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VC Specialist Goes to Sea

November 17, 2020

A focused investor from the start-up nation sees oceans of potential in collaboration with Hong Kong

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thyssenkrupp Partnership with theDOCK yields 4 promising Startups

September 22, 2020

On Thursday, September 17, theDOCK hosted the Finals Virtual Event for its Maritime Autonomous Systems Challenge which was sponsored by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) and ATLAS ELEKTRONIK. The event culminated a best practice 3-months screening project in search for excelling startups addressing ATLAS’ declared needs and challenges.

theDOCK invests in OceanScore

August 2, 2023

OceanScore attracted an impressive line-up of investors, completing an oversubscribed seed round, with global container shipping giant MSC, P. Döhle, the Schoeller family and TecPier

IINO to invest in theDOCK's Navigator II Fund

June 13, 2023

IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. (IINO), invests in theDOCK fund. By partnering with theDOCK, IINO aims to identify promising technologies that improve its operation for the Creation of Economic and Social Value while contributing to the development of innovative technologies that address the industry's challenges, such as carbon neutrality by 2050 and energy transformation toward that goal.

HHLA Next to invest in Navigator II Fund

April 4, 2023

HHLA Next, Hamburg Port (Hafen) und Logistik AG venture arm joins theDOCK's Navigator II fund. HHLA Next investment in theDOCK fund expands its exposure to maritime, ports, and supply chain startups and to the ecosystem in Israel, the Middle East, and beyond.

HHLA Next: "We are excited to work closely together with Nir Gartzman, Hannan Carmeli, and the team of theDOCK as well as joining many other international LPs and partners in terminal operations, ship ownership, and logistics such as NYK and PSA, who have also invested in the fund."

ORIX Corporation to invest in theDOCK's Navigator II Fund

February 7, 2023

ORIX, a diversified multinational financial group, joins theDOCK's Navigator II fund. ORIX’s investment marks a significant milestone for theDOCK, reinforcing the fund's commitment to fostering innovation and driving growth in the maritime and supply chain industry through investments in cutting-edge technologies. A pillar of theDOCK's strategy is to engage with a diversified network of strategic partners, and ORIX strengthens that network with its financial expertise

theDOCK invests in Harbor Lab

December 7, 2022

Harbor Lab secures €6.1M to make shipping dock more easily and cheaply

theDOCK invests in DockTech (a follow-on investment)

November 29, 2022

DockTech completes new US$ 2.5 million investment round with the participation of Wilson Sons

theDOCK co-leads investment in Hoopo

August 11, 2022

Hoopo raises $10 million Series A to digitize fleets

theDOCK invests in (formerly ASIO)

January 6, 2022

Israeli maritime-focused VC theDOCK's new fund hits first close, makes debut bet

Shipping and Logistics Giant NYK to Join theDOCK's Navigator II Fund

May 24, 2022

NYK and theDOCK announced earlier today NYK's strategic investment in theDOCK's fund. NYK joins a roster of leaders in terminal operations, ship ownership/management and logistics who invested in the fund which focuses on maritime and logistics innovation.

theDOCK to Launch New Fund Focused on Maritime Tech

January 5, 2022

Israeli maritime tech venture capital firm theDOCK said it plans to launch a second fund—Navigator II—that will focus on investments in digital solutions attending to the needs of maritime, supply chain and offshore operations.

Israeli Maritime Startups Boom as UN Decade of Ocean Science Kicks Off

March 14, 2021

Driving this wave of momentum has been rising Israeli venture capital hub theDOCK. Founded by Israeli Navy veterans in 2017, theDOCK works with early-stage companies in the maritime space to bring their solutions to market. The hub's pioneering efforts ignited Israel's maritime technology sector, and now, with their new fund, theDOCK is motivating these high-tech solutions to also address ESG criteria.

Maritime-Tech “Exits”​ – Surge in 2019/20 Reaching New Horizon

November 16, 2020

Back in October 2018 we opened a previous article with a question we stumbled over back then (by a financial investor) – “Why would I invest in a sector that barely has any exits?”. We decided to take action. We rolled our sleeves and conducted a study reviewing years 2016-2018 to figure out numbers and trends.

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