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August 8, 2019
Barnea Represents Anzu in Investment Round
Our firm represented the Israeli startup Anzu (Anzu.io) in a USD 6.5 million fundraising round. Anzu developed a platform for game developers that allows the integration of advertisements into the game world. The investment round was led by Advs. Itay Gura and Ido Freund from our Commercial Department.
July 24, 2019
Raising Early Stage Financing for Your Start-Up? The Do’s and Don’ts You Must Know

Raising financing is tricky, stressful and for many involves navigating uncharted waters. Click to read for useful information to help you sidestep certain unhealthy choices.

July 15, 2019
IBM Alpha Zone – Mentors Meet Class 9
As part of the firm's representation of the IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator, Adv. Itay Gura attended a session with participants of the new class and lectured on the issues facing late-stage startup companies.  
July 14, 2019
Barnea Represented Bridgepoint in the Acquisition of Qualitest
Our firm represented the private equity group Bridgepoint in the acquisition of control in the Israeli software testing company Qualitest from Marlin Equity Partners for approx. USD 420 million.
June 11, 2019
Lectures at Hebrew University's Entrepreneurship Center
Commercial Department partners Yuval Lazi and Itay Gura lectured on founders' agreements to participants in the digital and social entrepreneurship programs at the Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center.
June 3, 2019
Barnea Represented Johnson & Johnson Innovation in an Investment Round in Techsomed
Micky Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss, Itay Gura, Mayer Winkler, and Ido Freund represented Johnson Johnson Innovation in an investment round in the Israeli medtech startup Techsomed Medical Technologies Ltd. Founded in 2012, Techsomed has developed an image analysis system that helps track tissue response to thermal ablation, the process of destroying tumors using extreme heat or cold. Techsomed intends to use the funding toward receiving regulatory approval in the US, Europe, and Japan. JJDC led the company's current round of financing, which included both former and new investors, such as Screen Holdings, the Alfred Mann Institute at the Technion (AMIT), NextLeap Ventures, and Axil Capital.
February 4, 2019
Lecture: Founders' Agreements
Adv. Itay Gura lectured today on founders' agreements to entrepreneurs at WeWork Labs in Tel Aviv.
January 8, 2019
Hosting Participants of the EdStart Program
We hosted today participants of AWS EdStart, an educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator. A number of partners from our firm spoke at the seminar: Itay Gura lectured on founders' agreements, Dr. Dotan Baruch on websites' terms of use, Daniel Lorber on intellectual property, and Harel Perlmutter on the tax issues of startups.
January 2, 2019
Lecture: Don't risk it - Get your Founders Agreement right
Adv. Itay Gura lectured today at WeWork Labs in Haifa on the importance of founders' agreements. Itay discussed the key issues that must be addressed in such agreements and what the impact of each issue is on the founders and the startup.
December 20, 2018
Barnea Represents MMG Capital Ventures in Investment Round
Our firm represented MMG Capital Ventures as the main investor in the latest investment round of Home Hero.
September 4, 2018
Catalan Delegation
We hosted together with Catalonia Trade Investment a delegation of companies that arrived in Israel in search of new investment opportunities.
July 30, 2018
Barnea Represented JJDC as the Lead Investor in OrthoSpin Ltd.
Our firm represented the US pharmaceutical and medical devices company Johnson Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC) in a USD 3 million lead investment round in OrthoSpin Ltd. OrthoSpin is an Israeli-based startup that provides smart robotic external fixation systems.
May 14, 2018
Ethemba Capital Selling Control in Avgol to Indorama Ventures
Our firm is representing British private equity firm Ethemba Capital in its sale of control in Israeli company Avgol Nonwoven Industries Ltd. to Indorama Ventures Spain S.L., a chemical manufacturer whose shares are traded on the Thai stock exchange. The price of the sale is valued at NIS 1.7 billion.
April 25, 2018
Hosting Taasiyeda Participants for Lecture on Startup Essentials
Our firm is hosting today the participants of Taasiyeda, an education program founded by the Manufacturers Association of Israel, for a seminar on founders' agreements, IP, and tax issues.
March 6, 2018
Itay Gura to Lecture on Founders Agreements
Adv. Itay Gura will lecture today at the hiCenter Ventures Meetup on why founders' agreements are a solid foundation before taking the next step.
January 10, 2018
Israel’s International Innovative Edge in Robotics Technology

The 21st century robotics industry impacts nearly every facet of life – business, health, commerce, education, and even government. In fact, Tractica, a market research firm, forecasts that this technological area will grow from $31 billion in 2016 to $237.3 billion by 2022. 

December 11, 2017
Barnea & Co. Represented EXO Technologies in Acquisition by Lear
Barnea Co. represented Israeli startup EXO Technologies, a developer of GPS technology for autonomous and connected vehicle applications, in its acquisition by the American corporation Lear.
November 1, 2017
Barnea & Co. represents HP in its acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co. Printer Business
HP Inc. completed its acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s printer business in a deal valued at $1.05 billion. HP Inc. was represented by Barnea Co.
September 14, 2017
Itay Gura to Lecture on Founders Agreements and IP
Adv. Itay Gura will lecture today at StarTAU's acceleration program on founders' agreements and IP.
July 12, 2017
Adv. Itay Gura to lecture at HIP - Heseg Innovators Program
Adv. Itay Gura will lecture today on the topic of founders agreements at HIP - Heseg Innovators Program.
July 2, 2017
Barnea & Co. represented Johnson & Johnson regarding its investment in the startup, DayTwo
Barnea Co. represented Johnson Johnson in respect of its investment of USD 12 million in the startup, DayTwo, which provides personalized nutrition recommendations based on mapping and analyzing the composition of intestinal bacteria.
June 12, 2017
BEE - Business Entrepreneurial Experience
Adv. Itay Gura will lecture today on founders agreements and IP at the BEE program, part of the Tel Aviv University entrepreneurship center.
May 28, 2017
Startup Science Innovation Seminar – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Dotan Baruch and Adv. Itay Gura from Barnea Co. will lecture today on investment agreements and intellectual property to students participating in the Startup Science Innovation seminar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
March 29, 2017
Barnea & Co. Represented Viola Private Equity in an Investment in Similar Web
Barnea Co. represented Viola Private Equity in an investment of USD 50 million in Similar Web, a leading digital market intelligence platform that provides insights for websites and applications.
March 27, 2017
Forces That Drive Innovative Countries – The Israeli Example
February 23, 2017
Adv. Itay Gura to lecture at the Startau Entrepreneurship Course
Adv. Itay Gura will lecture today on the topic of founders agreements at 'Ignition' - the Entrepreneurship Course of Startau, Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center.
July 21, 2016
Barnea & Co. Was Selected to Work In Conjunction with the IDC Legal Clinic For Startups
Barnea Co. was selected to work in conjunction with the IDC Legal Clinic for Startups in supporting law students and entrepreneurs from under represented sectors, in the 2016/2017 academic year.
May 31, 2016
Tel Aviv University MBA Hackathon
Adv. Yuval Lazi and Adv. Itay Gura attended at the Tel Aviv University to lecture to participants in the Tel Aviv University’s MBA Programs in Innovation and Entrepreneurship on some of the legal and commercial aspects of starting a business. The participants took part in a Hackathon on 30th May.
April 11, 2016
China's Fosun to buy Dead Sea cosmetics
Yesterday, the signing ceremony of the Share Purchase Agreement for the sale of Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd. to Fosun (China), for approximately NIS 290 million, was held in Jerusalem. Micky Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss and Itay Gura from our firm represented Kibbutz Mitzpe Shalem, one of the selling shareholders.
March 27, 2016
Barnea & Co. represented Continuity Software
Barnea Co. represented Continuity Software in a transaction for the sale of the company to Kedma Capital for an amount of NIS 160 million. Continuity Software is the leading provider of service availability risk management solutions. Representing Continuity Software- Adv. Micky Barnea and Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss. Adv. Yuval Lazi represented Kedma Capital.
February 14, 2016
Barnea & Co represented Covercy
Adv. Simon Jaffa, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss, Adv. Itay Gura and Adv. Karin Kashi represented Covercy, a Fintech start up in the foreign exchange and remittance industry, in raising financing in a round led by SGVC
July 12, 2015
Barnea & Co represented Blender
Israeli startup Blender announced today that it had raised $5 million from Blumberg Capital. The company has raised $3.5 million since it was founded, not including the current round. 
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