Last week was fruitful across many sectors: Reps from over 40 countries arrived in Israel to discover Israeli agtech miracles; one of our newest agtech portfolio additions Tevel wowed the crowd with its robotic drone fruit picker. Meanwhile, we had the pleasure to introduce NFL star Deshaun Watson to Israel’s sports tech landscape, with a view of Jerusalem. In weather news, various startups are aiming to predict the weather with utmost accuracy – but Israeli-founded ClimaCell is a major player in the “real cloud wars”. Read on for more Israeli startup news.

Startup Nation and beyond

New US-Israel R&D center to get $16M for advancing energy tech – the center will “tackle finding tech solutions to challenges facing the energy, water, cybersecurity and fossil fuel sectors.”

Lemonade: Reinventing renters and homeowners insurance with on-demand service and social responsibility.

“To remain at the head of the pack, or even to survive, businesses need to constantly embrace cutting-edge innovation.” prooV: Removing barriers to speedy innovation.

Top tech news this week

News from the Industry 

Usability Testing: Discover What the Data Can’t Tell You (Aleph)

Time is Brain – Accelerating Brain Bleed Treatment (Zebra Medical Vision)

FinTech: First Principles of Investing (Greylock Partners)

The latest from OurCrowd

At the latest OurCrowd Portfolio Meetup, our portfolio companies had the opportunity to learn the secrets of making a sharable and inspiring video from Nuseir Yassin of Nas Daily, as well as receive insights from Facebook’s Roni Bonjack into how to nail down what their company’s top line metrics are.

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