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Yaron Galai stepping down as Outbrain CEO after 17 years amid disappointing financial results
"Israel is losing the war on TikTok. Palestinians have been more active for many, many years"
"There are many, many opportunities in the energy sector, and every woman can contribute to it in her own way"
"We have seen a sharper decline in investments in tech in Israel compared to Europe and the US"
Hamilton Lane co-CEO: "Now is the best time to invest in Israel"
Slice raises $7 million Seed round for AI-powered equity compliance platform
Lemonade's stock crashes on 2024 forecast despite topping estimates
Exodigo adds $105 million in new funding to modernize underground mapping
U.S. giant Workday acquiring HiredScore for hundreds of millions of dollars
20 stories about Ariela Karmel
“It felt like a betrayal”: South African Jews caught in the crossfire amid South Africa’s genocide suit
CTech spoke to South African immigrants about South Africa’s ongoing genocide suit against Israel, how it has impacted the Jewish community, and the domestic political and foreign policy interests driving the country's policy towards Israel
Izhar Shay: “They came to destroy, and we are here to build”
The former Minister of Science & Technology and veteran tech investor spoke to CTech ahead of Calcalist’s upcoming Mind the Tech conference in New York about his ‘Next October’ initiative, inspired by the death of his son, Yaron, and the other victims of 7/10
From Seminary to Startup Nation: Could Haredi women propel Israel's tech boom?
Employment and education among ultra-orthodox women, including in tech, is only rising, says a recent Israel Democracy Institute report. This is in part due to initiatives like Ultra-Code, a two-year program that provides haredi women with advanced study and training in technological subjects to help them gain employment in the tech sector
Fiona Darmon: “Now more than ever, we will see an emergence of tremendous innovation in Israel”
The Founder and Managing Partner of Sunvest Capital Partners spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s Tech TLV event about how interest in Israel’s tech sector outweighs the impact of the war on investors.
‘I was prepared to leave everything and come’
Over 100 days into Israel’s war against Hamas and since the October 7th attacks, CTech spoke to Ben Philip, a Canadian immigrant who arrived a month ago to serve in the army
‘There's a heaviness in the air’
100 days into Israel’s war against Hamas and since the October 7th attacks, CTech spoke to Lior Pirouzian, an American nurse who made aliyah almost three months into the war
'I feel safer in Israel than the streets of Toronto'
100 days into Israel’s war against Hamas and since the October 7th attacks, CTech spoke to Amy Leifer, a Canadian immigrant who made aliyah a month before the war began and is now working at a tech company.
‘Serving in reserves reminds me of why I made aliyah’
100 days into Israel’s war against Hamas and since the October 7th attacks, CTech spoke to Josh, a South African immigrant and communications manager for a tech company, currently serving as a reservist in an artillery unit on the Gaza border.
Rothschild & Co. Israel Head: “High tech will continue to be a major sector for growth”
Gerry Livnat, Managing Director of Rothschild & Co.’s Israel office, spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event about the strength of Israel’s high tech sector.
Head of BDO’s Cybersecurity Center: “We're seeing the importance of a resilient society”
Ophir Zilbiger, BDO’s Cybersecurity Center Head, spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event about how Israeli companies are dealing with cyber threats.
EFG Wealth Management Israel CEO: “This is a country that is eternally optimistic”
CEO of EFG Wealth Management Israel, Joseph Wolf, spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event about the resilience of the Israeli economy.
Iron Nation: Emergency fund supporting Israeli early-stage startups
Iron Nation Co-Founder and CMO Ilan Tevet spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event about how the VC is supporting early stage startups during Israel’s war against Hamas.
Payoneer VP Operations: “We'll be better by evolving from this challenge”
Payoneer VP Operations Customer Journey Daphna Beer-Gabel spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event about delivering as a global company.
8200 Alumni Association: Joint effort needed to support early-stage startups
CEO of the 8200 Alumni Association Chen Shmilo spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event about how his organization is aiding early-stage startups and small businesses amidst the war in Gaza.
Pictet Wealth Management: “We're really, really focused on AI in 2024”
CEO of Pictet Wealth Management’s Israel branch Moran Alon spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event about her outlook for the Israeli economy in 2024.
A war via cell phone: How the IDF-designed encrypted smartphone is changing the face of battle
Communications between IDF units are today almost entirely conducted via the military's encrypted smartphone. In the current war with Hamas which includes intense urban warfare, booby trapped buildings, and Hamas fighters disguised as Gazan civilians or Israeli hostages, such ease of communication is often the difference between life or death for IDF units.
Blood, ashes, and heroes: Inside the gut-wrenching reality of Israel's darkest day
The two-month long process to recover and identify the bodies of Hamas’ victims on October 7 has involved a multi-pronged national effort that includes volunteers from ZAKA, archaeologists and forensic analysts who have spent their days doing this, at times, dangerous, exhausting, sometimes tedious, and always painful but essential work. CTech spoke with three volunteers about their experiences over the last two months.
UN holds first session on Hamas sexual violence, 2 months after 7/10 massacre
Following months of criticism for silence and inaction, a session was held by Israel’s Permanent Mission to the UN on gender-based crimes committed by Hamas at an event which included hundreds of attendees, survivor testimony and speeches from US political leaders
Private entrepreneur raises $40 million for IDF soldiers: from helmets and ceramic vests to tank cameras
Eran Efrat’s initiative has purchased tens of thousands of helmets, bulletproof vests and other tactical gear for the roughly 300,000 reservists mobilized since 7/10. It is one of many civilian-led initiatives that has filled this gap, with many asking why it was necessary for them to do so.
The battle to highlight crimes against women in Hamas’ attack on Israel
In the wake of global silence and denial of Hamas’ sexual violence against Israeli women, efforts are being made across multiple echelons to raise awareness, including a civil commission to document the crimes, international diplomacy, and a campaign by tech industry executives.
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