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The unicorns are stomping over small investors; An Instagram account about Jewish girl in the Holocaust got over 100 million views

CTech 13:1505.05.19
Analysis | The unicorns are stomping over small investors. The current IPO wave of companies like Uber and WeWork is the largest since the dot-com bubble, but their huge valuations may mean that by the time they become public, small investors are too late for the party. Read more


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An Instagram account about Jewish girl in the Holocaust got over 100 million views. Launched on Wednesday during Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, the account Eva’s Stories now has over 1.1 million followers. Read more


Uber partners with Moovit to offer data on London’s public transportation. The ride-sharing company will offer Londoners live bus and tube arrival times via its app, using Moovit’s interface. Read more


Expert | From Calvin Kleins to pharmaceuticals: how regulators try to keep the Kardashian sponcon empire at bay. While various regulatory bodies attempt to apply consumer protection principles to sponsored content, in many ways it is still the Wild West, writes researcher Dov Greenbaum. Read more


List | These Israeli entrepreneurs managed to breed their own unicorns. Israeli Innovators take up a large share of startups valued at over $1 billion with companies operating in such diverse fields as home improvement, shared spaces, and insurance. Read more


Houston partners with city management company Zencity on smart city initiative. Zencity collects feedback from city residents on a broad scale and analyzes the data to produce actionable insights. Read more


Support network startup Wisdo partners with Duke University. Founded in 2015 by Boaz Gaon and Ido Jonathan Engel, Israel-based Wisdo matches users with similar life experiences and struggles to create support communities and connections. Read more


Life sciences venture fund aMoon appoints fourth partner. Tomer Berkovitz, who served as aMoon’s managing director and CFO, was appointed partner. Read more


Israel Chamber of Commerce in China launches Tel Aviv office. IsCham is a nonprofit organization launched in 2008 in Beijing with the intention of promoting trade relations between China, Israel, and Jewish people around the world. Read more
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