Did you know? “Tel Aviv is the city with the highest number of startups per capita in the world, according to the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem report — more than 6,000, of which 18 are unicorns.” See Wired’s list of Tel Aviv’s hottest startups, including OurCrowd portfolio companies Zebra Medical Vision and Arbe Robotics.

This week Amazon officially announced its launch of operations in Israel, while Intel unveiled its first AI chip, which was developed in Israel. The chip was designed to target large data centers and is already being used by Facebook.

Congrats to soil analytics startup CropX on its $10M raise, which OurCrowd was happy to take part in.

Startup Nation and beyond

Startups saving lives: Check out the research showing Israeli startup MedAware can reduce prescription errors and save up to 100,000 lives, and read up on Edgybees’ lifesaving drones.

From the Sussita to Mobileye, what is the secret of Israel’s automotive technology success? Why Israel is automotive tech’s global engine.

The revolution is coming – Sight Diagnostics’ 10-minute blood test device shifts focus from lab to doctor’s clinic.

Congrats to Shivani Siroya, CEO of Tala, on the $110M Series D fundraising as the company expands its emerging market lending business focused on the three billion unbanked consumers.

Top tech news this week

News from the Industry 

Blockchain, 3D printing, big data, internet of things, and artificial intelligence now affect the everyday lives of billions. The question is, what’s next? (OurCrowd)

Software has Eaten the World…and Healthcare is Next (Andreessen Horowitz)

From Instant Pot to Instagram: Critical Lessons in Startup Community Building (First Round Capital) 

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