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"We developed breathing sensors that detect within a minute if the patient is sick"
Discount Tech CEO: "We have a vision to be a bridge between Japanese corporations and Israeli startups"
"It is possible to make Tokyo a more attractive city and improve its ranking"
"The blending of Israeli high-tech and the promotion of health that we lead can become a winning combination"
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Kissterra raises $10 million from Poalim Equity to improve insurance marketing and distribution
The Israeli startup develops a cloud-based operating system for managing the digital marketing and distribution of insurance companies
"The banks have developed fintech capabilities and are all geared towards improving service"
Speaking at Calcalist’s 2022 Fintech conference held in collaboration with Bank Hapoalim, Reuven Krupik, Chairman of Bank Hapoalim, explained that "the digital transformation plays a large part in the development of the fintech industry, but it is being carried out simultaneously within banks and financial institutions”
Bank Hapoalim to invest $10 million in digital wallet Neema
Hapoalim, which cooperates with the fintech company through its Bit app, is in advanced stages to invest at a company valuation of $40-$50 million. In 2020, Discount Bank acquired 15.5% of Neema’s shares at a NIS 28.5 million valuation ($8.95 million)
Bank refuses to deposit pensioner's massive Bitcoin savings
69-year-old Esther Freeman invested around $3,000 in Bitcoin eight years ago, but Israel's Bank Hapoalim is unwilling to accept her 100x profits, claiming there is a "risk of money laundering and terror financing" as she made her initial purchase in cash
The 2008 crisis drove a wedge between banking and tech, the current crisis pushes them closer
"Banking is essential to the existence of society and trade as we know them, and it is changing rapidly through the progress of technology, adoption of new social values, rising of new competitors and, unfortunately, coping with global crises as well," writes Avivit Bender, Chief Corporate Development and Fintech Officer at Bank Hapoalim
India, UAE, and Israel announce cooperation to grow trade
The initiative was announced Tuesday in Dubai as part of an event attended by the Beyond Business delegation organized by Bank Hapoalim and the Export Institute
“Israeli fintech companies have an incredible opportunity for investments in Abu Dhabi”
Sabah al-Binali, head of the Gulf region at OurCrowd, welcomed Israeli investors in a panel on fintech investments held by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
An inside look at Israel’s incubator ecosystem
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Amit Dadush to head Bank Hapoalim's Bit Unit
The former communications executive will lead the bank’s money transfer and payment app on the heels of the launching of its new services
Choosing an accelerator? This is what startups should look for
Entrepreneurs can benefit from joining one of Israel’s many accelerator programs - but choosing one is easier said than done
Bank Hapoalim to launch new investment track for startups
The bank’s Innovation and Strategy department has already invested in three local startups: Perception Point, Kyron, and Lightico
Assaf Rappaport: "Israeli tech's glass ceiling is manpower, not money"
The CEO of cybersecurity company Wiz, who spoke at the ‘Tech on the Roof’ event hosted by Calcalist and Bank Hapoalim, also added: "The money is flowing into the country at a pace we can't sustain. That is why the first thing that we will see is an increase in salaries.”
“Israel’s tech sector beat Covid-19,” says Calcalist publisher
Despite the challenging year to the local and global economy, Israeli tech companies racked up incredible achievements, Yoel Esteron said at the ‘Tech on the Roof’ event hosted by Calcalist and Bank Hapoalim
Obie wins ‘Startup of the Year’ competition by Mediterranean Towers Fund
The game, made by Eyeclick, offers an interactive console for those of advanced age
Consumer lending startup Blender going public on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange at $88 million valuation
The Israeli company is not profitable but is planning to expand its services in Europe, as well as set up a loans platform together with Bank Hapoalim
Meet the Digital Guarantee Network, a new blockchain backed by Microsoft, Bank Hapoalim and TCS
Bank Hapoalim’s participation makes it the first time an Israeli bank is implementing blockchain technology in a wide-scale manner
Chomping at the Bit: Former Hapoalim execs join payment app race with investment in AppliCheck
Former Hapoalim CEOs Zion Kenan and Arik Pinto, as well as Shimon Gal and Tomer Sharet, will invest several millions of shekels for 10% of the check verification company that is in the process of developing a payment app
Yossi Vinitski, Bank Hapoalim’s head of tech, steps down
Vinitski, who has been in the position for over five years, led an investment program in some 20 Israeli funds for the bank
SaaS Companies Will Thrive Thanks to Covid-19, Says Tech Banker
Yossi Vinitski, head of tech for Israel’s Bank Hapoalim spoke Sunday at Conference Call, Calcalist’s online convention on tech in the coronavirus era
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