From nestling to emperor
We nurture - You grow
A sampling of companies in which GBZ holds significant interest:
An OCR software company founded by GBZ Technologies owner Gideon Ben-Zvi in late 1989. Sold close to 20 million licenses and was sold in 1997–an M&A record for OCR companies. Role: operated as CEO from foundation to exit
Wizcom TechnologiesCofounded in 1995 by Ligature, Wizcom invented and developed the Quicktionary handheld translation tool. 1999 IPO on the Deutsche Börse; reached record value of $250M valuation. 1.5 million Quicktionary units sold. Role: served as chair and board member
Cofounded based on a patented and unique stereo panorama technology developed by cofounder Prof. Peleg at the Computer Science Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI). HumanEyes is active and growing. Role: was cofounder and first CEO www.humaneyes.com
Cofounded together with the technology developer Prof. Peleg and scientist Dr. Yaron Caspi. The video synopsis company commenced activity in H2 2008 in partnership with HUJI. After a few years of rapid growth, acquired in 2018 by Canon Inc. Japan. Role: worked as cofounder and chair www.briefcam.com
On-premise edge cloud solutions enable unlimited mobile network capacity and secure connectivity while analyzing mobile device and IoT data, opening the door for enterprises to deliver and monetize new services and applications. Role: led first investment round and served as first chair
About GBZ Technologies
GBZ Technologies Ltd. owner, Gideon Ben-Zvi, has been appointed CEO of portfolio company Valens Semiconductors Ltd. All GBZ new investment activities shall be carried out by Aristagora VC – an affiliate of Aristagora Advisors, an asset management firm based in Tokyo, Japan. Please direct your inquiries to www.aristagoravc.com.
Through its subsidiary GBZ Antarctica, GBZ Technologies serves as an advisor to Canon Corporate Planning HQ Japan.
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