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Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index & more [OurCrowd Newsletter]

VC fundraising hits record, Jerusalem becomes a hi-tech hub, Israel makes it to Bloomberg’s top 10 Innovation Index, and more from the Startup Nation, below. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index Moving up one spot from last year, Israel has been named the 10th most innovative economy in the world in the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index. Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News Influitive featured in PR Newswire MissBeez featured in Management Today Zebra featured in Business Wire IVC: Israeli VC fundraising strengthens The expected final total of $1.6 billion will be a record for the past decade, IVC Research Center reports. Read more. Oracle sets up Tel Aviv startup accelerator for cloud edge US software giant to provide support, services and mentorship to Israeli startups in multi-million dollar global plan. Read more. Jerusalem of tech: How the capital has given Tel Aviv a run for its start-up money The sleepy capital is becoming a hi-tech hub to be reckoned with. Read more.   News Nuggets Mobile ad analytics company AppsFlyer raises...

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What do you think about this Startup Nation newsletter? [OurCrowd Newsletter]

Let us know what you have to say about our newsletter by taking the survey below, and read on for this week’s latest on the Startup Nation. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now We want to hear from you! Do you have two minutes or less? We’d love to hear what you think about this weekly newsletter. Click below to answer a few questions (anonymously). Take the survey. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News Consumer Physics featured in Forbes Global Kinetics featured in Digital Health Corephotonics featured in Reuters Zoomcar featured in ETtech Highcon featured in Printing Impressions VocalZoom featured in Times of Israel OurCrowd’s Qure Fund leads investment in DarioHealth Corp Investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd was the lead investor in a $5.1 million funding round for DarioHealth Corp. Read more. Google and Wix help periphery businesses build their online presence “In the 21st century, there is no reason and no justification for small and medium businesses in the periphery not to be updated for commercialization online.” Read more. 4 big things to expect from artificial intelligence and machine learning in 2017 2016 surprised a number of people in terms...

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Revealed at CES: Smartphone scans objects for molecular authenticity [OurCrowd Newsletter]

Read on for a review of Israel’s 2016 exits, technologies at CES and more from the Startup Nation. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Changhong’s H2 smartphone lets you scan objects for molecular authenticity Chinese tech company Changhong is unveiling a new smartphone, the H2, that can scan objects for molecular authenticity using a technology developed by Consumer Physics and Analog Devices (ADI). Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News prooV featured in Jerusalem Post ReWalk featured in TechCrunch BriefCam featured in Wired VocalZoom featured in Business Wire MUV Interactive featured in Jerusalem Post Argus featured in PR Newswire Israel tech exits totaled $10 billion in 2016 Israeli high-tech companies closed 104 exit deals in 2016 for a total of $10 billion, up 12 percent from 2015. Read more. Women’s high tech status improves in 2016 Ethosia CEO Eyal Solomon: We’re seeing a positive trend that is no less than a revolution. Read more. The coolest Israeli technologies wowing the crowds at CES 2017 From wearable technologies to artificial intelligence, the Israeli delegation to CES 2017 is showcasing a wide set...

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Israel’s OurCrowd marks $320M raised, 100 startups, 9 exits [OurCrowd Newsletter]

What did Israel’s OurCrowd achieve until now and what is its future direction? Read up on this news item and more from the Startup Nation, below… Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now OurCrowd marks 4 years, $320M raised, 100 startups, 9 exits Ahead of its 2017 Global Investor Summit, Jerusalem equity crowdfunding platform celebrates achievements and reveals its future direction. Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News UPnRIDE featured in NoCamels eVigilo featured in Jerusalem Post Surgical Theater featured in WNDU Bringing the world to the Startup Nation: Israel’s new Innovation Visa Being the Startup Nation is one of Israel’s greatest assets. The introduction of Israel’s innovation visa looks to share it with the world. Read more. New home for Israeli robotics in China The Sino-Israeli Robotics Institute was inaugurated during the second Sino-Israeli Robotics Summit in Guangzhou, China.Read more. Apple’s Aharon to head Israel Innovation Authority CEO of Apple Israel will be in charge of promoting nation’s tech ecosystem, at the helm of entity formerly known as Office of the Chief Scientist. Read more.   News Nuggets Huawei reportedly acquires...

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Record high-tech funds raised in 2016 [OurCrowd Newsletter]

2016 was a good year for Israeli high-tech funding! Read on for the latest Startup Nation news… Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now Record high-tech funds raised in 2016 Israeli high-tech companies have raised at least $4.6 billion this year, up from $4.4 billion in 2015. Read more. OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News Zoomcar featured in TechCircle Celeno featured in PR Newswire OurCrowd featured in ETtech Appdome featured in Business Wire UPnRIDE featured in Israel21c ReWalk featured in PR Newswire   Spreading Israeli tech throughout Africa, Sivan Ya’ari transforms the lives of millions Providing African villages with Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies, the nonprofit organization, founded eight years ago, has so far completed 128 projects in seven countries, transforming the lives of more than one million people. Read more. Eight new US-Israeli R&D partnerships to receive $7.2M in funding The projects, which cover a wide range of sectors – such as agrotechnology, medicine, material sciences and homeland security – will each receive conditional grants of up to $1M from BIRD.Read more. Exploring the growing Asia-Israel links for venture capital and fund-raising More...

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