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OurCrowd Has Stellar 2020, Expects Solid 2021: A Discussion with OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved

OurCrowd is a leading venture marketplace where smaller (accredited) investors can participate in private securities offerings alongside really big investors. A recent example is where JumpCloud, an enterprise cloud service provider, raised $100 million in a Series E Round. OurCrowd’s name was alongside high profile… Read More

Israel’s Fintech-Aviv and Bahrain Fintech Bay Partner Up on Financial Innovation

Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB) and the Fintech Association of Israel –Fintech Aviv (FTA) have agreed to collaborate on the development of Fintech in the region. Earlier this year, diplomatic relations between the two countries were normalized ushering a new era of cross-border innovation and partnership…. Read More

JumpCloud Raises $100 Million in Oversubscribed Round, OurCrowd Investment Shows Ability to Participate in Big VC Rounds

JumpCloud, an enterprise cloud service provider that has boomed during COVID, has raised a $100 million Series E funding round that was said to be oversubscribed. The round was led by Blackrock with additional investment from an affiliate of H.I.G. Growth Partners, OurCrowd, and participation… Read More

Tel Aviv based DeFi and Fintech Platform Fuse.io Announces Updates for FuseSwap, a Non-Custodial Asset Exchange

The developers at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” have introduced FuseSwap’s new analytics section. The updated section features a user-friendly or… Read More

Solid Block and INX Plan Listing of Real Estate Backed Securities Tokens

SolidBlock and INX Ltd. have announced plans to list SolidBlock’s real estate backed security tokens on the INX trading platform. INX is a digital asset trading platform, as well as a token issuer. SolidBlock, based in Tel Aviv and NYC, is a tokenization platform. According… Read More

After Gaining 5 Million New Customers, eToro Preps for IPO on Nasdaq – Report

Digital trading platform eToro may be queuing for an initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq according to a recent report. The Fintech is said to be chatting with Goldman Sachs to manage the IPO. Depending on where you are sitting, eToro enables trading in both… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Innoviz Goes Public via $1.4 Billion SPAC

SPACs are hot. We all know that. And now one of OurCrowd’s portfolio companies is going public via a $1.4 billion SPAC. Innoviz, a LiDar startup in the autonomous vehicle tech sector, saw the company acquired in a SPAC deal this past week. Omer Keilaf,… Read More

$400 Million+ Now Returned to Investors by Square Peg Capital, a VC Firm Investing in Fintech, Cloud Technologies

Paul Bassat, co-founder and Partner at Square Peg Capital Pty., an established Australian VC firm, recently talked about the company’s local and international investments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bassat revealed that major Australian pension funds believe that the country’s first recession in around 30 years… Read More

Alon Rajic: Co-Founder at Israel’s Finofin Ltd Discusses Fintech Trends and Impact of Brexit on Global Money Transfer Business

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped consumer mentality and habits, especially as it relates to people’s financial needs. But it remains unclear what new habits born out of necessity are here to stay and what will vanish as the pandemic grinds to an eventual halt. We recently… Read More

Pagaya Expands into Auto Loans

Pagaya has expanded its consumer credit offering into auto loans, according to the Fintech. With a focus on fixed income and alternative credit, Pagaya is an asset management platform using machine learning and big data analytics to manage institutional money. Pagaya says that hundreds of… Read More

OurCrowd Launches Fund Open to Canadian Investors

OurCrowd, a top global investment crowdfunding platform, has announced the availability of a fund that is open to individual investors in Canada. OurCrowd’s OC50, a portfolio index fund, is said to be available with “unprecedented low minimum contributions” opening up the world of VC investing… Read More

There are 529 Fintech focused Startups in Israel and they’ve Secured Over $3 Billion in Investments

  The steady growth of the global Fintech economy and Israel’s role as a key player in this nascent sector has become more prominent during the past few years. Israel’s Fintech industry is evolving into a leading hub for companies throughout the world. Fintech covers… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Bizzabo Raises $138 Million

Bizzabo, a platform for event planning and attendee experience that consolidates logistical, promotional, and social tools, has raised a solid $138 million in a funding round announced this past week. In a blog post, Bizzabo CEO and co-Founder Eran Ben-Shushan, commented on the new funding… Read More

Fintech Firm Fuse.io Partners Monerium to Launch Regulated Fiat Money on the Blockchain

The developers at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” have partnered with Monerium in order to bring regulated fiat money to the… Read More

OurCrowd Partners with Portuguese VC Firm UnderRock Investments

OurCrowd, the world’s largest global investment crowdfunding platform, has partnered with Portuguese venture capital firm UnderRock Investments. This most recent partnership is part of a growing number of global alliances established by OurCrowd including: Stifel brokerage and investment banking firm, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre’s Fintech Hive and Israel’s Fintech Aviv to Work Cooperatively to Expand Financial Tech Ecosystems

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Hive, the largest Fintech hub in the MENA region, entered into an agreement with Israel-based Fintech-Aviv on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Founded in 2014, Fintech Aviv aims to cater to the needs or requirements of the Israeli Fintech… Read More

Tel Aviv based Fintech Firm Fuse.io’s Native FUSE Token Now Listed on Leading Non-Custodial Exchange 1inch

The developers at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” have revealed that the platform’s native FUSE token has been listed on the… Read More

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Elisha Wiesel Joins Tel Aviv based Fintech The Floor as New Chairman

Elisha Wiesel, a former Goldman Sachs executive and son of Elie Wiesel, has taken on the role of Chairman of The Floor, a Tel Aviv-based Fintech firm. Wiesel is well-known for his Wall Street investment banking and risk management experience within the financial services industry…. Read More

Bank Hapoalim and Abu Dhabi Global Market to Work on Digital Transformation of Financial Services in UAE and Israel

Israel’s Bank Hapoalim and Abu Dhabi Global Market will be collaborating on various Fintech projects. Both organizations have agreed to support the digital transformation of financial services in the UAE and Israel. Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), a major international financial centre located in the… Read More

ORIX Corporation Invests $60 Million into OurCrowd, Will Collaborate on Financial Products

Leading global online investing marketplace OurCrowd has received a $60 million investment from ORIX Corporation (NYSE:IX). Orix is a Japan based financial services firm that offers lending, investment, life insurance, banking, asset management, real estate, and more. ORIX operates globally with offices in 37 countries… Read More

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