Once again, two new election app breaches exposed personal data on millions of Israelis. Last week, Calcalist reported a severe security breach in the campaign management app of Israel’s ruling Likud party, which compromised the personal data of over 6 million voters. Read more

Teva Israel to stop distribution of weight loss drug amid cancer concerns. On Thursday, the manufacturer of Belviq weight loss drug, Eisai, announced it was withdrawing the drug from the U.S. market after a five-year trial found it increased risk of cancer by 0.6%. Read more

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Expert | To seek out new life and new deadly viruses. If life does exist beyond Earth then there is a possibility that seeking it could introduce novel contagions far worse than coronavirus. Read more


Payments company Flywire buys healthcare payments startup Simplee. The companies did not disclose the financial details, but one person familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity valued the deal at $100 million. Read more

Automated teeth whitening startup Mavrik Dental raises $30 million. Mavrik develops dental devices that help automate dental treatments, as well as devices such as a fully automated teeth-whitening system. Read more

OurCrowd’s Global Investor Summit:


  • Artificial intelligence is not overhyped, says OurCrowd CEO. Watch the video
  • Toyota is scouting for smart cities startups, says Toyota Ventures exec. Watch the video
  • Seagate Technologies opens Tel Aviv innovation center. Watch the video
  • FC Barcelona has an eye for Israeli sports tech innovation, says exec. Watch the video
  • Tasting algae ice cream with Simpliigood CEO. Watch the video
  • This wheelchair alternates between sitting and standing upright. Watch the video
  • This startup develops painless blood tests. Watch the video