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

Brookings places retired general on furlough amid FBI investigation

The prestigious Brookings Institution placed its president, retired four-star Marine General John Allen, on administrative leave Wednesday amid a federal investigation into his role in an illegal lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy nation of Qatar in the Persian Gulf. Brookings’ announcement came a day after The Associated Press reported on new court documents … Read more

Phil Mickelson says he has “said and done a lot of things I regret” while being questioned about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record ahead of the start of the LIV Golf series

Saint Albans, England CNN — Wearing a black cap and matching jersey, and sitting against a black backdrop before the assembled media, it would be all too easy to assume that Phil Mickelson’s wardrobe choice resembled his disposition in these troubled last few months. Although the American superstar wasn’t as somber as his outfit when … Read more

Palestinian artists attacked in Germany before major art event | Art and Culture News

Berlin Germany – Just a few weeks before the opening of documenta 15, one of the most prestigious art events in the world, Palestinian artist Yazan Khalili received a WhatsApp message informing him that his exhibition space had been broken into. He arrived at the room in a former nightclub in Kassel, central Germany, to … Read more

Wray: The FBI blocked a planned cyberattack on a children’s hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI foiled a planned cyberattack on a Boston children’s hospital that was supposed to have been carried out by hackers sponsored by the Iranian government, FBI Director Christopher Wray said. he said Wednesday. Wray told a Boston College cybersecurity conference that his agents learned of the digital attack planned by an … 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.

Iran’s homegrown market has momentum, even under sanctions

text size Iranian traders work at the Tehran Stock Exchange. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images About the Author: Gary Cleiman is founder and principal partner of Kleiman International Consulting. He was previously an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a financial sector expert for the International Monetary Fund/World Bank First Initiative. Iran is … Read more