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Who is Alexander Fridman and What is Going on in Silicon Valley?

CTech's Daily Roundup: Alexander Fridman is not your typical 19-year-old. The son of Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman, he recently started his third business and is hoping to make it on his own

CTech 09:4012.05.20
Interview | The father, the son, and the wealthy spirit. Alexander Fridman is not your typical 19-year-old. The son of Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman, he recently started his third business and is hoping to make it on his own, with a little help from daddy’s contacts. Read more

 

CTalk | Most people working from home are more productive, says Workiz CEO. Adi Azaria, CEO of field service management startup Workiz, spoke to CTech about the challenges of keeping employees engaged remotely. Watch video

 

Alexander Fridman. Photo: Courtesy Alexander Fridman. Photo: Courtesy

 

 

 

Microsoft backs 3D printing startup Nanofabrica. Founded in 2016, Nanofabrica develops and sells industrial ultra-precise 3D printers, specializing in the printing of precision mold inserts. Read more

 

Interview | When you’re in lockdown, innovation takes the back seat, says Israel’s tech ambassador to Silicon Valley. Talk in the West Coast is that the Covid-19 crisis expidited the digital revolution, says Moran Zilbershtein, the Head of the Economic and Trade mission to the U.S. West Coast. Read more

 

Israel’s Covid-19 public aid package is subpar, study finds. According to a new study by Israeli researcher’s, the state would have to double its current commitment to match that of similar developed countries. Read more

 

Interview | The coronavirus epidemic is not a tech crisis but a global crisis, says Michael Eisenberg. Eisenberg spoke to Calcalist about how the Covid-19 epidemic impacts the local tech scene. Read more

 

Swiss mobile banking startup Numbrs lays off 50% of employees. According to the statement issued by the company, a financing round that was already signed did not end up coming to fruition, leading to 62 of the company’s employees getting laid off. Read more