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Investment in Israeli climate tech is shrinking at an alarming rate
Mekorot to allow small suppliers to sell it electricity
After losing 99% of its value, hospitality company Selina receives $20 million lifeline from Osprey Investments
‘Like a scene from a horror movie:’ inside the effort to recover and identify victims of 7/10
Tuition of terror: Qatari money flowed into U.S. universities - and now it's fueling violence
VAST Data raising hundreds of millions of dollars at more than $9 billion valuation
Hackers extorting fintech unicorn Tipalti, threaten to leak data of clients Roblox and Twitch
Tech titans line up: The leading companies ready for blockbuster IPOs in 2024
Houthi ship attacks threaten to escalate into global crisis as two more vessels hit in Red Sea
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Lawyering up: Leading US attorney makes case for Israel
Richard Rosenbaum, one of the top lawyers in the United States and one of the leaders of the protest against anti-Semitism in universities, recognizes the awakening of Jewish identity among young people in America, undertakes to check not only grades, but manifestations of anti-Semitism of job applicants, and recalls the days when he could not say his last name in front of clients
Hamas and hasbara: Israel’s uphill battle in the public diplomacy war
"We thought that if we told the world what was happening, people would understand our side,” says Europe expert Dr. Esther Lopatin. “We failed since not everyone is interested in the truth or the facts." Despite this, she says support for Israel globally and particularly in Europe is actually increasing
Tunnel vision: "The Gaza security fence has always been an illusion"
Geologist Yossi Langotsky, who served as an advisor to the Chief of Staff for dealing with the Hamas tunnels, has been warning for years that the reliance on the fence on the Gaza border led to complacency that allowed its breach: "A fence costing billions creates a false illusion of security"
"The state is responsible for protecting citizens from AI"
Dr. Galit Wellner, an advisor to the Ministry of Innovation and Science, explains that in a world where "we have almost no tools to prove the harms of artificial intelligence, it is the state's responsibility to protect its citizens through regulation." Regarding AI's capabilities, she says: "The future is scary, but it can also be inspiring"
“We all need to live our personal lives like a startup”
Yaniv Rivlin, author of "Live Like a Startup: Take The Initiative and Transform Your Life”, joined CTech to discuss the English release of his Hebrew bestselling book
“The biggest mistake people make is thinking that incentives are just money”
Uri Gneezy, author of “Mixed Signals: How Incentives Really Work” joined CTech as part of CTech’s BiblioTech video series to share insights from his new book
“There is probably an 80% consensus that free will is actually overrated”
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of “I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique”, joins CTech as part of its new BiblioTech video series
This young CEO solves the financial hardship of retirees with his Fintech product
Michael Matias and Betty Elbert
With the rising cost of living, millions of American seniors find themselves in economic hardship. Tali Gross, the CEO and Co-founder of SixtyFive, aims to empower seniors to transform their home equity into an accessible income on demand
Lior Handelsman: "I get to see the future, like, five times a week"
Michael Matias and Betty Elbert
The VC investor joined Michael Matias to discuss what he looks for when trying to assess the success of tomorrow's leading companies.
myAir: Managing your stress so it doesn't manage you
CTech, Ariela Karmel
Rachel Yarcony, co-founder & CEO myAir, spoke to CTech at the Israel-Japan Conference in Tokyo about how her Israeli startup is penetrating the Japanese market
"Nobody is doing a secondary deal just because they read an article…Investors are a lot more picky now"
Elephant CEO Chaim Schiff joined CTech to discuss secondary markets and how private companies can benefit from them
Optibus CEO pauses to reflect one year after obtaining unicorn status
In the economically unstable year that has passed since Optibus was ranked number one on Calcalist’s annual list of the most promising Israeli startups, the company has doubled its revenues and workforce
"The AI genie is out of the bottle and I don't really think it can be put back in"
Yanay Zaguri, an expert in learning technologies and AVP of Organizational Growth at AppsFlyer, tackles the artificial intelligence revolution: "Humanity needs to write a new code of ethics"
Making waves: For Mekorot CEO, current situation doesn’t hold water
Adiel Eithan Mustaki
Mekorot CEO Amit Lang shares how he is requesting an increase in the annual development budget of NIS 400 million to enable an optimal response in extreme scenarios. He’s also critical of the Water Authority, which for years has been delaying the connection of the Golan Heights, the Finger of the Galilee and the Jordan Valley to the national water carrier
"If we do not work to save the Zionist enterprise, we will lose everything we built"
Yodfat Harel Buchris, Managing Director at Blumberg Capital and one of the leaders of the high-tech protest, is fighting for her home
Israeli mapping company unleashes its tech in Italy
Simplex produces high-resolution aerial 3D mapping for municipalities and private companies.
"Innovation is a synonym for democracy. Freedom in Israel is essential for the success of high-tech"
Yigal Unna was the head of a division in the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), and later the country's top cyber defender as the head of the National Cyber Directorate. He left for the private market a year ago, and since then has been involved in countless ventures and establishing defense systems in foreign countries. Now, for the first time after decades in public service, he has also become a protester against the government and his former boss. But, despite the threats, he remains optimistic
Definitively fintech: “Fintech is the driver for everything we can think about”
In an in-depth interview, Ronen Assia, Managing Partner at venture group Team8 and co-founder of social investing platform eToro, talks fintech, the future - and even farming
Copy catcher: The Israeli startup that can spot AI-written text
As the emergence of ChatGPT raises fears of plagiarism, Israeli startup Copyleaks identifies texts created by artificial intelligence, and has already proven its capabilities to US academic institutions asking to check the originality of students’ work
Extreme Makover: “Generative AI is the most exciting step in AI”
From ChatGPT replacing human writers to Israel’s president’s AI-aided speech, Anyword CEO Yaniv Makover takes CTech on a deep dive into “a super valuable jump in technology”
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