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Newsletter: Fake News. Healthcare. Florida.

This week’s top investment deals from OurCrowd Fake news. Healthcare. Florida. Israel-UAE: Now a short hop across Silicon Beach SALT Talks: Next-Generation Mobility in a Post-Pandemic World TechSee raises $30M to automate field service work with AR, computer vision DouxMatok: Sweetening North America with less sugar Juganu: Using light to chase away Covid-19 Hub Security strikes Swiss deal Fake news. Healthcare. Florida. Hot-button issues in the US election. Hot-button companies at OurCrowd. Investors around the world are focused on the US Presidential election. OurCrowd companies are providing solutions to some of the most urgent issues on the minds of US voters, addressing fake news, healthcare and Florida’s water problems. The News – Fake news and disinformation accusations are spiking among elected officials. Across social media, fake news spreads six times faster than real news, leaving voters unsure what is actually true. Cyabra helps top-tier clients like CNN, HBO and the US State Department tackle fake news by using AI and Deep Learning to identify disinformation, deepfakes and rogue players, and trace the fake accounts and sock puppets that spread...

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Newsletter: Meeting Scaramucci + Transforming Agriculture

OurCrowd joins SALT Talks FDA approvals for two more OurCrowd startups Amazon powers CropX to quadruple sales A trip to the UAE: Signing deals and making friends This week’s top investment deals from OurCrowd Varo offers small cash loans for free Phantom Auto lets people WFH where you would least expect it Foretellix joins Mobileye to keep autonomous driving in its lane On video: How AgTech protects our food supply in a pandemic OurCrowd & SALT Talks launch Pandemic Venture Investment Series Medved meets the Mooch: We kick off first episode with the legendary Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge Capital SALT, a global thought leadership forum, is teaming up with OurCrowd to present SALT Talks: Pandemic Venture Investment Series. SALT Talks is a series of digital interviews with the world’s foremost investors, creators and thinkers. These conversations will take a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 crisis and feature breakthrough technologies addressing issues from coronavirus prevention and cures, social distancing and food supply, and how innovation can help us thrive in the new normal. I’ll...

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Newsletter: Protecting our food and water

  This week’s top investment deals from OurCrowd Webinar Oct. 20: How AgTech protects our food supply in a pandemic Can we spread the success of high tech to benefit everyone? DeSantis taps Israel’s BlueGreen to protect Florida’s water Dataloop raises $16M for AI data management platform D-ID: Israeli face recognition tech lets actors work off set Innoviz automotive Lidar sensor has higher performance, lower cost On video: Israelis’ first glimpse of the UAE startup scene Unprecedented investment opportunities in AgTech The coronavirus pandemic has further weakened a global food supply chain already under strain from increasing population and climate change. Startup technology is increasing farmers’ yields, easing distribution and enhancing irrigation, creating unprecedented opportunities for investment in fast-growing AgTech companies. Join us on Tuesday, October 20th and hear how these advances in agricultural technology are being snapped up by local farmers and multinational corporations, and how you can invest in their success. (For accredited investors only). While high tech rides the pandemic wave, millions are drowning Israel’s high-tech fundraising smashed all records in September, breaking the $1 billion...

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Newsletter: UAE investors and startups speak + Secure e-voting

Our man in Abu Dhabi hits the airwaves “Sabah al-Binali has a reputation in the Arab world as a straight-talking deal-doer, with a long record of high-profile transactions in the UAE and Saudi Arabia on his CV. But his latest venture could be just about the most significant of the lot,” says the Arab News’ in-depth profile of our new GCC Venture Partner and Head of the Gulf Region. The appointment of OurCrowd’s first Emirati executive is attracting understandable attention from the region and around the world, including BBC World News and i24 News. Tuesday Oct 13: A first glimpse of the UAE tech ecosystem, presented by our Emirati partners Meet OurCrowd Venture Partner and Head of the Gulf Region, Sabah al-Binali, Emirati officials, business leaders and startups online on Oct.13 for the first presentation of the UAE tech ecosystem to an Israeli audience. Watch the recording here. MeMed: Cutting down on unnecessary antibiotics When you go to the doctor with a headache, the ability to differentiate between a viral and bacterial infection is significantly harder than it should...

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Newsletter: Inside the UAE + Redesigning sugar

Israeli investors’ first look at the UAE tech economy UAE Tech Investment Landscape: Introduction for the Israeli Ecosystem, broadcast from Abu Dhabi, will be held on Oct. 13, hosted by OurCrowd with Emirates Angels Investors Association. It’s the follow-up to our historic joint event on Sep. 22, introducing Gulf viewers to Israel’s tech ecosystem. More than 1,000 investors and entrepreneurs from the UAE, Gulf states and the rest of the world registered. You can watch the replay here. “We’re excited about this historic moment for the region, and to expand a community of peaceful coexistence and, most importantly, build a powerful engine of economic and cultural exchange,” Masaood Al Masaood, Chairman of Emirates Angels, told the audience. Read coverage of our work in the UAE in The National (UAE), the Wall Street Journal and the Jerusalem Post. Register for the next event here.   Masaood al Masaood, Chairman of Emirates Angels, explains the flying start to tech investment ties with Israel and OurCrowd Watch the interview with Calev Ben-David on i24 News here.   New Yorker: DouxMatok leads the...

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