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Israeli scientist wins $2.5 million “wild ideas” award

Israeli neurobiologist Professor Oded Rechavi, of Tel Aviv University, has been awarded one of the first two $2.5 million Polymath Awards. Funded by the Schmidt Futures Initiative, the award encourages scientists to take risks and investigate new wild ideas. Amazing … Continue reading

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Israel is a leader in the Internet of Things

Innovation Endeavors, the Venture Capital firm of Google chairman Eric Schmidt, has issued its 2015 Israeli Internet of Things (IoT) Landscape. It concludes that Israeli IoT is booming, especially in Israel’s strength areas of healthcare, life science, ag-tech and cyber … Continue reading

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Google chairman’s 4th Israeli investment

Israel startup Taykey has developed a trend-tracking system that has earned it over $10 million in revenue this year. One of its main investors is Innovation Endeavors, owned by Google’s Eric Schmidt. (See here for Schmidt’s other Israeli investments) http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2015/09/24/taykey-expands-past-ads/

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Google Chairman explains why he is investing in Israel

Google chairman Eric Schmidt praised Israel’s “culture of entrepreneurship”, its impact on science and technology, innovation and willingness to challenge authority. He also urged Israeli researchers to think big. http://www.solveisraelsproblems.com/google-chairman-praises-and-supports-israel/#more

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Farm2050 invests in CropX

Google CEO Eric Schmidt‘s Innovation Endeavors fund launched the Farm2050 collective in 2014, to accelerate the development and commercialization of agricultural technology. Farm2050’s first investment is in CropX – Israel’s adaptive irrigation company (March newsletter) http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2015/06/22/cropx-raises-9m-to-drive-agriculture-efficiency-through-technology/ http://www.cropx.com/press-releases/cropx-closes-9-million-series-a/

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Matching stories to users

Israeli startup Keewee uses natural language processing, machine learning and social graphs to provide you with relevant stories. Over 60 brands and publishers use its service, including the New York Times. It has just raised $9.1 million of funds, including … Continue reading

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