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Winners and Losers of the Week: 3D Imaging Sensor Company Vayyar Tops This Week’s List

A selection of this week's winners and losers by CTech's Editor

Elihay Vidal 08:0022.11.19

This week’s winners are:


3D imaging sensor company Vayyar for raising a $109 million funding round. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the venture capital arm of Koch Industries Inc.Read more

Vayyar co-founders Naftali Chayat (left) and Miri Ratner. Photo: Orel Cohen Vayyar co-founders Naftali Chayat (left) and Miri Ratner. Photo: Orel Cohen

Online lender BlueVine for raising a $102.5 million funding round. The round was led by ION Crossover Partners with participation from existing investors Citi Ventures, Microsoft’s venture fund M12, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, 83North. The company has raised $242.5 million to date, including a $72 million round in July. Read more


Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer the controlling owner of Israel Corp. for his plans to invest up to $500 million in companies in the fields of foodtech, agtech, health, and industry 4.0. The company intends to focus on companies based in Israel and Europe, investing between $70 million and $100 million in each in return for equity. Read more


This week’s loser is:


Israel-based ride-hailing app developer Gett for shutting down its New York subsidiary Juno. Gett will be letting all of Juno’s employees in the U.S. and Israel go. Now, it seems that Gett’s dream to go public at a valuation of over $1 billion will remain in the realm of a declaration. Read more 


This week’s data point: $1.2 billion


Legal-tech startups raised about $1.2 billion so far in 2019. These are relatively low numbers compared to tens of billions of dollars invested in, say, fintech. But the massive wave of growth is likely on its way. In the U.S. alone, the legal industry is estimated to be a $300 billion industry, so the potential is vast. Read more


This week’s top deals:


Baring Private Equity signs MoU for $1.2 billion Lumenis acquisition deal. Read more


IT management company BigPanda raises $50 million. Read more


Fintech startup Capitolis raises $40 million. Read more


Kape Technologies buys online privacy company LTMI for $128 million. Read more


Cyber intelligence company IntSights raises $30 million. Read more


Microsoft chairman backs network security startup CyCognito in $18 million round. Read more


Anti-ad fraud company Cheq raises $16 million. Read more


Video analyzing startup Viisights raises $10 million. Read more


IT startup Loom Systems raises $10 million. Read more


Secured network startup Perimeter 81 raises $10 million. Read more

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