Innovation & Tech

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 4.41.58 PM How the makers of Facetune raked in ~ $18 million in 2 years and caught Facebook’s eye

Julie Bort, Business Insider. Lightricks makes a popular smartphone photo-editing app, Facetune, that’s a perpetual member on the App Store’s best-selling apps list. And that’s no accident. Lightricks was founded in Israel in 2013 by five co-founder friends, four of them PhDs studying computer graphics, or as the company’s CEO Zeev Farbman described it to us: “computational photography.” Their best-selling apps Facetune and […]

August 26, 2015
WomeninTechIsrael Women in Wireless: Gender Equality in the Start-Up Nation

By Stefanie Amini, The Culture Trip. In Israel, there’s a new buzzword making waves and it’s got to do with women. It’s the idea of Women in Tech, and it isn’t something new by any means. We explore the achievements of Israeli women in hi-tech, and the challenges that still lie ahead. The wave of […]

August 26, 2015
ourcrowd-equity-based Jerusalem-based OurCrowd makes it easy for investors to back startups

Connie Loizos, TechCrunch. Many crowdfunding startups now make it easier for founders to reach a bigger audience of investors. The question is whether investors are as keen to continue funding crowdfunding sites. OurCrowd may find out soon. The two-and-a-half-year-old, Jerusalem-based hybrid platform enables accredited investors to back startups through its site, as well as makes direct investments […]

August 25, 2015
Google Israel Israeli technology from Intel to power Google’s 3-D ‘Tango’ project

The newest version of the Tango development kit will be available to Android software developers by the end of 2015. The quick, 3-D processing technology largely developed by Intel’s teams in Israel is to power a collaboration between the chip-making giant and Google’s Project Tango, Intel announced on Tuesday. Project Tango is a Google experiment […]

August 24, 2015
brain-HRZ03-e1411062739170-635x357 Brain-tech start-up ElMindA makes worldwide ‘most innovative’ list

By David Shamah, Times of Israel. The first device to assess Parkinson’s is made by an Israeli firm; the World Economic Forum takes note Israeli biotechnology firm ElMindA – developers of the world’s first FDA-approved neural functional assessment tool to visualize serious brain trauma and illnesses – has been named one of the 49 most […]

August 21, 2015
VIDEO: Jerusalem Hosts Scientists from Around the World for WSCI

The WSCI 2015 World Science Conference Israel in Jerusalem Presents: Magic, Science, Technology and lots of inspiration. Initiated by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Nobel Laureate Prof. Roger Kornberg, and the Ministry of Science and Technology, the World Science Conference – Israel (WSCI) will bring young […]

August 19, 2015