Founded by Jon Medved, OurCrowd is an equity crowdfunding platform that allows accredited investors to invest in pre-vetted startups alongside trusted venture capital investors and angel investors. The OurCrowd community has invested over $440 million (£339 million) into a range of companies, with $80 million (£62 million) going to startups operating in the healthcare sector. […]
This is a mixed bag of applications that impact many different fields. Take, for example, Intuition Robotics, started by yet another graduate from Israel’s military intelligence unit 8200, which earlier this year introduced an artificial intelligence-based robotic device called ElliQ that aims to keep elderly people active and engaged. Medaware, another start-up, watches out for […]
Eyal Goldwerger, chief executive of BioCatch, another behavioural biometrics company, says: “Authentication is all well and good but if fraudsters are already inside your system it’s no use. Most instances of banking fraud occur after user authentication has taken place.” Read more on BBC here.
The Israeli software start-up behind the Iron Dome command and control system will soon be synchronizing the energy resources of more than 1.2 million New Zealand homes and businesses. The Petah Tikva-based mPrest – a provider of mission-critical monitoring, control and analytics software for utilities – last week announced a new partnership with Vector Limited, […]
For a tiny tabletop robot, ElliQ has a lot of opinions. When the weather is nice, it suggests a walk. When it’s time to take medication, the device is ready with a reminder. Haven’t spoken to relatives in awhile? It thinks a call is in order. Israel-based Intuition Robotics is developing the virtual assistant specifically […]
Elan Zivotofsky is not your typical investor. Rather than just choose where his own firm’s money goes, he makes decisions that also influence thousands of smaller investors. That’s because he oversees investments at OurCrowd, an innovative digital equity crowdfunding platform that’s part Kickstarter, part venture capital firm. Read more on Entrepreneur here.
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 […]