OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties.
OrCam was jointly founded in 2010 by Prof. Amnon Shashua and Mr. Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of Mobileye, the collision avoidance system leader and autonomous driving innovator. The original OrCam MyEye device was launched in 2015, and the next generation OrCam MyEye 2.0 was launched in 2017.
Co-founder, Chairman of the Board and CTO
Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. For his academic achievements, he received the MARR prize Honorable Mention in 2001, the Kaye innovation award in 2004, and the Landau award in exact sciences in 2005.
Before co-founding OrCam, Prof. Shashua co-founded Mobileye, with Ziv Aviram, where currently serves as CEO and CTO. He is also a Senior VP of Intel Corp, leading Intel’s Autonomous Driving Group. Prof. Shashua leads Mobileye’s system-on-chip and computer vision algorithm development that is trailblazing the Autonomous Driving revolution and is already installed in over 20 million cars from 25 automakers relying on this technology to make their vehicles safer to drive.
Co-founder, President and CEO
Before co-founding OrCam, Mr. Aviram co-founded Mobileye, with Amnon Shashua, an Israeli technology company that develops vision-based advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) providing warnings for collision prevention and mitigation. Today 90% of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer to drive. In addition, Mobileye’s revolutionary autonomous driving technology is going to completely change the way people will drive cars in the future. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, and in August 2017, Intel acquired Mobileye for a valuation of approximately $15.3B, the biggest ever acquisition of an Israeli Hi-Tech company.
Prior to Mobileye, Mr. Ziv Aviram was the CEO of three leading Israeli companies in their fields. Mr. Aviram holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Ben-Gurion University.