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SodaStream Marvell Technology Docstoc
Toronto Stock Exchange AHAVA Netafim
Trendlines Group VivoText Powermat
Submit Express Ceedo SodaStream
Physical Virtue Segal Bikes EL AL
Side-Kick Kaltura RayV


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SodaStream is the worlds leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of home beverage carbonation systems, enabling consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. SodaStream products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, offer a better-for-you soda alternative and are fun and easy to use. In addition the products offer a smarter and more convenient way to enjoy soda, eliminating the need to carry, store and dispose of plastic bottles and cans. SodaStream is available at over 60,000 stores across 45 countries.
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Marvell Technology
Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group has operations worldwide and approximately 5,700 employees. Marvell's U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in the US, Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China.
A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell's expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and green products. Worldclass engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today's dynamic market.
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Docstoc is the premier online community and marketplace to find and share professional documents. Docstoc provides the platform to upload and share documents with the world, and serves as a vast repository of free and for purchase legal, business, financial, technical, and educational documents that can be easily searched, previewed and downloaded.
Docstoc, Inc was founded by Jason Nazar (bio) and Alon Shwartz (bio). The company was selected in September of 2007 to debut its product at the prestigious TechCrunch40 Conference. The product was subsequently launched to the public in November 2007.
Docstoc is a venture backed company (Rustic Canyon) and received funding from the co-founders/investors in MySpace, LowerMyBills,, PriceGrabber and Baidu. Their legal counsel is DLA Piper. The company is located in Santa Monica, CA.
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Toronto Stock Exchange
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the largest stock exchange in Canada, the third largest in North America and the eighth largest in the world by market capitalization. Based in Canada's largest city, Toronto, it is owned by and operated as a subsidiary of the TMX Group for the trading of senior equities. A broad range of businesses from Canada, the United States, Europe, and other countries are represented on the exchange. In addition to conventional securities, the exchange lists various exchange-traded funds, split share corporations, income trusts and investment funds. The Toronto Stock Exchange is the leader in the mining and oil & gas sector; more mining and oil & gas companies are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange than any other exchange in the world.
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Founded in 1988, Israel-based AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories is driven by a deep passion to unearth the secrets of the revitalizing effects of minerals on the skin. The only cosmetics company indigenous to the Dead Sea region, the company employs a truly singular scientific approach in its environmentally-conscious research activities. Over the years, this has culminated in the development of a series of premier skincare product lines, renowned internationally for their superior efficacy. AHAVA harvests and formulates the rich natural resources of this magical region in strict compliance with recognized international standards
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Netafim FAST & COOL
Netafim is the global leader in smart drip and micro-irrigation solutions for a sustainable future. Since introducing the world's first drip irrigation solutions in 1965, Netafim has led the way by developing products that help our customers optimize results.
Sustainable productivity benefits not only business, but also the environment. By empowering customers to use land, water, and energy in more efficient and responsible ways, Netafim helps protect the world's natural resources.
Simcha Blass, an Israeli water engineer, discovered the essence of drip irrigation virtually by chance. Coming across the principle that a slow and balanced drip effect led to remarkable plant growth, he created a drip-based tube that slowly released water where it was most effective. Recognizing the potential of his discovery, he began searching for ways to transform this idea into a reality. That's when he turned to Kibbutz Hatzerim, a small agricultural community located in Israel's Negev desert.
Building on the strengths of Hatzerim's manufacturing capabilities, experience, and agricultural knowledge, Netafim's initial production facility - the first of its kind worldwide - was established in 1965, and has led the way ever since.
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Trendlines Group
The Trendlines Group creates and develops innovation-based businesses that improve the human condition, primarily in the life sciences and agrotech markets. Through our three business units -- Misgav Venture Accelerator, Mofet Innovation Accelerator, and Signal Business Development -- The Trendlines Group provides professional management, consulting, and business development services.

For investors, Trendlines brings the opportunity to join seed- and early-stage companies at the cutting edge of Israel's powerhouse life science and high-tech industries. For entrepreneurs, Trendlines provides capital, mentoring, and the physical and entrepreneurial environment in which great ideas become thriving business. More information is available at
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VivoText FAST & COOL
VivoText's text-to-speech (TTS) engine delivers speech synthesis that is virtually indistinguishable from recording of "real" human voices. The engine is modeled after a proven technology called Music Objects Recognition (MOR). Developed by VivoText founder, Gershon Silbert, MOR delivers computerized expressive music performances that are indistinguishable from human performances. The VivoText TTS engine is comprised of three basic components: language analysis modules, speech performance processors, and a sampler containing proprietary Voice Samples Libraries.
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Powermat FAST & COOL
Powermat was established in 2007 in response to the explosion of electronic devices flooding today's market and the growing need to provide a simple, smart, efficient and clutter-free approach for simultaneously powering multiple devices. Powermat allows users to enable their electronic devices once with a Powermat receiver and then set down up to three devices on the charging mat for safe and effective wireless charging. It's simple, effortless, and provides consumers with first-of-its-kind freedom from the need to constantly plug/unplug as well as the angst of running on empty. Moreover, Powermat eliminates the tangle of wires that result from multiple cords overload; virtually eliminating "cord fatigue" among consumers toting more and more "must have" gadgets.
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Submit Express
Since its inception in 1998, Submit Express has helped thousands of companies with their search engine marketing (SEM) needs, from search engine submission to search engine optimization (SEO). To date, Submit Express has provided SEO service to over 5,000 companies and premium search engine submission service to over 25,000 companies. In addition, our site's free submission and webmaster tools section is one of the top destinations in the SEO industry, with over 20 million visitors to date.Visit for more details.
In 2009, Submit Express launched iClimber to offer premium content writing and social media marketing services. Visit for more details.
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Using a powerful workspace virtualization technology, Ceedo encapsulates a set of Windows applications within a secure, managed, virtual workspace that runs on any host PC - no installation required. This best-of-both-worlds approach combines the lightweight flexibility of application virtualization with the robust functionality of desktop virtualization.
A USB device carrying Ceedo Enterprise workspace becomes a fully functional laptop alternative. When it is plugged into any Windows PC, it allows users to start working immediately, with instant access to office software, CRM, PLM and other essential applications.
Ceedo has now built on its groundbreaking workspace virtualization technology to create a WaaS (workspace-as-a-service) platform that enables operators and service providers to offer their customers advanced IT services at a fraction of the cost and complexity of existing virtualization solutions. Using Ceedo, operators can now deploy, manage and bill Windows software applications as a service, offering new and valuable services to the huge PC market. As of today, Ceedo's products have been deployed for over 4 million users worldwide. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Rosh Haayin, Israel.
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SodaStream is the world's largest manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. The brands are sold in over 40,000 retail stores in 41 countries including home and electrical appliance stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores, convenience stores, DIY, specialty and "green" stores, water specialists & dealers, as well as online and in catalogs.

SodaStream's long standing and deep heritage dates back to 1903, when the company introduced innovative solutions to the beverage market. The SodaStream system enables consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing prepacked bottles or cans. This has many important benefits to the consumer including cost savings and no hassle with bottles.
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Physical Virtue FAST & COOL
Physical Virtue provides a reliable and accurate method for evaluation and management of neck disorders. The developed training method is interactive, motivating and pain distracting, suitable for people suffering from pain and stiffness in the cervical spine.
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Segal Bikes
Ultralight handmade magnesium racing and mountain bikes that combine the best properties of aluminium and carbon frames. Magnesium has a high energy absorption/damping capacity, which guarantees a high level of comfort for the cyclist and excellent ride characteristics.
Segalbikes are made from a unique alloy and the racing bikes are strong, ultralight, sturdy and of proven excellent quality. Years of research and development have resulted in a unique production method for these magnesium frames, which are suitable for the top level. All bikes are exclusively made by hand using modern production technologies.
Available as a standard model with a proven geometry or custom made, the magnesium frames undergo a special ceramic pre-treatment before painting.
Famous cyclists are convinced of the qualities that make Segal bikes truly special, and cyclists such as Frankie Andreu (US Postal) and Jans Koerts (Cofidis) experience these unique qualities on a daily basis.
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EL AL was established in 1948 as the national Israel Airlines and has since grown into a prestigious international carrier with a network of 77 sales offices. Covering every aspect of service, assuring that passengers\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' requirements are met on time, every time, EL AL was ranked by IATA as one of the world\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s three most efficient air carriers. The friendliness and personalized touch make time fly and make EL AL more than just a convenient mode of travel.
EL AL offers a unique combination of amenities and advantages earning international appeal, and making EL AL a preferred global gateway to every corner of the world.
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Side-Kick is a developer and publisher of games that use gestures and motions as their interface, such as the Xbox360 Kinect, PS3 Move, PrimeSense, Optrima and webcams. Side-Kick specializes in mass-market products for consoles, PC and a new breed of media centers that use gestures as their control interface.
Side-Kick has already partnered with market leaders including Lenovo, PrimeSense, eeDoo , HiSense and XTR to provide games for their platforms.
Side-Kick was founded by veteran games industry entrepreneurs and the team behind key strategic game demos used in presentations for the PrimeSense technology. Side-Kick's close ties with motion control technology pioneers as well as unparalleled hands-on development experience provide the company with the ability to deliver on faster development cycles and create ground-breaking games that fully utilize gesture technology.
Side-Kick offers complete funded games, working prototypes as well as production and development services for various platforms and needs. Side-kick's hands-on know-how covers next-gen depth cameras, a variety of middleware and webcam based interfaces. Additionally, Side-kick funds external game projects and brings them to market via its network of OEM clients and relationships with leading video game publishers.
Side-Kick is backed by Wekix, Kima Ventures, Jasmine Group and private investors.
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With 100,000 publishers worldwide who have integrated Kaltura's open source video platform, Kaltura is revolutionizing the industry by providing the first and only open source video solution stack.
Kaltura allows publishers of all sizes to easily, quickly, and cost effectively enhance their web site with video and interactive rich-media functionalities, including video management, searching, uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, sharing, and advertising.
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RayV is all about giving you the opportunity to create TV, from existing TV networks that wish to expand their offering in new territories to entrepreneurs with ideas for niche TV and live events. RayV provides a wall-to-wall turnkey solution which combines High Quality Live Streaming at a fraction of the cost of traditional broadcast with fully integrated creation, display and monetization tools.


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Selected Participating Firms:

News Corp. Digital Media Group Marvell Technology Microsoft / Xbox Saban Capital Group Genesis Partners Toronto Stock Exchange International Technologies
eBay Yahoo! AdLabs Powermat AHAVA Elbit Systems of America Universal Music Publishing Group STEP Strategy Advisors Burson-Marsteller Eyeview Digital Netafim Mindspark InterActive Network 5min Media DudaMobile
LivePerson, Inc. Waze Magento eCommerce Blumberg Capital Amobee DoubleVerify SodaStream
Nokia Siemens Networks PageOnce Ceedo Kaltura Adira Energy Dotomi Orange
Plimus PicScout / Getty Images Genieo Segal Bikes Physical Virtue Docstoc Trendlines Group
Carmel Winery Economic Mission of Israel Private Investor Side-Kick Submit Express Interlude RayV
EL AL Sequoia Capital VivoText Consulate General of Israel Fox Rothschild Dapper from Yahoo! Bank Leumi
Larta Institute SVB Capital Blue Pilot Energy BabyFirstTV Credo Law Partners, Inc Wells Fargo Luxe Worldwide Hotels
Catch Media Visionsense V-Cube USA RSM McGladrey Israel Hayom Evergreen Venture Capital MP Public Relations
American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) TechAviv The Quant Method Blumberg Capital TheMarker Premiere Radio Networks Santa Monica Observer
Rhodium Cerian Technology Ventures MagicSauce Media / We Blog The World Osem Sadaf Silicon Valley Israeli Entrepreneur and Founders Forum (IEFF) Tnuva
Macro Cure iHollywood Forum Women In Technology International (WITI) Ben Gurion University Vidiense Equities Israel The Jewish Community Foundation
Milken Institute cVidya Networks Canada's Venture Capital  and Private Equity Association (CVCA) Mass Animation / Bedouin Media Keiretsu Forum America - Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Technology Council of Southern California
Yeda Tech TMT The LA Jewish Chamber Maverick Angels BINA LA Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chapter
California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) Fusicology O2Cool Oxygen Water Rubenstein / Justman<br />Management Consultants Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (SCICC) Venturegeeks Microsoft Israel R&D Center - ThinkNext
Green Edge Systems American Technion Society Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Springboard Enterprises Supernatural Entertainment U.S. Israel Business Council (USI) CommTouch

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