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OurCrowd’s portfolio company Neverware featured in CNBC

OurCrowd’s portfolio company Neverware was featured on CNBC, an American basic cable, internet and satellite business news television channel. The company repurposes obsolete school computers though desktop virtualization to make them function better than they did when newly purchased. Jonathan Hefter, Neverware founder & CEO, explains how his company is able to transform older classroom computers into faster, cloud-ready PCs. Neverware raised $1,012,000 from OurCrowd investors in January 2014 and $107,424 in its 2nd round of funding in September 2014. View the video below or on...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company Neverware featured in The Verge

OurCrowd’s portfolio company Neverware was featured on The Verge, an American technology news and media network. The company repurposes obsolete school computers though desktop virtualization to make them function better than they did when newly purchased. The low-cost hardware was easy for school districts with tight budgets to appreciate, but the total savings went beyond the initial purchase. “Schools are all trying to get more hardware into the hands of students, and what they’re discovering is using a Chromebook and the Google infrastructure, the total cost of ownership is 70 percent lower then iOS or Windows,” says Ted Brodheim, who oversees education sales for Samsung, and helped forge a partnership with Neverware. “The cost of managing these complex systems that were really designed for very large enterprises, it just doesn’t lend itself to the school environment as well as Chrome does.” While the economic benefits to schools are now clear, Brodheim says many districts are still passing on Chrome because they are afraid of the switching costs. “They are already struggling to maintain their legacy infrastructure [and] can’t afford to replace...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company Neverware featured in CNN Money

OurCrowd’s portfolio company Neverware was featured on CNN Money. The company repurposes obsolete school computers though desktop virtualization to make them function better than they did when newly purchased. Jonathan Hefter is passionate about two things: education and problem solving. The 29-year-old has put both at the heart of Neverware, the startup he founded in 2011. Neverware created software that revives old school computers and gets them running like new again. […] The company worked with Google to develop a cloud-based operating system called Cloudready. Built on Google’s browser-based Chromium operating system, it basically converts existing PCs and Macs into a Google Chromebook. Neverware raised $1,012,000 from OurCrowd investors in January 2014 and $107,424 in its 2nd round of funding in September 2014. Read more on CNN...

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