Israel’s IronVest, Exceed, TaTiO get seed money; SecuriThings snags Series B
Israeli biometric account access security solutions developer IronVest has closed a $23 million seed funding round led by venture capital Accomplice.
Accomplice was joined in the round by Trust Ventures, Ulysses, Joule Ventures, OurCrowd and a bunch of unnamed angel investors.
The company says its platform protects users’ personally identifiable information by offering on-the-fly use of masked email addresses, virtual phone numbers and virtual credit cards to protect user privacy and reduce the personal data footprint vulnerable to data breaches.
The startup was founded by a group of former Israeli intelligence officers. IronVest CEO Avi Turgeman was previously founder and chief technology officer of BioCatch. The company’s other co-founders are Chief Technology Officer Kfir Yeshayahu, Chief Marketing Officer Guy Bauman and Vice President of Product Yaron Dror.
Before founding IronVest, Turgeman, Bauman and Dror were founding team members at the mobile-commerce startup platform Tapingo, which Grubhub acquired in 2018.
Israeli tech startup SecuriThings has secured a $21 million Series B funding round led by U.S. Venture Partners. USVP was joined by new investor Swisscom Ventures and earlier backers Aleph, Firstime VC, and Cresson Management.
The latest fundraise brings the total money snagged by SecuriThings to $39 million.
The startup says its IoTOps platform helps organizations manage and secure physical security devices at scale, aiding physical security teams to ensure device performance while reducing costs. Its platform provides real-time visibility, protection, and predictive maintenance capabilities for IoT devices.
Israeli marketplace Exceed has raised $8 million in a seed funding round led by private investment firm BRM Group, with participation from the global online venture investing platform OurCrowd and others.
Exceed, whose marketplace “allows both fans and retail investors to participate in the success of top talent” says it aims to “bring creatives, investors, and fans together through a platform that allows any artist or talent to partner with their audience via SEC compliant IPOs.”
The startup says it has already invested $5.3 million talent pre-launch, allowing those talents to retain control of their work while raising the necessary funds to grow their careers, and connect with their fans.
The startup has also named music industry veteran Anthony Martini, President. Martini has managed and developed multi-platinum acts like Tyga, Killer Mike, Lil Dicky and IDK, broke TikTok’s biggest avatar influencer, had several successful exits, and as a CEO of Royalty Exchange, he pioneered the world’s first music royalty NFTs.
Israeli talent acquisition platform TaTiO has raised $5.3 million in a seed round led by Mensch Capital Partners and Cresson Management, with participation from Cerca Discovery, Tau Ventures Ltd., Techstars, and GoodCompany.
TaTiO says it offers a method of job recruitment that eliminates the fixation on resumes, instead focusing on skills.
TaTiO sources potential candidates and provides realistic job simulation tasks that predict their aptitude for a variety of careers. AI analysis learns and tracks each candidate’s behavior, service orientation, and tone of voice producing a report with a job-specific prediction score and providing employers with a performance assessment before the first interview is set.