Tag: CES 2015

10 Israeli startups that electrified investors at CES 2015

Silicon Wadi has relocated to Las Vegas this week, as numerous Israeli startups are giving CES 2015 attendees a taste of what the Startup Nation is all about. Here are 10 Israeli startups that caught my attention at CES 2015: VocalZoom Ever wonder what it would be like to have voice recognition that actually works in real world, noisy environments? VocalZoom* combines an optical sensor (which measures the micro-vibrations on your face with an eye-safe laser) with an acoustic microphone to drastically improve the accuracy of voice recognition, unaffected by external noise. Status: VocalZoom announced at CES that its short-range optical sensor + microphone (called the SEEON) will be available in the final form factor for its OEM partners beginning in Q3 2015. CES Quote: “Customers are starting to understand the depth of the innovation and the disruptive performance that VocalZoom’s technology can offer. For IoT, home automation, autonomous cars, etc. the interface of choice will be voice, and nothing today can operate at the expected level.” Umoove While VocalZoom is all in on voice as the next big...

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Israeli VCs raise $855M, female founders to watch & Startup Nation rocks CES 2015 [OurCrowd Newsletter]

No rest for the Startup Nation: The Israeli startup ecosystem has hit the ground running in 2015.  Learn the latest between the amount raised by Israeli VCs, the growing list of female entrepreneurs to watch, the Israeli companies at CES this year and more. Start getting this weekly newsletter via email: Subscribe now VCs in the Startup Nation raise $855M in new funds in 6 months 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for investments in Israeli startups, especially in light of the fact that in the past few months leading Israeli venture capital firms have closed new financing rounds, culminating in a total of $855 million. These funds include names such as Carmel Ventures, Magma, JVP, outgoing partners from Greylock, Glilot Capital Partners, Canaan Partners Israel, and more. The investments, intended mostly for Israeli startup entrepreneurs, were raised over the past six months. Learn more. OurCrowd in the News EdenShield was featured in Globes Apploi was featured in TechCrunch Consumer Physics was featured in TechCrunch Viewbix was featured in MediaPost Curiyo’s CEO was  interviewed in Ra’ayon Startup OurCrowd’s 2014 record year was featured in Crowdfund Insider VocalZoom was featured in Globes...

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Innovation takes center stage: OurCrowd at International CES 2015

The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) kicked off earlier today and is poised to be a record-breaking show with more than 3,600 exhibitors across the largest show floor in history with more than 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space. The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. This year, OurCrowd has extensive representation on the ground at CES 2015, with our various team members, investors from our community, and several of our portfolio companies (some of which are finalists in various competitions!). Here is an overview of the who, where, and the highlights: Where innovators gather: OurCrowd’s portfolio companies at CES 2015 CES 2015 participants can catch a glimpse of the following innovative companies on the stage (hopefully) and expo area: Consumer Physics Consumer Physics has developed SCiO, an advanced optical spectrometer that allows users...

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