November 13, 2017
Israeli tech entrepreneur moves to St. Louis with big ambitions
Weitzman, a native of Israel, moved here last month with his wife and two children. With him came the headquarters of Atomation, a three-year-old company that connects “dumb” objects, such as factory equipment or wooden poles, to the internet.read more... Atomation
October 24, 2017
Cronus Cyber Technologies Named 2017 Cyber Defense Magazine Cyber Security Leader
Cronus Cyber Technologies was awarded for its innovative approach which combines both automated pen testing with vulnerability management to provide actionable insights on threats to critical assets and business processes.read more... Cronus
October 18, 2017
Considering Automated Machine Learning for Wind Turbine Asset Maintenance
The potential financial benefits from Industry 4.0 are apparent to plant owners in almost all sectors. The wind power industry is no exception, and existing vendors such as GE (Predix/Digital Windfarm), Siemens, and SAP are investing heavily in research and development (R&D) in this area.read more... Presenso
August 30, 2017
JANVEST Capital Partners – September 2017 Newsletter
WeWork acquires Unomy / Bank tech vendors look into behavioral biometrics / BioCatch teams up with LexisNexis to prevent fraud / Israel’s economy benefiting from global growthread more...
August 13, 2017
VC Firm With Atlanta Office Sees Israeli Exit
JANVEST Capital Partners saw a new exit Aug. 11 as one of its Israeli portfolio companies was acquired by WeWork, the co-working giant.read more...
August 9, 2017
LexisNexis Integrates BioCatch Tech into Security Platform
The partnership will see BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics technology integrated into the LexisNexis Risk Defense Platform, allowing administrators to view additional risk score data pertaining to user’s innate behavioral patterns.read more... BioCatch
July 28, 2017
How Wearing Multiple Hats Can Make You a Better Product Manager
Every entrepreneur would tell you that making mistakes and learning lessons are crucial parts of becoming a better professional. The weird thing about my personal lesson-learning experience is that most of it did not come from the product manager in me, but rather from other responsibilities I had.read more... Coralogix
June 16, 2017
Here’s how new behavior technology can make your passwords and biometric IDs obsolete
There’s room for error and mishaps with passwords and biometric sensors. People pick weak passwords and are susceptible to forgetting them. And biometric sensors are not as safe as you’d think. But new technology could be the answer: It’s called behavioral biometrics.read more... BioCatch
June 15, 2017
Global Cybersecurity Startup BioCatch Named Winner of Red Herring’s Prestigious Top 100 Awards in Both Europe and North America
BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometrics, proudly announced today that it has been selected as a winner of both Red Herring’s Top 100 awards in Europe and North America, both prestigious lists honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from across the globe.read more... BioCatch
June 1, 2017
An Incremental Approach To Machine Learning For Asset Maintenance
If you are reading an article in Manufacturing Business Technology, then there is a good chance that your strategic roadmap includes machine learning for asset maintenance. There is a consensus that machine learning can unlock significant value for manufacturers, by providing plant owners with real-time analysis of an asset’s current performance and the likelihood of degradation and failure.read more... Presenso
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
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 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
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.read more...
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 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.read more...
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 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
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
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.read more...
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
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
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.read more...
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.read more...
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
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
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 tractionread 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
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.read more...
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.read more...
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.read more...
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.read more...
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.read more...
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
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.read more...
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.read more...
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 Microsoftread more...
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
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?read more...
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.read more...
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 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.
read more... Coralogix
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
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.read more...
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.read more...
January 25, 2015
Israeli Start-Ups Raised $910MM Last Week
In just one week, Israeli startups raised $910 million through acquisitions and funding rounds.read more...
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.read more...
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.read more...
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.read more... BioCatch
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.read more... TodaCell
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.read more... Lingacom
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.read more...
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.read more...
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.’read more...
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.read more...
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.read more... Sensegon
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 marketread more...