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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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

Fintech Businesses and Startups in Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain Form Strategic Partnerships Following Signing of Abraham Accords

The Abraham Accords were recently signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The agreement is officially called the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement: Treaty of Peace. It establishes diplomatic relations and “full normalization” between Israel and several Middle Eastern… Read More

HUB Security Joins with Marsh to Offer Digital Asset Custody

HUB Security is an OurCrowd Portfolio Company Cybersecurity provider HUB Security has formed a partnership with Marsh to provide custody services for digital assets to financial services firms. Marsh, part of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC) is a top insurance broker and risk advisor that operates… Read More

BioCatch Receives $20 Million Investment from Four Big Banks in C Round Extension

Four big banks have committed $20 million to BioCatch, a fraud detection and consumer protection service, in an extension to a recent Series C funding round. Barclays, Citi, HSBC and National Australia Bank (NAB) have joined American Express in investing in the firm. Of note,… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company BioCatch Works With Experian to Boost Fraud Detection by 73%

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BioCatch, a behavioral biometrics firm that seeks to uncover attempts at fraud, has partnered with Experian on fraud detection. According to a release, the two companies combined proved that layering multiple identity and fraud detection capabilities can help authenticate legitimate customers, improve their experience, and… 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

Lemonade Increases Target Price of IPO, Shares Scheduled to Trade on NYSE July 2nd

Lemonade, a fast-growing Insurtech firm, has upped its initial public offering (IPO) share price range according to an updated S-1 filing. Shares are expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday under the ticker symbol “LMND.” It was last reported that… Read More

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