OurCrowd’s portfolio company Consumer Physics was featured in Ha’aretz, a leading English-language Website for real-time news and analysis of Israel and the Middle East. Consumer Physics has developed the world’s first affordable molecular sensor – the Scio – that fits in the palm of your hand.

[I]f Consumer Physics’ plans proceed as intended, within a few months you will be able to scan your food and – within about ten seconds – know what’s in it, using a pocket sensor called SCiO. The scanner will also be able to authenticate medications or supplements.


It sounds like science fiction but actually the underlying technology has been around for a long time: the device is simply a spectrometer, but miniaturized to pocket size.

Seeded by OurCrowd and top tier Silicon Valley VC Khosla Ventures, Consumer Physics raised $3,300,000 from OurCrowd investors in its 2nd round of funding in May 2014.

Read more on Ha’aretz here.