It’s the 29th most popular website in the U.S. and the seventh most-read on mobile. Meet Shaul Olmert, the man behind PlayBuzz.
A tiny start-up founded by the son of a former Israeli Prime Minister is climbing the online news pop charts by shamelessly riding the coat-tails of BuzzFeed.com, the online news phenomenon
Based in Israel, the company has been around for two years but only this week raised outside funding to expand to the US. The company announced a $1 million seed round from Rutledge Vine Capital, and Israeli micro-VC firms 2B-Angels, Plus Ventures, and Explore. MORE on PandoDaily
Getonic, based in Tel-Aviv, Israel offers small businesses and professionals a unique way of creating scaled-down online stores that can be posted directly to the Web or social feeds. These storefronts, called POPshops, are essentially social widgets and offer a simple but direct ‘Buy Now’ button to encourage readers to make a purchase.