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  • mayay 5:40 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: digital speech impediment aids, , talkitt, , voiceitt, voiceitt app for speech impediments, wall street journal digital startup showcase   

    Voiceitt Voted Audience Favorite At WSJD Startup Showcase 

    voiceittOctober 30, 2014 | Voiceitt, the creator of the Talkitt platform for those with speech impediments, was voted the audience favorite at the Wall Street Journal Digital live startup showcase. Talkitt is a first of its kind platform allowing the speech impaired to speak freely using the voice translation application on their mobile devices. The startup was founded by CEO Danny Weissberg and CTO Stas Tiomkin. Voiceitt recently raised $25,000 in an Indiegogo campaign.

     
  • mayay 4:51 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: augmented reality navigation system, , israeli automotive tech, israeli companies in automotive tech, mishor 3d, mishor 3d augmented reality,   

    Mishor 3D Chosen By Ford Motors To Install Augmented Reality Navigation 

    PrintOctober 30, 2014 | The Israeli producer of augmented reality navigation systems, Mishor 3D, has been chosen by Ford Motors to put the system in future car models. According to reports, Ford will pay Mishor 3D an undisclosed sum to make the navigation system suitable for Ford vehicles, for both high-end and mid-range models. Mishor 3D’s system uses information like geographic location and accelerometer sensors to determine where on the windshield to position the navigation graphics, using lines, arrows and other symbols to guide the driver on their route. Since its founding in 2011 by veterans of the Israeli military, Mishor 3D has secured over $3 million in funding from Horizons Ventures and Blumberg Capital.

     
  • mayay 4:31 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: conferplace, conferplace meeting technology, , meda group, meda group acquisition, microsoft accelerator graduates israel,   

    ConferPlace Acquired By Meda Group For Undisclosed Amount 

    conferplacelogoOctober 30, 2014 | The virtual conference platform developer ConferPlace was acquired by Meda Group for an undisclosed amount. ConferPlace’s platform allows users to take part in conferences and meetings from afar, using online tools. ConferPlace provides access to work tools from the comfort of home, but also is a networking platform through which users can hold private meetings and notify their contacts of the industry’s latest developments. ConferPlace was founded a year and a half ago by Hila Manor, Ronen Rosenblatt, and Oren Almog and is a graduate of Microsoft’s accelerator program. Meda Group plans to use the platform to expand the company’s activities on an international scale.

     
  • mayay 4:00 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , media lab, , valooto, valooto saas, valooto seed funding   

    Valooto Raises $1.5 Million In Seed Funding 

    Valooto LogoOctober 30, 2014 | The SaaS collaborative engagement platform developer Valooto closed a $1.5 million seed round from Jerusalem Venture Partners and Media Labs. The company was founded in October 2013 by Eyal Elbahary and CTO Alon Lubin. Valooto’s platform converts sales proposals into online, interactive proposals that can be shared, collaborated on, and approved by customers in real time. According to the company, this improves sales velocity, increasing sales forecast accuracy and enhancing the consumer experience.

     
  • mayay 2:56 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: engouraging business israel, israel and michigan, israel us business partnerships, israeli michigan partnership, israeli startups us   

    Israel And Michigan Create Joint Research And Development Program 

    MichiganEconomicDevelopmentCorporationOctober 30, 2014 | The State of Michigan and Israel have created a joint research and development program for local pro-profit companies in order to enhance their economic partnership. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Israeli Ministry of the Economy announced that the cooperation will focus on automotive, cyber security and water technology projects. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will attempt to boost trade, investment and research opportunities and projects accepted in the program will receive funding from existing sources in Michigan and Israel.

     
  • mayay 1:50 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: glassia for gvhd, graft-versus-host-disease treatments, , israel biopharmaceutical companies, , , kamada graft-versus-host-disease   

    Kamada Receives Orphan Drug Status For Glassia Treatment 

    kamadaOctober 30, 2014 | Kamada has been awarded orphan drug status from the US Food & Drug Administration for Glassia, a drug to treat Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD). When a company receives orphan drug status they are able to receive grant money, tax credits and seven years of marketing exclusivity, with the possibility for an extended regulatory process. Preliminary human and animals studies show that Glassia may be able to treat and reduce the severity of of GVHD, one of the key complications that occurs in stem cell transplantation. Kamida is a biopharmaceutical company based in Israel co-founded by CEO David Tsur.

     
  • mayay 1:36 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: economics of food, , evogene food security, evogene seeds, israel agriculture startups, ,   

    Evogene Opens Dedicated R&D Facilities In Rehovot 

    evogeneOctober 30, 2014 | Evogene, a company engaged in improving crop quality and the economics of food, opened dedicated R&D facilities within its Rehovot facilities. The dedicated facilities will support the company’s fungus, insect and weed control product programs. Evogene is a company that views crop protection as an important factor in improving growth and the expansions of communities, developing seeds with special traits and other solutions for agricultural challenges. Evogene was founded in 2012 by Dr. Hagai Karchi and Dr. Rafi Meissner.

     
  • mayay 1:24 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: freightos, freightos shipping, , israel transportation startups, online freight services, , zvi schreiber   

    Freightos Raises $7.6M In Recent Financing Round 

    freightosOctober 30, 2014 | The automated freight loading company Freightos raised $7.6 million in a recent financing round. Investors that participated in the round include Annox Capital, Aleph, ICV and OurCrowd. According to the company, the new funds will be used move forward the company’s vision to bring international freight online with automated pricing and booking. Freightos has already automated the routing and pricing of freight over ocean, air and land, providing freight quotes instantly even more complex routes. Freightos is headed by CEO Zvi Schreiber and COO Victor Ofstein.

     
  • mayay 1:11 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: global consumer software, , , perion employees, perion mobile, perion web search,   

    Perion To Fire Dozens Of Employees As Part Of Company Restructuring 

    perionOctober 30, 2014 | The Israeli company Perion recently it cut its annual forecasts due to Google’s new rules regarding toolbars. As a result, the institute will cut forecasts and refocus its measures, with the company expected to issue a new strategic plan focusing on the mobile market. Moving away from the web search market, the company will reduce its 450-500 man workforce, laying off dozens of employees. According to reports, Perion will soon launch a new product for the mobile market, but is in no hurry to liquidate its traditional web search business. Perion was founded in 2000 by Yaron and Ofer Adler.

     
  • mayay 4:35 pm on October 29, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , ben gurion university and emc, emc israel, , ,   

    Ben Gurion University And EMC Team Up To Develop Cloud Solutions 

    bengurionOctober 29, 2014 | The Department of Computer Science at Ben Gurion University received a large grant from cloud computing and big data company EMC to develop worldwide Hadoop software. The project will be a collaborative effort between EMC’s research and development center in Beer Sheva and Prof. Ehud Gudes (Leader), Prof. Amnon Meisels, Prof. Michal Ziv Ukelson and Prof. Shlomi Dolev of Ben Gurion University. The bodies will work together to develop a global data management environment for multiple clouds. The technology is based on EMC patents and the hard work of EMC Sales CTO, Dr. Patricia Florissi.

     
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