Tag: research

In the News: What’s next after Israel’s biggest diplomatic event in its history?

Israel hosted its biggest diplomatic event in its history last week: delegations from 49 countries, including 41 heads of state, gathered in Jerusalem for The Fifth World Holocaust Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming thousands more tech and investment leaders from around the globe this February 13th for the 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit to share, celebrate and invest in Israeli and global tech. Space is limited; tickets for active OurCrowd members are guaranteed upon registration. Apply now.  Happy Chinese New Year from OurCrowd: We want to wish our Chinese friends all over the world a healthy, happy, and prosperous year ahead.  Startup Nation and beyond Great coverage in Forbes about CanNegev, the Israeli government-sponsored incubator which will be operated by OurCrowd, BOL Pharma and Perrigo in Yerucham. Zebra Medical Vision publishes in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, groundbreaking research that enables successful diagnosis of Osteoporosis from existing CT scans. One in three women and one in five men older than 50 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.  Latest discovery from OurCrowd portfolio company CyberMDX: MDhex vulnerabilities...

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In the News: Were we right about 2019? + What’s coming in 2020?

It was a pleasure to be hosted at the SALT conference in Abu Dhabi, where, amongst other topics, we discussed startup ecosystems ranging from UAE, USA, Israel and beyond. I was one of the first Israeli VCs to speak openly in an investor conference in the Gulf, and I was thrilled to see the enthusiasm among investors for cooperation with Israel. Up next: As we wrap up 2019, we examine what’s next for tech in 2020. Each year we predict 10 impactful tech trends; were we right about last year? Review what was predicted for 2019, and sign up to see live, in-person what we anticipate next, at the 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit this February 13th in Jerusalem. Apply now. Startup Nation and beyond The EdgyBees’ hive of partners is buzzing: US Air Force awards multiple contracts to the collaborative visual software leader to enhance situational awareness.  Hitting pay dirt: CropX teamed up with Costa Rica’s FarmAgro, to offer Latin American farmers accurate predictive power based on soil analytics. Forever young: Researchers set out roadmap for using cannabis to ease...

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Zack’s App of the Week: StartupDigest

We like to say that investing in startups is a team sport. Truth is, it actually requires an entire support community — lawyers, accountants, investors, universities — to help nurture successful startups. So, a great place for investors to start their search for investment candidates is to begin locally. This week’s app of the week is StartupDigest: a (free) newsletter of all things startup in your local area. Essentially, it’s a great curated event calendar. From networking events to technology hackathons to investor meetings, this newsletter is published in close to 100 cities worldwide (see the Israel edition here). You can also subscribe to events in a specific industry — very useful for entrepreneurs or investors who are very focused in their activities. The newsletter works like this: People sign up to curate local or industry-specific newsletters These curators identify important events or receive submissions for them periodically, these events are rolled together into an email newsletter you can subscribe to What do you use to stay current on local tech events?   [xyz-ihs...

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Zack’s App of the Week: Mattermark

When I was an analyst at a hedge fund, we were Bloomberg addicts. Our research, stock quotes, financial deep-diving — even our chat messaging system, everything ran through a Bloomberg terminal. If you’re investing in public companies, there isn’t anything close for a researcher. As an angel investor, though, I’ve found that coverage of the startup industry is well… let’s just say it’s nothing near to Bloomberg. Mattermark is trying to change all that. Mattermark bills itself as where “big data meets venture capital”. The company (which has a must-read free newsletter, by the way) tracks 200,000 startups around the world by profiling them, tracking millions of data points including location, stage, investment history + the more valuable traction metrics (web traffic, mobile downloads, social media following and engagement). It’s not cheap — at $500/month/seat, it’s a tool for very active and larger investors in startups. What do you use to research startups? [xyz-ihs...

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