December 13, 2017 | Vayyar Imaging, an Israeli company that developed a technology to “see” through objects, announced that it has raised $45 million in Series C funding, raising the total capital raised since the company was founded in 2011 to $79 million. The latest round of funding was co-led by the San Francisco VC firm Walden Riverwood and Israel’s ITI with additional funding from Claltech, Battery Ventures, Bessemer Ventures, Israel Cleantech Ventures, and Amiti.
Vayyar developed sensors that can look through materials, objects, and even liquids to deliver 3D images. “Its technology can see through skin and tissue to detect cancer masses, look through walls and create a 3D image of hidden structural foundations; or, it can be used to create a smart home that tracks the location of persons needing care, as well as their vital signs as they move around the house,” NoCamels reported earlier this year.
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The tech is being used across industry sectors including automotive, construction, agriculture, smart homes, robotics and medical care. Raviv Melamed, co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Vayyar, said in a statement that “it is amazing to see how the ability to look into objects can help humanity in so many ways. We currently work in collaboration with industry-leading companies to create applications that address some of their toughest challenges.”