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Newsletter: Keeping food fresh + No more lost in Instacart’s supermarket

Top investment opportunitiesStartup of the Week: Sufresca, natural, edible coating keeps produce freshRewire: Banking services for millions of migrantsNobel laureate and MedTech CEOs talk precision medicineThe EVERY Company produces animal-free macaronPlantish fishes for restaurant partnersOurCrowd hosts dinner for US Ambassador to IsraelSabah al-Binali, OurCrowd’s man in Abu DhabiOurCrowd staff mark Good Deeds Day, Jerusalem MarathonParalyzed man climbs to world record with ReWalk exoskeletonSapiens and Ravin.ai streamline auto insurance claimsNVIDIA drives autonomous vehicle development with ForetellixIntroductionsMore than 4,600 high-tech jobs Startup of the Week:Sufresca: Natural, edible coating keeps produce fresh As much as half of all the world’s fresh fruits and vegetables are lost or wasted, resulting in steep financial costs to suppliers, and a major impact on the global food supply and environment. Israeli startup Sufresca has developed a novel, cost-effective, edible, natural and biodegradable coating that extends the shelf life of produce, while being ultrathin, transparent, tasteless, odorless and virtually undetectable to consumers. The coating, based on 15 years of research at the Hebrew University, adds several weeks to shelf life in refrigerated and ambient temperatures, and is...

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Newsletter: Full egg protein, no animals + Precision medicine

Top investment opportunitiesStartup of the Week: The EVERY Company, full egg protein, no animalsOurCrowd Arabia Chairman makes first trip to IsraelMarch 28th online: Investing in precision medicineJobs Index: High tech set for hiring boomPlantish reels in $12M seed fundingD-ID raises $25M Series B fundingSingapore’s foreign minister visits OurCrowdHUB Security to list on Nasdaq in $1.28B SPACAustralia’s Seed Partnerships offers VC with OurCrowdPeople.ai: From code to combat in UkraineMicrosoft Azure hosts ThetaRay’s anti-money laundering SaaSGerman chemical giant HELM partners with CropXIntroductionsMore than 4,600 high-tech jobs Startup of the Week:The EVERY Company: Full egg protein, no animals The demand for animal-free protein is rapidly growing as consumers seek healthy and sustainable alternatives. The EVERY Company is the first to produce real egg proteins without chickens, disrupting the $200B egg market. EVERY uses a technique known as precision fermentation, which employs recombinant DNA techniques to program yeast with chicken genes, feeding the yeast with sugar to create real egg proteins – a process similar to brewing beer. EVERY enjoys a first-mover advantage with a five-year head start over anyone else entering the...

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Newsletter: Smart capital stands with Ukraine

Top investment opportunitiesThe invisible hand and heart of capitalism supports UkraineStartup of the Week: NeuReality slashes AI costs across the boardOncoHost tests set to change cancer treatmentsMarch 28th Online: Investing in precision medicineIntuition Robotics launches digital care companion, ElliQYeshiva University spotlight on COO Josh WolffSaNOtize nasal spray can be used for preventionAutobrains raises $120M for groundbreaking self-driving techOnline grocery shopping software provider Swiftly raises $100MDark web intelligence startup Cybersixgill wraps $35M Series BHighcon raises $18.5M, forecasting to double revenue in 2022IntroductionsMore than 4,500 high-tech jobs The invisible hand and heart of capitalism supports Ukraine The corporate world is not standing by during the brutal war in Ukraine. Businesses are pulling out of Russia en masse in an unprecedented display of leadership even when it costs them in their bottom line. But the financial implications don’t seem to faze giants like Coca-Cola, Pepsico, McDonald’s, Visa, Mastercard and other giants quitting Moscow. Read my latest LinkedIn column on how this war is different from other conflicts we’ve seen and why corporations are saying enough is enough to Vladimir Putin. Read More...

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Newsletter: Talking photos + Personalized sneakers

Top investment opportunitiesStartup of the Week: Kicksnation: Free personalized sneaker shopperD-ID launches talking photos tech with MyHeritage3D printing gets bigger, faster, tastierTaranis drones weed out crop pests and diseasesPayoneer picks ThetaRay to secure global transactionsFDA approves two Insightec acoustic energy cancer treatmentsAmerican Airlines joins Freightos’ WebCargoUS Energy Dept field tests validate enVerid’s HVAC systemRavin brings AI digital vehicle inspections to used car dealershipsIntroductionsMore than 4,500 high-tech jobs  Startup of the Week: Kicksnation: Try your personal sneaker shopper for free! Kicksnation is a personalized, AI-powered shopping platform addressing the $40B annual US sneaker market. A quick quiz tells Kicksnation what the customer wants in their sneakerbox™. The customer pays a $15 styling fee, and the company puts together a curated selection of three unique pairs of sneakers to try before the customer buys. The customer has five days to try on the shoes and make their selection, only paying for the ones they keep. Shipping and returns are free.The platform supplies 34 brands on demand and has strategic partnerships with 26 brands including On, Birkenstock, Veja, CLAE, and Cariuma. Returning customers...

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Newsletter: Nas Daily on the future of 3D printing

Top investment opportunitiesStartup of the Week: Shyft home-moving marketplace grows 330%March 8th: The future of 3D printing with Nas DailyAEYE Health aims to save millions from blindnessD-ID brings loved ones to lifeCyabra monitors Russia’s social media propaganda warPlantish cooks up 3D-printed, plant-based ‘salmon’ filletOurCrowd and Microsoft host CyberTech guestsOurCrowd hosts Fem JLM workshopTytoCare aids Ukrainian villages, forms first partnership in BrazilBiolojic Design antibody approved for in-human cancer drug trialThetaRay’s technology can enforce economic sanctions on RussiaIntroductionsMore than 4,500 high-tech jobs Startup of the Week: Shyft: Home-moving marketplace grows 330% Moving home is big business. Partnerships with Google and AARP – the largest membership organization in the US – are driving net revenue growth to a projected 330% this year at Shyft, the digital marketplace upending the way Americans move home in the modern era. More than 15 million people relocate each year in the US alone, a huge market bogged down in paperwork and analog practices – and 2 million of them are AARP members. Shyft’s online marketplace connects hundreds of moving companies with personal and corporate customers around the world. It has already moved 200,000...

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