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Startup Roundup

Microsoft buys Israeli cybersec startup Aoroto for $200M 

OC_logo_squareMicrosoft confirmed that it has acquired Aorato, an Israel-based maker of security solutions co-founded by veterans of the Israeli defense forces, which only exited from stealth earlier this year. Aorato’s focus is on enterprise services in the cloud and in hybrid on-premise and cloud environments, using machine learning to detect suspicious patterns. To read more about this successful exit out of the Startup Nation, click here.

OurCrowd in the News



OurCrowd's Zack Miller 

discusses the Israeli

crowdfunding scene on

TLV1 Radio


OurCrowd's portfolio company

Consumer Physics featured on


Veiw it here



OurCrowd's portfolio company

BriefCam featured in

Times of Israel

Read it here


OurCrowd's portfolio company

Freightos featured in

Tech in Asia

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Highcon featured in

American Printer

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Biocatch featured in

Biometric update

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OurCrowd Events

Silver Spring, MD

Join OurCrowd for 

"Partners in Innovation –

A Showcase of

Maryland-Israel Business"

November 18th, 2014


For more information

Tel Aviv, Israel

Join OurCrowd for a private

investor meeting sponsored

by LeumiTech featuring our

latest investments

November 19th, 2014


Accredited investors only

Tel Aviv, Israel

OurCrowd's Danna Hochstein

Mann is a featured

speaker at IBM Israel's

innovation event

November 19th, 2014


For more information

San Diego, CA

Join OurCrowd & ATS for

"Innovation & Inspiration -

From Service to Standing

to Startup" 

November 20th, 2014


For more information

Technology Corner

Bubbling with innovation: Israeli therapy bubbles pop up in NY

OC_logo_squareIsraeli startup Talkspace erected large transparent bubbles last week on New York’s Fifth Avenue to offer free online psychological treatment to pedestrians. Passersby can enter a fake living room inside an inflated dome and chat online with a psychologist for free. The project’s aim is to raise awareness of the availability of mental health services over the internet. To read more about this bubbling innovationclick here


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Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

Trenches to Traction: How Israel’s elite intelligence unit powers the Startup Nation

1029192Join OurCrowd for a lively Q&A discussion about the Israeli military intelligence unit that drives the Startup Nation's high-tech industry. This elite technology unit's alumni who enter into the civilian market have earned a reputation for their unique entrepreneurial skills and for creating outstanding, successful, and innovative startups.

November 18th (18:00 Israel / 11:00 NYC / 8:00 AM SF)

For more information, click here

Q&A with 'Mobli' mogul Moshe Hogeg

Moshe Hogeg is the CEO and founder of the real-time visual medial platform Mobli, which has brought you apps like Yo!, the messenger app that went viral, and Mirage, a Snapchat rival. Moshe is also the founder of venture capital firm Singulariteam that has offices around the globe, funding startups like StoreDot and META. To read more, click here.

‘Startup Nation’ exporting its businesses to American shores

Israel, known as the Startup Nation, is increasingly exporting its culture of entrepreneurship to America. There are a number of reasons why an Israeli might decide to come to the U.S., but for those who are innovators, entrepreneurs, or businesspeople, the move is often based on necessity. To read moreclick here.

OurCrowd's News Nuggets

News_NuggetsIsraeli e-commerce fraud prevention startup, Forter, raises $15M (PandoDaily)
UpWest Labs nurtures promising Israeli startups in Silicon Valley (TechCrunch)
Wix is the 2nd Israeli company to advertise during the Super Bowl (Mashable)
Growth Potential: The China-Israel connection in high-tech investment (HuffPost)
Israeli DIY marketing app, Wannabee, raises $2.2M (Globes)

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