Tag: Consumer Hardware

OurCrowd’s portfolio company Pixie featured on CNN Money

OurCrowd’s portfolio company Pixie was featured on CNN Money. The company is both a technology platform and a consumer product with the goal of keeping the things that matter to you — and to others — in sight. “Finding my cat took 30 minutes, finding what I sold in China in ’03 took me a second,” said CEO and co-founder Amir Bassan-Eskenazi. “I was struck by the difference between the digital world and the physical world.” He spent the next two years developing Pixie, which lets someone affix lightweight smart tags — or “pixies” — to possessions to keep tabs on their whereabouts. Think of it like a GPS system for everyday items. Pixie raised $1,547,123 from OurCrowd investors in November 2014. Read more on CNN...

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[Corephotonics in Geektime] Israeli startup Corephotonics raises $17.8 million to improve smartphone cameras

Corephotonics, an Israeli company that created a unique and compact camera in smartphones to improve the quality of digital photography, announced today that they raised $17.8 million (article in Hebrew) in their second funding round since launching in 2012. Amiti Ventures, together with existing investors Magma Ventures, Horizons Ventures, and BetaAngels Partners led the funding round. New investors, including Sandisk, two device manufacturers and a Chinese mobile content provider, also joined the funding round. This brings their total funding to date to $28.3 million. Read more on...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company Consumer Physics featured in Gigaom

Popular technology website, Gigaom, featured OurCrowd portfolio company Consumer Physics, which has developed the world’s first affordable molecular sensor – the Scio – that fits in the palm of your hand. Designed and assembled in Israel by startup Consumer Physics, SCiO is an NIR spectrometer for consumers, set to roll out by summer 2015 for $249 per unit. NIR spectrometry detects the spectrum created from shining a light source at a given sample. That light spectrum—a so-called molecular signature—can be used to identify matter. The SCiO can be pointed at a food item in order to notify a user of the calories as well as the protein, carbohydrate, and fat content. (SCiO can actually distinguish Pepsi from Coke.) 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...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company Consumer Physics featured on TechCrunch

Leading technology website, TechCrunch, featured OurCrowd portfolio company Consumer Physics, developer of  the world’s first affordable molecular sensor – the SCiO –  that fits in the palm of your hand. Hate it when you accidentally do Pepsi instead of Coke? Not sure if that pill you’re taking is Aspirin or Ibuprofen? Worried that your local pharmacy is slipping you some sort of genericdrug instead of the real thing? Well, a new handheld scanning device called SCiO could ensure that the stuff you’re putting in your body is actually stuff you want to ingest. 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 TechCrunch here. The article also included a video interview with Consumer Physics CEO Dror Sharon, view it...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company Consumer Physics featured on Reuters TV

OurCrowd’s portfolio company Consumer Physics, developer of  the world’s first affordable molecular sensor – the SCiO –  that fits in the palm of your hand, has been featured on Reuters TV. It just might become your ‘sixth sense’. An Israeli company has developed a mobile sensor that can scan and analyse objects on a molecular level. Its developers say the device will pave the way to a more intelligent consumer experience. Sharon Reich reports. 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. View the video below or play it on Reuters...

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