Author: Naama Segal

What’s next for Israeli auto-tech & more [OurCrowd Newsletter]

What’s the secret to hi-tech success? Read up on this news item and more below. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Mobileye acquisition to start Israeli auto-tech boom Intel could make more acquisitions in Israel, and Check Point and the defense industries are also interested in the sector. Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News OurCrowd featured in Times of Israel Surgical Theater featured in VRFocus BioCatch featured in PR Newswire   Hi-tech success is all about ‘disruption,’ experts say Shaping a successful start-up means not only causing significant creative disruption, but also satisfying a critical need – rather than simply “breaking” something for the sake of breaking it, an industry expert told Tel Aviv innovators. Read more. China’s tech money heads for Israel as U.S. welcome wanes Struggling to seal deals in the United States as regulatory scrutiny tightens, Chinese companies looking to invest in promising technology are finding a warmer welcome for their cash in Israel. Read more. Israeli study finds missing protein may contribute to Alzheimer’s Ben-Gurion University researchers say high levels of SIRT6 facilitate DNA repair, recommend focus...

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Israeli tech used for world’s first dual robotic surgery [OurCrowd Newsletter]

Israeli tech is used in the world’s first dual robotic surgery, Israel creates a cyber drone, and which startup will be the next Mobileye? It’s all in this week’s newsletter. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Surgeons perform world’s first-ever dual robotic surgery Factory worker to walk again after revolutionary three-hour surgery at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News eVigilo featured in Israel21c Intuition Robotics featured in Washington Post Taranis featured in Globes mPrest featured in CIO New Zealand Invertex featured in Crowdfund Insider Nanorep featured in Bankless Times   Israeli companies unveil cyber drone The Condor can locate wanted terrorists at a distance of kilometers, even if they are hiding in buildings or tunnels. Read more. After Mobileye, the hunt is on for next Israeli ‘unicorn’ Israelis continue to excel across a wide spectrum of sectors such as cyber security, transportation technologies, energy, water and big data, positioning the country as an international leader in the hi-tech community. Read more. Israeli companies to train Japanese in cyber know-how Israel and Japan today signed...

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Israeli-founded Gett acquires New York-rival Juno & more [OurCrowd Newsletter]

Heat’s on across the rideshare/mobility scene: Israeli-founded Gett acquires its New York-rival  Juno; and how did 3 startups get a VC to say yes? Read up on these news items and more below. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now On-demand ride service Gett confirms acquisition of Juno for $200M The competitive landscape for transportation apps has become a little smaller today. Gett has announced that it has acquired Juno, a rival in the New York market. Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News Mpirica featured in Crowdfund Insider Zebra featured in Nvidia Consumer Physics featured in Entrepreneur   How 3 startups got a VC to say yes 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. Read more. Israeli startup raising dips in Q1 2017 “We expect the Mobileye deal – which shifted paradigms regarding valuations of Israeli companies – to have future impact on the industry in terms of growth in capital raising volumes.” Read more. Israeli urban tech-integrator brings smart city management to East...

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Israeli youth launch nanosatellite into space & more [OurCrowd Newsletter]

Israel is playing a leading role in space innovation, as well as photonics. Read up on these news items and more below. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Nanosatellite built by Israeli high-schoolers blasts into space ‘Duchifat-2,’ a joint venture by dozens of high school students from around the country, will study the lower thermosphere. Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News NSLComm featured in Red Herring Invertex featured in Globes Social Bicycles featured in TechCrunch Argus featured in Yahoo Finance Trendlines featured in Business Times StackIQ featured in Market Wired   The world’s eyes are on Israel for photonics innovations In the early 1970s, when physicist Abraham Katzir was a graduate student at Hebrew University, his supervisor urged him to get into optics, the study of light. The future, he predicted, was all about lasers and optical fibers. Read more. Israeli startups push crowdfunding as investment in Israel Funding platforms like OurCrowd and iAngels — which require relatively low minimum investments and supply easy access to pre-vetted Israeli startups — are making Israeli industry much more accessible to Jews outside Israel. Read more. Microsoft reportedly to acquire...

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Pull over, Detroit – Israel as self-driving leader and more [OurCrowd Newsletter]

Israel is now leading the way in self-driving car tech! Read this item and more in this week’s Startup Nation newsletter. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Pull over, Detroit: Israel is new Motown for self-driving car tech Detroit has been known as “the motor city” ever since it became the center of the automobile industry at the beginning of the twentieth century. But now, one hundred years later, with the car tech industry heavily focused on producing self-driving vehicles, it’s not Detroit leading the way, but Israel. Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News Trendlines featured in Times of Israel BioCatch featured in Reuters ReWalk featured in PR Newswire CyberX featured in Network World MedAware featured in Globes Bizzabo featured in TechCrunch   Israeli startup extracting water from air, around the world Water Gen tech works in remote locations, and where pipes are no longer safe. Read more. In big day for Israeli high-tech, Valens raises $60 million, Dapulse $25 million It was a big day for Israel’s high-tech industry on Thursday, with two startups announcing they had raised a combined $85 million...

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