As I like to say, Israel has a knack for turning “curses” into blessings, as Forbes mentions: “From challenging initial conditions–wilderness and desert, surrounded by hostile neighbors–Israelis have succeeded in developing a diversified and flourishing tech sector that is hardwired for entrepreneurial innovation.” Read up on Startup Nation’s Next Act: Becoming The World’s Open Innovation Valley as well as why Israel is set to become a 2020s tech powerhouse.

Startup Nation and beyond

Exciting news for Trusona, named one of the world’s 100 most promising start-ups to watch in 2019’s Upstart100 by CNBC. See who else made the list.

UK Israel Tech Hub Launches 2020 Program With a Focus on Healthcare – The U.K. could benefit from Israel’s medtech capabilities, British Ambassador to Israel, Neil Wigan, said at the program’s launch event in Tel Aviv. 

Check out which Israeli companies are driving innovation in diabetes care and treatment, including OurCrowd portfolio company DreaMed Diabetes.

NanoLock Security joins forces with Mekorot to collaborate on device level cyber defense solutions to protect critical infrastructure from outsider, insider and supply chain cyberattacks.

Top tech news this week

News from the Industry 

What AI startups need to achieve before VCs will invest (TechCrunch)

How Learning From Past Industrial Revolutions Creates An Optimistic View Of Industry 4.0 (Forbes)

How every company could become a ‘tech’ company (CNN)

The latest from OurCrowd

We’ve been back in LATAM as I recently had the pleasure of speaking at YPO Colombia, and OurCrowd BizDev Partner Laly David addressed the Latam Ventures Summit. 

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