January 7, 2015 | EdenShield, an Israeli company developing non-toxic pest control methods, announced that it raised over $1 million in a recent investment round led by OurCrowd. EdenShield has developed a non-toxic pest repellent and insect control methods based on medicinal plants that are natural to Israeli’s semi-arid climate. The product works by masking the odor of the crop to lower insect attraction, leading them to pursue food sources elsewhere. The company plans to use the funds to expand their operations, distribution networks and to hire new staff. EdenShield was founded in 2012 by experienced chemical engineer Yaniv Kitron.