Tag: jon medved

Newsletter: Slaying Israel’s holy cow + Medical robots get flexed

Top investment opportunitiesStartup of the Week: Genopore, disease detection through proteomicsInnoviz to supply major vehicle manufacturerBetterSeeds for better foodsIsraeli unicorns plan future growth in CaliforniaSlaying Israel’s holy cowMedical robots reach into the futureToday Show tunes into Intuition Robotics’ ElliQWatch: Startups Respond to the Ukraine crisisOurCrowd startups gear up for EcoMotion 2022Zippin’s checkout-free technology heads to US campuses  Paysafe teams with Rewire, pushing financial services in EuropeSatellogic’s satellite imagery integrates with Orbital InsightAvnet’s EBV Elektronik inks distribution deal with HailoIntroductionsMore than 4,500 high-tech jobs Startup of the Week:Genopore: Disease detection through proteomics (Photo: http://www.meller-lab.net) Proteomics, the extensive study of proteins, is the next big transformation in life sciences. Proteins provide more information than genes because they are impacted by both genetics and environmental factors. Genopore is building a revolutionary new testing capability for proteomics that  will provide the equivalent of a DNA sequencing  for proteins.The ability to analyze single molecules in a sample is very challenging, yet it can drive significant improvements in the early detection of cancer and other diseases. Genopore, an Israeli seed-stage, pre-revenue startup, is developing technology to...

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Newsletter: Making lab-grown meat affordable

Top investment opportunitiesStartup of the Week: ProFuse, accelerating the future of lab-grown meatLet’s create new fuel before we become fossilsMay 2nd Online: Startups and the Ukraine crisisIBM, AMD embrace Israeli AI technologyAmazon’s $1B innovation fund invests in BionicHIVEOurCrowd startups participate in EcoMotion 2022Remilk to open world’s largest animal-free dairy factory in DenmarkInZiv raises $10M for high resolution display inspection technologyCyabra sniffs out fakes and bots in Johnny Depp vs. Amber HeardCarbon Health launches remote diabetes-management programEdgybees’ new software improves accuracy of satellite imageryAfrica’s mPharma expands TytoCare collaborationDatos Health and Binah.ai team up for new remote-care platformIntroductionsMore than 4,500 high-tech jobs Startup of the Week:ProFuse: Accelerating the future of lab-grown meat There is an increasing demand for meat alternatives to replace food produced from farm animals. Within 30 years, the meat industry needs to double its production to meet the demands of a growing population. While scientists have figured out how to grow meat from cells, the process is long and expensive. Enter ProFuse, an Israeli startup that substantially accelerates the production of lab-grown meat, reducing costs and making it...

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Newsletter: Ukraine crisis: We need new food tech

Top investment opportunitiesStartup of the Week: NeuReality, slashing AI costsSufresca: Keeping produce fresh, without plasticUkraine crisis: We need new food technologyNYT: Freightos has answers for supply-chain woesFlytrex begins operations in Texas as FAA certification nearsChicago gives green light to SuperpedestrianUS Army taps ICON for largest 3D printed structures in AmericaGoogle Cloud maps shoppers’ journey with OriientIsrael’s field hospital in Ukraine uses TytoCare kitsSnowflake chooses Cybersixgill for cyber threat intelligenceGoldman Sachs leads data.world’s $50M Series C raiseADvantage Fund’s TAPPP raises $10M, signs Major League RugbyIntroductions: How can you help our portfolio companies?More than 4,600 high-tech jobs Startup of the Week:NeuReality: Slashing AI costs across the board Artificial intelligence technology is disrupting almost every industry from agriculture to retail to transportation, but it doesn’t come cheap. AI deployment is held back by hardware costs and software complexity. NeuReality is disrupting the current approach by deploying AI with a new system architecture that reduces the cost and energy consumption of AI systems by an order of magnitude. NeuReality replaces the traditional general-purpose CPU-centric support system, slashing deployment costs by 80 percent and...

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Newsletter: Alternative energy storage + Ukraine crisis and innovation

Top investment opportunitiesStartup of the Week: Connected Energy, renewable power storage with depleted car batteriesUkraine: Innovation for troubled timesLebara deal fast-tracks Rewire’s European growth Mermade: Cultured seafood without the steep priceD-ID: Bringing the departed and the imagination to lifeFresh Start FoodTech incubator appoints new CEOFuture Family raises $25M Series BDarwin and Tevel launch autonomous fruit-harvesting systemPerception Point acquires Hysolate to secure internet browsingProman offers more sustainable fertilizer use with CropXFAA certification nears for Airobotics’ dronesIntroductionsMore than 4,600 high-tech jobs Startup of the Week:Connected Energy: Renewable power storage with depleted car batteries Connected Energy aims to solve the most urgent energy problem in the world – storage for renewables. The British-based circular economy company utilizes depleted electric vehicle (EV) batteries that would otherwise be discarded and cause huge environmental damage. By connecting the batteries together, Connected Energy has created a super low-cost and innovative product that has already secured contracts with six major automotive partners and attracted interest from marquee investors. E-STOR, its energy storage system, extends the useful life of depleted EV batteries by up to 10 years, putting...

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Ukraine crisis highlights need for new food technology, OurCrowd CEO tells CNBC

Global shortages and price hikes need urgent solutions, says Jon Medved OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved talks to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble  By AMY TEIBEL  The threat to global food and energy security and sudden price hikes triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine highlight the urgency of accelerating new innovations to solve these problems, OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved told CNBC Wednesday.  Ukraine and Russia’s massive footprint in the wheat export market has exposed the weaknesses of the global food-supply chain, with critical wheat shortages rippling across the globe as a result of the conflict, he said.  “The next generation of food is going to be grown differently,” Medved told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble in an interview.  “It’s going to be grown in vats, it’s going to be grown in factories, robotically, smartly, with a much smaller greenhouse-gas footprint,” Medved said.  He noted that such advances would benefit countries throughout the Middle East facing sharply rising food prices.  “This is going to happen, and the opportunity that this provides for our partners in the Gulf is huge because it’s going to require...

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