GBZ Tecnologies

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Portfolio Companies

A sampling of companies in which GBZ plays an active role:

Ligature

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

Wizcom Technologies

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

HumanEyes Technologies

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

BriefCam

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

ASOCS

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. www.asocscloud.com

enVerid

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

OzVision

An Aviv VC investment. Cloud-based video and IoT services. www.ozvision.com

Valens

An AVIV VC investment, inventor of the successful HDBASET standard which received the 2015 Technology & Engineering EMMY Award. www.valens.com

Cellium

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 

Aviv Venture Capital

Aviv II. A Venture Capital fund with numerous successful investments. Valens, Skipio, Optimal Plus, BriefCam, Orcam, OzVision. Role: LP and Partner. www.avivvc.com

About GBZ Technologies

GBZ founded by Gideon Ben-Zvi, and collaborating with other angel investors and entrepreneurs, is seeking for early stage companies with technological depth, led by teams that can navigate their companies to growth and success. 

Startups developing scalable technologies in the following areas are encouraged to approach GBZ: consumer technologies that make people happier, technologies that improve elderly population life quality; smart energy solutions; smart/green buildings and campuses. 

Applicants are invited to contact us here

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