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Out to enjoy the ride: Q&A with Honda Silicon Valley Lab’s Nick Sugimoto‎

One of the highlights at OurCrowd’s 2016 Global Investor Summit last month, was when Honda, Samsung, GE, and other major multinational corporation partners, along with global startups, presented the technology that will bring you the future of mobile, the future car, the future of healthcare, the future… world, basically. Opening the “future of…” plenary series was Noaki “Nick” Sugimoto, Senior Program Director of Honda Silicon Valley Lab, presenting on the Future of Mobility. A successful serial entrepreneur, Nick oversees Honda’s advanced information technology R&D in Silicon Valley, as well as global strategic partnerships. Previously, Nick led the corporate venture capital program at Honda, where he invested in a number of innovative startup companies and built strategic R&D partnerships. We asked Nick a few questions about collaborating with Israeli startups, Honda’s vision for the future of mobility, and what his own dream car would look like. The future of mobility: Q&A with Nick Sugimoto OurCrowd: You recently visited Israel, often dubbed the Startup Nation, for the 2016 Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem. What surprised you the most about this country? Nick Sugimoto: Honda has worked closely with innovators in the Startup Nation for years, and...

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Featuring the Future: Video playlist from the 2016 Global Investor Summit

In case you somehow missed it, three weeks ago OurCrowd hosted the 2016 Global Investor Summit, Israel’s largest gathering of top tech innovators, startups, angel investors, VCs, and other industry leaders in Jerusalem. Thousands of attendees poured in from 50 countries to meet with 100 global venture and corporate partners, learn about our startup portfolio, and hear from our selection of top panelists and speakers. Were you missing from the crowd of attendees? Or are you nostalgic for all the great conversations on stage about future tech? Fear not! Watch the sessions and panels below on the video playlist, or on OurCrowd’s YouTube channel. The playlist is being updated, so stay tuned for even more video. Watch scenes from the 2016 Global Investor Summit: Rundown of the Playlist: The Future, presented by OurCrowd: Watch samples of the global startups that are building the tech that will power our future. The State of Startup Investing: Welcome to the 2016 Global Investor Summit! OurCrowd Founder & CEO Jon Medved kicked off the day with encouraging words about where the world of startup investing is headed. Honda Accelerator presents…: Video from Honda...

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But it’s not over! Highlights, photos, video, and more from OurCrowd’s 2016 Global Investor Summit

Wow. This has been an incredible week. Thank you for joining us – through rain, wind and even snow – for the biggest investor event Jerusalem has ever seen. Together, we broke records: 3,000 people from 50 countries were a part of making this momentous event happen. Jerusalem hosted 100 global venture and corporate partners. At the first-ever Crowdbuilding Hackathon, 460 connections were made for 25 startups. Missed a session? Subscribe to our YouTube channel for alerts as we add recordings of the plenary and panel sessions. Tag yourself: Chances are you made it to the Summit photo album on Facebook! Look who’s talking: Check out the press coverage. Will we be in your city soon? Find your city on our Events Calendar. Summit attendees poured in from around the globe, check out the world map with all the participants’ locations by country: Together, we have made this a truly special event celebrating the Rise of the Global Crowd, and the Future of Investing. Thank you for being a part it. Let’s meet again soon. The OurCrowd Summit...

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LIVE BLOG: OurCrowd’s 2016 Global Investor Summit

After months of planning, we’re excited to finally kick off OurCrowd’s 2016 Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem. Over 3,000 attendees from around the world are weathering the storm and streaming into Binyanei Hauma for what is going to be an incredible event! We will be updating this blog live throughout the day — come back to see new features, highlights, and updates here! ———– Welcome to Jerusalem! Doors opened at 8AM with breakfast; the Summit kick-off will begin promptly at 9AM. Don’t miss the opening, including a look at the future car with Honda Silicon Valley Lab. Register on arrival: When you arrive, first visit the registration booths to collect your name tag, agenda, notebook and other materials. Download the event app: Click here to download the official Summit app and view the updated agenda, a who’s who of attendees, and more goodies throughout the day. OurCrowd’s staff are waiting at the Information Desk for the Summit attendees, if you need help getting around or want to accredit — this is the place to go! For the full Summit agenda, please...

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The Next Thing in Cybersecurity Innovation: Securing your future?

Imagine a sense of security on the internet, where the identity of website users is known and secure based on how fast or slow they swipe their fingers across the touchscreen of a phone or tablet, and how much theirs hands shake. The patented cybersecurity system, called BioCatch, also evaluates eye-hand coordination and palm size, combining all of this information to generate what its CEO Avi Turgeman calls a “cognitive signature” for users, able to identify when an unfamiliar person may be using a device. For now, this is a last-line of defense against unauthorized access to data, hacking attempts and other cyber-crimes, but someday this sort of built-in technology may replace passwords. In other words, machines may just know who is using them. It is this sort of technology — and the increased vulnerability of data — that is driving the ever-expanding future of cybersecurity. As the world becomes increasingly digital, and hacking attempts grow increasingly more sophisticated, there is a growing demand for new and expanded security solutions.  And the demand isn’t just coming from IT companies,...

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