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OurCrowd to Build Dedicated Portfolio of Water and Agtech Firms in Partnership with Waterfund

OurCrowd has partnered with Waterfund to build an investment portfolio of 15 water and Agtech companies. According to a release, Waterfund has committed $50 million of capital to the OurCrowd managed portfolio, with an initial investment completed in Plenty, Inc., a vertical farming firm. Simultaneously,… Read More

OurCrowd Forms Partnership with Japan’s NTT Finance

OurCrowd has revealed that NTT Finance, a subsidiary of NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone), will establish NTT Finance Israel LP in partnership with OurCrowd. According to OurCrowd, NTT Finance will initially commit $15 million for a dedicated investment program. OurCrowd will provide early access… Read More

OurCrowd Announces Global AI Innovation Center, Selects Hasanat Dewan as Chief Innovation Officer

Top global investment platform OurCrowd has appointed Dr. Hasanat Dewan as Chief Innovation Officer.  Simultaneously, OurCrowd announced a Global AI (artificial intelligence) Innovation Center at an undetermined location. According to OurCrowd, Dr. Dewan will oversee the development and deployment of OurCrowd’s next-generation platform, supporting a… Read More

OurCrowd Leads Funding Round in Neobank Rewire’s $20 Million Series B

Rewire, a digital banking startup that is targeting cross-border banking services has announced a $20 million Series B funding round. The round was lead by leading global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd and also included a line of credit from an undisclosed bank. According to a release,… Read More

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

OurCrowd’s OC50 Available in New Vehicle for Accredited Investors in Canada

OurCrowd, one of the top investment crowdfunding platforms in the world, has launched a new vehicle for Canadian accredited investors to access its OC50 fund. OurCrowd’s OC50 was created as a diversified fund to allow more investors access to highly-vetted startups across a variety 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

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

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

OurCrowd Partners with SALT on Pandemic Venture Investment Series

  OurCrowd, a leading online investment marketplace, has partnered with SALT on a series of discussions called the Pandemic Venture Investment Series starting October 29. SALT is a global thought leadership forum and networking platform encompassing finance, technology, and geopolitics. According to  OurCrowd, each episode… Read More

OurCrowd Hosts Event with Emirates Angels Investors Association as Diplomatic Thaw Opens Up Opportunity

OurCrowd, the leading global investment crowdfunding platform, and the Emirates Angels Investors Association, an Emirati angel investment network, held an online event today allowing Israeli investors and entrepreneurs a first glimpse of the tech opportunities available in the United Arab Emirates following the historic diplomatic… Read More

Diplomatic Thaw: As Arab Countries Open Relations with Israel, OurCrowd Sees Opportunity

Jon Medved

OurCrowd, a leading global investment crowdfunding platform that is based in Israel, is well-positioned to take advantage of the improving relations in the middle east. Last month, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. The official signing of the… Read More

SEC Broadens Definition of Accredited Investor to Include Certain Sophistication Measures

As widely anticipated, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated the definition of an Accredited Investor expanding the rule by adding certain sophistication criteria. The current definition defines an individual who earns over $200,000 a year ($300,000 if married) as accredited. If an individual has… Read More

OurCrowd Sees Investment Opportunity in New UAE – Israel Diplomatic Normalization

This past week, it was announced that Israel has established diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a ground-breaking shift in foreign relations for a volatile region. The deal was announced by President Trump, Israel, and the UAE that the countries have agreed to… Read More

Koch Disruptive Technologies Invests in Sight Diagnostics Alongside OurCrowd in $71 Million Series D

Koch Disruptive Technologies has announced an investment in Sight Diagnostics alongside global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. Sight Diagnostics is a long time portfolio company of OurCrowd. The Series D funding raised a solid $71 million. Total funding now tops $124 million. A valuation of the Medtech… Read More

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved: Smart venture capitalists and other investors know that downturns often become the best venture vintages

OurCrowd is one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the world. Based in Israel but investing globally, OurCrowd reports over $1.5 billion in committed capital and a growing number of institutional investors. Since platform launch, OurCrowd has had over 35 exits including high profile… Read More

Insurtech Lemonade Prices IPO Higher than Expected, Shares Pop on First Day of Trading on NYSE

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), a fast-growing Insurtech firm, completed its initial public offering (IPO) today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Earlier today it was reported that at the last minute Lemonade bumped up its planned offering price to $29 a share. Apparently, that was not… Read More

Life During COVID: OurCrowd Schedules Pandemic Innovation Virtual Conference Exploring Tech Fueled by the Pandemic Pivot

OurCrowd, a global leader in online capital formation for early-stage ventures, has scheduled the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on June 22nd. The virtual event will cover the latest tech solutions pertaining to the Coronavirus including vaccinations, treatments, prevention, and more. The virtual event will also… Read More

New $100 Million Pandemic Innovation Fund Launched by OurCrowd

  OurCrowd, the world’s largest investment crowdfunding platform, has announced the launch of a $100 million Pandemic Innovation Fund. OurCrowd has long held an interest in Medtech/Biotech, today OurCrowd is focusing more energy on healthcare and digital transformation as it seeks to raise $100 million… Read More

Job Creating Machine: OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Need 354 New Employees Right Now

OurCrowd, the world’s largest investment crowdfunding platform, is reporting that the number of job openings at its portfolio companies has risen to 354, with 90 new job vacancies added since the start of April. OurCrowd is based in Israel and 41 of the jobs are… Read More

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