Former Vice Chair of Jefferies Joins OurCrowd Advisory Board

Alec Ellison, a long-time Wall Street veteran, and former Vice Chairman of Jefferies and Chairman of the Tech Investment Banking Group, has joined OurCrowd’s Advisory Board. OurCrowd is one of the leading investment crowdfunding platforms in the world

Jon Medved at CFAsia 2015JPGOurCrowd CEO, Jon Medved, said they were honored to have Alec on the team;

“With nearly 30 years on Wall Street, Alec’s insight and experience in the technology and financial services industries will be of immense value as we continue to grow OurCrowd. Our firm continues to scale up, and our partnerships and work with world-class financial institutions are key to driving the current growth. Alec has been a friend of OurCrowd and a significant contributor to this effort, and his formal role on our Advisory Board further strengthens our future.”

alec-ellisonEllison said he was delighted to join the OurCrowd Advisory Board;

“[Our Crowd is] effectively pioneering a new investment model and helping startups grow their businesses. I look forward to working in this advisory capacity and providing guidance and assistance so that OurCrowd can continue to excel in the years ahead.”

Ellison received a BA from Yale and an MBA from the Harvard School of Business. He began his distinguished career at Morgan Stanley and was President of Broadview International when it was acquired by Jefferies.

OurCrowd was founded in 2013 and in a short time has established itself as a dominant player in the investment crowdfunding sector.  OurCrowd now has offices in 7 different countries supporting over 100 portfolio companies while seeking compelling investment opportunities. OurCrowd has invested over $300 million focused on venture capital and technology start-ups and has had nine exits: two IPOs and seven sales.  This past September, OurCrowd announced it had raised $72 million in a Series C round for its General Partner Fund. OurCrowd is an investor-led platform and invests in every single offer listed on its platform.  OurCrowd works closely with their portfolio companies to provide support and mentorship to help guarantee success.

 

 

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