TAU Ventures launches ‘GROW’: a leadership program for managers

  Tel Aviv University-based venture capital fund TAU Ventures launched a program for managers in hyper-growth start-up companies. TAU Ventures, which invests in Israeli companies in their early stages, is launching a first-of-its-kind program that is providing managers of portfolio companies in stages of a hyper-growth with management tools and techniques that will help as they […]

Israel’s first university venture capital fund proves the model works 

In 2018, Tel Aviv University established a venture capital fund – the first university in Israel to do so – with $20 million. Now with 18 startups in its portfolio, TAU Ventures just announced that it has raised a second fund of $50 million to invest in startups. “TAU Ventures operates by the standard venture capital […]

TAU Ventures, the VC of Tel Aviv University, raises a second fund of $50 million 

TAU Ventures, the investment fund of Tel Aviv University, announced on Monday the raising of a second fund of $50 million for investments in startups, with the opportunity to grow the fund to $70 million. The fund invests in early financing stages, often investing the first money in the company or after angel investment. The […]

Boosting campus innovation, Haifa University launches student VC fund 

The University of Haifa has become the latest Israeli university to launch a student venture capital fund, seeking to boost entrepreneurship on campus by investing in start-ups run by students, academics and recent graduates. The HIL Fund was established by the University of Haifa Innovation Labs (HIL) in partnership with fresh.fund, an Israeli early-stage venture capital […]

Yeshiva University Opens Brand-New Innovation Lab 

Yeshiva University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 16 to unveil its brand new Innovation Lab. Located in Furst Hall, the Lab is host to a renovated office space that will serve as a hub for Israeli startups to collaborate with students at YU in a number of different areas of work. Startups will obtain benefits […]

New fund seeks to boost partnerships between MIT, Israeli universities

A fund launched by the Mortimer Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program seeks to match faculty members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and seven Israeli academic institutions in an effort to promote the “next generation of groundbreaking research” in sciences and technology. The new MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is now calling for proposals from […]

Israel launches incentive program for female-led startups

In Israel, only 8 percent of startups are led by women. And while that’s not very different from the rest of the world, it does imply that Startup Nation isn’t actually that nationwide. In response, the Israel Innovation Authority, the government body in charge of supporting research and development in Israel, will launch a designated […]

Israeli VC, Hospital Launch $45M Medical Innovation Fund

Last week, K Health, an AI-based primary care consultant announced it has raised its series B of  $25 million – only five months after raising its series A. K Health was founded in 2016, and claims to be the first startup to use true AI in consumer health at the primary care level. Their secret weapon: Access to […]

Student-Run Venture Capital Fund Launches in Israel 

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is launching $1m student-run venture capital fund. Cactus Capital will invest in student, recent graduate and academic entrepreneurial initiatives. The fund will offer three tracks: – Ignite: Up to $5,000 for technological startups in the ideation stage – Validate: Up to $20,000 for technology startups […]

Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University launch joint nanoscience program

A new collaborative venture between Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University brings together researchers and students in the field of nanotechnology through joint research and development projects, student exchange programs and research grants. Under the new partnership, two researchers from each university will receive post-doctoral fellowships supporting two years of research at the partner institution. […]