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Firstime announces a third fund based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals as the COP26 summit takes place

Since the growing effects of the climate crisis, the fund bases its investment strategy on UN sustainable development goals and will be one of the only funds in Israel to do so. The fund will be focus on investment in Climate and health field. Jonathan Benartzi, a managing partner at…

Insight Partners’ secret recipe for building a unicorn

The American VC Insight Partners has rightfully earned the title "a unicorn incubator", with dozens of investments in Israeli companies, out of which four went public over the last year. Lonne Jaffe, Managing Director at the firm, tells Calcalist about the VC's investment strategy, its ongoing commitment to the Israeli…

The Israelis who want to teach the world about efficient public transport

Over a decade ago, Amos Haggiag and Eitan Yanovsky, were challenged by Amos' father, a senior official at Israeli public transportation company, to try and solve difficulties in streamlining buses' operations. They wouldn't have guessed that the algorithm they developed will turn into a company worth hundreds millions of dollars,…

Microsoft Israel R&D GM on the hi-tech manpower shortage: “The government needs to appoint a Czar who’ll bring back hi-tech employees from abroad”

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, Microsoft Israel R&D GM, calls the government to establish an orderly plan to bring back Israeli hi-tech employees from abroad, and to appoint a Czar for this mission, just as a Covid Czar was appointed. According to Braverman-Blumenstyk, if only 10% of employees come back, the immediate distress…

“I wanted to join a company that would change the world”

Shaul Meridor, CFO of the Jerusalem-based unicorn Lightricks, explains his transition from the public sector to a high-tech company after 18 years. In an interview with TheMarker, he discussed the reasons for choosing a company that does not rely on his ties to the government, and gave a glimpse into…

The world’s fastest cyber unicorn, WIZ, continues to break records: a year and a half after its foundation it reached a value of $ 6 billion with a total fundraising of $ 600 million

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Microsoft comes out with a surprising announcement of opening five new centers in Israel and recruiting 2,500 new employees

Microsoft Israel Research and Development have announced the opening of five new centers in Israel, including Jerusalem and Be'er Sheva, and the recruitment of approximately 2,500 new employees. The company will thereby double its workforce and expand to other areas in the country, thus addressing additional populations and sectors that…

The CEO of the Digital Bank, Gal Bar Dea, has an opinion that people should wear “I Love My Bank” T-shirts.

An extensive interview with Gal Bar-Dea, the CEO of the First Digital Bank, who sums up the bank's promise to the Israeli customer in one sentence: "At Leumi and Ha’Poalim they don’t sleep at night, they understand that a Big Bang is coming." It is going to be an interesting…

The full premiere season of Lahav Shani, the new musical director of the israeli Philharmonic, is round the corner

Lahav Shani's debut season as the musical director of the Israel Philharmonic is also the season in which the Orchestra will celebrate its 85th year of founding. And after a year in which the culture was shut down - the orchestra decided to launch a creative campaign that puts Tel…

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its’ 85th anniversary

Lahav Shani's debut season as the musical director of the Israel Philharmonic is also the season in which the Orchestra will celebrate its 85th year of founding. And after a year in which the culture was shut down - the orchestra decided to launch a creative campaign that puts Tel…