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OurCrowd and GE prescribe $1M for MedAware’s sales health

MedAware, an OurCrowd portfolio company, has closed its investment of $1 million from GE Ventures and OurCrowd investors. This financing round marks the first investment the venture capital arm of GE, GE Ventures, has made as part of the strategic co-investment partnership OurCrowd signed with the firm back in November 2013MedAware is an Israeli startup specializing in big data analytics for the prescription drug market. To read more, click here.

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Technology Corner

10 Israeli companies at the cutting-edge of lifesaving tech

Lifesavers come in many forms, and when it comes to saving lives on the practical level, there is one country whose technological innovation in the field outdoes the rest – Israel. Freezing tumors with ice, creating nano-sized virus killers and helping people out of the rubble with a robotic snake is all in a day’s work for these Israeli companies whose technology is helping to save many a life. To read about the 10 Israeli companies at the cutting-edge of lifesaving tech, click here

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Israeli social entrepreneur Adi Altschuler named by Time magazine ‘Next Generation Leader’

Adi Altschuler, the 27-year-old Israel manager of Google for Education, was hailed in the magazine’s latest issue as a social entrepreneur who has created “communities of kindness” through the establishment of Krembo Wings, a nationwide youth movement that runs after-school activities for children with disabilities. To read more about Altschuler‘s work, click here. For Altschuler‘s Q&A with Time magazine, click here.

Faces of the Startup Nation: Q&A with Assaf Harel of Jovie

Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Assaf Harel is one of most successful TV  series creators in Israel. He is best known for creating the series “Mesudarim” (‘Loaded’), which told the story of four young entrepreneurs who sell their startup for $217 million. The show was widely viewed in Israel and encouraged an Israeli youth to pursue the hi-tech dream. One of them was Assaf himself, who decided to take a break from television to open a new startup named Jovie, which is trying to re-invent video creation on mobile phones. To read more, click here.

Israeli schools ranked among top in cyber research

Two Israeli universities made a list of the top 100 schools in the world for cyber research, put together by an expert at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, using a new system he developed. His school ranks 49, and the Technion – Israel Institute of Science comes in 91st. The ranking is notable since the system gives a non-averaged score, rewarding volume. That means larger universities have an advantage, and the two Israeli schools are relatively small. To read more, click here.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets


Israel has emerged as an R&D alternative to Silicon Valley (Entrepreneur)
StoreDot raises $42M to make 30-second batteries a reality (e27)
Israeli startup, 365Scores, raises $5.5M (TechCrunch)
Israeli Wall Street IPOs surpass $3.5B in 2014 (Globes)
Intel to spend $6B in Israel’s biggest-ever tech investment (Times of Israel)
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