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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 to Launch New Fund Focused on Maritime Tech

May 11, 2021

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.

VC Specialist Goes to Sea

November 16, 2020

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

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.

thyssenkrupp Partnership with theDOCK yields 4 promising Startups

September 21, 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.

Leading Maritime Organizations in Asia Pacific tap into Innovative Israeli Technologies

August 23, 2020

SeaNews: On Wednesday, August 19, a virtual event was held on “The Digitalization of Trade – technology innovations for ports, shipping and maritime logistics”. The webinar was initiated by the Asia-Pacific Economic Attachés of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry, and in collaboration with theDOCK – an Israeli-based venture capital fund and accelerator focused on maritime innovation...

Interview: Hannan Carmeli & theDOCK: Fertile Grounds for Innovation

August 18, 2020

Our “Chief Dreamer” Hannan Carmeli in an interview with Greg Trauthwein of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, sharing the story behind founding theDOCK, and the path to facilitating meaningful technology innovation for ports, shipping and logistics sectors through collaboration with deep tech startups.

Funding the Digital Transformation

May 21, 2020

Nir Gartzman in an interview with Craig Eason (Fathom World) emphasizes the importance of neutral venture funding in order to support great and visionary ideas addressing the maritime sector.

Maritime Startups, Investment & Innovation Post-COVID19

May 12, 2020

An exclusive one-on-one interview with Hannan Carmeli, Co-Founder and CEO of theDOCK and Peter Stewart, Chief Editor,

First cooperation agreement signed between thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and theDOCK maritime fund and innovation center

July 29, 2019

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) and theDOCK, maritime-tech fund and innovation hub focusing on ports, shipping and maritime logistics sector, signed a cooperation agreement

Exclusive Interview with Hannan Carmeli, theDOCK Founder & CEO

June 12, 2019

Data is power. An average ship generates 2 GB of data which if used effectively can streamline and smoothen operations remarkably, said Hannan Carmeli, Founder and CEO of theDOCK, a leading innovation company based in Israel. Hannan spoke in detail on data and its optimum use and several other aspects of the shipping and maritime industry during an interview with Sea News.

PSA unboXed Joins Forces with theDOCK

April 9, 2019

PSA unboXed, the Singapore-based innovation and corporate venture capital arm of PSA International, and Israeli-based theDOCK Innovation Hub have entered into an agreement to leverage innovative technologies that will benefit the port, maritime and supply chain sector. Under the agreement, theDOCK will facilitate for PSA unboXed, scouting, screening and investment in promising startups which provide solutions addressing specific challenges cited by PSA. 

Cargotec Partners with theDOCK Building a Smarter and Better Cargo Industry

March 24, 2019

Dr. Tero Hottinen said: "theDOCK has shown tremendous value in being able to act as a local spider in the web connecting relevant startups with strategic interest to global corporates like us. With this partnership, we at Cargotec are really looking forward to take the collaboration to a next stage with theDOCK."

Kirby Corporation Partners with theDOCK to Accelerate Innovation to Marine Operations

February 24, 2019

David Grzebinski, Kirby’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We look forward to joining hands with theDOCK which offers insight into innovation in the maritime and other industries. It is an opportunity to embrace innovation and technology to support Kirby’s safety initiatives, improve operational agility and efficiency.”

Start-Up Hub Makes Israel Port of Call for Maritime Innovation

December 31, 2018

Cybersecurity, agritech, digital health and autonomous vehicles have all put Israel on the map as a global innovation center in recent years.

Now, two former Israel Navy commanders are riding the wave of innovation to transform the Jewish state into the port of call for global maritime technology.

On-board with theDOCK innovation hub

November 13, 2018

theDOCK innovation hub, an Israeli business and technology accelerator, promises to ‘accelerate your start-up to an ocean of possibilities.’ But what does that mean in practice and who are some of the maritime companies benefiting from its experience?

DSV Partners with theDOCK to Boost Transport & Logistics Technology Innovation

October 15, 2018

Another step to boost technology innovation in the start-up nation, DSV, a global supplier of transport and logistics services, partners with the Israeli maritime focused innovation hub – theDOCK – to engage in open innovation.

Maritime startup accelerator puts down anchor in Haifa

September 15, 2018

An Israeli startup called Pick a Pier is bringing the Airbnb concept to boat marinas. Another Israeli startup, Loginno, built a smart container-tracking solution to monitor location and cargo conditions. These are two of the seven companies in the first cohort of theDOCK, an Israeli innovation hub and accelerator that has set sail on a big blue ocean of opportunities for maritime innovation.

Wärtsilä partners with theDOCK to seek innovative startup potential

September 1, 2018

Wärtsilä announces an official partnership with theDOCK Innovation Hub, an Israel-based maritime-focused startup accelerator, in a move it hopes will see the Technology giant connecting with the hottest local talent and emerging technologies within the marine sector. theDOCK brings together maritime stalwarts and aspiring creative startups to deliver practical innovations for port, shipping and logistics operations.

On the Dock - Israel's First Maritime Accelerator is Making a Splash

September 6, 2018

Since the hub was launched, Carmeli says Israeli interest in the maritime industry has grown steadily. “There were about 5 or 6 operating startups when we first started,” he tells NoCamels. “Now, partially because of us and partially because of the growing trends, there are about 20 initiatives targeting the maritime sector in Israel.”

The Story of the Hub for Israeli Maritime Innovation and Startups

May 11, 2018

The startup nation is well-known for plenty of breakthrough technologies in every technology sector, yet, the maritime technology remained untouched. theDOCK Innovation Hub in Haifa is aiming to change that. We had an interview with CEO and Founder, Hannan Carmeli.

theDOCK signs partnership agreement with Lloyd’s Register

April 9, 2018

Lloyd’s Register adds its support to theDOCK, a first of its kind innovation hub in Israel focusing on fostering maritime innovation. Having recently raised a micro-fund, and with the support of companies such as Maersk, theDOCK operates a start-ups’ acceleration program which offers to its portfolio start-ups seed investment, incubation and mentorship services and most importantly, go-to-market acceleration.

theDOCK Innovation Hub has teamed up with Maersk

March 10, 2018

The world’s largest carrier will use the partnership as an opportunity to meet start-ups. Founded by veteran Israeli technology leaders, along with port and maritime experts, theDOCK aims to deliver practical innovation to port and maritime operations. The logistics domain presents an ocean of opportunities for innovation following decades of conservative evolution.

Israeli Team WIns First Place at The World Port Hackathon 2017

September 1, 2017

Funded and supported by theDock Innovation Hub, Israeli team – DockTech - wins first place and Smart Port Prize at the World Port Hackathon held in Rotterdam.

Technology innovation sparked by startup hub

August 16, 2017

Port operators can contribute to a new maritime innovation hub set up to harness and develop technology from startups.

Facing the Horizon: The Israeli Start-Up Scene Jumps Headfirst into the Water

July 28, 2017

“Israel, as the startup nation, has relevant technology assets such as Automation, Big Data, Cyber and IoT, and yet it is not on the map in the maritime industry,” says Hannan Carmeli. “theDock Innovation Hub considers that an opportunity to act”.

(Article is in Hebrew)