“Internet of Things” tech from Israel on display at 2016 Dealmakers Summit

“Internet of Things” tech from Israel on display at 2016 Dealmakers Summit

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On March 29, the Israel Economic Missions in NYC and San Francisco teamed up to host a delegation of Israeli “Internet of Things” companies. The eight companies had developed mostly consumer facing solutions, including a smart devices for tracking your family, cyber protection for your home, and technologies to help customers and citizens interact with their environment.

"Internet of Things" delegation from Israel:
  • BreezoMeter: World's leading real-time air quality analytics provider.
  • Dojo Labs: Privacy solutions for all IoT devices in a connected home.
  • GetAlert: Smart security to home monitoring and surveillance.
  • hereO: End-to-end family location sharing ecosystem with both app-to-app and app-to-device.
  • Kwik: Platform connecting retailers, brands and service providers to their customers.
  • Salient Eye: Turns any smartphone/tablet into a portable and remote home alarm system.
  • Say: Wearable social platform that provides the missing link between the physical self-expression and social media.
  • Treek: Monitor, control and provide automated professional care for indoor potted houseplants.

The Israeli IoT “conference” was a special activity adjacent to the concurrent Israel Dealmakers Summit, an annual gathering organized by Landmark Ventures and the Israeli Ministry of Economy. The Israeli IoT companies benefited from over 99 one-on-one meetings with relevant investors and strategic partners during a 3.5 hour period, 70-80% of which were booked in advance. During the conference, our Israeltech companies were solidly booked and pre-occupied with their meetings, with barely time for breaks. They met with a variety of investors, from angels to corporate VCs.

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The 2016 Israel Dealmakers Summit, which took place concurrently with our IoT conference, was held in San Francisco after several years in New York. The west coast version of Dealmakers was considerably smaller than the NYC events, though in a way, more focused. Unsuprisingly, the audience in attendance had a heavier representation from the technology world, specifically in corporate development, R&D and investment. One highlight at the summit was phenomenal panel featuring Israeli GMs of multinational companies, speaking to the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of working with Startup Nation talent and innovation. In general, there was a “great energy and noticeable buzz” in the air with serious business and dealmaking.

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In attendance was a considerable delegation from the Israeli Ministry of Economy, and Director General Amit Lang was among the presenters. Among the many sessions at the summit was a panel on how the Israeli government is sponsoring programs to support investment and innovation. Overall, we’d like to congratulate Landmark Ventures on another phenomenal event.

For more information about investing in Israel or about our IoT delegation, contact Erik Blumberg.


 

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Pushing limits, challenging boundaries and getting the job done. We are Israelis.

Pushing limits, challenging boundaries and getting the job done. We are Israelis.

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We were born a million ideas ago, and ever since, we keep evolving,/ specializing in the Unheard-Of, seeking the Never-Done-Before, and intrigued by the Unthinkable.

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A competitive nation of entrepreneurs,/ where everyone knows better/ and nobody cares to listen.

A place where brains and energy are ubiquitous and breakthroughs regularly shine.

We're curious, independent, impatient, and, well, we have a reputation of being somewhat indelicate.  People who like to push the limits and challenge boundaries.  People who love shortcuts and hate each second.  People who are totally focused on Getting the Job Done.

From automotive to aerospace. From communication to pharma. We're the pulse of everything that is regarded as truly new.

We're what Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, Mark Cuban, and Warren Buffet all have in common. A lucrative opportunity.  A worthwhile investment.  And apart from everything, we're far from being modest.  After all, we are Israelis. 

For more information about investment opportunities in Israel, contact Josh at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC or visit InvestinIsrael.gov.il

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Series A Israeltech Demo Night with JFE in NYC

Series A Israeltech Demo Night with JFE in NYC

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On the evening of March 9, the Israel Economic Mission teamed up with JFE to host six Israeli companies at a Series A demo night.  The public event took place at WorkBench, a VC and coworking space in New York, and was attended by over 100 people.  

The Israeli companies were:

  • Avanan: One-click security for your SaaS applications.
  • Contguard: Delivering real-time cargo control across the world.
  • DBS-H:  Releasing data access bottlenecks with continuous big data integration.
  • EZBZ: A local honest marketplace connecting customers with reputable businesses.
  • Moburst: Innovating in the world of mobile product optimization and marketing.
  • Semperis: Optimizing active directory uptime through insight.

The Israeli companies, with mostly enterprise solutions, pitched to five early-stage VCs active in the mobile, software and enterprise solution space.  The VCs were:

  1. Workbench
  2. Bessemer
  3. Lou Kerner (Flight VC)
  4. Fintech Collective
  5. Whitestar Capital

The event featured dinner and light refreshments, and the Israeli companies played to a packed house.

JFE stands for “Jews For Entrepreneurship,” an accelerator program out of San Francisco that is investing in Jewish founded companies.  Recently, they are working quite a bit and being more active and involved with Israeli companies and entrepreneurs.  
Contact Erik Blumberg for more information.   


 

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Energy Department Announces Six Clean Energy Projects through Partnership with Israel

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