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Group 11 strikes $20 million deal for second fund holdings, including Tipalti, Navan, and Sunbit
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
Tuition of terror: Qatari money flowed into U.S. universities - and now it's fueling violence
Tech titans line up: The leading companies ready for blockbuster IPOs in 2024
Israel’s Tictuk acquired by Yum! Brands, owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell
Fintech startup Pontera raises $60 million at $550 million valuation
The 50 most promising Israeli startups - 2023
20 stories about Israel-Gaza Conflict
‘Like a scene from a horror movie:’ inside the effort to recover and identify victims of 7/10
The two-month long process to recover and identify the bodies of Hamas’ victims 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.
“2024 will be do-or-die for startups,” says high-tech lawyer
The ongoing war and additional economic challenges have made the next 12 months pivotal for the survival of companies in Startup Nation, says Barnea Jaffa Lande’s Itay Gura.
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
"Harvard realizes it has a serious anti-Semitism problem. You'd have to be blind not to see it"
With anti-Israeli demonstrations being held across campuses in the U.S., Nimrod Ravid, a student at Harvard, is working to raise awareness of the atrocities committed by Hamas by founding the survived.to.tell page on Instagram, which shares video clips of the survivors of the massacre and the families of the abductees
Amidst battle fatigue, Israeli soldiers find relief in unique resilience-building dialogues
Moments after they've left Gaza and moments before they return to it, IDF soldiers engage in group discussions with therapists, talking about their fears, guilt, and lack of motivation, reconnecting with their friends and commanders, and learning to find strength to continue. The members of the association who accompany them describe the complex coping mechanisms in the field, as well as those of the parents and partners who participate in wartime support groups
Houthi ship attacks threaten to escalate into global crisis as two more vessels hit in Red Sea
Reuters and CTech
Yemen's Houthi movement said its navy had attacked two Israeli ships on Sunday, Unity Explorer and Number 9, with an armed drone and a naval missile
Digital deception: How fake Instagram profiles target IDF soldiers
The IDF has revealed some of the names of the avatar accounts that are at the forefront of a network of fake profiles whose entire purpose is to gather information about the activities of the IDF
Houthi rebels pose global threat to shipping in Arabian sea
The Houthis are increasing threats on ships with Israeli connections that pass through the Red Sea and repercussions could soon be felt across the supply chain
OECD report: lowers Israeli growth forecast, warns government to 're-prioritize' budget
The OECD’s Global Economic Outlook report has cut its growth forecast for Israel in 2024 by more than half, and sent a sharp message to the government about using the budget to fund the ultra-Orthodox sector and coalition interests.
Terror crowdfunding: "Terrorist organizations have raised tens of millions since the start of the war"
According to a senior official at the Ministry of Defense, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the like have been running crowdfunding campaigns under the guise of donating to humanitarian organizations and refugees in Gaza
When the CEO is drafted: managing a tech company from the battlefront
Qualitest Israel Director Shai Liberman, Buff Technologies CRO Ophir Gertner, and Control CEO Guy Cabili are just a few of the senior tech managers serving in reserve units along with thousands of other high-tech employees. They spoke about how their companies continue to function in their absence
Elbit CEO: "We recruited hundreds of employees and brought back retirees due to demand and war"
Some 2,000 of the employees of the public security company were called up to the IDF reserves due to the war in Gaza. Elbit supplied the IDF, among other things, with the "Iron Sting" precision mortar; In the third quarter, the company's net profit increased by 8.2% to $61 million
Tron emerges as new crypto front in Israel's fight against funding of Hamas and Hezbollah
The fast-growing crypto network is quicker and cheaper than Bitcoin and has become the new favorite of terror organizations due to its quicker transaction times, lower fees, and stability
Here's how Entitle is keeping its head up in wartime
The company joined CTech to share how the war has affected morale and performance within the company.
Since 7/10 Israel Canada has sold 146 apartments for $129 million
The real estate company completed the third quarter before the war with a 75% decrease in profit to $2.19 million.
Here’s how Lightricks cared for its employees after 7/10
The company has 22% of its workforce currently fighting in the war - so how it made changes at the office and facilitated the needs of families at home was essential in its response.
“Feelings of absolute fear can prevent employees from coming to the office.”
Simplex 3D has joined CTech to share how the company and its employees responded to the horrors of October 7.
Rise in hate crimes against Jews shows that antisemitism has no right or left
The surge in antisemitic incidents in Europe and the US since 7/10 have proven once again how deeply embedded it is in the West. Antisemitism has intensified in Europe in the last decade at the same time as Muslim immigration has risen.
13 women and children were released from Hamas captivity in Gaza and returned to Israel
Over 200 Israelis are still in the captivity of the terrorist organization Hamas after being abducted from their homes in kibbutzim and towns in Israel on October 7
"Palo Alto Networks didn't invest a billion dollars in Israel as a show of solidarity"
Diana Bahur Nir
Liran Grinberg, Managing Partner at Team8, which invested in Israeli cyber startups Dig and Talon, talks about marking a huge exit in the midst of the war and the danger of cyber threats to Israel
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