As Israel observes Hanukkah – a celebration of the light among the darkness – it’s time to highlight the tech trends creating sparks within the Startup Nation.

Note, these trends are based on our deal flow – what our team sees on the ground.

Trend 8/8: New Charging Tech

How a trend is born: 

Is there anything worse than seeing your phone’s battery bar turn red? And, whenever it happens, it’s certainly when you most need more power.

Although many new smartphones are already equipped with high capacity batteries, they take considerably longer to charge. Batteries have long been outstripped by the tech they power in terms of quality and innovation, but that does not mean there’s nothing new on the horizon. Over the past few years battery and charging methods are gradually improving and exciting new developments are hitting the market.

Who’s who: 

When it comes to the emerging wireless charging landscape for mobile devices, the Startup Nation is maintaining its reputation as a leading force.

Here are some Israeli companies working hard to switch off that low battery warning in the future:

  • Wi-Charge: Wi-Charge is working to create a safe wireless power transmitter that allows clients to charge their devices without a charger — using infrared radiation.
  • StoreDot: StoreDot is a nanotechnology company with a ground-breaking technology, based on its discovery of new generation, self-assembled nanodots of biological origin. The Israeli startup recently made headlines as it announced that by 2016 their technology will be able to recharge your phone in just 30 seconds.
  • PowerMat: The company is a developer of wireless energy transfer solutions for consumers, OEM and public places, allowing you to power your phone without wires or cords or worries. PowerMat‘s inductive charging technology has been adopted by Power Matters Alliance (PMA), Duracell, General Motors, Starbucks and AT&T.
  • Humavox: Humavox is engaged in the development and deployment of an effortless wireless power solution that redefines power related perceptions for manufacturers and consumers.

What’s next:

Two major industries stand to gain the most from the advancement of new charging technologies: mobile technology and electric cars. Both industries sell devices that use a lot of electricity and are often rendered inconvenient by needing to be plugged into a power outlet.


Over this past week, for each night of Hanukkah we posted about a hot new tech trend sparking up the Startup Nation. 2014 has turned out to be a successful year for Israel’s startup ecosystem and we look forward to seeing what the next year will bring us in terms of amazing tech trends.

Be sure to check in with us again next year for OurCrowd’s 2015 Hanukkah tech trend roundup!

P.S.- If waiting until Hanukkah 2015 is too long and you need your tech trend fix now, check out all the top Israel technology trends from this holiday season.

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