Author: OurCrowd

Newsletter: Connecting Israel and the UAE + Digital Health + Growth for Farmers

Showcasing the Startup Nation to our new partnersin the United Arab Emirates OurCrowd will create history on Sep. 22 when we host the first major public event showcasing the Startup Nation to our new partners in the UAE, allowing many Israeli and Emirati investors to meet online for the first time. In the first quarter of 2020, startups in the MENA region excluding Israel raised $277 million. In the same period, Israeli startups raised $2.74 billion – 10 times as much. With the historic opening of diplomatic relations between the UAE and Israel, Emirati investors finally have a chance to experience the wonders of Israel’s tech economy at first hand. Israel’s Tech Investment Landscape: Introduction for the UAE Investor will provide a unique overview of the current trends, players, and opportunities related to tech investment in Israel. OurCrowd investing professionals experienced in doing business with the UAE and top startup entrepreneurs will give practical insights into the Israeli innovation ecosystem and its key sectors, including AI, Healthcare, and Mobility. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and historic...

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Vegan brand Beyond Meat is building two production facilities in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang to manufacture its plant-based meat products, including vegan beef, pork, and chicken, for the Chinese market. Beyond Meat is the first multinational plant-based meat brand to bring its own major production facility to the country, and it’s expected to be one of the company’s biggest markets for both production and research and development in the near future. Trial production is scheduled to commence within months with full-scale production to start in early 2021. Read...

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[Highcon in WhatTheyThink] Amichai Steimberg Appointed as Highcon Chairman of the Board

Highcon announced today that its shareholders appointed Mr. Amichai Steimberg as Chairman of the Board. Amichai retired in March 2020 as the Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech, a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. In his 28 years there, Amichai worked at all levels of the organization, including as CFO for nine years (2000-2009), and COO and President for 10 years (2009-2019). From February 2019 until his retirement, Amichai led Orbotech through its acquisition by KLA. Read...

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