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Top 10 Tech Impact Trends presented at #OCSummit19

A much anticipated event at the annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit is the presentation of what we predict will be 10 tech trends throughout the year ahead, reflecting the views of our investment team as well as input from our global network. In light of this year’s Summit theme, Global Impact, Stav Erez and Eli Nir presented 10 tech impact trends which we believe will change the world for the better in 2019. Before we jump into this year’s trends, have a look at the video below in which we address the outcome of the trends presented at our 2018 Summit: *Find the video of the full presentation at the bottom of this post. Let’s dive in! This year’s trends are: 1. Education Gets Smarter Schools have existed since before 2000 BC. Looking at classrooms today, it almost seems that the technological revolution has skipped the education system. However, we believe this revolution is inevitable due to the increase in connected devices and technologies such as computer vision, AI and more. According to PR Newswire, the EdTech market is estimated to...

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Will you recognize your car after these 8 technologies get added? #CES2019

Israeli startups lead the world in revolutionary, lifesaving technology. From facilitating medical miracles to re-envisioning natural disaster response, the start-up nation is making major changes. Now, Israeli startups are tackling the different safety concerns a self-driving car might bring up from a different perspective, providing the consumer with comfort and assurance when they stop getting behind the wheel. The future of car safety is here. At CES 2019, check out the Israeli companies that will ensure a safe, smooth, autonomous ride. Innoviz Imagine autonomous vehicles as being equipped with eyes and ears on the road. There are no eyes in an autonomous vehicle without LiDAR. Israeli start-up Innoviz produces a smart LiDAR system, which sends out pulsed laser beams to measure and monitor a car’s surroundings. This laser technology is extremely accurate in its sensor capabilities, monitoring the environment clearly with the ability to focus on a narrow region while simultaneously processing the restof the environment at full frame rate. It’s the closest your car can come to having 20/20 vision. Better yet, to counteract the higher costs that...

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From Everyday Grocery Trips to Natural Disaster Response, OurCrowd’s Startups at #CES2019 are Making an Impact

It’s January in Las Vegas, which means top innovators are showcasing their technologies at CES 2019. Not all consumers may grasp how the innovations presented at CES will, in the near future, impact their day-to-day. From grocery store trips, to customer support ordeals, to natural disaster response, startups are already making an impact in your daily life – and we’ll see a lot more of that impact in 2019. Are you at CES? Meet these companies in person at OurCrowd’s Startup Pavilion at Booth 301 in Westgate Paradise Center. Contact us to request a meeting.  A home life where Wi-Fi never wavers, and dinner is divine You collapse through the front door after picking your kids up from school, with 20 minutes to get to the supermarket before the lines become unbearable. Suddenly, you remember you have to send an urgent work email, but you open your laptop to see your Wi-Fi is down. It’s never a good time for a thirty-minute, unpleasant customer service call – and it’s definitely the wrong moment now. Hungry kids or impatient boss?...

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The VC Value-Add Model at Scale

Building the ecosystem. Leveraging the network. Helping our portfolio companies succeed. Every startup wants to work with investors that will help solve problems and spring their business forward. Every venture capital firm boasts their “entrepreneur friendly” initiatives that sets them a part from the others. “We do X better than other VCs.” “We match our founders with experts to advise them with Y.” “We offer to our companies Z to help them raise follow-on funding.” In a growing industry of more than 798 venture capital firms in the U.S. alone, as important as receiving capital is who you get it from. A few brand name venture capital firms embody legendary value-add that offer the edge to outperform others. Andreessen Horowitz, the forefather of value-add venture investing, has built an operating model around giving founders the ability run their companies as if they are serial entrepreneurs who have previously built successful startups. Kleiner Perkins opened a fellowship program to find talented individuals to work with their portfolio companies. First Round Capital has a team that helps their founders fast forward through...

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