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CTech's Monday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

These are Bank of Israel’s recommendations for increasing productivity; The holes in WeWork’s colorful prospectus

CTech 15:0819.08.19
These are Bank of Israel’s recommendations for increasing productivity. The bank published its recommendations Sunday, pertaining mostly to education and infrastructure, though tax benefits and bureaucratic red tape are also addressed. Read more


The holes in WeWork’s colorful prospectus. WeWork’s prospectus does not provide enough information for anyone looking to gain a deep understanding of the company’s business model. Will Adam Neumann’s charisma and vision be enough for investors? Read more

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SolarEdge appoints Team8 CEO Nadav Zafrir as co-chairman. Zafrir is the CEO of Israeli cybersecurity think tank and startup foundry Team8, which works to establish, staff, and fund cybersecurity companies. Read more


Israel spent more on health in 2018, still below OECD average. Last year, Israel spent 7.6% of its GDP on health, a 4.3% increase from 2017. The OECD average was 8.8% that same year. Read more


Senior Teva R&D executive joins cannabis company Cannassure. Yafit Stark was responsible for Teva’s clinical development program during the development of flagship drug Copaxone. Read more


NHS-backed DigitalHealth.London partners with medtech company DarioHealth. Israel-based Dario develops a diabetes management and monitoring device that lets users track their blood-glucose levels in real-time using a smartphone. Read more


Home farming startup Seedo partners with cannabis marketplace Namaste. Namaste will distribute Seedo’s home cannabis farming device in European markets including the U.K., Ireland, and Germany. Read more


Israeli defense contractor IAI to open a dedicated facility for ground warfare in Beer Sheva. The new facility will be dedicated to manufacturing autonomous robotic systems, terrestrial radar systems such as Drone Guard, and other advanced ground warfare technologies. Read more
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