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xTend

An extended reality company (XR), enabling an immersive and natural flight experience, coupled with advanced HMI and Autonomous Technologies. Working on a wide range of applications-all centered around empowering the person flying with super-human abilities.

Voca

Voca’s virtual agent platform enables companies to reach their customers at scale, with a personal human voice. 

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MediSafe

MediSafe is the world’s leading medication management platform, enabling patients to better manage their daily routines and physicians to better understand their patients’ status.

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Wibbitz

Wibbitz is a market leading provider of automated video creation technology for publishers, enabling a great content experience with seamless integration.

Zooz

Zooz, the market leading global payment platform designed to help merchants maximize their payments performance. In July 2018, Zooz was acquired by PayU, the fintech and e-payments division of Naspers, one of the largest technology investors in the world.

NoTraffic

NoTraffic is on a mission to reduce traffic and vehicle collisions. A smart network of plug and play AI sensors, underpinned by a set of computer vision and deep learning algorithms reacting and communicating with cars in real time. 

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Farm Dog

Farm Dog is a breakthrough cloud based platform that enables effective pest and disease control management, transforming the farming industry’s ability to predict, react to, and manage pest and disease.

LawGeex

LawGeex is disrupting the legal industry by offering an innovative online alternative for people and businesses who need to sign contracts by automatically reviewing contracts and providing users with simple English explanations on potential issues.

SiteAware

SiteAware (former Dronomy) is a provider of construction management solutions enabled by autonomous drone technology.

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MarketMan

MarketMan is a network for the $1 trillion restaurant supply market. It connects restaurants and vendors all across the US, creating new revenue opportunities for both sides.

Shopial

Shopial allows online businesses to reach new customers in 1-click at scale from social networks.

~ Acquired by Magento

Brodmann17

Brodmann17 is enabling a state-of-the-art artificial visual intelligence technology compatible with every edge device out there and with almost no computing power limitation.

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DBmaestro

DBmaestro is a leading DevOps tool provider for the database industry, offering a unique solution for controlling the database continuous delivery processes.

KIDOZ

A leading content discovery platform for kids, the KIDOZ Network allows content publishers to promote, distribute, and monetize their child-friendly content. Kidoz was acquired by Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV:SGW) in December 2019.

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Mabaya

Mabaya offers a unique SaaS platform that helps online retailers and marketplaces generate new revenue through promoting sponsored products in their virtual stores.

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Lightico

Lightico, a fintech SaaS platform for financial institutions and insurance companies. The solution enables collection and verification of customer identity, form completion and document signing during a single call.

UrbanLeap

SaaS project management platform for cities to increase capacity and speed to discover, evaluate and implement new technologies. Partner cities include Palo Alto, San Jose and Sacramento, already seeing huge benefits in innovation.

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Sensibo

Sensibo brings magic to everyday life by turning physical objects into personalized experiences. Their first product, the Sensibo Sky, makes any air conditioner instantly smart, maximizes comfort, and saves energy.

Talenya

Talenya is the world’s first technology-first talent recruiting platform. Using AI, big data, and a unique recruitment experts model, Talenya finds top talent, faster.

Saga

Saga is the first non-anonymous and reserve backed digital currency, with a formal KYC process for participants. It’s advisory council is made up of world leaders including Jacob Frenkel, Prof. Dan Galai and Prof. Myron Scholes.

Home365

Home365 is a “Property Maintenance as a Service” platform for property managers, offering all-inclusive flat-rate subscriptions to take care of all their portfolio maintenance needs.

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MyPermissions

MyPermissions, the world’s leader in app privacy protection, helps users protect their personal online information and helps developers be more transparent and build trust through certification.

Team

Avichay Nissenbaum

General Partner

Entrepreneur, Mentor, Advisor with passion for products and technologies that make a real impact on our life, led by great people that have audacious plans and aspirations on a global scale.

Yaniv Golan

General Partner

I’ve been building software products that people use since 1989.

That’s long enough to make a lot of mistakes in many diverse fields – technological, managerial, organizational, inter-personal.

Hopefully I’ve also learned a lesson or two along the way.

Ido Bar-on

Associate
Intelligence Officer, Bar Manager, Product Owner.
I value creative solutions to real problems. I love seeing technology being harnessed to solve real business problems and love working with entrepreneurs to help them drive value.

Max Marine

Associate

I am passionate about learning, reading, writing, becoming a better communicator, thinking critically about ideas, applying my knowledge, and serving others.

I am grateful for loving parents, relatives, friends, and acquaintances, whose support and constructive criticism have shaped my ideals, values, desires, beliefs, and goals.

I love learning about markets, business models, competitive dynamics, and new technologies.

Tony Saigh

VP Value Creation

Scale up operator – early Skype director who led mobile growth and saw the business scale from 10m to 300m+ users worldwide.

I’m passionate about working alongside entrepreneurs in building and scaling disruptive technologies into category leading global businesses.

At lool, I work hands on with our portfolio to accelerate time to market and scale team, product and business to serve millions of customers globally.

loolNews

מטבע בינ"ל, שליח רובוטי וסיור מוטס בגרנד קניון, בלי לזוז מהכיסא

Amitai Ziv in Haaretz הארץ [Hebrew] with a collection of “moonshots” – Israeli startups that have the potential to make a significant dent in our world. Congratulations to the two Lool ventures portfolio companies that made it to the list – XTEND and Saga!

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To all our friends and colleagues celebrating the Jewish New Year…

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GraphiteRx: Why We Invested

We’re excited to officially welcome GraphiteRx to the lool family. Read on to hear from Avichay Nissenbaum on why we invested and chose to back David Zilberman and team on their mission to decrease healthcare costs and improve medication accessibility.

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2019 Expansion SaaS Benchmarks Report

Want to know how your SaaS startup stacks up against 500+ global SaaS companies? Check out OpenView’s 2019 SaaS Benchmarks Report. Thanks to all the Israeli SaaS founders who took part and OpenView for the opportunity to support. #expansionbenchmarks19 #saasgrowth2019 #saas

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Chapter #11 — Show Me the Money

Raising a seed round? Read the final chapter of “Raising a Seed Round – a Playbook for Israeli Entrepreneurs” by Ido Bar-On – how to go from term sheet to money in the bank and getting back to company building… #termsheet #seedround #venturecapital #raisingcapital

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Thrilled to share that portfolio companies Voca.ai and XTEND were selected as 2 of the 8 finalists of The Pitch. Looking forward to seeing them at the finals at The Journey conference in Tel Aviv on 18 September! #proudinvestor #THEPITCH_2019 #JOURNEY_2019

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Xtend — Why We Invested and the Lesson We Learned - looltalk - Medium

We’re thrilled to announce our latest investment and welcome XTEND to the Lool ventures family. Find out how we came to back Aviv Shapira, Matteo Shapira, Adir Tubi and Rubi Liani to take human machine interaction to another level – read on from Yaniv Golan. And see eXtended Reality in action… #virtualreality, #extendedreality #xr

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Chapter #10: Honey, I’ve Got a Term Sheet - looltalk - Medium

Raising a seed round? Got a term sheet and need to understand it, figure out what’s reasonable and what you should negotiate? Read Chapter 10 of Raising a Seed Round – a Playbook for Israeli Entrepreneurs by Ido Bar-On. #termsheet, #venturecapital, #seedfunding, #israel, #raisingcapital

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Commercial Property Joins Tech Revolution as Spending Soars

The Wall Street Journal on the growing demand for technology innovation from some of the largest global real estate players, including Hines who is working with portfolio company SiteAware #proptech, #constructiontech, #proudinvestor

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lool on the roof - Summertime 2019

Photos from our annual lool on the roof party

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It’s happening #loolontheroof

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Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

It’s out, Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019 report, brace yourselves, 333 slides, so something for everyone here… #mustread #trends2019

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Chapter #8: Completing the Due Diligence Process — Part 1 of 2

Raising a seed round? Understand how VCs approach due diligence and be prepared: read Chapter 8 of Raising your Seed Round – a Playbook for Israeli Entrepreneurs by Max Marine #venturecapital #seedfunding #raisingcapital #israel

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lool Portfolio - Summer BBQ 2019

Summer BBQ for our portfolio leadership teams

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Lool ventures's cover photo

Our beloved loolRoof

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Photos from Lool ventures's post

Summer is here, so we BBQ – thanks to our AIR (Asador-in-residence), Nicolle Pompas Shvo and our portfolio leaders who joined us from Brodmann17, DBmaestro, KIDOZ, LawGeex, Lightico, MarketMan, MyPrivacy, NoTraffic, SiteAware, Talenya, Voca.ai

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SaaS Metrics Survey - 2019 Edition

We’re partnering with our friends at OpenView on an important SaaS Benchmarking Survey we’ve found immensely valuable for the broader software community. We’d love to see as many Israeli SaaS businesses participate this year, so please follow the link below to complete the anonymous survey:

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HBO's Vice News features LawGeex in "The Future of Work" – and LawGeex beats human lawyer again

Lawgeex beat human lawyer. Tunji Williams, graduate of the Top 10 Law School at the University of Virginia, took over an hour to review two documents with 85% and 83% accuracy. LawGeex, operated by CEO Noory Bechor, spent just 18 minutes reviewing and achieved 95% accuracy on both contracts. #legaltech #boom

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NoTraffic is working with a growing number of US cities, leading the way in smart traffic management and CB Insights recognises this rockstar team amongst 40+ startups transforming the future of traffic. Watch this space… #smartcities #trafficmanagement #traffictech #onetowatch

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Avoiding the POC death trap

Want to know what Series A investors look for in enterprise software startups? Lool ventures’ VP Value Creation Tony Saigh shares 5 key proof points around customer traction and product market fit in part 2 of “Avoiding the POC death trap” #startup #enterprisesales #saas #earlystage

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