Ready to expand its international presence, crowdfunding giant Indiegogo is preparing for the opening of a new office in Tel Aviv, Israel.
According to Jewish Business News, last year rumors began to surface that the famous funding platform was flirting with the idea of moving some of its operations into the country. Indiegogo co-founder and CEO Slava Rubin even visited the country last year to attend the DLD Tel Aviv conference.
Indiegogo’s VP of International Marketing Liz Wald will be attending this year’s event, which will be held on Tuesday (September 16th) and Wednesday (September 17th) at the old Jaffa railway station in Neve Tzedek.
Wald will also be participating in the official launch of Indiegogo’s Israel office. This ceremony will be led by the platform’s Israeli representative, Oren Simaniam, who is marketing and communities manager for the country’s crowdfunding market.
This exciting news comes just a few weeks after Indiegogo announced it will be opening a satellite office in Chicago’s 1871. The partnership agreement will establish Chicago [and 1871] as the Midwest headquarters for the crowdfunding giant.
Indiegogo’s staff, when in Chicago, will work from 1871, and the company will also explore stationing full-time personnel in Chicago. The platform will also host quarterly Indiegogo Labs for 1871 members to learn crowdfunding basics and will provide individual mentorship opportunities for 1871 startups with crowdfunding campaigns.