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Punching Above Your Wheat: How Israel Became a Hub for Agtech Startups

24 December 2018

By Ofir Schlam , CEO at Taranis, Ag Funder News Even before the state of Israel’s founding, pioneers emphasized cultivating the land through innovative and efficient agricultural work – 70 years after statehood, the fruits of Israelis’ labor in the fields and in the labs have been born out in the country’s flourishing agtech sector. Amid […]

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Dynamic Yield Makes Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500 List

28 November 2018

Dynamic Yield is honored to be recognized as a tech leader, earning a spot in the top quartile of Deloitte’s Fast 500 awards program in North America.   The Technology Fast 500 is Deloitte’s annual technology awards program, which ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America. […]

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Israeli-based solid-state LiDAR company Innoviz Technologies recently won a CES 2019 award for “Best of Innovation” in its category

19 November 2018

Solid-state LiDAR scanners avoid the problems that plague mechanical systems. (Image courtesy of Innoviz Technologies.) Israeli-based solid-state LiDAR company Innoviz Technologies recently won a CES 2019 award for “Best of Innovation” in its category. The company earlier this yearreleased its MEMS-based scanning LiDAR sensor—InnovizPro—to commercial markets. The CES award however, was achieved for its solid-state LiDAR […]

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Computer vision: how Israel’s secret soldiers drive its tech success

19 November 2018

By Mehul Srivastava , Financial Times When Ofir Schlam, the co-founder of Taranis, an Israeli agriculture tech start-up, was growing up on a farm in Israel, he would regularly wake at 5am to search through the crop for the tiniest caterpillars, pests and rot. Years later, when he joined the military and was attached to the prime minister’s office, […]

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Competition to AmazonGo Is Coming From an Unlikely Source

13 November 2018

By Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc. set off a global race to automate grocery shopping. The latest entrant comes from a nation not known for state-of-the-art retail experiences: Israel. Shufersal Ltd., Israel’s largest supermarket chain, is partnering with local startup Trigo Vision Ltd. to eliminate the need for cashiers in its 272 stores, the companies said in a statement […]

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Innoviz’s Solid-State LiDAR Wins CES 2019 “Best of Innovation” Award

08 November 2018

Designated as highest-rated self-driving technology further underscores Innoviz’s role as a key technology enabler of Autonomous Vehicle commercialization; LiDAR already selected by BMW for its 2021 automated driving program   KFAR SABA, Israel, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Innoviz Technologies announced today that its InnovizOne™ automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR and Computer Vision software have been awarded the elite 2019 CES® “Best […]

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Taranis raises $20 million for AI-driven crop insights

06 November 2018

By KYLE WIGGERS, VentureBeat A global hunger crisis looms. By 2050, there will be more than 9 billion mouths to feed, and projections indicate that global yield will have to roughly double to meet demand. That’s easier said than done. Currently, about 45 percent of the world’s crop calories are fed to livestock or turned into […]

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Clearlake-backed Perforce to buy Perfecto Mobile

08 October 2018

Perforce Software, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group LP, agreed to buy Perfecto Mobile. Financial terms weren’t announced. Perfecto, of Israel, provides cloud-based automated mobile and web application test software solutions. Press reports peg the deal at $200 million. PRESS RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SANTA MONICA, CA – October 8, 2018 —Perforce Software (“Perforce”), a global provider of […]

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Mapping Israel’s Digital Health Ecosystem

25 September 2018

Emanuel Timor, Naama Zalzman Dror and Liran Hason — Vertex Ventures Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the world. It is also an industry in need of change due to the rising demand for health services, the aging global population, and the industry’s rising costs. We believe that Digital Health holds the promise to transform the […]

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