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Highlights from OurCrowd Sync: São Paulo 2019

OurCrowd Sync: São Paulo 2019, which took place on September 25, 2019, was the first in a series of major global events that bring a taste of the flagship OurCrowd Global Investor Summit to a key region. As the first large OurCrowd event in Latin America, it was a resounding success. The turnout far exceeded expectations, with over 1,000 people registered to attend and extensive press coverage, reflecting the high local interest in venture capital and Israeli and regional tech. Over 250 corporate executives and entrepreneurs, as well as top investors and others from the LATAM tech ecosystem, had the opportunity to interact face-to-face with industry leaders and decision-makers from both the region and the globe, including 60+ facilitated B2B meetings for key players. A serious amount of business got done, including at a rollicking post-event cocktail party. Check out photos from the event here Over 40 top speakers spoke on the mainstage, such as Andre Maciel, Managing Partner of Softbank Innovation Fund, who is investing a game-changing $5 billion in the region, and  Israeli and local startups such as...

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In the News: What is Startup Nation’s next act?

As I like to say, Israel has a knack for turning “curses” into blessings, as Forbes mentions: “From challenging initial conditions–wilderness and desert, surrounded by hostile neighbors–Israelis have succeeded in developing a diversified and flourishing tech sector that is hardwired for entrepreneurial innovation.” Read up on Startup Nation’s Next Act: Becoming The World’s Open Innovation Valley as well as why Israel is set to become a 2020s tech powerhouse. Startup Nation and beyond Exciting news for Trusona, named one of the world’s 100 most promising start-ups to watch in 2019’s Upstart100 by CNBC. See who else made the list. UK Israel Tech Hub Launches 2020 Program With a Focus on Healthcare – The U.K. could benefit from Israel’s medtech capabilities, British Ambassador to Israel, Neil Wigan, said at the program’s launch event in Tel Aviv.  Check out which Israeli companies are driving innovation in diabetes care and treatment, including OurCrowd portfolio company DreaMed Diabetes. NanoLock Security joins forces with Mekorot to collaborate on device level cyber defense solutions to protect critical infrastructure from outsider, insider and supply chain cyberattacks. Top tech...

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In the News: Israel keeps on innovating 💡

Israel received a visit from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg this week, where she launched Facebook’s “Playground”, a “new hub for startups and entrepreneurs in Israel to build connections, develop skills, and foster innovation.” Israel’s Defense Ministry also announced the launch of an innovation hub aimed at fostering security-related technologies and strengthening the relationship between the country’s civilian and defense markets. In recent acquisition news, Salesforce buys the Israeli field service software company Clicksoftware for $1.35B. Startup Nation and beyond Israel – from Startup Nation to FoodTech Nation? See it in CTech. FoodTech is a hot topic now, as the United Nations warns: Climate change threatens the world’s food supply. Meet ClimaCell’s new weather app – alerting you when it’s about to rain, down to the minute, all around the world. Which Israeli startups are playing a leading role in data-driven digitized production? Read it in Forbes. Top tech news this week FoodTech…Featuring Beyond Meat: Subway is testing out a meatless meatball sub. Here’s why. Mobility…Zoomcar eyes a shortcut to 130 million users — partners with Ixigo. Marketplace…Over 100,000 students...

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