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Impact Investing In The Startup Nation


By Marissa Young, Summer Intern , Marissa is a summer marketing intern at OurCrowd.  She studies Political Science at Columbia University Impact Investing, Investing In Startups, ROI, Venture Capital Everyone dreams of making a difference in the world, but how many people have the means to do so? The rising trend of Impact Investing makes that worthy aspiration a very promising reality. By investing in companies offering products and services geared towards global impact, this niche sector combines social responsibility with financial returns. It’s Good to Invest in Good A Financial Times survey of 143 big investors indicates overall satisfaction with both financial and social returns on…

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CrowdFund Beat 2014 : Person of the Year – OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved


CrowdFunding Beat Media. By Desk editors  ourcrowd sponsor promo code Register for   ourcrowd  3rd Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference on March 5th-6th. 2014 will be remembered as when “Crowdfunding” became a formal entry into the lexicons of financial services and social media.   A beacon of the “sharing economy”, crowd finance has evolved from meager online intermediation of a wishful funding for the a starving artist, to now an industry that has yielded two multi-billion dollar public offerings with more to come.   Certainly, the industry is gaining steam in various genres of finance – be it perquisite, corporate or real estate – and we expect 2014 to witness nearly $5 billion of…

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Equity CrowdFunding OurCrowd gets 4M in Accredited Investors Summit


CrowdFunding Beat News Wire OurCrowd announced that over $4 million has already been invested in the first day of its Global Investor Summit, which brought together almost 1,000 participants from 27 countries to Jerusalem.   “Global equity crowdfunding reached a new level today, as the virtual world met face-to-face with some truly exciting companies,” said Jon Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd. “We are proud that $4 million was invested by accredited summit investors by the end of the first day.”  These investments join the $80 million that accredited investors have already invested through OurCrowd in 55 companies since launching in early 2013. In the opening…

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Israel’s OurCrowd Completes $20M in Equity Crowdfunding for 26 Companies


OurCrowd, Israel’s equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced today that it has successfully raised over $20M in the aggregate for its 26 portfolio companies. OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said, “With OurCrowd reaching this funding milestone, we have solidly positioned ourselves as a leading player in the growing equity crowdfunding revolution. Our trailblazing platform has enabled accredited angel investors worldwide to invest in promising companies alongside top notch VCs, such as Canaan, JVP, Accel, Index and Khosla Ventures.” Medved explained, “What truly sets us apart from other platforms is that we are focused not just on ‘crowdfunding’ but on ‘crowdbuilding’ for our portfolio companies. Funding…

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BloombergCouples Desperate For Children Turn to Crowdfunding FertilityBloombergCrowdfunding has become a popular mechanism for many couples who can't afford the high costs of IVF, or adoption and surrogacy. “It's not an easy thing to share publicly,” says Crystal Barrett, 33 [...]

MarketWatchWhy a crowdfunding site is giving out $10000 scholarshipsMarketWatchCrowdfunding site GoFundMe announced Thursday that it will award $10,000 to 10 students with pages on their site that fundraise for education. The award is part of a contest the site held throughout Septemb [...]

MottoYou'll Never Believe How Couples Are Paying for IVFMottoMore and more couples are turning to crowdfunding to fund costly in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, Bloomberg reports. The cost of IVF treatments, a popular choice for women struggling with infertility issues, ave [...]

WestwordProgressive-Rock Band Marillion Pioneered CrowdfundingWestwordThat was the beginning of crowdfunding for us — and for every band, really.” When it came time for the recording and release of the followup to the 1999 record, Kelly and the band realized that one of [...]

Huffington PostReal Estate Crowdfunding's Pathway of ChangeHuffington Post“Crowdfunding is just the Internet,” stated Attorney Mark Roderick as he opened last month's RealCap Chicago. RealCap is an annual conference that joins crowdfunding leaders and innovators to propel th [...]

CoinTelegraphCrowdfunding vs. ICO: Experts Question Legitimacy and Guarantees ...CoinTelegraphThe simplistic idea behind crowdfunding a non-existent software or system has become a trend in the cryptocurrency industry, but most Bitcoin experts are highly ...and more » [...]

Crowdfund Expansion - Seedrs Moves Into Europe With EU Financial Services PassportForbes“We want break down national barriers and geographic barriers,” says Jeff Lyn, co-founder and CEO of UK crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. “Why limit investment to within fifty miles of your house?” On [...]

ForbesVenture Crowdfunding Revisited: An Update with NIN VenturesForbesI am about to head off to attend the Global Crowfunding Convention (GCC) 6 in Las Vegas. It will be my fourth time attending. The crowdfunding industry has grown from $16 billion in 2014 to $34 billion in 2015, and [...]

Crowdfund InsiderTitle III Crowdfunding Might Not Be What Many ExpectedCrowdfund InsiderI have been immersed in the equity crowdfunding industry since late 2015 and have tried to collect as many different perspectives on the industry from as many experts as possible. And while it is h [...]

PC MagazineHow to Crowdfund Without Going Broke and Irking Your BackersPC MagazineTo say crowdfunding is on the rise would be an understatement. Crowdfunding—raising small amounts of money from a large number of people in order to launch a product, service, or project of some sort—is [...]

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