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Startup Roundup

Israel's Nova acquires US company Revera for $46.5M 

Israel's Nova has acquired US company Revera for $46.5 million. Nova provides optical metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. Revera is a provider of materials metrology solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing. The synergy between Nova's Optical CD tech and Revera's unique X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy tech will deliver leading edge solutions for superior process control at the most advanced technology nodes. Learn more.

OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News


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Technology Corner

Hold on to your hat! LifeBEAM puts smart bio-sensors in your workout headgear

Two former Israel Air Force pilots, both passionate athletes, devised a bio-sensing technology embedded in headgear to measure vital signs. Now, the smart sensors that power their LifeBEAM line of sport caps, visors, and helmets are going into Samsung’s future Simband platform for wearable devices to measure heart rate, blood flow, sweat production, calories burned, skin temperature, and other fitness parameters. The idea is to provide a broad spectrum of precision monitoring without weighing down the athlete. Learn more.


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Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

Faces of the Startup Nation: Q&A with ‘dots connector’ Anat Weissman

Anat Weissman is the founder of ‘Connecthedots,’ a strategic marketing consulting firm that helps startups and companies build their brand’s “story.” Weissman was born in Haifa, Israel, but spent 10 years of her childhood living in Nairobi, Kenya where she learned her share of important life lessons. The mother of two kids and a dog owner, Weissman also works as a mentor to a number of startup accelerators in Israel, including ‘The Rally,’ a social tech accelerator. Get to know Anat.


19 under 19: Outstanding Israelis to watch

Plenty of Israeli kids have reached the heights of success while still in their teens. From young standouts such as serial entrepreneurs and cyber-security wunderkinds to high-achieving teens studying physics or recording artists. Israel21c listed 19 of the most accomplished Israelis under the age of 19, excelling in music, sports, academia, and business. Meet the fabulous 19 Israelis.

Helping Haredim break into Israel’s high-tech sector

Many Haredim find it difficult to find work in high-tech fields. Now, an innovative partnership between a Haredi entrepreneur and two established leaders in the field is helping to bring the gap between the world of yeshiva and well-paying high-tech work. The idea is the brainchild of Moshe Friedman, who, after spending nearly 30 years in yeshiva, wanted a change. Learn more.

OurCrowd's News Nuggets

News_NuggetsFansino wins ‘Best App of the Year’ at Mobile World Congress (Israel21c)
Israeli agri-tech firm weeds out food insecurity (Times of Israel)
CyActive puts Beersheva on the high-tech map (Globes)
B2C communications provider, Yallo, raises $4M (Geektime)
A look inside Israel's biggest high-tech parks (Ha'aretz)