Author: OurCrowd

[PlaySight in Globe Newswire] ITA Adopts PlaySight’s PlayFair Video Replay Technology

Today, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is excited to announce that it has officially approved PlaySight’s PlayFair video challenge replay system heading into the 2019-2020 season after a successful three-year pilot. PlayFair enables multi-angle video review for line call challenges, with the mission to improve sportsmanship throughout college tennis and increase participation in and viewership of the sport. Read more...

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In the News: See the list of Tel Aviv’s hottest startups, life-saving tech, & more

Did you know? “Tel Aviv is the city with the highest number of startups per capita in the world, according to the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem report — more than 6,000, of which 18 are unicorns.” See Wired’s list of Tel Aviv’s hottest startups, including OurCrowd portfolio companies Zebra Medical Vision and Arbe Robotics. This week Amazon officially announced its launch of operations in Israel, while Intel unveiled its first AI chip, which was developed in Israel. The chip was designed to target large data centers and is already being used by Facebook. Congrats to soil analytics startup CropX on its $10M raise, which OurCrowd was happy to take part in. Startup Nation and beyond Startups saving lives: Check out the research showing Israeli startup MedAware can reduce prescription errors and save up to 100,000 lives, and read up on Edgybees’ lifesaving drones. From the Sussita to Mobileye, what is the secret of Israel’s automotive technology success? Why Israel is automotive tech’s global engine. The revolution is coming – Sight Diagnostics’ 10-minute blood test device shifts focus from lab to doctor’s...

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[Ripple in Time] The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy

Pea starch is used to make noodles, and the leftover protein is shipped over to the US. McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams makes five non-dairy flavors starring micronized pea protein; Ripple Foods has sold 7 million gallons of its non-dairy milk made with Ripptein, a proprietary protein made from yellow peas; and Annie’s, one of the scant few utilizing organic peas, stashes it in its mac and cheese. Read...

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[DailyPay in QSR] Can Early Pay Help Restaurants Retain Employees?

One such tool, called DailyPay, has been growing in popularity with many big-name brands, including Captain D’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, and KFC, DailyPay spokesman Karl Pawlewicz says. He describes the technology, which can be accessed as a phone application or on the computer for employees, as an “ATM for employee earnings.” Read...

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