Nano Retina is an innovative company developing advanced nanotechnology devices intended to restore functional vision to blind individuals. Nano Retina was founded in 2009 by two visionary medtech experts— Yossi Gross, a serial entrepreneur, inventor and co-founder of Rainbow Medical, and Jim von Ehr, a leader in the field of nanotechnology and founder and CEO of Zyvex Labs.
Based on sound scientific knowledge and rigorous research, the team at Nano Retina is developing a device that will provide functional vision to people who are blind due to retinal degenerative disease.
While a relatively young company, Nano Retina has made giant technological leaps leveraging the cumulative experience of its team members. The Nano Retina team of engineers, physicists, ophthalmologists, low vision specialists and regulatory experts has over 200 years of combined experience.
Nano Retina has offices in Herzliya, Israel, and partners globally with distinguished research centers and technology manufacturers.
Our vision is to enable blind individuals the freedom and independence that comes from seeing.
Our mission is to develop products devices that will improve the quality of life of blind individuals by effectively replacing the natural function of their diseased retina with sophisticated artificial retina technology that mimics the natural physiological processes as much as possible. We will provide a solution that will allow the patient increasingly better mobility and orientation while minimizing risk.
Rainbow Medical Innovation Ltd. is a private medical device investment and holding company focused on improving people’s lives by transforming innovative therapeutic technologies into breakthrough products. Rainbow Medical Innovation creates and funds companies based on proprietary technologies that solve significant medical unmet needs.
Marrying technical ingenuity with strong business acumen, Yossi Gross, Leon Recanati and Efi Cohen-Arazi founded Rainbow Medical in 2008 to provide seed investment to those inventions by Yossi Gross which have the highest potential to make an impact.
For more information on Rainbow Medical please visit the Rainbow Medical website.
Founded in 1997, Zyvex Labs designs, constructs, and commercializes the world’s most precise manufactured products.
Zyvex Labs is the Founder and Manager of the Atomically Precise Manufacturing Consortium (APMC). Zyvex and its APMC collaborators are developing the tools to build atomically precise products atom-by-atom. The company operates in four major areas; micro assembly, electron optics, ion optics and photon optics.
Zyvex Labs is a founding partner of Nano Retina and continues a close collaboration with its R&D team.
For more information on Zyvex Labs please visit the Zyvex Labs website.
Docor is dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurial start-up endeavors, as well as to supporting mature technological companies demonstrating a high potential for growth.
By applying a dynamic, comprehensive approach to business, as an active investor, Docor provides technological companies and innovative entrepreneurs in Israel with hands-on management skills, a long-term approach and added value, backed by the solid reputation, experience and leadership of the Van Leer Group Foundation. By investing in companies active in Israel or based on technology developed in Israel, Docor seeks to contribute to the welfare of the Israeli economy and society. By investing in globally oriented companies promoting innovative technologies and targeting developing markets, Docor seeks to create added value worldwide.
For more information on Docor please visit the Docor website.
Ping An Ventures is the venture capital arm of Ping An Insurance Group. Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. is an integrated financial services group with three core businesses of insurance, banking and investment. Ping An is ranked number 96 in U.S. Fortune’s Global 500 ranking, and number 1 among China’s non-state owned enterprises.
For more information on Pin An Ventures please visit the Ping An Ventures website.
Ki Corporation Limited (Ki) is a diversified group founded by Mr. Nathan Kirsh with investments worldwide in trading, property, financial services and other ventures. Ki has a controlling interest in Jetro Holdings, trading as Restaurant Depot and Jetro Cash & Carry, which sells wholesale groceries and supplies to restaurant and bodega owners in the US.
Ki’s activities extend beyond food and real estate, with private equity investments in manufacturing, leisure, financial services, technology, mobile telecommunications, and pharmaceutical & life sciences. Examples of investments include stakes in Crest JMT Leather, a U.K.-based tanner, and Holmes Place, an Amsterdam-based fitness chain, but the vast majority of investments are not currently publicly disclosed.