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Israeli Startups Ably Represented at Major Consumer Electronics Show

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Israeli Startups Ably Represented at Major Consumer Electronics Show

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

  • 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. Lishtot was 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.
  • Syte ai, 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.

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Time’s Top 50 Genius Companies Feature 3 Israeli Firms

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Time’s Top 50 Genius Companies Feature 3 Israeli Firms

Original reporting of this article appears in Congrats to Aidoc, WeWork, and Lishtot for making Time’s Top 50 “Genius Companies”!

Three Israeli firms were among fifty ventures elite by TIME Magazine for its list of fifty “genius companies” for 2018 revealed late last week and out there in newsstands.

It is the primary annual “genius companies” list by the prestigious magazine, renowned for its hard-hitting cowl photos. The publication same it asked its immense network of editors and correspondents “to nominate businesses that square measure inventing the longer term,” and evaluated candidates “based on key factors, together with originality, influence, success, and ambition.”

Companies on TIME’s list embody trade giants like Apple, Amazon, Airbnb, Disney, GoFundMe, Nike, and Lockheed Martin. Recent ventures embody Bird, the electrical scooters sharing company that in launched in urban center and Paris this summer, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty cosmetics line, and therefore the genetic science testing company 23andMe.


Aidoc is a man-made intelligence-powered computer code that analyzes medical pictures of organs to spot the presence of diseases. It assists radiologists in expediting problem-spot detection through specific parameters like neuron-concentration, fluid-flow, and bone-density within the brain, spine, abdomen, and chest.

TIME wrote that “to date, its computer code has worn nearly 260,000 images, saving 50,000 hours of human work,” and therefore the technology is getting used in fifty medical facilities around the world.

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Aidoc was supported in 2016 by Guy Reiner, Elad Walach, and Michael Braginsky, graduates of the elite Israeli military program Talpiot, that trains recruits with advanced skills in science and technology to become analysis and development consultants.

“The quantity of knowledge out there has created associate degree overload,” Walach, 30, told TIME. “AI will offer the worth from the information that may extremely impact patient outcomes these days.”

Aidoc has raised $10.5 million thus far, closing a Series A funding spherical for $7 million in Apr 2017. In Dec, it declared that it received atomic number 58 (Conformité Européenne) marking for the world’s 1st business head and neck deep learning medical imaging resolution. It additionally has government agency approval to scan pictures for brain hemorrhages.

Walach same in an exceedingly statement that Aidoc was “truly proud to be operating with such a robust R&D team, that was able to develop a line of merchandise that created market traction vital enough to steer to the present call.”

“It is exciting to determine that radiology is back within the line of med-tech. we tend to square measure a lot of dedicated than ever to continue our half in operating towards addressing growing challenges in radiology, and in developing innovative solutions to resolve a number of the largest knowledge and imaging challenges of our generation,” he wrote.

Aidoc was named by NoCamels jointly of eight innovative Israeli startups confronting brain technical school.


Lishtot, Hebrew for “to drink,” develops merchandise able to effectively and quickly observe contaminants in beverage – while not ever touching it. Lishtot’s TestDrop and TestDrop professional ($49.95) take a look at water quality at intervals some seconds via a hand-held keychain device that tests a sample electronically and returns a blue or red lightweight to point whether or not a water sample is nice to drink or not. they will take a look at for twenty contaminants together with E. coli, lead, arsenic, mercury, copper, chlorine, and macromolecule at Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization standards.

The Jerusalem-based company, co-founded by Dr. Alan Bauer, World Health Organization is chief somebody, and Netanel Raisch, World Health Organization is chief operating officer, additionally developed the Lishtot App, that permits users to report issues to utility firms and search, supported location, for knowledge concerning any contamination events, still as add videos, images, comments, and access their testing history.

“We wish to form a platform for beverage quality knowledge and data like nothing that exists these days,” Raisch told NoCamels earlier this year. “People haven’t any plan what’s in their water and it’s the second most essential resource that just about everybody on the earth pays for in a way or another. we expect folks need to understand a lot of concerning the water they drink and that we hope to cement Lishtot because the place everybody goes for information concerning their water.”

The TeStraw, a pen-shaped device presently in development, can provide users associate degree correct indication of specifically what kinds of contaminants square measure within the water sample, still because the specific concentration level. Another future device is that the TestPipe, a sophisticated water-monitoring product that checks the standard of water in residential homes. presently undergoing any development and analysis, the TestPipe is about to suit simply beneath any sink and connect with a LED-light show on the room regulator that, at any given moment, makes positive the faucet water isn’t contaminated.

The startup created international headlines this year with its innovative technical school, snagging 1st place in Jan at the Startup Night competition at the CES 2018 annual conference, the biggest technical school and innovation tradeshow of its kind.

Lishtot was additionally among eighteen Israeli firms elite in Apr for the India-Israel Innovation Challenge, that supports Indian and Israeli entrepreneurs in partnering for digital health, agriculture and water technology solutions in India. Company representatives flew to India with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a part of a business delegation.


Workspace empire WeWork was co-founded by Israeli businessperson Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in 2010 in ny. the corporate has since mature to incorporate 373 locations in sixty-nine cities, together with ten in Israel, a majority in urban center.

Last year, when a $300 million investment by Japan’s Softbank, it became valued at over $20 billion and holds the title of the seventh most dear private-market start-up within the world.

The company has additionally commenced offshoots, launching WeLive, associate degree urban co-living community that has well-found flats, communal areas, and shared amenities.

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