With more technology companies listed on the Nasdaq than any nation besides the US, Israel has long been a hub of innovative technology startups that grow into successful global brands. In January 2006, Canaan established a local office in Tel Aviv to catalyze the development of early-stage digital media, communications and mobility, software and medical device companies in the region. Led by venture partner Izhar Shay, formerly founder, president and CEO of Business Layers, Canaan is working hand-in-hand with Israeli entrepreneurs to build the country’s next generation of world-class technology companies. In Israel, we seek investments in:
EnStorage is focused on bringing to market financially viable energy storage systems - as an enabling technology to multiple energy applications. The company develops low-cost Regenerative Fuel-Cell (RFC) energy-storage-system (ESS) for power grid load leveling, Solar and Wind power generation plants. The company’s ESS is based on the company’s proprietary technology, which is smaller, more efficient and lower-cost than state-of-the-art energy storage systems in the market.www.enstorageinc.com
LiveU allows anyone to instantly broadcast live video over wireless channels. Citizen journalists and others can go live with breaking news with superb bandwidth and reliability while remaining completely mobile during the event and the ability to set up in seconds. No other solution today can provide the same benefits.
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N-trig is revolutionizing the way people interact with computers by providing the industry’s first dual-mode pen and touch input device. N-trig’s DuoSense™ technology is the only combined pen, touch, and multi-touch interface for today’s advanced computing world. N-trig’s DuoSense dual mode digitizer uses both pen and zero-pressure capacitive touch to provide a true Hands-on computing™ experience for mobile computers and other digital input products over a single device. DuoSense enables greater mobility and usability in the next generation of computing devices and notebook PCs, enabling new market opportunities for OEMs and ODMs to introduce computer products which offer a more intuitive and interactive experience.www.n-trig.com/
Peer39 is an innovative online marketplace that actively matches offers in various verticals. The company’s proprietary technology and commerce tools increase conversion rates dramatically, thus enabling companies and individuals to focus on what they do best, and do more business. Founded by seasoned internet entrepreneurs and natural language and machine learning experts, Peer39’s leadership team has years of collective experience in online commerce and leading edge technology.www.peer39.com
PrimeSense technology gives digital devices a three dimensional view of the world. Giving devices the ability to see and understand the world like humans do revolutionizes the way we interact with devices and the place devices take in our lives. The company’s technological breakthroughs make it the first company to offer affordable 3D machine vision technologies for the consumer market. 3D camears can be used within numerous applications and various market segments, which translates into a very significant business potential as the company establishes itself as a leading vendor in this space.www.primesense.com