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CTech Daily Roundup: Fresh off $200 million mega-round, Gong upgrades its AI capabilities with acquisition of Vayo

CTech 22:1301.09.20
Fresh off $200 million mega-round, Gong upgrades its AI capabilities with acquisition of Vayo. “Deal Intelligence has taken our customer base by storm, with more than 70% of our customers now set up to close more deals faster,” says Gong CEO. Read more


Survey: Only 25% of workers will be able to continue working from home after Covid-19. A survey by Juniper Networks, conducted in June and July, showed organizations express concern over internet security. Read more 


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Israeli shipping giant ZIM to create a new cybersecurity company. ZKCyberStar, developed together with Konfidas, will offer cybersecurity services tailor-made for the maritime industry. Read more 


Dipsee.ai wants to reinvent the lifeguard using cutting edge tech. Employing computer vision and artificial intelligence, Dipsee.ai can help lifeguards save thousands of lives each year. Read more


Storytel to gain a foothold in Israel with $6 million acquisition of iCast. The Swedish giant will integrate the local podcast and audiobooks platform that specializes in Hebrew titles. Read more 


Vessi Medical completes $1.7 million in funding for minimally invasive bladder cancer treatment. The company aims to conduct the first human trials of its cold therapy treatment at the beginning of 2021. Read more 


Israel’s Ibex Medical Analytics Deploys in Puerto Rico, establishing a foothold in the Americas. Its Galen Prostate solution helps pathologists with more accurate diagnoses and improves lab efficiency. Read more  


Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center implements US-based Theator’s AI surgical intelligence platform. The hospital serves 400,000 patients and hosts 1.8 million people every year. Read more 


Analysis | There is more to the UAE than Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With the normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates many investors and entrepreneurs are setting their sights on the two largest Emirates but the neighboring Sharjah is already gaining momentum. Read more


Israeli tech leaders launch website to connect companies from Israel and the UAE. The new website is aimed at enabling "like-minded companies and organizations to start networking and build friendship, peace and understanding through the advancement of business." Read more


Emirati airline Etihad Airways starts selling tickets in Israel. At this point, there are still no direct flights from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport to Abu Dhabi so the ticket sale is more of a declaration than a practical travel arrangement for Israelis. Read more