June 30, 2009
AICC’s June Software Committee meeting was hosted by Phil Rubin of rDialogue at the Webber School in Sandy Springs. ActiveBase presented their technology. The committee accepted the concept of a series of educational events focused on Israeli innovation developed by a sub-committee and asked the team to continue their work towards a launch event and Bill Dale of GreenRoad Technologies updated the committee on the recend financing round closed and the progress the company has been making recently. Nineteen AICC members and staff attended the meeting chaired by Lorin Coles.
Tony Cannizzo introduced Ramat Gan–based ActiveBase , represented in the region by Roswell- based Silos-Connect. Established in 2002, ActiveBase has developed ‘on-motion’ database security and application performance software applications. Current customers and partners includeVerint (NJ), at&t (through Amdocs), National Bank of Hungary, General Electric (Hungary), Teva Pharmaceuticals, Phoenix Insurance, Cellcom, First International Bank, Orange, Ness (Israel), and others.
ActiveBase products are based on patent pending Database Network Router (DNR) technology, transparently installed between applications and databases, with database traffic routed through it (inline proxy). Unique underline DNR technology enables ActiveBase to deliver many capabilities including “Knowledge Policy Packs” for speeding packaged business applications, “Gentle Block” and “on-the-fly Data Scrambling” for controlling and securing applications without any changes required to application code or databases configuration. Application is beneficial for security, privacy, quality assurance, and troubleshooting. The product is sold through software resellers and integrators specializing in Oracle database.
The company is asking the committees assistance in introduction to potential end clients (large corporations), technical consultants, and resellers.
June 22, 2009
YCD Multimedia, an international provider of in-store digital media solutions has closed its Series E investment round, a new financing package totaling $12 million. This packages includes conversion of a bridge loan facility and new equity investment led by Pitango Venture Capital and Arts Alliance Digital Ventures.
YCD Multimedia software integrates with existing retail and communications applications, and delivers a range of digital media – music playlists, visuals, etc. – to on-site digital signage. This allows traditional retailers, banks, hotels etc. to run digital promotion and advertising campaigns on screens and video walls throughout physical locations.
Founded back in 1999, YCD Multimedia boasts offices in the US, UK and Israel and an international reseller network. The company is headed by CEO Barry Salzman, former President of DoubleClick’s global media business. YCD joined AICC in 2009.
June 16, 2009
Kennesaw based CryoLife Inc. joined the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region as a corporate member. Founder, President and CEO Steven G. Anderson will join the AICC Medical Committee.
Founded in 1984, CryoLife, Inc. was the first biomedical company to commercially develop low temperature preservation of implantable human tissues for cardiac and vascular surgical reconstruction. Today, in addition to our ongoing advancements in tissue preservation, the company pioneers research in the development of implantable biological devices, surgical adhesives, and biomaterials for use in cardiac, vascular, general and reconstructive surgery.
June 11, 2009
AICC’s June Telecommunications Committee meeting was hosted by Andy McGuire and Ian Klein of GSMA at their Atlanta offices. Following a presentation by Olista, the committee reviewed and refined its methodology of working with Israeli and US companies. As part of the 2009-2010 program of work, the plan for the US-Israel Mobile Business exchanged was discussed and Ori Lavie of the Israel Mobile Association (IMA) updated on the Atlanta leg of the IMA US tour scheduled for the begining of July. Twenty four AICC members, guests and staff attended the meeting chaired by Maggie Bellville.
Avihai Segal, Vice President of Business Development introduced Olista, a Netanya based company that provides cutting edge customer experience analytics solutions that enable mobile and broadband operators to increase the success of their services offerings. Olista’s comprehensive software solutions provide a deep understanding of your customers’ behavior patterns and the tools to act upon it to optimize your users’ experience of every service.
Olista was established in 2004. Since 2006, the products have been installed in multiple sites, and current production implementations include leading Tier1 operators in Europe. The Company is led by an experienced team of telecom professionals in mobile communications infrastructure products and mobile VAS, and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Gemini and Evergreen.
June 5, 2009
2009 Deal of the Year – Finalists
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2009 Israeli Company of the Year Finalists
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