OurCrowd Reports a Record Year in 2014: $100M Raised for 56 Companies Since Inception

OurCrowd Logo - LightOurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, reported significant growth and expansion during 2014. Yesterday the company posted achievements on its blog, today more highlights were shared in a yearend summary.  In under two years, OurCrowd has established itself as a major international leading force in the equity crowdfunding industry, raising over $100M for 56 portfolio companies, many of which won international awards. CEO Jon Medved was voted CrowdFund Beat’s 2014 Person of the Year and the company was the top ranked equity crowdfunding platform, ranking #22 overall on KPMG’s top 50 FinTech innovator list.

Jon Medved Headshot SM“In 2014 we continued to be the leading player in the equity crowdfunding arena. Our achievements, along with the growth of our portfolio companies, has allowed us to continue to make huge strides in this exciting industry. This is just the beginning,” said OurCrowd CEO, Jon Medved. “In 2014 we continued to be the leading player in the equity crowdfunding arena. Our achievements, along with the growth of our portfolio companies, has allowed us to continue to make huge strides in this exciting industry.”

During 2014, the OurCrowd community has grown to include 7,000 investors from 94 countries, with 67% of its investors investing in more than one company. This past year, OurCrowd conducted 160 investor events in 12 countries, efforts that certainly lent to growth. The company now has offices on 3 continents with 70 employees worldwide.

Other highlights shared by OurCrowd include:

  • borroCurrently in the process of raising the largest equity crowdfunding round in the history of the industry:$5.6M in the online asset backed lending platform Borro
  • Vetted nearly 3,000 deals to select the 56 portfolio companies
  • An average investment round of $1.6M, six deals completed with over $3M invested
  • Has completed 22 follow-on rounds for its portfolio on the platform proving that crowdfunding will continue to support good companies as they grow
  • Completed its second funding round of $26M, bringing the total invested in the OurCrowd platform to over $31M in two equity rounds

OurCrowd portfolio companies cover major investment sectors including Fintech, Cybersecurity, Medtech, Agritech, Big Data, Internet of Things and Robotics, and received the following major international accolades and awards in 2014:

  • billguardReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ: RWLK): 1st equity crowdfunding-backed IPO and OurCrowd’s 1st exit becomes one of the best performing IPO’s of 2014
  • Apploi wins Tabby Award and the Best Business Product iPad app 2014, and comes in #3 at the Web Summit Dublin
  • Consumer Physics and enVerid snag two of the top ten Israeli startup awards in Globes – E&Y competition
  • Curiyo wins PCMag Editors’ Choice Award
  • BillGuard wins Google’s best Android app 2014
  • Freightos wins one of three Grand Awards at StartmeupHK among 555 startups
  • Trendlines and two of its companies received the Best Incubator and startup awards from Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist

Planning on continuing the platform’s enviable achievements in 2015, Medved commented, “We look to dramatically expand our international footprint in the coming year, as we complete new investment deals from Israel and beyond. Our focus is on democratizing innovation finance globally as we bring new exciting funding opportunities to investors and entrepreneurs worldwide.”