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FoodTech takes middle stage + Aiding Israel’s Bedouin communities % OurCrowd Weblog


  • Prime funding alternatives
  • Startup of the Week: Carrar, superior thermal administration for electrical automobiles
  • FoodTech takes middle stage at OurCrowd Summit
  • World media spotlights OurCrowd Summit
  • Kando helps Bedouin communities stem well being hazards
  • BlueGreen Water launches clear water program for underprivileged communities
  • Florida hospital inaugurates Insightec Alzheimer’s remedy
  • UAE-based Pegasus Intelligence FZCO, Cyabra present disinformation evaluation for GCC safety companies
  • Tovala unveils new sensible oven
  • Greater than 3,700 high-tech jobs

Carrar: Superior thermal administration for electrical automobiles

The auto trade is quickly shifting towards adopting and mass-producing electrical automobiles (EVs), however battery effectivity, security and lifelong stay important obstacles. Israeli startup Carrar has created a novel thermal administration resolution to considerably enhance the lifespan and effectivity of EV batteries, enabling higher acceleration and driving vary. Primarily based on a patented immersion two-phase expertise, the system offers full thermal administration for all of the EV elements that require cooling, dissipating warmth twice as quick as another obtainable resolution. Carrar’s system retains the EV battery at a gentle, optimum temperature, prolonging its life by as much as 100% whereas enabling ultrafast charging and decreasing the chance of thermal occasions. By prolonging battery life, Carrar additionally lowers the entire value of EV possession and allows an EV aftermarket. Carrar has ongoing tasks with a few of the world’s prime automakers and Tier-1 corporations within the US, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Japan, and is at present funding on the OurCrowd platform.

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FoodTech takes middle stage at OurCrowd Summit

The significance of FoodTech was a most important theme on the OurCrowd World Investor Summit, highlighting the necessity for wholesome options to feed the rising international inhabitants, Meals Navigator experiences. OurCrowd startups together with BlueTree Applied sciences, DouxMatok, Maolac and Plantish took to the stage to clarify what their corporations carry to the desk. Our Recent Begin incubator has backed 10 FoodTech startups over the previous three years and is in search of 30 extra over the subsequent 5 years. CEO Noga Sela Shalev informed members of the direct hyperlink between FoodTech and local weather change, noting that agri-food is answerable for nearly 30% of worldwide greenhouse fuel emissions. “It has to do with waste, animal farming, distribution, manufacturing, all of those are big contributors,” she stated. OurCrowd is essentially the most lively FoodTech investor in Israel. Our $30M FoodTech fund is approaching its first shut of $10M in commitments.  

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World media spotlights OurCrowd Summit

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From Reuters to the BBC, the OurCrowd World Investor Summit has generated almost 100 tales, TV experiences and podcasts up to now – with extra scheduled to seem every day. Fintech.TV, which experiences day by day from the New York Inventory Trade, arrange a digital studio subsequent to the primary auditorium, broadcasting reside updates and interviews with D-ID, Phantom Auto, Mermade Seafoods, JumpCloud and Ori Sobovitz, Head of Authorities Relations at OurCrowd. CNBC went into the sector to talk to the Recent Begin incubator, along with an onsite interview with me on the Summit itself. Forbes reported on how the Summit showcased the promise of Startup Nation, whereas the Jerusalem Publish featured our fashionable Prime Ten Tech Developments session. The Australian Monetary Evaluate centered on a brand new fund focusing on fields which are necessary to Australia’s sovereign capabilities, and The Nationwide, primarily based in Abu Dhabi, reported on the seen influence of the Abraham Accords. Comply with OurCrowd on Twitter, LinkedIn, Fb or Instagram to maintain up to date on all these tales and extra. Summit additionally acquired in depth protection within the Israeli media together with interviews I performed in Hebrew with three of the main tv stations, Channels 12, 13 and 14. Kudos to Eric Model, OurCrowd’s Summit mastermind, his deputy Avital Lapian, and your complete OurCrowd Occasions workforce for making this our greatest Summit ever. Thanks additionally to Leah Stern, OurCrowd’s Companion, World Communications, for main the outreach to the world media and to Uri Meirovitch, OurCrowd’s Israel media head, for his native efforts.

Kando helps Bedouin communities stem well being hazards 

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Know-how from our at present funding firm Kando that analyzes wastewater for illness helps Israel’s Bedouin communities, NoCamels experiences. As many as 150,000 Bedouin reside with insufficient sewage techniques within the southern metropolis of Rahat and in lots of off-grid cities and villages throughout the Negev desert. Transportable sensible samplers developed by Kando are lowered into manholes to check their wastewater and supply early warnings for outbreaks of diarrhea, dysentery, polio, flu, norovirus and Covid. The data is shortly handed on to well being authorities to take applicable motion. “The laboratory evaluation is principally one thing that everybody can do. However analyzing the areas to pattern, after which translating this knowledge into actionable insights that may be applied by officers or well being officers, is the holy grail,” says Hila Korach Rechtman, Kando’s Head of Analysis. Planet First Companions is main Kando’s Sequence C spherical, obtainable for a restricted time on the OurCrowd platform. 

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BlueGreen Water launches clear water program for underprivileged communities

Our portfolio firm BlueGreen Water Applied sciences will assist underprivileged communities entry clear and wholesome water with a brand new professional bono initiative. The corporate’s Clear Water Program will rid water our bodies in deprived communities of poisonous algal blooms that hurt aquatic ecosystems, jeopardize human well being, and may render consuming water provides unsafe. “We’re dedicated to making a world wherein water is secure and accessible, no matter one’s socioeconomic standing,” says Moshe Harel, Founder and CSO of BlueGreen, which is now taking purposes for this system that can present lake remediation providers to water our bodies of as much as 250 acres.

Florida hospital inaugurates Insightec Alzheimer’s remedy

Florida’s Delray Medical Middle is utilizing non-invasive centered ultrasound expertise from our portfolio firm Insightec to deal with an Alzheimer’s illness affected person as a part of a groundbreaking examine. Alzheimer’s could also be attributable to a buildup of sure proteins within the mind. Exactly guided by magnetic resonance imaging, Insightec’s ultrasound waves are directed at particular areas of the affected person’s mind to create a short lived opening within the blood-brain barrier the place the protein buildup could also be decreased. “The examine will assist decide whether or not the usage of this non-invasive centered ultrasound expertise can result in cognitive enchancment in sufferers with Alzheimer’s illness,” says Dr. Lloyd Zucker, medical director of neurosurgery at Delray Medical Middle.

UAE-based Pegasus Intelligence FZCO, Cyabra present disinformation evaluation for GCC safety companies

UAE-based Pegasus Intelligence FZCO is teaming up with our portfolio firm Cyabra to equip public sector organizations within the GCC with techniques designed to curb on-line safety threats. The partnership was designed to combine Cyabra’s subtle AI-powered social search engine into the business providing of shoppers within the Gulf area. “Our workforce has a eager deal with the truth that the way forward for warfare will focus much less on firepower and extra on the ability of knowledge. As it’s the world’s main OSINT software specializing in sentiment evaluation and the identification of faux accounts and dangerous actors, Cyabra is an apparent accomplice for us. Collectively we’re capable of present our governmental shoppers with assurances of their info warfare battles,” says Andrew Grunstein, CEO of Pegasus Intelligence FZCO.

Tovala unveils new sensible oven

Tovala has a brand new method to cook dinner up its contemporary, pre-packaged meals. The corporate launched the Sensible Oven Air Fryer which options max-power, a dual-speed fan, and “can beat out any standalone or multi-function air fryer oven, whereas providing up extra comfort, versatility, and deliciousness due to the oven’s extremely sensible tech,” says CEO and Co-founder David Rabie. The oven scans the meal’s QR code and robotically cooks the meals to perfection. Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Esquire, and Client Studies have all really helpful Tovala.

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