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In the News: FoodTech: A hot dish on the Israeli innovation menu

We’ve had some big news this past week! Our portfolio company BOL Pharma filed its IPO prospectus in Toronto while data protection company Cognigo was acquired by Nasdaq-listed NetApp. FoodTech is now one of the hottest dishes on the Israeli innovation menu – we are excited to partner with Finistere Ventures, Tnuva and Tempo Beverages in the hopes of championing FoodTech and AgTech innovation in Israel.  Startup Nation and beyond Now Intuition Robotics is leading a new industry: Will robots ever be better caretakers than humans? Yulife, the emerging insurtech star raises $10M in funding. What the future of farming will look like thanks to technology, featuring thoughts from Taranis CEO Ofir Schlam. Top tech news this week Enterprise Software…Featuring mPrest: Can Israel Become A Nation Of Startup Marathoners? Enterprise Hardware…Leading AI Chipmaker Hailo Chosen as 2019 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner in AI/ Machine Learning Sector. Healthcare…Surgical Theater to Share How Precision VR® Drives Financial Success to Its Hospital Partners at HKEX. News from the Industry  With a lot of attention being paid to potential global effects of climate change, what comes to mind are polluted cities, record-breaking...

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Honing Harvest: With CropX, this farmer can water crops with precision

The hardest thing was to see what the results were two days after you watered, to see if you were leaching things down or if you were actually applying enough. Born and raised in Colorado, Kendall Nye has been farming as long as he can remember. One of the greatest challenges is determining when and how much to water crops without a real-time indication of the plants’ needs. Founded in 2015, Israel-based CropX developed an integrated hardware and software system for measuring soil moisture, temperature and conductivity. The CropX device scans fields and sends that collected data to the cloud where it can be accessed by the farmer, providing optimal irrigation suggestions. Precisely watering crops according to their needs allows farmers to increase yield while substantially decreasing water usage.  “CropX has given confirmation into what you have done 48 hours previously now,” Kendall says. “[It] gives me more confidence in our watering techniques.”  Through widespread use of its sensors, CropX intends to collect the world’s largest database of soil data, allowing the technology’s advanced algorithm to analyze network effects in the soil, further optimizing productivity and efficient use of resources. Tomer Tzach, the company’s...

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