OurCrowd is returning next week (February 15, 2023) with its investor summit, held in Jerusalem. The OurCrowd Global Investor Summit focuses on online capital formation and is the largest gathering of its kind globally. OurCrowd hit the pause button on the event following the emergence of the COVID health challenge.
OurCrowd is an investment platform that provides access to private securities offerings for smaller investors. Frequently, an individual can invest alongside well-known venture capitalists and other institutional money. The company has focused on creating a marketplace for promising early-stage firms, many based in Israel but from around the world, to a broader market. Many investors are based in the United States.
While OurCrowd is a global online investment platform – a securities crowdfunding platform, the event acts as a showcase for Israel – a country well known for being the “Innovation Nation,” home to thousands of startups with just about every prominent VC maintaining a presence.
OurCrowd’s investor summit expects to see thousands of attendees, including around 2000 investors – both VCs and individuals, alongside hundreds of entrepreneurs, big multi-national corporations, and government officials. Approximately 200 members of the press will be in attendance. More than 70 different countries will be represented.
Speakers at the summit include Israel President Isaac Herzog, as well as Fauda and Netflix Series Hit and Run star Lior Raz.
Several years ago, the Abraham Accords broke new diplomatic ground as Israel and other Middle East nations indicated an interest in cooperating and establishing official relationships. OurCrowd quickly moved to establish a presence in the UAE, creating a channel to exchange access to investment opportunities as well as capital. A portion of the event will review the strengthening relationship with the Middle East. Last year, OurCrowd announced the creation of an AI – Hub in Abu Dhabi.
OurCrowd was founded about ten years ago, and since that time, it has secured capital commitments of $2.1 billion while participating in 61 exits, including many IPOs – a key metric for investors. The 61st exit was for Freightos, which floated its shares on the NASDAQ.