It’s that time of the year for the granddaddy of all consumer electronics shows, CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) to turn heads with groundbreaking innovations in Las Vegas. It’s the proverbial Disneyland for tech geeks and those more inclined to adopt early in the emerging technologies sector.
Here’s a flash summary of the top Israeli companies participating at CES and why their worth writing about. (Summary information originally published in NoCamels.com.)
- Edgybees, an American-Israeli startup founded in 2016 that combines AR, drones, computer vision, multi-sensor data analytics, and 3D video generation to improve “situational awareness” for rescue teams and emergency responders. Its real-time platform relays vital information over video captured by drones to help lead rescue efforts in natural disasters and public safety incidents.
- 2sens —A Tel Aviv-based company that developed computer vision tech for capturing 3D video and 3D graphics with smartphones.
Anagog— The developer of JedAI, the first on-handset AI engine that converts sensors data in real-time and predicts mobility status and location information. The company has nabbed investments from Daimler AG and Skoda; Porsche Digital GmbH, a subsidiary that identifies trends and invests in startups for Porsche AG, purchased a “minority stake” earlier this year
- Brodmann17 — A software technology company founded in 2017 that can run deep learning vision on edge devices. Its tech can be used in applications such as augmented reality, robotics, home security, smart cities, and autonomous vehicles.
- Byond developed a virtual reality publishing platform aimed at allowing “brands, media companies, and businesses to create their own interactive experiences.”
- CipherSiP, an Israeli-Swiss company that provides end-to-end communications and authentication solutions for connected mobility and industrial platforms, using watermarking technology.
- FireDome, a cybersecurity company that provides home IoT vendors with highly specialized, continuously evolving software solutions.
- Gauzy, an Israeli company with offices in California, Germany, and Hungary that developed patented Liquid Crystal Glass (LCG) panels. Gauzy combines high-tech and low-tech by embedding film technology into raw materials, like glass, to allow for control of various forms of light, where the surface can be switched from opaque to transparent on demand. The former is ideal for projection and privacy, while the latter invites the outside world in. Images and videos in HD quality can be projected onto the LCG, potentially turning any such surface into a projection platform.
- Gauzy Car Ads: Ads projected in a car window using Gauzy’s LCG technology.
- Hexa, a Tel Aviv-based company that uses a unique AI framework with a complex computer vision algorithm to reconstruct 3D assets from ordinary photos. The tech focuses on fashion, furniture, and electronics.
Lishtot, the award-winning Jerusalem startup that develops and builds products to detect for drinking water contamination and safety. Lishtotwas named by TIME Magazine among 50 “genius companies” for 2018 and was selected among 15 “superhero” startups for NoCamels’ end-of-year review.
- Lumen, an Israeli startup founded in 2014 that developed a single-breath device that tracks the metabolism for better nutrition and overall health. Lumen is currently crowd-funding on Indiegogo.
Nanoscent, a Haifa-based company that specializes in scent recognition technology, developing a sensor-chip and AI platform. Its first scent recognition app was for “match-making,” predicting a match likelihood based on skin scent.
- NFT Inc, an Israeli company developing an autonomous, electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (
eVTOL) vehicle that would function as a car and a plane for two-to-four passengers. Qlone, a startup that has developed an app, based on five patented technologies, that allows users to scan real objects, using a smartphone camera, “modify them in app and seamlessly export the result” to a number of platforms “for 3D printing, 3D sharing, 3D selling or to use as a 3D asset in your game or app.” The startup has already partnered with LEGO and number of other companies for product launches.
- Sixdof Space, a company that combines “optics, electronics, and algorithms in a single package for deployment in products currently in development in multiple industries – with an initial market focus on the VR market.”
- Superb Reality Ltd., a startup founded in 2015 that developed hand gesture control and motion tracking software solutions for AR and VR glasses and phones.
Syteai, also a Tel Aviv-based startup that “combines object recognition, artificial intelligence, and machine learning” to make images and videos become instantly shoppable. Talamoos, a company developing prediction platforms based on AI’s machine learning and Big Data to track behavior. The startup participated in the first cycle of a unique accelerator launched Israel’s Internal Security Agency (ISA, also known as the Shin Bet in Hebrew) and TAU Ventures, the investment arm of Tel Aviv University.
- TriEye, a startup founded in 2016 that is “developing technology to maintain smart and autonomous vehicle safety in adverse weather and low-visibility conditions. Its semiconductor design uses patent-pending technology that allows the production of shortwave infrared cameras at a fraction of their current cost.”
- Unbotify, which detects anomalies in human-device interaction using Machine Learning, in real-time on a specific user-flow.
Waycare, a company founded in 2016 in Palo Alto, CA with offices in Tel Aviv that leverages artificial intelligence and predictive analytics for proactive traffic management optimization. It recently made headlines for helping the city of Las Vegas improve road safety and reduce vehicle crashes by some 17 percent on a stretch of one of its busiest highways.
- Woojer Ltd., a New York-based Israeli startup founded in 2011 that developed a “polyphonic haptic transducer that enhances music and audio.” The wearable devices (strap or vest) “accurately reproduce[…] bass frequencies and deliver[…] the emotional tactile sensation directly to the wearer’s body,” according to the company.
- OurCrowd, a leading global crowd-investing platform for accredited investors based in Jerusalem (and a NoCamels sponsor), also has a startup pavilion at CES 2019 with exhibiting Israeli startups that include:
- TechSee, an AI-powered visual customer engagement company that recently raised $16 million in a Series B funding round. Founded in 2015, TechSee developed a visual engagement solution powered by artificial intelligence and augmented reality that aims to revolutionize the customer experience, enabling consumers to receive augmented reality-based visual guidance through their smartphones from a virtual technical assistant.
Engie, a Tel Aviv-based startup founded in 2014 that developed an app that tracks car conditions and diagnoses malfunctions.
- C2A Security, a Jerusalem-based cybersecurity company that combines large-system security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and hardware and software security to develop solutions for connected vehicles.
Vayavision, a startup founded in 2016 that combines raw data fusion, AI and machine vision for a platform for autonomous vehicles that gives a complete environmental model outside a vehicle using a system of sensor technologies – LiDAR, radar, and camera. It recently raised $8 million in a seed funding round led by Viola Ventures, OurCrowd, and MizMaa Ventures, with participation from LG Electronics, and Mitsubishi UFJ Capital.
A few dozen more Israeli Startups had booths at the show as well, including MobileEye, Arbe Robotics, Arberobotics, Karamba Security, Innoviz Technologies, Mantis Vision, Valerannn, and Temi.