Sarona Ventures launches a new $20 million fund with investments from private investors

The Sarona Ventures Fund, under the Sarona Partners Group, has announced a new $20 million fund that only includes investments from private investors and wealthy families. The fund’s focus is on early-stage investments in Israeli entrepreneurs and startups in the Seed and Series A stages. Several major investors have joined the fund, including several unicorn … Read more

ReturnGO Completes $6.5 Million Seed Round for Ecommerce Returns and Exchanges

Israeli startup ReturnGO announced on Thursday the completion of a $6.5 million Seed round. The round was led by the TPY Capital fund, along with other funds such as Cresson, GoodCompany, SeedIL and Aristagroa. Leading angel investors like Yuval Tal, Dan Adika, Benny Schneider and Haim Bar-On also joined the round. ReturnGO has developed a … Read more

ROCH Ventures to invest €20 million in Israeli travel and tourism startups

European venture capital fund ROCH Ventures has announced the launch of a €100 million fund for travel and tourism start-ups, of which €20 million will be invested in Israeli companies. The fund is headed by French entrepreneur Bobby Demri, founder of the GOV app and former director of software innovation at the Boston Consulting Group, … Read more

Fundraising replaces hiring as most pressing startup challenge, report says

Some 74% of founders report they are concerned about their ability to raise their next round of funding, a new report from data-sharing platform Startup Snapshot shows. The report, which surveyed more than 450 Israeli founders and employees on the state of the early-stage startup workforce, highlighted the tumultuous change the ecosystem underwent in just … Read more

Group support platform Circles raises $16.5 million Series A

The Israeli startup’s platform pairs people experiencing similar challenges in life, such as divorce, bereavement, infertility, etc., in weekly meetings to provide and receive emotional support, guided by trained mental health professionals and examined.

A new wave of antisemitism is sweeping New York City

As New York enters a new post-pandemic normal, a perfect storm has been brewing, involving a rise in anti-Semitic incidents and growing anti-Israeli movements, that will have devastating consequences for the city’s Jewish community. It is clear that the Jewish population is already in danger, given the rise in anti-Jewish hate crimes across the city, … Read more

Israel Reports First Case of Monkeypox, Others Suspected – NBC Los Angeles

Israeli authorities say they detected the country’s first case of monkeypox in a man who returned from abroad and were investigating other suspected cases. Israel’s Health Ministry said late Saturday that the man was in a Tel Aviv hospital in good condition. He called on anyone returning from abroad with a fever and injuries to … Read more

Israel and Switzerland report first cases of monkeypox as virus spreads | News

According to scientists, the outbreak of monkeypox in countries where the virus is not endemic is highly unusual. Israel and Switzerland confirmed their first cases of monkeypox, joining several European and North American countries in detecting a disease that is endemic in parts of Africa. In recent weeks, more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases … Read more

Israel and Switzerland report first cases of monkeypox as virus spreads | News

According to scientists, the outbreak of monkeypox in countries where the virus is not endemic is highly unusual. Israel and Switzerland confirmed their first cases of monkeypox, joining several European and North American countries in detecting a disease that is endemic in parts of Africa. In recent weeks, more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases … Read more

First NFT Auction To Be Held In Israel As Local Artists Embrace New Technology

The first auction of NFT works in Israel will take place this month, as many artists and collectors embrace the emerging technology. The auction on May 30, organized by the Herzliya-based Tiroche Auction House, is dedicated to contemporary art and will be held in collaboration with leading art galleries from across the country. 4 See … Read more