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Startup Roundup

New law aims to turn Israel into a global startup hub

Analysts point to a vibrant community of foreign founders as key to Silicon Valley’s success as a startup hub. And now, legislation is afoot to issue startup visas to global entrepreneurs to set up shop in Israel. To read more about Israel’s plan to turn into THE startup destination, click here.

OurCrowd In The News

OurCrowd’s Parko is listed as one of the hottest Israeli startups to watch


OurCrowd’s Lucid is named one of 100 innovative sustainable technologies 


OurCrowd’s tradeOS is featured in TheNextWeb as a promising new startup


Technology Corner

Israeli Startup, eyeSight, enables 3D gesture control with a standard camera

Gesture recognition company, eyeSight, has said that its newest gesture control software is capable of detecting depth and simulating 3D tracking using only a standard webcam or other camera. To find out how you can control your computers and tablets just by using hand movements, click here.

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 Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

One-on-One with Eco Wave Power Co-Founder, Inna Braverman

Inna Braverman, the co-founder and marketing director of Eco Wave Power (EWP), a top-tier Israel-based company using wave technology to produce electricity, explains what makes a young woman with a BA in English literature and political science immerse herself in the power of water movement. To read the full interview, click here.

Israeli M&A on fire: Mid-2013 update

With Google’s acquisition of Waze for $1.03 billion being one of the largest high-tech acquisitions in Israeli history, OurCrowd’s Kalia Natan recaps the M&A activity in the startup nation half way through the year. To read the full article, click here.

10 most promising startups to be next exit

In the wake of Waze’s recent acquisition by Google, Israel’s top financial publication, “Globes” selects the top-ten Israeli startups which could potentially end up being the next big exit from the startup nation. To view the list of companies, click here.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets


Waze deal primes Israel’s Silicon Wadi for wave of investment (Bloomberg)
Israeli Water purification tech to clean british water (NoCamels)
CallApp – Global caller ID, on speed (Israel21C)
Vodio raises $800k and launches on Android (TheNextWeb)
Israel tops world ranking of smartphone usage (Haaretz)
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