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OurCrowd’s portfolio company BioCatch featured in TechCrunch

Leading technology website, TechCrunch, featured OurCrowd portfolio company BioCatch. The company has developed a novel form of authentication used by online businesses to continuously guarantee users are who they say they are, by analyzing their behavioral and cognitive responses. Rather than focusing on stopping cybercriminals with walls, new technologies are emerging that work to identify cybercriminals instead. Take the relatively new startup BioCatch, which received $11.6 million in funding over three rounds. BioCatch’s technology works to identify patterns of user behavior in certain applications, creating user profiles that can then be matched to subsequent visits. For example, if you visit an e-commerce platform and move your cursor in a certain pattern, or type at a certain speed, BioCatch will be able to determine, on future visits, whether or not the user with your login credentials is actually “you.” Account takeovers, remote access (RAT), and MitB malware attacks could all be potentially thwarted by this approach. BioCatch raised $3,334,500 from OurCrowd investors in February 2014. Read more on...

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And The Winner Is… | Notable awards received by OurCrowd’s portfolio companies

Over the last few months, OurCrowd’s portfolio companies have received several awards in various competitions recognizing their innovative achievements in their respective fields and in the broader startup ecosystem (such as the 9 companies who won The Red Herring Top 100 award this April). Here is a quick recap of some of our companies’ recent notable awards: ElMindA and Consumer Physics named by the WEF “Technology Pioneers 2015” Consumer Physics and ElMindA were two of the 49 companies from 10 countries selected by the World Economic Forum as the Technology Pioneers of 2015. The World Economic Forum’s annual Technology Pioneers program recognizes early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. Consumer Physics and ElMindA were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Nativeflow Named a 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Mobile Security and IoT Security by Gartner Nativeflow has been recognized for its innovative dynamic wrapping technology as a Cool Vendor in...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company BioCatch featured in TechCrunch

Leading technology website, TechCrunch, featured OurCrowd portfolio company BioCatch. The company has developed a novel form of authentication used by online businesses to continuously guarantee users are who they say they are, by analyzing their behavioral and cognitive responses. [T]he latest successful filing from Israeli startup BioCatch caught my attention. Essentially it offers a way for app developers to authenticate users based on how they interact with their phone’s touch screen and accelerometer. Backed most recently by $10 million in Series A funding led by OurCrowd, and Blumberg Capital, the company has developed what it calls ‘behavioural biometric authentication and threat detection’ technology — tech that helps banks and e-commerce companies stop online fraud before it happens. BioCatch raised $3,334,500 from OurCrowd investors in February 2014. Read more on...

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[BioCatch in TechCrunch] Pre-Crime Startup BioCatch Authenticates Users Via Touch And Your Phone’s Accelerometer

It’s not often that I write about a startup being granted a patent. However, the latest successful filing from Israeli startup BioCatch caught my attention. Essentially it offers a way for app developers to authenticate users based on how they interact with their phone’s touch screen and accelerometer. Backed most recently by $10 million in Series A funding led by OurCrowd, and Blumberg Capital, the company has developed what it calls “behavioural biometric authentication and threat detection” technology — tech that helps banks and e-commerce companies stop online fraud before it happens. Read more in...

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