News July 17, 2014

Israeli Payments Startup Zooz Closes $12 Million Round

By: Orr Hirschauge TEL AVIV—Zooz Mobile Ltd., an Israeli based start-up that makes secure payment solutions for stores and eCommerce sites has closed a $12 million funding round led by Blumberg Capital…read more

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VentureBeat July 10, 2014

Expect Labs and Appboy win our MobileBeat Innovation Showdown

By Devindra Hardawar   The audience votes have been tallied, the judges have convened, and now we’ve got this year’s winners for our MobileBeat Innovation Showdown. Expect Labs, a company that has developed innovative voice-powered prediction technology, is the winning early-stage company, while marketing automation company Appboy is the late-stage winner …read […]

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News June 27, 2014

6 Questions to Determine If a Potential Investor Is the Right Investor

By Murray Newlands Investors are choosy where they put their money and an entrepreneur needs to be just as careful who they allow to invest in their company. You will likely be working with your investors for many years, so study the potential investor as deeply as you do the terms […]

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Blumberg Capital founder talks about innovation & the developing world (video)

By Murray Newlands Image Credit: Image credit: Shutterstock There’s no doubt that the rapid growth of technology and social media sites has drastically influenced the way that consumers interact with brands on a daily basis. And, with advertising technology experiencing a similar boom, marketers and …read more Source: VentureBeat

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News June 24, 2014

Credit Rating Startup Kreditech Raises A $40M Series B Round

By Mike Butcher Kreditech, the credit rating service for enterprise which offer micro-loans to costumers based on social and commerce data, has closed a $40 million Series B funding round, the largest ever for a German financial services technology company and one of the largest rounds in Germany in 2014. […]

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News June 19, 2014

BioCatch’s biometric tech snags online fraudsters (and a cool $10M)

By: Krystle Vermes BioCatch has raised a total of $10 million in its most recent financing round. The company, which focuses on behavioral biometric authentication and threat detection, intends to use the money to support its research and development efforts and expand its presence in U.S. and European markets…read more […]

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Uncategorized June 11, 2014

The Ascent Of Early-Stage Venture Capital

By: David J. Blumberg Early-stage funding by angels and venture capital firms is growing in size and impact on the technology industry. Last year, U.S. venture capital firms raised 10 percent less than in 2012, but VC funds focused on early-stage investing raised $9.37 billion, a jump of 51 percent, […]

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VentureBeat June 2, 2014

With $10M, Fortscale aims to simplify security analytics

By Eric Blattberg Fortscale promises to crank security analysts’ proficiency up several notches. The Israeli security startup, which today announced $10 million in new funding, enables companies to uncover compromised user accounts. Its algorithms compare historical …read more Source: VentureBeat

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TechCrunch April 11, 2014

Palo Alto Networks Buys Cyber Security Company Cyvera For $200M

By Leena Rao Security company Palo Alto Networks has bought Cyvera, a cyber security company out of Israel. The deal is worth $200 million. The acquisition is expected to close during the second half of 2014. Cyvera had raised $13 million from Battery Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Prof. Ehud Weinstein and […]

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News March 20, 2014

Venture capitalist Blumberg to hit Vancouver April 30

By: Gord Scott  Investor relations 101: Talk to the guy with the cash You’ve got the next big digital idea that will turn an industry upside down, make the world a better place and transform everyone around you into billionaires — you just need $300,000 to $3 million to get […]

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