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Shark Tank Meets Spine Start Up VerteCore!

While most of the talk this summer has been about shark sightings and attacks along our beaches and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’s race against the great white shark on the Discovery channel, there are some entrepreneurs who are quietly preparing to go head to head with a different group of sharks in the upcoming season of ABC’s Shark Tank which is scheduled to return in the fall.

MobileODT Secures $6.8M Series B Funding led by OrbiMed

Today, MobileODT announced it has raised an additional $6.825 million in a Series B fundraising round led by OrbiMed Advisors - a leading healthcare venture fund. Previous investors Tristel plc. also participated in the round. MobileODT has raised over $13 million to date.

Osso VR Gets $2M to Train Surgeons in Virtual Operating Rooms

Osso VR, a startup looking to disrupt the surgical device training space with virtual reality, has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Signalfire, with participation from Anorak Ventures. The company provides software that creates a virtual operating room on VR platforms like Oculus Rift/Touch or the HTC Vive.

11 Israeli Startups You Should Know

Back in 2015, I ran an article about 10 innovative Israeli startups to watch, compiled from my discussions with Hillel Fuld and others who follow the Israeli startup scene. It is now 2017, and I have assembled a new list of Israeli firms to watch. (Please note that I have specifically avoided including any information-security related businesses in this list as I cover cybersecurity firms in other pieces.)