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In the News: Israeli tech made up 9% of TIME’s 2019 Best Inventions

TIME Magazine gets it: Israeli companies made up 9% of their top 100 leading inventions for 2019; but who’s surprised? Startup Nation’s tech ecosystem makes up for the lack of Israel’s population size with our abundance of brain power, entrepreneurial zeal and hutzpah. Plus, three of the selections are companies we proudly count in OurCrowd’s portfolio… Congrats to Lemonade, TytoCare and Intuition Robotics! Exciting news for Alpha Tau: Following its clinical trial, the company announced the publication of exceptional data from Alpha DaRT, its novel alpha radiotherapy for solid tumors, which achieved a 78.6% complete response rate in management of challenging squamous cell carcinoma tumors. New clinical trials are planned for pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and vulva cancer. Startup Nation and beyond This groundbreaking OurCrowd-backed company is paving the way to save more lives…Zebra Medical gets FDA nod for device that detects water in lungs. One of our newest mobility investments, Cartica, was just described as a ‘leap forward’ for autonomous vehicles. Herman Trend Alert noted that Cartica represents the “next generation of AI mobility solutions” whose “goal...

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In the News: The time that a startup made us cry

Occasionally one of your companies does something that makes you proud – this time it made me cry. Please watch this beautiful video from the Today Show about how Surgical Theater assisted in removing a brain tumor from 2-year-old Ari Ellman – saving his life. For a front row seat to see our startups going beyond, apply to join thousands of startups, corporates, investors, VCs, and more at the largest tech conference in Israel: 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit on February 13th. Startup Nation and beyond Congrats to MeMed, awarded €2.5M from the European Innovation Council, which supports small- and medium-sized companies with breakthrough innovations. Superpedestrian announces its $20M funding round, which OurCrowd was glad to participate in. Have a look at two sectors in which Israeli startups excel on a global level, and offer exciting opportunities for the private sector in India: Ad-tech and media-tech. Toyota’s AI Bets Go Beyond Automotive – for example, Intuition Robotics is focused on developing artificial intelligence solutions that act as a companion for the elderly. Top tech news this week Enterprise Hardware…Celeno...

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In the News: All of our magic – summed up in one article

Simply one of the best and most intelligent articles written about OurCrowd in the last six years…How To Let Ordinary Investors Invest In Startups? OurCrowd Has The Answer. And for the fifth year, OurCrowd is proud to be listed in the Top 50 innovators on KPMG’s 2019 Fintech100 list. Did you miss OurCrowd Sync: São Paulo? Watch the 1-minute highlights; this was our first in a series of major global events to bring a taste of the flagship OurCrowd Global Investor Summit to a key region. Apply for your ticket to join us in Jerusalem on February 13th. (OurCrowd investors, partners, and portfolio companies are guaranteed an in-person ticket.) Startup Nation and beyond Congrats to OurCrowd portfolio company Ubimo, acquired by Quotient Technology Inc. Hailo was recognized as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree – we are proud to have this company as part of our portfolio. While many flock to Israel for its renowned Mediterranean menu, it is less famous for its food technology. Yet the country — home to more than 350 agriculture and foodtech companies —...

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In the News: Israeli tech companies raise $2.24B in Q3; record since 2013

Israel’s startup funding is climbing at a strong pace as tech companies raise $2.24B in Q3, the most raised in Israel in any quarter since 2013. Speaking of funding, Ride Vision is an Israeli startup we are currently investing in which provides motorcycles with collision avoidance (think how Mobileye has impacted car safety). The company just received their first insurance deal to reduce premiums for users.  More good news from OurCrowd in the US: we are happy to join Millennium alternative investment network to offer access to venture capital opportunities through self-directed IRAs. Startup Nation and beyond I feel there is a strong shared global interest in the phenomenon that is Israeli innovation, where people all over the world are seeking the “Israeli special sauce” that allows this small country to punch way beyond its weight in coming up with unexpected solutions to global problems, and often very quickly. My thoughts on Crowdfunding, Beyond Meat, Impact Investments, Innovation Ecosystems and the “Israeli Special Sauce”. The way people communicate, how they fight wars, how they work and even how long...

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In the News: Big news – Stifel and OurCrowd to provide broader access to VC in our biggest US partnership

These past few weeks have been filled with truly exciting events which we are pleased to share with you. In a groundbreaking move to provide broader access to the Venture Capital asset class, OurCrowd and Stifel Financial Corp. signed a major strategic deal, including investment. We’re celebrating our biggest North American institutional partner with tremendous distribution capability to Stifel’s more than 1 million clients through 2,200 financial advisors. We look forward to great things in the coming years with Stifel as a partner! By the way, Bloomberg’s recent Businessweek article – The Big Money in Startups Comes From Investing Before the IPO – supports our mission, exclaiming that “the new IPO is the FPO—the final private offering.” We are also proud to be partnering with Toyota Tsusho Corp., the trading arm of the Toyota Group. Together we can help startups turn into “scaleups” by providing access to Toyota Tsusho’s unrivaled platform that can deploy new technologies and products quickly and effectively in over 120 markets around the world. Startup Nation and beyond BioCatch helps the Royal Bank of Scotland detect...

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