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Startup Roundup

2 OurCrowd portfolio companies listed in top 10 leading Israeli startups of 2014 

OC_logo_squareOurCrowd's portfolio companies, Consumer Physics and enVerid, have snagged two of the top ten Israeli startup awards in the Globes-Journey competition, placing 5th and 8th on the list. The ranking is done by leading investors, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, with the aim of discovering promising companies that will be very prominent in Israeli high-tech in the coming years. To read more about the most promising Israeli startsups of 2014, click here.


OurCrowd in the News

     

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OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved 

was featured on

TLV1 Radio and

Ynet [Hebrew article]

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OurCrowd's portfolio company

Webydo featured in

The Next Web

Read it here

 
 

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OurCrowd's portfolio company

Easy Social Shop featured in

Examiner.com

Read it here

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OurCrowd's portfolio company

BillGuard featured in

PandoDaily

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OurCrowd's portfolio company

ReWalk featured on

Bloomberg TV

View it here

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OurCrowd's portfolio company

ReWalk featured on

ABC News

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OurCrowd's portfolio company

Apploi featured in

Computerworld

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OurCrowd's portfolio company

Biocatch featured in

CUTimes.com

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OurCrowd Events

Washington D.C.

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved 

is featured speaker at

the Jewish Federation

North America

General Assembly

November 9th-11th, 2014

For more information

Jerusalem, Israel

Join us at the Jerusalem

OurCrowd offices for a

live viewing of UP-n-RIDE's

deal launch webinar

November 11th, 2014

6:30PM-7:30PM

Accredited investors only

London, England

OurCrowd is hosting three

investor events in London

featuring CEO & founder

Jonathan Medved

November 12th-13th, 2014

For more information

Scottsdale, Arizona

Exclusive investor dinner

"Bringing Global Investors

to Crowd Build Israel,

the Startup Nation" 

November 12th, 2014

Accredited investors only


Technology Corner

ALS solution may come closer with Israeli-made app

OC_logo_squareAlthough it was first diagnosed over 150 years ago, the sad truth is that researchers know little about ALS. What’s needed is more data on the patients. The Israeli branch of German software giant SAP Technologies has embarked on a unique project with Prize4Life, an ALS research funding organization. The project is a hackathon in which SAP volunteers will develop an app for mobile devices to enable caregivers to record and upload data on an ALS patient’s condition. To read more about the ALS data hackclick here


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Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

GetTaxi CEO Shahar Waiser: "Being Israeli gives us an advantage"

1029192In an interview with Israel's leading business daily, Globes, GetTaxi founder and CEO Shahar Waiser discusses innovation as the growth engine of the Israeli economy, institutions investing in startups, and the advantages of starting out in the Startup Nation. GetTaxi, a free app that lets you instantly book a taxi ride with a tap of your mobile phone, was recently named by Globes as Israel’s most promising startup in 2014. To learn more about GetTaxi and read the full interview, click here


Q&A with ‘Interlude’s’ interactive video superstar Yoni Bloch

Israeli rock star-turned-entrepreneur Yoni Bloch is the founder and CEO of Interlude, an Israeli startup developing interactive video technology that turns passive, linear videos into user-directed, multi-path stories. In 2012, just one year after founding Interlude, Yoni won the Israeli Prime Minister’s innovation award for his work. To read more, click here.


Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am in Israel to develop smartwatch

Will.i.am is visiting Israel for meetings related to a new smartwatch project the award-winning musician is launching. The high-tech 'smart cuff', called the Puls, is part of what the Black Eyed Peas frontman has called a line of "fashionology" -- devices and apparel that merge technology and fashion. To read moreclick here.


OurCrowd's News Nuggets

News_NuggetsVoiceITT wins audience favorite at WSJ.D startup showcase (Israel21c)
Customer ID management platform, Gigya, raises $35M (VentureBeat)
Israel’s EatWith is the Airbnb of home-cooked meals (TheDailyBeast)
Data center optimization startup, Stratoscale, raises $32M (Globes)
Cross-vendor calendar scheduling platform, Meekan, raises $870K (TechCrunch)