May 15, 2014

A bright spot for the special U.S. – Israel relationship: Innovation

The U.S.-Israel Innovation Index (USI3) (www.usistf.org) assesses innovation-related collaboration between the U.S. and 16 other competitive countries including Israel . The study measures the strength of the U.S. and these 16 countries’ cooperation in four areas — government, private sector and industry, human capital, and research and development. Ann Liebschutz, Executive Director, U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation recently visited Atlanta, along with […]
September 11, 2013

Guy Tessler Promoted to COO

Guy Tessler has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of  the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce.  In this role, he oversees the Chamber’s deal flow activity, and nurtures relationships between Israeli and Southeastern companies.  Guy joined the AICC staff in 2007.  Prior to coming to the US, Guy served as program manager for the Israel Association of Community Centers, where […]
September 10, 2013

Technion Water Expert Briefs Board of Directors

Technion water expert, Professor Noah Galil, shared a briefing on Israel’s Water Technologies and Solutions to AICC’s Board of Directors at their quarterly meeting on August 27th, hosted by Jones Day.  His visit to the Southeast was coordinated by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast, and included meetings in Atlanta and North Carolina’s Research Triangle.  Professor Galil is a former […]
September 9, 2013

Professional Seminar Enlightens on Israel Business / Economic Trends

  With the backdrop of Israel’s stable economy and innovative companies, AICC’s Professional Committee presented another outstanding seminar on August 20th in Atlanta that addressed many aspects of “Accelerating Southeast-Israel Growth: Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments and Partnerships.”  Almost 100 members and guests were treated to the program that featured presentations, case studies, and panels to illustrate the theme and engage to participants.   “The presenters delivered […]
September 9, 2013

Active Implants Raises $26 Million

Memphis-based Active Implants, with its R&D center in Netanya where half the company’s work force is employed, has announced closing the first tranche of $8.7 million in new funding of a total commitment of $26 million.  The new round of financing was led by Dallas-based View Capital RIA, L.P. and Memphis-based River Street Management.  The company has raised $35 million to date, mainly […]
September 9, 2013

Wireless Sensors

Petach Tikva-based developer of affordable, maintenance free, wireless sensors that create flexible and robust wireless sensor networks.  Using these networks and the complementary cloud based technology, customers have real time access to a very large number of wireless sensors in multiple distributed locations, converting the collected data into business-related valuable information.  Company is focused on Cold Chain Management, Environmental Monitoring, an Precision Agriculture.  Seeking introductions to meat […]
September 9, 2013

Unmanned Systems

Shilat-based designer and manufacturer of innovative unmanned systems designed to be used by military forces, law enforcement and other authorities to help establish intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance superiority on the front lines of today’s hot zones.  The systems can be launched quickly, day or night, to provide precise situational awareness whenever and wherever they are needed.  Seeking investment to open a US […]
September 9, 2013

Digital Measuring

Petach Tikva-based supplier of digital measuring services to the Home Improvement and Commercial / Industrial markets for projects that require exact measurements to enable designers and manufacturers to succeed without expensive errors.  Provides standardized digital output files with full integration and leading design software.  Seeking investment to expand operations to 15 US cities.
September 9, 2013

Online Marketing

Tel Aviv-based developer of a solution that helps small businesses professionally promote and market themselves online – free of charge.   Provides a custom website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter account.  The system offers ongoing tailored content that enables small businesses to continuously feed their social networks and manage their overall online presence.  Entrepreneurs and small business owners need no […]
September 9, 2013

Economic News from Israel

Ra’anana-based Amdocs has acquired mobile network optimization software provider, Actis International Ltd., for $120 million.  The acquisition will expand Amdocs’s CES portfolio with geo-located network data that will drive a variety of optimization use cases.  Amdocs is the Israeli company with the most employees in Atlanta. Migdal Ha’emek-based Enzymotec, developer of a proprietary method for processing fatty acids (lipids), has filed a prospectus for a listing on […]
August 13, 2013

South Carolina to be Featured at Globes Israel Business Conference

Centerpiece for December Mission  Based on the well-deserved successful reputation of the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration, Israel’s most important business media company, Globes, has selected South Carolina as the only US state to be featured at their acclaimed Israel Business Conference this year to be held in Tel Aviv, December 7-9.  Last year’s Globes Conference attracted over 3,000 participants including Israel’s […]
August 13, 2013

AICC’s 17th Annual Professional Seminar Set for August 20th

While economic uncertainty and geopolitical issues present ongoing challenges, US-srael business continues to flourish, and the Southeast retains its position as one of the top centers in North America for this economic activity.  Buoyed by its high tech sector, the Israeli economy has grown in strength, and the United States is a key beneficiary.  Trends related to this phenomenon will […]
August 12, 2013

Member Attorney Builds Clientele and Promotes Chamber in Israel

Alan Minsk, leader of Arnall Golden Gregory’s Food and Drug practice, will travel to Israel in November, his third trip there this year.  He has been visiting Israel for a number of years to attend ILSI-Biomed, the annual Israel life sciences conference in Tel Aviv, to develop business contacts and to share his knowledge of the FDA with early-stage life […]
August 12, 2013

Poultry Syringe

Rehovot-based developer of a semi-automatic syringe, reusable device that is accurate, conveniently maintainable and easy to operate.  Improves performance and measurable value by avoiding waste of the drug and streamlining the vaccine work process to more than 3,000 poultry, vaccinated accurately with the needed dose per one hour due to its ergonomic design, enabling ease of use.  Seeking investor /strategic […]
August 12, 2013

Review Generation

Tel-Aviv based developer of a platform that increases the number of reviews stores generate, making it easy for retailers to share those reviews on Facebook and Twitter to drive traffic and increase sales.  #1 app on Shopify, a “Staff Picks” extension on Magento, and popular on every major e-commerce platform.  Seeking introductions to e-commerce sites.
August 12, 2013

Diagnostic Kits

Jerusalem-based developer of novel diagnostic and therapeutic solutions including diagnostic kits for a variety of diseases with current focus on the early detection of Graft-versus-Host-Disease (GVHD).  The diagnostic kit for GVHD provides a faster, less expensive, and more reliable tool than anything currently on the market.  Seeking introductions to pharma companies with distribution, partners for clinical trials, and investment.
August 12, 2013

From the Leadership

Welcome to the August edition of AICCSE’s newsletter.  It is wonderful to have the opportunity to build on the strong foundation and great work done by the Chamber over the course of the past 2+ decades.  At the same time, all of us no doubt recognize the immense changes that take place in the world and in our personal lives […]
August 7, 2013

Economic News from Israel

Citi is establishing its first accelerator in Israel for start-ups in the financial technology sector.  Based in Tel Aviv, the program will last four months during which start-ups will have access to Citi’s activities and know-how, and will get to meet senior executives worldwide. Ra’anana-based Amdocs has reported robust growth in Q3 with revenue rising 4% to $841.3 million and net […]
July 11, 2013

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June 28, 2013

Southeast Life Science Delegation

Built around two outstanding Israeli Health-focused conferences in Tel Aviv—IATI Biomed and MedInIsrael—the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region organized a delegation from the Southeast to Israel in June.   Led by Chamber Vice President Guy Tessler, the group members promoted their own firms, the Southeast, and AICC. Members from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee participated.  They included Caroline Young (Nashville Health […]