OurCrowd’s portfolio company Consumer Physics was listed as one of Europe’s hottest startups in 2015 by Wired UK, a popular news site and magazine covering technology, culture, business, and politics. Consumer Physics has developed the world’s first affordable molecular sensor – the SCiO – that fits in the palm of your hand.
“We’re building the world’s largest database for molecular fingerprints,” Dror Sharon, CEO and co-founder of Consumer Physics — the Israeli company behind SCiO, told WIRED 2015.
The SCiO is a tiny near-infrared spectrometer, and works using a beam of light that bounces between the object and sensor, relaying molecular information.
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 Wired UK here.