Tag: Mobile tech

Innovation Calling! OurCrowd’s Innovative MobileTech Portfolio [Infographic]

The smartphone may be smart, but it’s no longer simply a phone. From consumer apps and hardware to enterprise software, mobile technologies and innovations are a leading focus area in startup investing! Which begs the question: What are the next-gen mobile technologies that will change our lives? OurCrowd’s MobileTech portfolio encompasses a variety of technologies, overlapping with various sub-sectors, such as MedTech, Enterprise, Consumer, and more. Two out of our four portfolio exits are mobile technologies: BillGuard, a personal finance app fighting credit card fraud that was acquired by Prosper in 2015, and Nextpeer, an industry leading mobile gamers network acquired by Viber in 2015. As we continue to build, grow, and exit mobile technologies (among others), we’re pleased to share the following infographic capturing the scope of some of the amazing MobileTech companies in OurCrowd’s portfolio, proving themselves in this growing industry. Does this infographic call out to you? Share if you find it helpful! To find out more about mobile technology and other investment opportunities on our platform, contact our Investor Relations team or visit our...

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Making every drop count: How AgTech investing yields more than crops

Food scarcity is a real fear. We must produce more food in the next four decades than we have in all of the last 8,000 years of agriculture combined, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Not only that, but this must be done under increasing strains of dwindling land and water resources in addition to challenges posed by climate change and energy needs. This is a great test for mankind, but also a great opportunity for the growing agricultural technology sector. In fact, the twin unprecedented challenges of increasing food supply and reducing resources used for agriculture are the main forces driving innovation and investment in the sector. Opportunities for investment and growth The global agricultural sector itself produces about $120 billion in annual revenues, and farm assets total about $2 trillion, according to recent data, making it one of the biggest components of the world economy. It was not until recently that innovation in this field began attracting the attention of venture capitalists and tech industry investors. A turning point came in 2013 when agrochemical giant Monsanto acquired Climate...

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Elections 2.0: Top Israeli apps transforming civic engagement

Yesterday — after months of campaigning, exhaustive deliberating, and relentless political advertising by competing parties — millions of Israelis flocked to the various polls across the country to carry out their democratic right and vote for their next government (the election had an impressive 71.8% voter turnout, the highest since the 1999 elections!). As Israelis exercised their right to vote in Tuesday’s election, it’s important to note that on a daily basis the Startup Nation exercises its right to be innovative. Israel has earned international acclaim for its cutting-edge innovations, successful entrepreneurs, and research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, and the environment. Over the past few months leading up to the Israeli elections, the country’s thriving startup ecosystem has been exhibiting similar ingenuity and creative execution in another, somewhat unexpected area — citizenship and civic duty. It’s evident that technological advancements and the growing use of smartphones enable individuals from all over the world to join together and propel real change. Now that technology meets public engagement and philanthropy, many more people can become involved in their communities in a meaningful way. NoCamels, a leading news website on Israeli innovations, profiled five leading Israeli tech platforms that “give citizens...

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