Raise a glass of (clean) water to Israel, which retained it’s position as #1 in Cleantech for another year. In addition, OurCrowd portfolio company Viewbix raised $3 million to bring interactive video players across the web. Learn about Israeli tech’s role in the ninth Nobel Prize for Bell. And the ‘Person of the Year’ award goes to… find out below.
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Kaminario ‘stores’ away $53M to take on the flash storage market
Israeli solid state drive (SSD) data storage provider Kaminario has raised $53 million. Founded in 2008, Kaminario is currently registered in Newton, Massachusetts, and has its development center in Yokneam, Israel. The company has developed software for managing organizational storage systems based on flash memory. The current round will help accelerate Kaminario’s growth, and expand its sales and marketing setup and its support for the Kaminario K2 flash storage solution. Read up about Kaminario.
OurCrowd in the News
Spotlight: [OurCrowd Portfolio Company] Viewbix Raises $3M To Wrap Video Ads Inside Interactive Players
- OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved interviewed on TLV1 Radio
- OurCrowd was featured in Crowdfund Insider
- OurCrowd’s portfolio company Apploi featured on Fox Business
- OurCrowd’s portfolio company ReWalk featured in American Thinker
- OurCrowd’s portfolio company Boatbound featured in 500 Startups
- OurCrowd’s portfolio company Freightos featured in CS Monitor
Israel ranked 1st on ‘Top 10 Countries with Cleantech Innovators’ index
Each year, the Cleantech Group, the World Wildlife Foundation, and the The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth release their Global Cleantech Innovation Index, in which 40 countries are examined for their potential for entrepreneurial clean tech startups. The report takes a 10-year look down the line and ranks each country on a basis of 15 different indicators. To no one’s great surprise, Israel remains the reigning leader of the cleantech industry and once more ranked 1st place. See the top ten ranked countries.
Check Point’s co-founder & CEO Gil Shwed named ‘Person of the Year’ for 2014
Ed Frank hails from the United States, but moved to Israel in 1990. He is the founder of Axis Innovation, which brings a unique perspective to growth-stage startups seeking international partners. Serving as an investor, entrepreneur and mentor during his career, Ed has also managed international technology joint ventures, M&A activities and strategic investments. Get to know Gil.
Faces of the Startup Nation: Q&A with Ed Frank of Axis Innovation
Ed Frank hails from the United States, but moved to Israel in 1990. He is the founder of Axis Innovation, which brings a unique perspective to growth-stage startups seeking international partners. Serving as an investor, entrepreneur and mentor during his career, Ed has also managed international technology joint ventures, M&A activities and strategic investments. Learn more.
For its ninth Nobel Prize, Bell Labs counts on Israeli tech
Over the years, Bell Labs has won eight Nobel Prizes – more than any other tech lab – and Marcus Weldon, the current president of Bell Labs, fully expects the organization to win a ninth, based on the work that will be done by its new Israel location. Last week, Bell Labs inaugurated its Israeli branch – the group’s first out-of-the-US location – chosen for its innovation, especially in networking. Check it out.
OurCrowd’s News Nuggets
- 3 Israeli inventors win Untold News Awards for thinking out of the box (Israel21c)
- Goodbye stitching! Israelis invent new wound-closure method (NoCamels)
- Glide raises $20M for its mobile video messaging platform (VentureBeat)
- OurCrowd’s portfolio company, Viewbix, raises $3M (TechCrunch)
- Tel Aviv joins UNESCO ‘Creative Cities’ list (Times of Israel)
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