January 14, 2009


Independent Research Report Profiles Earnix as a One of the Companies That Are Reinventing Insurance Information Technologies Earnix is a leading provider of customer value and pricing optimization solutions for insurers and banks.  Earnix solutions are used by leading financial services companies worldwide to optimize customer relationships and drive significant improvements in profitability.  The company is led by a team of […]
January 13, 2009

AICC Israeli Member Kenshoo announces an iPhone interface for KENSHOO SEARCH

Kenshoo joined AICC at the US-Israel Web 2.0 Business Exchange in September 2008. Kenshoo is the provider of KENSHOO SEARCH, the only 3rd generation end-to-end search marketing platform. Built utilizing the Quality Management™ approach, KENSHOO SEARCH enables marketers to optimize every aspect of their campaigns to achieve maximum ROI. Kenshoo’s automation and optimization technology is being used today by ad agencies and […]
January 11, 2009

Why the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce-Southeast Region will thrive in 2009

(Excerpt  from a blog post on Israel Innovation 2.0) Regarding the Atlanta/Southeast region, towards the end of 2008, the AICC-Southeast region created a blog for posting the latest news related to any of its companies and partnerships. To get an idea of what can be expected this year in that region and why it will still thrive, here are titles of […]
January 10, 2009

Israeli Elmedical, Scorpion and BioActivity Present at AICC Medical Committee

At the January meeting of AICC’s Medical Committee, three Israeli medical device Israeli start-up companies presented to the members. The meeting was hosted by Eric Vayle  at the Buckhead office of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, a real estate and investment management services firm that assists clients (including Israeli companies) with US office locations.   Elmedical Ltd.:  CEO Uzi Eshel presented this Hod-Hasharon-based […]
January 9, 2009

Israeli social network analysis co. Datanetis joins AICC

We first met Datanetis at the Israel Mobile Association (IMA) US roadshow introducing Israeli companies to major US mobile carriers.  The local meeting was of organized by AICC member Dan Israel with key executives at at&t. Since then, Elery  Pfeffer, Datanetis’ CEO, presented at AICC’s Telecommunications Committee and was introduced to several companies in the region.    Datanetis’ solutions help consumer facing organization […]
January 7, 2009

Knesset Approves New Tax Breaks For Foreign Investors

  The Knesset has passed the second and third readings to the taxation section of the government’s economic stimulus plan. The aim of the new provisions is to encourage inward investment in Israel and the flow of funds to Israel from foreign companies under control of Israeli residents. For 2009, a temporary provision reduces the rate of taxation on a […]
January 6, 2009

Israeli Headway Medical Joins AICC

Founded in 2006, Headway was established to develop and market innovative medical solutions for management and treatment of chronic head and neck pain. The Company operates within the framework of Misgav Venture Accelerator at the Misgav Business Park in Israel.  Headway has developed OcciflexT, an innovative patent-pending medical device that has been proven to be an effective treatment for patients […]
January 6, 2009

Jeff Pulver: Time for a NEW Kind of Entrepreneur

  From The Jeff Pulver Blog Startups in 2009: Time for a NEW Kind of Entrepreneur After reading the recent TechCruch story: “Oy Vey! Israeli VCs Exceptionally Gloomy on 2009, I feel it is necessary to share another side of the Israeli Hi-Tech business scene. I am not suggesting that times are great at the moment, but they are not […]
January 4, 2009

Israeli WiMAX co Runcom acquires AICC Member Bamboo Media Casting

Bamboo Media Casting participated in AICC Business Exchange with Amdocs and at&t in April 2008. AICC member Veritas Venture Partners is an investor in the company. This is Runcom’s second acquisition in as many weeks. Globes, January 4 Mobile WiMAX solutions developer Runcom Technologies Ltd. has acquired Bamboo Media Casting Ltd. in an options swap deal. The acquisition comes less than a week after […]
January 2, 2009

January 7th Atlanta Community Rally for Israel

December 30, 2008

AICC Member TopEyeView Demos at Madonna Concert

TopEyeView  is a Norcross, GA – based provider of solutions for real time video image from a bird’s eye view. Most components this company distributes are “best of breed” Israeli- developed technologies integrated to the company’s current line of products. Tamir Sagie, the company’s CEO, is a member of AICC Board of Directors and Security Committee.
December 28, 2008

AICC members work together: SGR Advises Given Imaging in Acquisition of Medtronic’s Bravo

SGR Advises Given Imaging in Acquisition of Medtronic’s Bravo pH Monitoring Business ATLANTA (December 18, 2008) — On December 8th, a group of Smith, Gambrell & Russell attorneys assisted client Given Imaging Ltd. in finalizing the acquisition of the Bravo(R) pH monitoring business for the diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) from Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) for $20 million. Jay Schwartz was […]
December 25, 2008

AICC Israel member Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) methodology highlighted in NYT article

… Kapro Tools, working with an Israeli company called Systematic Inventive Thinking, used the method to create a new type of bubble level calibrated to help build gentle slopes to improve drainage. Previously, construction workers approximated the slope they wanted by placing a nail or other object under the edge of a standard level… For Full Article
December 25, 2008

West Interactive Selects AICC Israeli member PerSay for Voice Biometrics

OMAHA, NE – West Interactive, a leading provider of outsourced communication solutions, announced today that it has selected PerSay as its technology partner for its hosted voice biometrics offering. Biometric speaker verification technology uses the power of voice to provide the critical component in an effective multi-factor authentication solution. Like a fingerprint, each person can be identified by the distinct features […]
December 23, 2008

AICC member Scopus Video Networks acquired by Harmonic for $86 million

Rosh Ha’ayin based Scopus Video Networks is an AICC member since 2005, participated in the 2005 and 2006 US-Israel Broadband Business Exchanges and the 2007 US-Israel New Media Business Exchange. Harmonic Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Scopus Combination Extends Worldwide Customer Base; Strengthens Technology Leadership; Accretive to Non-GAAP Earnings with Substantial Synergies Sunnyvale, California And Tel Aviv, Israel – December 23, […]
December 22, 2008

Happy Hannukah – Whichever way you spell it

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December 20, 2008

State of Georgia looks to Israel for solutions to energy and water challenges

JPost.com Dec 20, 2008 23:15 Israel’s track record of success and a similar climate brought a delegation from the US state of Georgia here last week to get a look at local cleantech and greentech firms. Representing private companies, public, utilities, and government officials, the nine officials traveled all over the country looking for ways to integrate Israeli technology into their organizations. […]
December 20, 2008

AICC Mission – Maggie Bellville and Zohar Zisapel at RAD in Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Post 12/17/2008
December 19, 2008

Israeli Company Earnix joins AICC

  Earnix was founded by insurance and banking executives who sought a practical solution to the limitations of traditional pricing methods used by financial services providers. Joining forces with experts in statistics, econometrics, and optimization technology, they formed Earnix to help insurers and banks improve performance through better customer segmentation, advanced demand analysis, and optimal pricing. Today, leading financial institutions […]
December 17, 2008

INN Coverage of AICC Mission to Israel

Atlanta Business Execs ‘Rescued’ in Search for New Companies by Hana Levi Julian IsraelNN.com A group of Atlanta business executives was “rescued’ from a high-rise building on Sunday as part of their week-long itinerary of meetings with counterparts in the fields of energy, biotechnology, water technology and communications to discuss joint economic development opportunities — despite the recent fiscal downturn. Tom Glaser, […]