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OurCrowd’s portfolio company MUV Interactive featured in Forbes

OurCrowd’s portfolio company MUV Interactive was featured in Forbes, a leading business and finance magazine. MUV Interactive is the developer of a pioneering solution that’s enabling users to turn any surface into a touchscreen. Ever wish you had a mobile presentation you could whip out during an impromptu elevator pitch? Well, Monday, Israel-based startup MUV Interactive released a ring-like hover piece for exactly that. The Bird, as the company calls it, will be able to interact with multiple surfaces–an impending trend we’ve seen with virtual keyboards. MUV Interactive raised $902,000 from OurCrowd investors in August 2013. Read more on Forbes here. [xyz-ihs...

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8 Israeli Tech Trends, 8 Crazy Nights 2014: Wearable Tech (6/8)

As Israel observes Hanukkah – a celebration of the light among the darkness – it’s time to highlight the tech trends creating sparks within the Startup Nation. Note, these trends are based on our deal flow – what our team sees on the ground. Trend 6/8: Wearable Tech How a trend is born:  You are what you eat, goes the saying. A more modern adaptation would be: you are what you wear. From “smart” watches that sync to your phone, to contact lenses that measure diabetics glucose levels, wearable technology is rapidly spreading to all facets of technology. The wearable technology industry goes back to a device as simple as the once-trendy calculator watch of the ’80s. Today, however, the next wave of wearable technology will far outpace a simple Casio watch. Recent success and traction experienced in the wearable technology industry, such as Facebook’s acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR and the 2012 launch of Google Glass, has entrepreneurs and investors alike excited for what should be “the next big thing.” Who’s who:  Israel has also played its part in the recent global innovation occurring in the wearable device market. Here...

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What We’re Investing In: Current Investment Opportunities on OurCrowd (November 2014)

Welcome to the latest installment of OurCrowd’s “What We’re Investing In” series. This month we’re featuring three of our existing portfolio companies raising follow-on rounds – but that’s not all. We have a number of new, exciting companies in the pipeline about to launch on the platform, so stay tuned and visit www.ourcrowd.com for more information. VocalZoom – Accurate voice recognition in any environment Walk down the street today and you’ll see people talking to their phones. The multi-billion dollar voice recognition market went mainstream big time with Apple’s Siri and Google’s Voice Search. However, one fundamental problem with all of these technologies is that they have a hard time deciphering speech out of the cacophony of everyday life. VocalZoom has created a proprietary patented` software to address this major pain point in the voice recognition market. Using acoustic and optical sensors, VocalZoom’s technology is able to monitor vibrations from the throat and face of the speaker, filtering out any external signals usually picked up by traditional microphones. VocalZoom’s product can be used in cellphones, personal headsets and automotive...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company MUV Interactive featured on Bloomberg TV

OurCrowd’s portfolio company MUV Interactive, developer of a pioneering solution that’s enabling users to turn any surface into a touchscreen, was featured on Bloomberg Television. In the segment, MUV Interactive founder & CEO, Rami Parham, demonstrates for Bloomberg TV’s Middle East Editor, Elliot Gotkine, how to use MUV Interactive’s technology. MUV Interactive raised $902,000 from OurCrowd investors in August 2013. View the video below or play it on Bloomberg...

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You are what you wear: Wearable Tech from the Startup Nation

“You are what you eat,” goes the age old saying. “You are what you wear,” would be the modern adaption of this well known proverb. From “smart” watches that sync to your phone, to contact lenses that measure diabetics glucose levels, wearable technology is rapidly spreading to all facets of technology. Today, May 12th, 2014 marks Israel’s first wearable technology conference in Tel Aviv. Israeli technology leaders and wearable tech pioneers such as Robert Scoble, Steven Manna and Jonathan Medved will be present for what should be a memorable event. Here is an outline of the recent success and traction experienced in the wearable technology industry that has entrepreneurs and investors alike excited for what should be “the next big thing.” Headlines and Exits Major media outlets announced on Wednesday, March 26th that Facebook had reached a $2 billion agreement to acquire Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality headset. The purchase indicated that Facebook intends to enter the arena of competitors trying to give users a live 3-D experience through wearable technology: “Imagine enjoying court side seats at a game, studying...

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