October 15, 2013

AICC Initiative Leads to South Carolina/Israel Bilateral R&D Deal

Led by the AICC, two years of collaborative work between Israel and the State of South Carolina was highlighted on Tuesday with the signing of an official agreement to establish a bilateral research and development initiative. The agreement, which creates a funding mechanism for joint industrial research and development projects between Israeli and South Carolina companies and universities, will be […]
October 14, 2013

NCR wins Georgia Governor’s Award for Acquisition of Retalix

AICC Nominates Winner of Atlanta  Business Chronicle 2013 Governor’s International Award International Deal of the Year Nominated by AICC, the winner of the 2013 Eagle Star Deal of the Year Award, NCR, has also collected the prestigious “Atlanta Business Chronicle Governor’s International Award” for its acquisition of Ra’anna-based Retalix for $650 million. This NCR Corp.’s acquisition has proven to be an opportunity to grow […]
October 14, 2013

From the Leadership

This month’s e-newsletter, featuring a bit of a different look than you have seen before, represents just a small step in what we anticipate will be much larger effort towards making the AICC’s marketing and communication efforts more effective and expansive. At the request of the Chamber’s Executive Committee, a marketing and communications task force was recently established under the […]
October 13, 2013

Software Outsourcing

Jerusalem-based software service company with the goal of repositioning Israel as a Quality Outsourcing Center and attracting business from all over the world. Company’s primary mission calls for creating many jobs specifically suited for orthodox women as a demographic of an untapped resource pool of talented segment of the population. Seeking introduction to clients looking to develop cutting edge products […]
October 13, 2013

Retailer Engagement

Tel Aviv-based developer of platform that helps brands and brick & mortar retailers to engage customers, know them better and keep them coming back, all through a customized, plug-in based mobile platform. an easy, yet comprehensive one-stop-shop engagement solution that answer the retailer need and is also expandable up to a full featured CRM.  Seeking to connect with medium-large retailers […]
October 13, 2013

Security Intelligence

Hod Hasharon-based company specializing in maritime security, business intelligence, resourcing commodities globally and lobbying for companies that want to develop and expand in difficult regions and countries. Company has also developed software and devices for local ,state and government agencies for public safety, monitoring city traffic, and crime prevention .Seeking introductions to clients and business partners in the Southeast.
October 13, 2013

Speech Recognition

Ramat Gan-based company developed an advanced voice recognition system enabling people with severe motor, speech and language disorders and communication disabilities to naturally communicate with people, control devices (tablets, PC, Smartphones) and apps (browse the web, play games) using their own voice. The company would like to enter a joint venture or commercial agreement with companies and organizations with the […]
October 5, 2013

AICC Member a2b Fulfillment adds Climate Control Space

 a2b Fulfillment, a third-party logistics provider with a specialty in consumer-direct order fulfillment and customer service, announces the expansion of climate controlled warehouse space at the Greensboro, GA location.  The completion of this project provides a2b with more than 52,500 cubic feet of climate controlled warehouse space, which is double what it had previously. “This upgrade was necessary to accommodate […]
October 2, 2013

Teleflex acquires AICC Member Trendlines’ InnoLap Surgical

Teleflex Inc. (NYSE: TFX) has acquired Trendlines International Ltd. portfolio company InnoLap Surgical Ltd., which is developing a platform for scarless laparoscopic procedures. The size of the deal was not disclosed.InnoLap CEO Yoni Epstein and Dr. Igor Igov founded the company in August 2012 at Trendlines’ Misgav Venture Accelerator “We identified Teleflex as a potential partner very early in the process and understood […]
September 28, 2013

ePatientFinder and AICC Member Clinigence Partner

ePatientFinder and Clinigence Partner to Connect Patients with Cutting-Edge Treatments Atlanta, September 26, 2013 — Clinigence, a next-generation clinical business intelligence technology provider, recently announced a partnership withePatientFinder. Through this alliance, ePatientFinder will leverage Clinigence’s technology to streamline the process of connecting eligible patients with clinical trials and preventative medical procedures. Historically, patients have been identified for clinical trials through expensive mass […]
September 11, 2013

Why Israel is poised to soon lead medical device industry growth

By Amritpal Khalsa | Market Realist – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 3:38 PM EDT Israel is already a leading medical device market The size of New Jersey, Israel boasts thousands of new engineers graduating from the Israeli Defense Forces each year and a history of investment in high-tech R&D (research and development). Readily available intellectual talent and capital has made Israel a booming hub for […]
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 […]