New York, NY 10004, US
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www.cortica.com

Cortica was founded in 2007 with a vision to fundamentally revolutionize computers' approach to understanding images and video. Cortica's technology simulates the human cortex in order to understand and recognize images with the highest degree of accuracy. The company was founded by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers that includes Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev and Yehoshua (Josh) Y. Zeevi. Cortica's headquarters are in New York with an R&D center in Israel. Cortica is funded by Horizons Ventures (the investment arm of Li Ka Shing), Mail.ru and high profile individuals, including Ynon Kreiz, the former chairman and CEO of the Endemol Group and current executive chairman of Maker Studios, who also serves as Cortica's chairman.

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Chief Executive Officer
Igal Raichelgauz

Igal RaichelgauzIgal Raichelgauzs experience in electrical engineering and big data, including building architectures for high-dimensional and high-volume data processing flows, were instrumental in building the Cortica technology.

Prior to co-founding Cortica, Igal was chief technology officer of Liquid Comp Bit (LCB), a real-time voice recognition company. Before that, he was a product engineer and technical leader in Intels product development division. Igal also co-founded Figment, which focused on advanced content services for Israeli cellular network providers.

Igal holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. He also served in the elite 8200 intelligence unit of the Israeli Defense Force where he helped lead a team of data production and analysis specialists.

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Karina Odinaev

Karina OdinaevWith a background in neuroscience and biological research, Karina guided Corticas original research on the computational function of the cortical neural network. Karina helped transition this research into the software that is the foundation of Corticas technology.

Prior to co-founding Cortica, Karina was chief operating officer and product manager of real-time voice recognition company Liquid Comp Bit (LCB). Before that, she was a software engineer at Zoran Corporation.

Karina holds a B.A. in biology from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Prior to this, she served in the elite 8200 intelligence unit of the Israeli Defense Force where she was introduced to advanced areas of signal processing and big data analytics.

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Jason Wong

Jason Wong is the Managing Director of Horizon Ventures, a private investment vehicle that manages the technology investments of Mr. Li Ka Shing and is based in Hong Kong.

Mr. Wong also sits on the boards of some of Horizon's other portfolio companies such as Waze, Onavo, Fixmo, Cortica and CorePhotonics.

J. Wong holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University College London in the United Kingdom.

Yehoshua (Josh) Zeevi

Yehoshua (Josh) ZeeviProfessor Yehoshua (Josh) Zeevi is an expert in vision and image sciences. Josh has held fellowships and visiting faculty positions at Harvard, MIT, Rutgers and Columbia University across a variety of departments, including engineering, applied sciences, neuroscience and aeronautics. In addition to his role as chief scientist at Cortica, Josh is the head of the Technion Israel Institute of Technologys Franz Ollendorff Minerva Center for Vision and Image Sciences, which he founded. He has co-founded companies in the field of image recognition, including i Sight, CByond, UltraGuide, CrossID and Liquid Comp Bit (LCB).

Josh is a graduate of the Technion and holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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