O’Sullivan has been watching dockless bike sharing as closely as anyone. Like a growing number of VCs, he has a horse in this race: New York-based Social Bicycles, or SoBi, which says it was first in producing a dockless bike that features a trackable GPS system and an integrated lock that allows it to be […]
An Israeli cybersecurity firm is raising fresh concerns about hackers taking control of moving cars, remotely shutting down an engine with the help of a smartphone app, a Bluetooth connection and a type of $75 device commonly plugged into ports found under vehicle dashboards. Read more on The Wall Street Journal here.
Credit bureau Experian Plc has joined forces with technology firm BioCatch to use behavioral biometrics to help its clients spot fraudsters applying for credit cards and other lending products online, the companies said on Friday. BioCatch’s software, which was integrated in Experian’s fraud prevention platform, analyzes the way users interact with devices and websites by […]
Pixie Technology has a way to find your lost wallet or misplaced keys. It uses a combination of tracking chips, which the company dubbed the “location of things,” along with augmented reality technology. Los Altos, Calif.-based Pixie sells Bluetooth LE-connected fobs that create a connection with each other. When you are holding a fob, such […]
Fresh from the most successful OurCrowd Global Investor Summit 2017, Israeli serial entrepreneur and OurCrowd co-founder and CEO, Jon Medved has become one of the most vocal and engaging advocates in the global investment crowdfunding sector. OurCrowd vets and selects opportunities, invests its own capital, and brings companies to its accredited membership of global investors. […]
A year after receiving FDA clearance for their smartphone-connected glucometer, Israel-based DarioHealth is in good shape, reporting record revenues, an increasing user base and big plans to expand with payers, new markets and partnerships to monetize big data. On an earnings call, DarioHealth CEO Erez Raphael told investors the fourth quarter of 2016 “seriously advanced” […]
The United Nations estimates the number of people over the age of 65 will triple to more than 1.5 billion by the year 2050. Many of the elderly will want to live in their own homes as they get older, so new technologies will be needed to manage their care. Israel-based Intuition Robotics has designed […]
The startup responsible for the command and control system behind the Iron Dome missile defense system is now supplying critical infrastructure support to New York’s largest public power organization. The Petah Tikvah-based mPrest, a provider of mission- critical monitoring, control and analytics software for utilities, has deployed a predictive health analytics application to enhance the […]
“The deal confirms Israel’s global leadership position in autonomous driving technologies,” said Jon Medved, chief executive of OurCrowd, a venture firm with investments in the sector. “The deal will also increase attention and funding for the already burgeoning Israeli cohort of next generation autonomous driving technology startups.” Read more on ABC News here.
Israel’s emergence as a center for automotive technology got a vote of confidence on Monday when Intel Corp. said it would pay $15 billion for Mobileye NV, a Jerusalem-based maker of chips and software for driverless cars. It will be the largest takeover of an Israeli tech firm and follows a series of deals and […]