Investments - Technologies
Investing in the Best of Israeli Technologies
Leveraging a unique combination of top-notch human capital and government incentives, Israel has become a powerhouse of technological innovation - producing world-class solutions in fields ranging from Software to advanced technologies.
With a finger on the pulse of the Israeli hi-tech industry - owing to decades of technology experience and access to universities, research institutes countrywide, and the defense establishment - GlenRock is dedicated to commercially harnessing Israeli technology.
GlenRock's in-house technological expertise and history of hi-tech success allow the company to attract, identify and build best-of-breed technology opportunities. Glenrock seeks start-ups with experienced management, unique technologies that address real marketplace needs, sound business models, proof-of-concept, and initial sales.
GlenRock's portfolio of technology companies includes:
Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY) (previously a portfolio company)
GlenRock was one of the first investors in the company. The company led the AutoTech and safety space in Israel and was sold for a record amount.
The company was acquired in 2017 by Intel for $15.3B.
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) (previously Objet) (previously a portfolio company).
The company had an IPO in 2012 and GlenRock sold its shares in 2014-2017.
Quigo Technologies (previously a portfolio company)
Search engine marketing company. It developed proprietary search solutions for the online contextual advertising space.
In 2007 the company was sold to AOL for $363M.
Is an advertising platform whose content marketing module offers to help Internet publishers increase web traffic to their websites. It does so by presenting them with links to related and interesting articles and other trusted content. Outbrain provides recommendation for several media-types - online, video, and mobile.
Thousands of blogs and publishers have installed the Outbrain widget, including CNN, Chicago Tribune, VentureBeat, Fox Business Blogs, Discovery Channel and Sports Illustrated's Golf.com, and millions of ratings and recommendations are being served by Outbrain daily, and the company is gaining market share.
Latest News (09/2020): Outbrain acquired Ligatus.
Shellcase Ltd. (603005:CH)
Is a leading global supplier of wafer-level electronic product miniaturization technologies for the growing digital imaging and data telecommunications markets. Shellcase's patented wafer-level chip size packaging (WLCSP) technologies enable packaging solutions that are miniature, reliable and low cost, thereby exponentially increasing board capacity and functionality for the next generation of smaller, more advanced electronics devices. During 2006 the company's IP was sold to the electronic company Taiwanese Tessera, The company licensed the use of its platforms to a Chinese packaging services provider, China WLCSP which generates substantial sales. GlenRock led the 2004 round.
Latest News (09/2020): Shellcase is traded on the Shanghai stock exchange and distributes dividends.
StoreDot is a leader in the innovation of materials and their device applications. The company is developing ground-breaking materials based on a unique methodology that integrates nanotechnology with novel organic compounds. With a strong team of world-class researches, it aims to dramatically improve the value proposition for a range of devices, including Electric Vehicles, Smartphones and power banks. The company raised $20M from BP and $60M from Daimler.
Latest News (09/2020): The company demonstrated swift drowns charging capabilities. Moleculed a new subsidiary was established and in the process of raising funds.
Is developing a stand-alone mobile platform focused on financial products. Users will be able to compare a whole host of financial products from a variety of banks (mainly in Germany) and set up customized agreements directly within the app. Numbrs Store enhances Centralway Numbrs’ eponymous app that provides its users with a central administration point vis-a-vis their various bank accounts.
Latest News (09/2020): Numbrs is Germany’s leading mobile banking app, with more than 1 million users. The company aims to expand to the U.K.
Is dedicated to maximizing solar park value creation, by increasing output and lowering production overhead costs. The company’s autonomous, water-free, field-proven solar array cleaning solution cost-effectively keeps photovoltaic panels at peak performance, even in the toughest desert conditions.
Latest News (09/2020): The company penetrated India and other territories with great success. CIM invested$40M in the company.
Enables the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication revolution by providing OEMs, Tier1 and Tier2s comprehensive, automotive and commercial grade, standard-compliant V2X VLSI solutions. Autotalks brings strong expertise in semiconductor, system and software with diverse experience in areas of communications, signal processing, security and positioning.
Latest News (09/2020): The company was selected by DENSO for Mass Market V2X Systems.
Guardian Optical Technologies
Is developing an advanced 3D sensor that detects the presence of humans by identifying certain motions. Guardian's sensors replace in-seat pressure sensors, seat-belt sensors and standard drivers' cameras since they indicate location, physical dimensions, and the body position of each passenger.
Based on an advanced, patented technology, Guardian's sensors detect the presence of humans even where there is no direct line of sight. First the depth sensor detects the motions of objects within a given scene. The company’s algorithm then classifies the objet according to the typical motions of humans, animals, and objects. Among other applications, the sensor answers the problem of babies being forgotten in vehicles.
Latest News (09/2020): The company is in the process of selling its IP.
Offers ECU endpoint security to protect the connected car. The company hardens the connected Electronic Control Units (ECUs) within automobiles to protect them from cyber-attacks and ensure the car’s safe, ongoing operations.
Latest News (09/2020): Cooperation with OEMs has been initiated. Expansion of product offering to the IOT space.
NextNine (previously a portfolio company)
Latest News (2017): The company was acquired by Honeywell for $35M.
CyberX (previously a portfolio company)
GlenRock was one of the first investors in the company.
Provides security for Industrial Internet networks where integration of cyber-security capabilities often requires upgrading of the entire network. Though Industrial Internet networks and devices are exposed to an increasing number of cyber threats, security solutions are limited and often require investment of enormous financial resources. Our solution is tailor-made for these environments and enables for risk and threat mitigation.
Latest News (09/2020): The company was acquired by Microsoft for $170M.
Develops a powerful, comprehensive and easy-to-use management solution that enables security domain managers, Chief Security Officers (CISO) and executives to effectively secure their organizations against cyber-threats.
CyberObserver uses patented core engine and Critical Security Controls (CSCs) measurements to present a clear picture of enterprise-wide cybersecurity eco-system status and preparedness at any given moment, alerting to breaches and threats as they arise and actions to be taken to secure critical infrastructures across the security eco-system.
Latest News (09/2020): The company's products gained vast traction throughout various industries.
Delivers simple and natural user interactions with a multitude of devices including Smartphones, Tablets, PCs, TVs, Wearable (Glasses) and other digital devices, allowing touch-free device control with the swipe of a hand or point of a finger.
Latest News (09/2020): The company's computer vision capabilities are used by leading automotive companies.
Is dedicated to providing sellers and buyers with that ultimate win-win. Every day the company brings together buyers and sellers with their luxury auction marketplace. Worthy is led by the very best in the luxury goods market which work together to bring the fairest market value for valuable items while providing stellar service.
Latest News (09/2020): The company succeeded in increasing its user base and enlarging its offering.
Is an innovative magical way that applies natural language to automate trade execution and portfolio management. Turn investment ideas into executable, back-tested and optimized strategies. Use any data source such as financial, social sentiment and even the weather to create your strategies.
Latest News (09/2020): The company has expanded its line of products to also cater to the crypto currencies.
Develops a high-density engine-generator. Aquarius’ free piston, linear engine-generator has an innovative internal gas exchange system, which brings the benefit of an unparalleled weight-to-power ratio.
Latest News (09/2020): Cooperation with Tier 1 has been initiated. Japaneses Tier 1 Musashi partnered and invested in the company. Company is considering an IPO.
The first-to-market cybersecurity software designed to meet the specific needs of mainline and urban rail systems. Cylus enables to detect and control cybersecurity events on time before any damage is done.
Latest News (09/2020): The company is in negotiations with leading European rail companies.
Quantum Machines created a complete hardware and software solution for the control and operation of quantum computers. The company's Quantum Orchestration Platform (QOP) aims to facilitate current quantum research and development and enable future quantum breakthroughs.
Latest News (09/2020): The company gained vast interest from leading players in the space.
The company develops additive casting technology using a fully digital process that enables high-volume production of large, complex load-bearing metal parts at lower cost than traditional casting.
Latest News (09/2020): The company is in negotiations with leading European rail companies.
The company developed Wireless Ubiquitous Coverage for Superior home and vehicle wireless coverage.
Latest News (09/2020): The company is engaging with leading communication companies.
Developed an app which allows scanning of multiple loose photos or even entire albums at once. without having to take the albums apart to scan them.
The app then sorts them by year, so one can easily make digital slideshows or albums. The app also offers cloud storage, so one can access your photos on any device and create a printed.
Latest News (09/2020): The company's app is used by millions of users world-wide.
Acquired the technology of DigiFlex and is developing the state-of-the-art Sicrys™ portfolio of conductive inks designed to meet and exceed the demands of printed electronics inkjet applications for customers worldwide.
Latest News (09/2020): A sales and marketing cooperation was signed with Japanese Filgen.
DigiFlex (previously a portfolio company)
the company developed technology enabling very high resolution printing on any substruct.
The company's technology was acquired by PvNanoCell in 2018.
JetCu (previously a portfolio company)
The company developed of an Ink Jet based pattern printing chemical technology designed to help in electronic packaging applications.
The technology was sold to the American company Kateeva in 2017.
MobileMax (TASE: MBMX) (previously a portfolio company)
The company developed a Fixed Mobile Convergence solutions which enabled seamless call routing.
In 2014 the company went through a Management Buyout and the remaining shell company was sold.
LucidLogix (previously a portfolio company)
The company developed a power-saving software that enabled Android users to extend their smartphone's battery life.
In 2018 the company merged with Cellguide to create a new fabless company. the merged company was acquired by Google
Native Networks (previously a portfolio company)
The company developed an optical and Metro Ethernet access solutions.
The company was acquired by Alcatel for $55M in 2005.