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Receiver Appointed for Predictive Analytics Company Fifth Dimension

Operational since 2014, the Tel Aviv-based company shut its doors and let all employees go in December

Lital Dobrovitsky 10:5316.04.19

Tel Aviv-based predictive analytics company Fifth Dimension Holdings Ltd. has been appointed a receiver by a Tel Aviv district court Sunday. Last week, New York-based venture lending firm SQN Venture Income Fund LP filed a receivership request against the company, to which Fifth Dimension agreed beforehand via board member and co-founder Doron Cohen. SQN alleges it lent NIS 11 million ($3 million) to Fifth Dimension against company assets.

 

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Founded in 2014, Fifth Dimension developed predictive policing and threat assessment technologies for governments and financial institutions, raising a few tens of millions of dollars in its years of operation. In September 2015, former Israeli chief of staff and current leader of centrist party Blue and White Benny Gantz was appointed as the company's chairman.

 

Former Fifth Dimension chairman Benny Gantz. Photo: Alex Kolomoisky Former Fifth Dimension chairman Benny Gantz. Photo: Alex Kolomoisky

 

 

Fifth Dimension, which employed over 100 people at its peak, fired dozens in July “as part of a reorganization process,” before letting everyone go and shutting its doors permanently in December. Calcalist previously reported that some of the company's difficulties were related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. 

 

Gantz declined to comment.

 

Cohen declined to comment.
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