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CTech Daily Roundup: Working from home may cost Startup Nation its innovative edge

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Survey: Working from home may cost Startup Nation its innovative edge. Newly released Startup Snapshot report based on data from over 200 Israeli startups has highlighted the many disadvantages of remote work. Read more


K Health raises $42 million at a $700 million valuation. Amid Covid-19 Pandemic CEO says demand has risen by 1,000% in the last year. Read more


JFrog headquarters. Photo: JFrog JFrog headquarters. Photo: JFrog


Israeli blockchain security startup Fireblocks announces $30 million round as Bitcoin spikes. Since launching in June 2019, Fireblocks has facilitated the transfer of over $150 billion in digital assets for enterprise and institutional customers in Asia, Europe and North America. Read more


Israel’s build.security completes $6 million seed round to simplify enterprise authorization. The round was led by YL Ventures and CrowdStrike co-founder and CEO George Kurtz. Read more


Opinion | Three things they didn’t tell you in Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’. The documentary is a case of good intentions that got a little off course and could use some fine-tuning. Read more


Obligo raises $15.5 million to push adoption of security deposit solution. The fintech startup offers an alternative that allows renters to provide landlords with a limited billing authorization based on open banking technology and backed by credit. Read more  


Israeli VC announces first investment in UAE micro-mobility company Fenix. Maniv Mobility invested $3.8 million in the Emirati company’s seed round to launch scooter operations in Abu Dhabi and beyond. Read more


NSO Group: The needs of each employee are different in lockdowns. When all your employees are sent to work from home, they each face unique challenges that they need to overcome, explains NSO Group’s Chief People Officer. Read more


Analysis | Ransomware victims are in the eye of the storm. A new U.S. Department of the Treasury advisory is threatening to shake up the way cybersecurity companies handle ransomware attacks. Read more


Mind The Tech 2020 | Covid-19 is an accelerator, not disruptor, says former NSA Director. Speaking with Nimrod Kozlovski for Calcalist and CTech’s Mind The Tech 2020 event, Michael S. Rogers shares how the pandemic changed investment strategies. Watch full video


MTT | Startup Nation to Scaleup City: Insight Partners shares the key difference. Speaking at Mind The Tech 2020, Hilary Gosher, Managing Director at Insight Partners, shares how Israeli companies can grow once they secure their market. Watch full video


MTT | YL Ventures announces $6 million investment in build.security during Mind The Tech 2020. Speaking with Calcalist and CTech’s Ron Friedman, Yoav Leitersdorf shared the news alongside Crowdstrike’s Amol Kulkarni, whose CEO is also an investor. Watch full video  


MTT | Israel’s leading water company has just entered the tech space. Mekorot, Israel’s national water supplier, talks at Mind The Tech New York 2020 to discuss the ways it overcomes the country’s unique challenges. Watch full video


MTT | Bring on SaaS IPOs: After Covid, Israeli software companies are charting a new course. The pandemic has played an important role in the boost experienced by the SaaS sector, says JFrog CEO Shlomi Ben Haim. Read more