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Credit Fintech Jasper Card Raises $34 Million in Round Led by Benslie International Fund, OurCrowd Participates

Jasper Card has raised $34 million in a Series A funding round led by Benslie International Fund. Leading global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd joined in the funding round along with 500 Startups, Gauss Ventures, Off The Grid Ventures, and SIBJ. Jasper said the funding includes… Read More

Jon Medved’s Recipe For Israel’s Continued Tech Success

Israel’s thriving high-tech ecosystem needs a recalibration if it is to continue as a global hotspot, OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said in an article published on LinkedIn today. At first glance, things look good given the record $10.5 billion in investment the sector attracted in… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company MigVax: Tests Show Promising Results as COVID Vaccine Booster

OurCrowd portfolio company MigVax Ltd., a startup developing an oral subunit vaccine against COVID-19, has announced promising results from preclinical tests that demonstrated the effectiveness of its MigVax-101 booster for previously vaccinated persons. According to a note distributed by the company, tests carried out on… Read More

OurCrowd Talks Areas of Joint Interest Between UAE and Israel

Following the Abraham Accords, initiated by the Trump administration that saw the normalization of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, OurCrowd – a top global early-stage investment platform, moved quickly to announce relations with middle east gr0ups. After quietly working behind the scenes for years,… Read More

OurCrowd: Tech Jobs Index Jumps by 50% in Q1 2021

OurCrowd, a leading global online investment platform for early-stage firms, has published the High Tech Jobs Index Q1 2021. According to the report, job openings at OurCrowd portfolio companies have risen by 50% year over year for Q1 2021. OurCrowd states that portfolio companies are seeking… Read More

OurCrowd backed Israeli Fintech ThetaRay Secures $31M in Capital from Benhamou Global Ventures, Others

Israel-based ThetaRay, a Fintech firm that enables banking institutions to monitor payment activity in order to identify potential money laundering risks, has secured $31 million in capital via a new funding round. New ThetaRay investors reportedly include Eric Benhamou, investing via Benhamou Global Ventures, and… Read More

OurCrowd Updates on Platform Performance: Two Exits Since the Beginning of 2021

OurCrowd is one of the largest securities crowdfunding platforms in the world. Based in Israel, OurCrowd has been recognized by Pitchbook as the most active venture investor in the country with 24 different deals in 2020. OurCrowd provides a pathway for smaller investors to participate… Read More

OurCrowd: Things in Israel are Firing on All Cylinders

Earlier this week, OurCrowd CEO and founder Jon Medved held a virtual press briefing commenting on both the marketplace in Israel and the performance of OurCrowd in a pretty hot investment environment. Recently, it was reported that Israel has broken into the top 20 nations… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Innoviz Trades on Nasdaq in SPAC Deal

LiDAR firm and OurCrowd portfolio company Innoviz (NASDAQ:INVZ) traded on the Nasdaq this week as part of a SPAC deal that was revealed earlier this year. Innoviz became a publicly listed company through a business combination with Collective Growth Corporation in a transaction sponsored by… Read More

OurCrowd 50 Index Fund Available on BNY Mellon Pershing Alternative Investment Network

Global investment platform OurCrowd has announced today that its flagship portfolio index fund OurCrowd 50 (OC50) has been added to BNY Mellon Pershing’s Alternative Investment Network. OC50 was created as a diversified investment vehicle to offer more investors access to highly vetted startups across a… Read More

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 Portfolio Company SaNOtize Moves Forward with Anti-COVID Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray, Approved for Sale

OurCrowd portfolio company SaNOtize Research & Development Corp. has received interim approval to sell its COVID-19 treatment Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS). The spray is said to protect users from viruses that enter the body through the upper nasal pathways. The spray will be sold… 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 Portfolio Company SaNOtize’s COVID Treatment Reduces Viral Load by 95% in 24 Hours

OurCrowd portfolio company SaNOtize says that a UK clinical trial has delivered solid results as COVID-19 treatment. A self-administered nasal spray is said to reduce the viral load by more than 95% in 24 hours and by 99% in 72 hours. Trial results indicated that… 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

New Zealand: Snowball Effect to Offer Investors Access to OurCrowd’s OC50 Fund

Investment crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect will offer platform investors access to OurCrowd’s OC50 Series IV Fund. Snowball Effect has partnered with OurCrowd to give investors in New Zealand a simple way to get access and exposure to global investment opportunities. OurCrowd is one of the… 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 Reports Hiring Boom in Israel in Spite of Pandemic

  Global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has published its Jobs Index, a report that the company plans to publish quarterly, that indicates startups are increasing hiring despite the ongoing pandemic challenges. According to OurCrowd, high-tech startups with job openings in Israel have risen by 400%… Read More

Tel Aviv based Digital Identity Firm BioCatch Acquires Another US Patent for Method It Uses to Verify Users’ Credentials

BioCatch, a digital identity firm, has revealed that it has acquired a registered US patent for the method it uses to verify a user’s identity and for detecting fraud. According to BioCatch, the verification process is based on the manner in which the user holds… 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

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