverages the power of big data by improving the way small businesses do business-to-business prospecting.

read more... Unomy

June 16, 2015

Citibank’s Friction Reduction Patent: One Giant Leap for Online Banking

New patent from Citibank reduces the inconvenience of logging in for online banking users – it’s a big step, but there’s more to be done, writes BioCatch Founder, Avi Turgeman.

read more... BioCatch

June 10, 2015

Coralogix Named “Most Promising Start-Up of 2015” by 8200 Alumni Association

Each year alumni from the Israel Defense Force’s elite 8200 cyber warfare unit select a most promising start-up led by entrepreneurs who previously served in this unit. This year, JANVEST portfolio company, Coralogix, won this prestigious award.

 

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read more... Coralogix

June 3, 2015

Daily Travel Startup Watch: BookingDirection

BookingDirection increases direct bookings on the hotel’s website and saves on hotel commission payouts to OTAs.

read more... BookingDirection (SeatID)

June 1, 2015

Tools that Will Make Your Company a Lead Generation Machine

Browser-based business intelligence tool Unomy allows you to get real-time data on millions of businesses globally.

read more... Unomy

May 28, 2015

Hackers Meet Their Match

Did your cursor just vanish? That’s not a glitch but a feature for Israeli fraud-busting startup BioCatch

read more... BioCatch

May 25, 2015

VIDEO: Did you know that ultrasound can help you buy a soda? Meet DOV-E, the start-up making noise noiselessly.

Ultrasound isn’t just for doctor’s offices. Israeli startup DOV-E wants to use it for mobile payments and advertising.

read more... DOV-E

May 25, 2015

Effective Lead Generation Through B2B Market Research and Social Automation Tools

Knowledge is the one currency that is sure to distinguish you from an inexperienced sales person doing cold calls. Manually doing research might be tedious and time-consuming, however. Business Intelligence and automation promise to change all that.

read more... Unomy

May 11, 2015

Think Next: Where Microsoft caught a little startup stardust

For the seventh year in a row, Microsoft Corporation’s R&D Center in Israel has pulled out all the stops to celebrate Israel’s startup scene. Their Think Next Conference, which wrapped up on Wednesday, featured 35 teams of entrepreneurs and students that could one day be Israel’s next unicorn.

read more... DOV-E

May 7, 2015

Head of Microsoft’s Accelerators On The ‘Scale-up Nation’ And His Pick Of 5 Hot Israeli Startups

On average, Microsoft Ventures has invested $2.5 million in each of the Israeli startups it supported. But ThinkNext is not limited to start-ups in Microsoft’s accelerators. Of the 35 companies presenting, Weisfeld (who “doesn’t like the notion of a favorite child”) mentions several promising ones (and emphasizes ThinkNext only presents technologies “we can demo”).

read more... DOV-E

April 15, 2015

Early Warning partners BioCatch to add behavioural analytics to digital authentication

Early Warning, a trusted leader in fraud prevention and risk management, announced today a strategic alliance with BioCatch, a global leader in behavioral biometrics, authentication and malware detection.

read more... BioCatch

April 2, 2015

BioCatch and Rippleshot Selected as 2015 METAward Winners

On March 26, BioCatch and Rippleshot were voted the winners of MRC’s 2015 METAwards. Both organizations have established themselves as innovative leaders within the eCommerce payments and fraud community.

read more... BioCatch

March 9, 2015

BioCatch’s Newest Trick: Catch Cyber-Crooks Before They Steal Anything

The newest release of the Tel Aviv start-up’s technology now enables banks and online financial sites to detect fraudsters during the account-opening process, so that they can be booted off the site before they have an opportunity to steal anything.

read more... BioCatch

February 10, 2015

JANVEST Listed as a Top Israel-Focused Micro-VC

IVC Research Center today released a report analyzing first investments in Israel by venture capital funds in the five years through 2014, and ranking the most active venture capital funds that invested in Israel in 2014.

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January 31, 2015

2014 Was Best-Ever Year For Israeli Startups

In 2014, Israeli startups enjoyed exits (i.e., acquisitions and IPOs) worth about $15 billion, an all-time record, up from $7.6 billion in 2013 and $5.5 billion in 2012.

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January 25, 2015

Israeli Start-Ups Raised $910MM Last Week

In just one week, Israeli startups raised $910 million through acquisitions and funding rounds.

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December 22, 2014

In Israel, Start-Ups Race Towards Exit

Israeli startups beat their counterparts in Europe when it comes to speed at which they get acquired, according to data by Dow Jones VentureSource.

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December 17, 2014

Move Over Silicon Valley, Here Comes Tel Aviv

While 9 of the world’s top 20 start-up ecosystems are in North America, others are catching up. Israel has the highest density of start-ups in the world – Tel Aviv now ranks second to Silicon Valley. 

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November 1, 2014

American Banker: Top 10 Tech Companies to Watch

BioCatch builds consumer profiles that banks can use to detect fraud and account takeover. These profiles are based on consumers’ device and website usage, among other behaviors.

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October 8, 2014

The Art of CyberWar: Amazing Images Created from Attacks on Banks

Cybersecurity isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of data visualizations. But we live in a design-centered world, and cyberattacks and online fraud, it turns out, can be quite beautiful.

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October 2, 2014

VIDEO: How BioCatch Visualizes the Art of Online Fraud

Benny Rosenbaum, Chief Executive Officer at BioCatch, talks with Elliott Gotkine about turning online fraud into art as they visualize the trails left behind by criminals on computers.

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September 18, 2014

Todacell Research Shows Matching Mobile Ad Colors To Country’s GDP Improves CTR, ROI

The Tel Aviv-based mobile ad network Todacell released research Wednesday that suggests matching the color in a mobile advertisement with a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita can improve click-through rates and return on investments.

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June 17, 2014

Behavioral Fraud Detection Firm Raises $10MM

BioCatch, a Tel Aviv-based security firm that monitors the use of banking and e-commerce sites in order to pick up fraudulent activity, has raised a $10 million Series A round.

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January 2, 2014

Beyond Google and LinkedIn: How to find vital information on customers and competitors

5 Tips to get information on your competitors and to help paint a much clearer picture of the market that you’re in

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December 30, 2013

US-Israel Binational Research Foundation invests $9MM in new projects

The United States Bi-National Industrial Research and Development Foundation earlier this month approved $9 million worth of funding for 11 new joint projects between American and Israeli companies, the foundation announced on Monday.

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May 9, 2013

SeatID Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner in Social Software and Collaboration Category

SeatID socializes online ticketing and booking processes allowing travel and ticketing eCommerce sites to increase revenue and improve conversion and engagement

read more... BookingDirection (SeatID)

March 22, 2013

Emerging Markets for the Timid

The benefits of diversification and exposure to international and emerging markets are well known to most investors. None-the-less, investors continue to be under-exposed to emerging markets.

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March 19, 2013

JANVEST Technologies Raises $5MM Israel Angel Fund

The fund will invest in 10-12 early stage Israeli technology start-ups, of which seven have already been selected.

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March 18, 2013

Calling American Angels to seed Israeli high-tech

JANVEST Managing Partner: ‘We operate in a gap in the investment market that allows us to get larger chunks of more mature and more interesting companies.’

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October 12, 2012

Capitalizing on Opportunity: Angel Investments in Israel Soar

Aside from a few publicly traded Israeli stocks or an Israel-focused ETF, the average accredited investor has been, generally speaking, left out in the cold when it comes to investing in the country’s best pre-IPO innovation. However, that is starting to change.

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October 12, 2012

Sensegon Plans To Improve Ad Targeting Based On Your Personality

Adtech companies are trying get better at demographic targeting, especially on mobile, but a startup called Sensegon aims to go a step further — targeting ads based on audience members’ personalities.

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July 3, 2010

New fund incentivizes U.S. investment in Israeli start-ups

JANVEST launches inaugural venture fund aimed at increasing access for individual American investors to Israeli early stage high-tech market

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