[Sight Diagnostics in The New York Times] Israel’s Sight Diagnostics Raises $71 Million for Its Blood Analyzer

Israel’s Sight Diagnostics said on Wednesday it raised $ 71 million in private funding to expand sales of its finger-prick blood analyzer and support research and development. Koch Disruptive Technologies, Longliv Ventures, which is part of the CK Hutchison Group, and Israel’s OurCrowd participated in the round, which brings Sight’s total funding to more than $ 124 million.

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[Zebra in Reuters] Israel’s Zebra gets FDA nod for AI-based software that helps spot breast cancer

Zebra said its technology can help clear the backlog of mammograms that has resulted from the coronavirus crisis, which forced many tests to be postponed or cancelled.

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[SixGill in Israel Hayom] IBM security to integrate threat identification app from Israel’s Sixgill

Computing giant IBM’s security information and event management technology will be integrating a threat detection application from Israeli company Sixgill, the company announced Thursday.

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[Zebra in The Times of Israel] Israel’s Zebra gets FDA nod for AI-based software that helps spot breast cancer

Zebra Medical Vision, a kibbutz-based startup that uses artificial intelligence technology to help read medical scans, said it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for use of its algorithm to read mammograms.

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[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Bloomberg] Israel’s Belated Communications Upgrade Gains Urgency Amid Virus

Moving quickly is crucial, said Jon Medved, chief executive officer of online investor OurCrowd. “Just as a country should not neglect investments in ports, airports, railways, roads and energy production, neither should any country — especially those aspiring to tech leadership — neglect investments in high speed fiber optics and 5G networks,” Medved said.

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[VayaVision in Jerusalem Post] LeddarTech acquires Israel’s VayaVision to upgrade autonomous driving

Canada’s LeddarTech, a leader in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) technology, announced July 7 the acquisition of Israeli sensor fusion and perception software company VayaVision.

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[Portfolio companies in Israel21c] Israel’s lightning response to a frightening pandemic

Israeli scientists, doctors, innovators, and CEOs are working quickly, with purpose, and fully aware of the huge responsibility they are undertaking.

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[C2A Security in Forbes] An Oasis Of Mobility Innovation: The Origins Of Israel’s Silicon Wadi

Because of its high concentration of cutting-edge technology companies, Israel has been dubbed the Silicon Valley of the Middle East — or Silicon Wadi (“wadi” means “valley” in Hebrew).

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[Portfolio Companies in Aish] Israel’s COVID-19 Innovation

Israel is the land of miracles and is also known as the ‘start-up nation’. Even during this most difficult time of COVID-19, there are countless Israeli innovations, with more being announced on a daily basis.

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[OurCrowd in Haaretz] Israel’s OurCrowd CEO Betting That Coronavirus Will Make Tech Stronger

Tech is in trouble, but Jon Medved’s crowd-funding venture capital has launched what may be the world’s first pandemic-focused fund.

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