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: CEO from foundation to exit
Co-founded 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: chair and board member
Cofounded based on a patented and unique stereo panorama technology developed by co-founder Prof. Peleg at the Computer Science Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI). HumanEyes is active and growing. Role: co-founder 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: co-founder 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: lead first Investment round and first Chair.
An air purification and power savings technology for air conditioning systems. The company has commenced sales and is in a rapid growth stage. Role: lead prime investment to start the company and Chair from foundation. www.enverid.com
Aviv Venture Capital
Aviv II. A Venture Capital fund with numerous successful investments. Valens, Skipio, Optimal Plus, BriefCam, Orcam, OzVision. Role: LP and Partner.
Joined in 2018 a group of experienced entrepreneurs Oz Liv and Roy Kinamon, that developed an optimal cost effective breakthrough solution for indoor Wi-Fi and other frequencies coverage. Role: investor and Chair. www.cellium.net
About GBZ Technologies
GBZ Technologies Ltd. owner, Gideon Ben-Zvi, has been appointed CEO of portfolio company Valens Semiconductors Ltd. All GBZ investment activities have been assigned to Aristagora VC – an affiliate of Aristagora Advisors, an asset management firm based in Tokyo, Japan. Please direct your inquiries to www.aristagoravc.com.
GBZ Technologies through its subsidiary GBZ Antarctica serves as an advisor to Canon Corporate Planning HQ Japan.
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