Tagged: israel

Head of Israel Securities Authority Says No to Bitcoin Listings, But Sees Promise in Initial Coin Offerings

Shmuel Hauser, the Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority, published a statement today addressing Fintech, Bitcoin and Initial Coin Offerings, in an extended comment on regulations and the changing financial landscape. Hauser stated; “From a regulator perspective, we want make sure that Fintech will not… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd to Hold Largest Investment Summit Ever as 10,000 People Expected to Attend

OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, says registration numbers have rocketed for its upcoming Global Investor Summit taking place on February 1st. OurCrowd reports that more than 10,000 individuals have registered for the event with participation from 80 different countries.  Participants also include over… Read More

Israeli Investment Firm Viola Secures $100 Million for Bank-Backed Fintech Fund

Israel-based Viola Investment Group announced on Wednesday it secured $100 million toward a target of $120-$150 million, for a new global FinTech fund. According to the company, this new fund is backed by selected leading global banks, insurance companies and asset managers, including Scotiabank, The Travelers Companies,… Read More

Japanese Insurance Firm Sompo Opens Fintech Hub in Israel

Property-and-casualty insurer Sompo Holdings Inc (8630.T) announced on Monday it has opened its fintech hub in Israel and claimed to be the first Japanese insurer to do so in a country. The company reportedly hopes to tap local expertise in digital and cyber-security technologies. According to Reuters, new… Read More

OurCrowd Backs Nexa3D, Maker of Professional Grade 3D Printers

OurCrowd, one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the world, has invested in Nexa3D maker of ultra-fast Stereolithography professional-grade 3D printers.  OurCrowd was joined in the investment by XYZprinting bringing total investment to $10 million. As part of the investment, XYZprinting has agreed to manufacture… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Argus Cyber Security Acquired by Continental

OurCrowd portfolio company Argus Cyber Security was acquired by Continental in order to “enhance its capabilities in automotive cyber security.”  OurCrowd is one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the world. Argus claims to be the global leader in automotive cyber security with customers that… Read More

OurCrowd Builds Innovation Bridge Between Israel, Australia & New Zealand

OurCrowd, a global investment crowdfunding platform, has created an innovation bridge connecting Israel and Australia / New Zealand. The comments come during the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Be’er Sheva by the Australia New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC), and a visit to Israel by… Read More

OurCrowd Joins in Funding Klook Along with Goldman Sachs, Sequoia China & Matrix Partners

Klook, Asia’s largest in-destination services booking platform, has raised nearly $60 million in a Series C funding round.  The financing was led by Sequoia China which also led the Series B Funding. Goldman Sachs and Matrix Partners joined in the round. OurCrowd, a leading global investment… Read More

Israeli Fintech PayKey Raises $10 Million During Series B Financing Round

Israeli fintech company PayKey announced on this week it has secured $10 million during its Series B financing round, which was led by MizMaa, with the participation of other investors including SBI Group, Siam Commercial Bank’s financial tech subsidiary Digital Ventures, SixThirty and FinTech71. This investment… Read More

FinLab Accelerator Alum PayKey Closes $10 Million Series B, MizMaa Leads Round

PayKey, a fintech startup which aims to bridge the gap between banking and social, officially closed a $10 million Series B funding round, led by MizMaa, and joined by SBI Group, Digital Ventures – the fintech subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank, SixThirty, Fintech71, The FinLab,… Read More

OurCrowd Expands with Office in Spain, Partners with Spanish-Israeli VC Cardumen Capital

Global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has established a new office in Spain thus expanding its operational footprint in Europe. The additional office, located  in Madrid’s financial district of the Paseo de la Castellana, brings OurCrowd’s global locations to multiple countries with the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore… Read More

Israel: 17 Crowdfunded Companies Have Made an Exit, OurCrowd Leads with 88% of Exits

Equity crowdfunding is a global phenomenon, yes one platform stands above the rest in taking a global approach, unconstrained by national borders. OurCrowd, a crowdfunding platform that invests in every single offer listed on its site, is Israel-based but investors from around the world gain… Read More

Target Global Launches €100M Fund for Fintech Companies in Europe & Israel

Target Global, a venture capital firm based in Berlin, has closed on a new €100 million fund focused on early stage investments in marketplace, mobility, Insurtech, Regtech and Fintech. Target Global Early Stage Fund I will invest in Seed and A rounds, and is expected… Read More

Israeli Crowdfunding Platform ExitValley Self Crowdfunds, Plans UK Expansion

ExitValley is leveraging its own platform to raise growth capital for the young investment crowdfunding site. According to the campaign page; “2 years after we pioneered Israel‘s first Crowdinvesting platform, new government regulations are now in place that allow everyone to invest in Start-ups. We… Read More

Asian Invasion: OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved Discusses New China Fund

Asia is hot when it comes to technology. Perhaps more so regarding Fintech as it is the largest internet finance market in the world. Israel is globally known as the Innovation Nation. Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is helping to boost the Israel – China… Read More

First Mobility Only Fund in Israel Includes Equity Crowdfunding Leader OurCrowd

Maniv Mobility has announced the close of the first mobility-only fund in Israel. The $40 million fund includes several high profile names including Valeo, InMotion Ventures (part of Jaguar Land Rover) and leading global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. The intent of the fund is to act… Read More

Prominent VC Joins OurCrowd GP Investment Team

OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, has announced that Eli Nir has joined the firm as Senior Investment Partner. Nir was previously at Amiti Venture Capital, a leading early stage VC based in Israel, where he was a partner and investment committee member since… Read More

OurCrowd Creates Unique Collaboration with LetsVenture, India’s Largest Marketplace for Startup Funding

OurCrowd, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with LetsVenture, India’s largest marketplace for startup funding. The agreement means that OurCrowd will offer deals to Indian investor syndicates managed by LetsVenture. Simultaneously, OurCrowd will showcase Indian startups on its crowdfunding platform… Read More

OurCrowd to Match World’s Largest Companies with Startups with Launch of OurNetwork

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, has announced a new platform designed to match global companies with innovative startups called OurNetwork. The world is getting smaller and sophisticated international corporations must tap into emerging disruptive firms to compete. OurCrowd has created this matchmaking platform… Read More

OurCrowd and China Based P3 Innovation Partner to Fund Early Stage Deals

Leading global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has recently formed a new partnership with P3 Innovation, part of Pico Far East Holdings Limited.  Founded in 2016, P3 Innovation is a strategic platform founded by the Pico Group that is located in Pico Creative Centre in Shanghai’s Jiading… Read More