OC50 was created as a diversified investment vehicle to offer more investors access to highly vetted startups across a variety of sectors, stages, and geographies. OurCrowd notes that through the first three series of the OC50 Fund, investors have benefited from OurCrowd companies entering the public equity markets – such as Beyond Meat and insurance provider Lemonade — or others being acquired thus generating exits for investors. OurCrowd has skin in the game an invests in each portfolio company and thus interests are aligned with outside investors.
The addition of OurCrowd 50 to the Pershing platform is part of OurCrowd’s strategy to broaden access to its offerings. OurCrowd’s investment opportunities are available for minimum as low as $50,000 per fund.
Ilana Odess, OurCrowd Partner and Managing Director of North America leading the RIA initiative commented:
“We are very pleased that Pershing has onboarded our flagship OC50 Fund. Pershing is one of the leading clearing and custodial platforms and we are glad that RIAs who clear through Pershing will be able to offer the OC50 Fund to their clients. Private companies are offering their shares to the public through an IPO much later in their lifecycle than they did in the late 1990s through early 2000s. RIAs who offer OurCrowd’s venture capital opportunities enable their clients to access privately-held companies at much lower minimums than traditional venture capital firms.”
The original OC50 Series I Fund launched in 2017 and OurCrowd reports that six companies in the fund have completed exits, generating on average 2.6 times gross return on invested capital as of the end of Q4 2020.
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