Tag: app

In the News: Lots of IPO talk, while Israel works to ‘scale up’

Everyone’s talking about how it’s raining IPOs – following Beyond Meat’s Nasdaq debut, Uber went public this past Friday; see interesting data here on today’s tech IPOs. Or watch my interview where I discuss how OurCrowd provides access to startups before they go public. Is Israel at 71 a scale-up nation? Read what I and other VCs have to say in this article. Startup Nation and beyond “There are more than 6,600 startups in Israel’s small and connected economy, 14 times the concentration of startups per capita in Europe.” Turning 71, Israel can look with pride at the tech firms it has generated. Featured in Forbes: How is fintech unicorn Lemonade disrupting the insurance business? See how the startup BioCatch prevents identity fraud by observing device interactions. Great coverage of Sweetch: Promising patients’ compliance and engagement with AI-based behavioral intelligence engine. Top tech news this week Healthcare…For Medical Cannabis Users, the Biggest Problem Is a Consistent Dose, Says Syqe Medical CEO and Israeli startup Insightec uses ultrasound waves to reduce Parkinson’s tremors. Cybersecurity…CyberX Selected as “Hot IoT Security Startup to Watch” Based on Named Enterprise Customers, Strength of Team, and Investors. News from the Industry  Honing Harvest: With...

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Zula rocking it at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 — wins ‘Audience Choice’ award!

TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual technology conference hosted by TechCrunch in San Francisco, New York City and Beijing and is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the year in the tech industry. It’s at this conference that many technology startups choose to launch their products and services competing on stage in front of leading venture capitalists, potential investors, media and other interested parties. OurCrowd’s portfolio company Zula, an innovative cloud-based mobile collaboration platform for teams, is participating in the conference this week and has lived up to its promise to become one of the most disruptive startups there! Last night the Zula team were the ‘Audience Choice Winners’ and got a chance to pitch live before the Disrupt judges. Co-founders Jeff Keni Pulver and Jacob Ner-David took to the TechCrunch Disrupt stage and wowed the audience, judges and online viewers with their innovative Zula app. Watch the video of their performance on stage: TechCrunch published an article featuring Zula with some of the selected Q&A with the Disrupt judges. Take a look: Zula’s Mobile-First Teamwork Tool Lets You Spend More Time Outside Of The Inbox Way to go Zula team, you guys...

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Waze for parking: Social parking app, Parko wins Israel Mobile Challenge

The news is a little late but definitely worth taking note: Parko, a social/tech solution to the parking problem recently won the Israel Mobile Challenge, beating out 80 other contenders. The Israel Mobile Challenge is a competition aimed at promoting technological innovation in the smart phone arena. It was sponsored by Motorola, Google, and Ben Gurion University. Noam Bardin, CEO of Waze, acted as judge of the competition. According to Ynet’s coverage of the event: According to the company, statistics show that the average driver will spend almost a year of his life searching for parking. As Tel Aviv residents who face the challenge of searching for parking on a daily basis, the five young founders of Parko decided to devise a solution – in the form of an user-driven service that automatically finds available parking spots that have been reported by other drivers. The app incentivizes drivers to share the locations of parking spots they have just vacated with prizes, coupons and even cash – as well as the promise that next time, they won’t have to spend...

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