January 17, 2012

AICC Organizes Financial Technology Matchmaker Event

Fifteen of Israel’s most innovative companies offering financial technology solutions are expected to visit Atlanta next month for a 2-day matchmaker event that will expose them to many of the leading US companies in the emerging field known as FinTech.  Organized by AICC’s Software Committee, the US-Israel FinTech Business Exchange is designed to offer the Israeli companies the opportunity to […]
January 17, 2012

VisionMap Establishes South Carolina Subsidiary

Tel Aviv-based VisionMap Ltd has established a US subsidiary in Myrtle Beach South Carolina to provide sales, training, support and professional services in North and South America for their 3D aerial photo products systems. VisionMap LLC was formed to provide local services for the growing community of VisionMap’s systems users, and is led by a team of seasoned executives, expert […]
January 17, 2012

BIRD to Invest $8.1 Million in Nine New Projects

During its meeting in Tel Aviv last month, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, approved $8.1 million of funding for nine new projects between Israeli and American companies.  In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects  to $22 million. […]
January 17, 2012

Active Implants Raises $10 Million

Memphis-based Active Implants Corporation, with its R&D Center in Netanya, has raised $10 million from its current investors in its third financing round. The Orthopedics start-up company, which has raised $25 million to date, has two products—the TriboFit Buffer hip implant, which has already been placed in 1,200 patients in Europe; and the NUsurface meniscus implant, a shock absorbing cushion […]
December 13, 2011

From the Leadership

Among our strategies to generate Southeast-Israel business relationships, perhaps none is more important than organizing and  supporting business missions to Israel.   This past month, we were deeply involved with delegations from both Georgia and South Carolina, two of the six states in our region. Led by Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia delegation had […]
December 13, 2011

Economic News from Israel

Apple is in talks to acquire its first Israeli company, Herzliya-based flash storage solutions provider Anobit for $400-500 million.  Apple reportedly wants to increase the data storage capacity of its iPads and iPhones, and will probably keep most of Anobit’s staff in Israel. Greenberg Traurig will open an office in Tel Aviv next month, the law firm’s 34th office worldwide and […]
December 13, 2011

Interactive Platform

Tel Aviv-based developer of an interactive platform for powerful user generated content that allows customers to interact with things they like by using their photos to add commercial icons and win rewards through Facebook; using an incentivized button where users can share their online purchases via an applicative ‘share’ button-and win rewards; and through the backend where the advertiser can […]
December 13, 2011

Early Diagnosis

Misgav-based developer of technologies to assist  clinicians in making definitive and early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s based on cellular changes that  can be used as biomarkers.  Completed first human feasibility trial, now preparing for large validation studies, and is seeking to collaborate with pharmaceutical companies in clinical trials.  Requests connections to clinical sites and findings, […]
December 13, 2011

Web Analytics

Ramat Gan-based developer of Customer Experience Analytics software that provides businesses insights into their customers’ online behavior.  Focuses on visitor interactions inside web pages, recording everything from mouse moves and clicks to actual keystrokes, giving a much more thorough, in-depth view into what visitors are focusing on and interacting with inside the pages themselves.   Seeking introduction to analytics and marketing […]
December 13, 2011

Plastics Recycling

Kiryat Ata-based developer of technology that minimizes the volume of plastic disposed in landfills and thus minimizes the negative impact on the environment by converting plastic waste into high grade chemical liquids of outstanding purity.  Their unique recycling solution serves the growing global need for disposal of non-perishable polyolefin and helps resolve one of the most serious environmental problems facing […]
December 12, 2011

Barry Swartz Joins AICC Professional Staff

The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region has named Barry Swartz its new Vice President of Trade & Development.  He will also serve as Executive Director of the American Israel Educational Institute, the charitable affiliate of the Chamber.   In this new position, he will lead the organization’s new outreach initiatives to corporations and philanthropy as well as educational and matchmaker […]
December 12, 2011

Israeli Social Media Analytics Technology Showcased

AICC scored another win with the most recent program in its acclaimed Israel Innovation Impact (I3) series that focused on Social Media: Making Business Sense through Analytics”, a demonstration and discussion of the latest Israeli technologies on December 7, 2011 at the UPS world headquarters in Atlanta.  Over 100 participants enjoyed the demonstrations and “Ignite” presentations by three leading Israeli […]
December 12, 2011

MUSC, Israeli Institutions Partner on Stem Cell Research

Scientists and researchers from across the globe convened last month in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina’s new bioengineering building to mark the first international symposium on cardiovascular regeneration. In addition, MUSC President Dr. Ray Greenberg and Dr. Rafael Beyar, CEO and Director General of Rambam Health Care Campus, signed a memorandum of understanding for further collaboration among […]
December 12, 2011

Arkal Selects Auburn, Alabama

Bet Zera-based Arkal Plastic Products will establish a manufacturing facility to produce plastic parts for the automotive industry in Auburn, Alabama.  The Israeli-based company will open its first US manufacturing operation under the name of ARKAL Automotive USA, Inc. in a brand new 32,000 square foot facility in Auburn Technology Park West with future expansion plans of up to 110,000 […]
November 8, 2011

AICC Supports Jerusalem Medical Technology Seminar

The nuts and bolts for Israeli companies to prepare new medical technologies for the US market was the focus of a November 8th seminar at the Beck Science Building in Jerusalem’s Har Hotzvim Park.  The 30 participants received the latest information on patents, FDA requirements, and reimbursement issues from AICC members Jeremy Ben-David (JMB.Factor & Co.) and Alan Minsk (Arnall […]
November 7, 2011

Georgia Leaders to Participate in WATEC

Commissioner Cummiskey Leads Delegation While the water dispute among Georgia and neighboring states currently is not front page news as it has been in recent years, the state nonetheless is taking measures to insure that Georgia has an adequate supply of water for the future.  And in addition to looking for technologies to support this infrastructure imperative, the state also […]
November 7, 2011

Influencer Marketing

Herzliya-based developer of a technology that empowers consumer-facing organizations to close the gap between how they market and how people buy.  Enables companies to identify, measure, and impact how opinion leaders shape their followers’ purchasing decisions.  Using their solutions, leading global organizations in telecommunications, retail, and financial services are realizing 5-10x improvement in marketing ROI by multiplying the reach and effectiveness of customer […]
November 7, 2011

Teva Acquires Greensboro, North Carolina Plant

Part of new OTC Joint Venture with Procter & Gamble Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble and Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have announced details of the joint venture they have created to sell over-the-counter medicines that will combine Teva’s expertise in drug marketing with P&G’s expertise in branding to expand their presence in the $200 billion consumer healthcare industry.  The […]
November 7, 2011

South Carolina Business & Research Mission to Israel

26 Leaders for November 12-17 Delegation On November 12th, twenty-six of South Carolina’s business, university, and economic development leaders will convene in Tel Aviv for the beginning of  a weeklong mission to pursue economic , trade, and research opportunities with counterparts in that country. Their itinerary includes visits to Israel’s major research universities, meetings with key government officials, economic and […]
October 11, 2011

ARRIS to Acquire BigBand Networks

Suwanee, Georgia-based ARRIS Group has agreed to acquire BigBand Networks for $172 million. Founded in Tel Aviv in 1998, BigBand continues to maintain its R&D operations in Israel with corporate headquarters in California. For several years, ARRIS has been interested in acquiring Israeli technology, having served as a major corporate sponsor of the AICC-organized US-Israel Broadband Business Exchanges held in […]