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In the News: Watch – Innovation doesn’t stop for politics

We’ve had a big week for OurCrowd as we continue advancing our tech cooperation with Asia. Watch my interview on CNBC at the Asian Financial Forum, or watch the full version in which I announce that KEB Hana, Korea’s largest bank joins as our newest investor and partner, and discuss what the U.S.-China trade conflict means for deal flow and venture capital investments.  We are very excited to share that enVerid won the Product of the Year award at AHR Expo, the most prestigious award in their industry, right after securing the 2019 Innovation Award; they are addressing the air quality crisis by cleaning indoor air and saving energy. Startup Nation and beyond 2018 was a record-breaking year, continuing a quite remarkable five-year run of steady increases in capital invested in Israeli tech startups: Read thoughts from me and others in Forbes, on what comes next This just in: 2018 Innovation Report from the Israeli Innovation Authority Great outcome for team ForceNock and congratulations to the team at Labs/02, our new incubator on their first exit in their first year of operations Top tech news this week  Mobility…A $1B Budget? How This...

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In the News: News from CES 2019; see the same tech in Jerusalem on March 7th

Our team was at CES 2019 last week, along with representatives from 15 portfolio companies and funds. 12 were featured in Israel21c’s “27 to watch” and check out the groundbreaking Israeli tech that turned heads. Congrats to Intuition Robotics on the huge news of collaborating with Toyota Research Institute on a breakthrough in-car companion agent. We’re only just getting started… If you’re excited about the tech you’re seeing from CES, get your ticket for the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit: Startup Nation and beyond With thoughts from me and VayaVision’s CEO: RPT-Mobileye leads Israeli charge into China’s autonomous car market Another amazing partnership! Israel’s Innoviz to provide Samsung unit with sensor tech for self-driving cars Top tech news this week  Enterprise Software…mPrest to Partner With Southern Company for Grid Modernization and Distributed Smart Energy Applications. Consumer Hardware…uBeam announces new CEO and ElliQ is a robot helper for the elderly (video). Mobility…AV perception engine launched for reliable autonomous driving, featuring VayaVision.  News from the industry  What will 3D printing look like in 2019? Read this piece from Avi Reichental, General Partner at OurCrowd’s Cognitiv Ventures fund. (Forbes)  Trusted Humanity — An Opportunity. (Aleph)  What’s Next for Marketplace Startups (Hint:...

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In the News: $6.47B raised – a new record for Israeli tech

Israeli tech firms raised $6.47B in 623 deals in 2018, the highest dollar amount since 2013. Take a deeper look into December’s 27 funding rounds for Israeli firms and the year’s ten biggest investment rounds in Israeli tech. It’s out: the Q4 Corporate Innovation Report is yours to download in a brand new magazine format. Browse OurCrowd’s Knowledge Center for videos and articles and get more out of the platform. Startup Nation and beyond We are fast becoming one of the major medical cannabis investors in Israel…more to come! Congratulations to Syqe Medical on their raise, “the largest financing round ever by an Israeli cannabis company.”  Great insights in this Jefferies report on “Momentum Economies for the Digital Age: The Case of Israel” – look out for OurCrowd’s mention. Top tech news this week  Healthcare…Life-Saving Tech in Thailand, Freezing Cancer, and Israeli Unicorns — NoCamels’ Most Popular Stories in 2018, featuring Alpha Tau. Consumer Hardware…uBeam to Unveil Ultrasonic Wireless Power System at CES 2019 and Robot companion for elderly in 2019 all set. Enterprise Hardware…Wi-Fi Chip Company Celeno Raises $10 Million for European, IoT Expansion.  News from the industry  Why Uber acquired JUMP, 6 IoT trends to watch in...

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In the News: A year of impact…will we see you at CES?

Join me in feeling proud as we reflect on technology’s awesome impact in 2018! Social impact investing – can doing good coexist with ROI? P.S. Will we see you at CES? Check out our booth info below, plus watch the top news from our portfolio in 2018. Wishing us all a productive and impactful year ahead! Startup Nation and beyond 2018 was an impactful year for our portfolio…watch a quick recap below, and be sure to join us March 7th, 2019, in Jerusalem to experience these amazing technologies for yourself.  Watch this Wall Street Journal video about another market where Israel is emerging as a world power…electric scooter usage. Zebra Medical Vision will save human lives…Israeli healthcare AI start-up hunts for Zebras.  Which Israeli team is Snapchat counting on to lift it out of the doldrums? Top tech news this week  Cybersecurity…Israel’s cyber innovators sign off on year marked by big investments, warn of dangers ahead. Healthcare…Blood test company Sight Diagnostics raises $28M. Mobility…Congratulations to the team at Innoviz Technologies on their global expansion! See what other milestones Innoviz has met. News from the industry  Atlassian President Jay Simons shares: How Atlassian...

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In the News: The 2019 tech predictions are out

As 2018 comes to a close…what will shape tech and VC in 2019? The predictions are rolling in…Read 6 investment trends from CTech and check out predictions from PitchBook and Forbes. Wishing all who celebrate a very happy holiday season! Read on for more startup news. Startup Nation and beyond Why this new innovation hub in Israel decided to welcome startups and enterprises. Includes my view, as well as perspectives from our friends at Amazon Web Services, MobileODT, Netafim and more… Israeli spacecraft gets final element before 2019 moon launch – “Israel has launched satellites before, but this is the first longer-range Israeli spacecraft of its kind.” Africa and Israel: Exploring a joint Agriculture Innovation Center. Top tech news this week  ul> Mobility…Israeli startups leap into China, yet the road to success is unchartered. Enterprise Software…Appdome‘s New AI-Digital Developer™ Completes Mobile Integrations. Healthcare…INSIGHTEC Announces FDA Approval of Exablate Neuro for the Treatment of Tremor-Dominant Parkinson’s Disease. News from the industry  Choose Your Own Adventure: Which AI Business Model Is Right For You? (Battery Ventures)  An overview of crypto – Crypto, the Future of Trust. (Andreessen Horowitz)  “Should you have been...

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