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

New York police looking for suspect in attack on Jewish man in Manhattan – CBS New York

New York police looking for suspect in attack on Jewish man in ManhattanCBS New York Man pushes teen in traditional Jewish attire in Brooklyn, police sayPIX11 New York News Police: Suspect Tells Teenager Dressed In Traditional Jewish Clothing He’s ‘Going To Get Rid Of All You Jews’ In Brooklyn AttackWABC-TV NYPD investigating man who made … 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.

Israeli flags fill Fifth Avenue for ‘Celebrate Israel’ parade

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Israeli flags filled Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side on Sunday for the ‘Celebrate Israel’ parade. Tens of thousands of people, including Mayor Adam, marched in the annual show of solidarity with Israel and the world Jewish community. The NYPD ordered heightened security in light of the recent terror attacks … Read more

Celebrate Israel Parade will kick off in New York City on 5th Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Security will be heightened in New York City and tens of thousands of people are expected to gather for the Celebrate Israel Parade on Sunday afternoon. The parade will march down Fifth Avenue through 57th Street to 74th Street beginning at 11:30 a.m. The NYPD has raised security concerns in the … 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

Solveat presents herbal medicine in bar form

During CTech’s Out of the Bubble adventure to Misgav, Udi Peretz, co-founder and CEO of Solveat, introduced health bars that are tailored for taking herbal medicine extracts to treat specific medical conditions. On the table, a taste test of the new product from him was conducted. “One in three Americans is prediabetic, that’s 88 million … Read more