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Reality check! Mapping the Israeli VR and AR startup landscape [Infographic]

‘Computer-simulated reality’, ‘immersive media’, whatever you call virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), the artificial multisensory experience its technology offers is only getting better with each passing year. Goldman Sachs estimates that the size of the overall VR, AR market will be anywhere between $23 billion to $183 billion by 2025. (source) For more than a decade, we’ve seen advances in VR and AR tech applied to military training, urban design, video games, and other home entertainment. As VCs and analysts try to asses the maturity of the VR and AR markets in terms of technology, cost, and use, optimists are betting on 2016 being a defining year for the industry. And how is Israel faring in the midst of all this VR-AR innovation? Since 2014, VC investments in VR and AR have amounted to $2.56 billion globally (including the $1.4 billion investment in Magic Leap and excluding the more than $2 billion Oculus deal). Over the same period, we estimate that somewhere around $120-$170 million was invested in Israel in the area of VR and AR. (source) Principals at Carmel Ventures and...

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Grab your seat at the table: What you need to know about preemptive rights

Have you been following the growing trend in continuity funds? Get another perspective from our 30-minute webinar about how professional investors use preemptive rights to get further involved in winning companies. Check out the webinar and slides below to: Get an insider’s view of how to leverage preemptive rights in startup investing Understand the basics of continuity funds and review case studies Learn how to get involved at a time when companies are staying private longer   View the FULL program View the presentation Everything You Need to Know about Preemptive Rights from OurCrowd ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: To stay updated on future events and the best news from the Startup Nation, sign up for our newsletter, email us, and follow us on social media. [xyz-ihs...

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Preemptive rights: What you need to know, in 30 minutes

Have you been following the growing trend in continuity funds? Join us for a 30-minute live session with OurCrowd Investment Partner David Stark to learn how professional investors use preemptive rights to get further involved in winning companies. Grab your seat at the table: What you need to know about preemptive rights Wednesday, April 6, 2016 (7pm IL | 12pm EST | 9am PST) In this webinar, you will: Get an insider’s view of how to leverage preemptive rights in startup investing Understand the basics of continuity funds and review case studies Learn how to get involved at a time when companies are staying private longer >> Register for the webinar here Looking forward to your participation on the...

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Internet of Things: The next big thing in Israeli tech [Infographic]

Bigger? Better? Try ‘smarter’! If you haven’t heard the term by now, Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the growing trend of machine-to-machine connectivity, where Internet-enabled “dumb” devices have a network connection to collect and utilize actionable intelligence about everyday life. The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry has been one of the biggest trends in tech in recent years and especially during 2015, where new innovation is disrupting traditional industries across the board.” – Forbes Over the past recent months, there has been a growing amount of impressive IoT activity coming out of Israel. To help visualize this new wave of Israeli innovation, a Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv early-stage venture capital firm — solely backed by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt — Innovation Endeavors, mapped the 2015 Israeli Internet of Things Landscape. SEE ALSO: Beyond tech: Why investors are bullish about internet startups According to their study, there are 330 Israeli IoT companies across five verticals and 23 sub-verticals, from the seed stages all the way to revenue growth. Out of the featured IoT startups operating in Israel, 11 are...

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Investment Trends: Where to invest your attention in 2015

With 2015 underway, smart investors are already planning their portfolio moves for the year.  With all the noise out there, how does an investor decide what to focus on and which sectors are investable? The following webinar, part of the OurCrowd Teach-In Tuesdays series, covers investment trends and opportunities for 2015. The compilation of trends is based on what OurCrowd’s deal flow team — which vetted 3,000+ startups since we launched — are seeing on the ground. In this webinar: Explore the investment trends to watch this year Hear from the team that reviews 100+ startups each month Get a macro view on what Israeli entrepreneurs are developing Learn how we determine what makes a compelling investment idea ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: To stay updated on future events and the best news from the Startup Nation, sign up for our newsletter, email us, and follow us on social media. To contact Zack Miller, follow him on Linkedin / Twitter To contact David Stark, follow him on Linkedin / Twitter View the FULL program Download/view the presentation Investment Trends: Where to invest your attention in 2015 from OurCrowd [xyz-ihs...

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