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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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Equity CrowdFunding Platform: OurCrowd Marks Israel’s 67th Anniversary with Addition of 67th Portfolio Company

Equity CrowdFunding Platform: OurCrowd Marks Israel’s 67th Anniversary with Addition of 67th Portfolio Company

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, JERUSALEM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OurCrowd, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, is marking Israel’s 67th birthday with the announcement of its 67th portfolio company, ElMindA. “OurCrowd has become the most active investor in the Israeli tech sector over the past two years with approximately 80% of OurCrowd companies located in Israel”   Named one of the 50 most innovative companies worldwide, ElMindA has developed the world’s first FDA-approved neural functional assessment tool to visualize serious brain trauma and illnesses. The technology is potentially a huge breakthrough for mitigating sports injuries, advancing brain research and changing the lives of the two billion people worldwide living with brain disorders. In just two…

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Anthony DeChellis Appointed President of OurCrowd

Anthony DeChellis Appointed President of OurCrowd

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, Former Credit Suisse CEO of Private Banking Americas Brings Expertise to Equity Crowdfunding Jerusalem, Israel, February 17, 2015 – OurCrowd, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, has announced that Anthony DeChellis, former CEO of Private Banking Americas at Credit Suisse, has joined as the President of OurCrowd, operating out of the firm’s New York office. Prior to Credit Suisse, DeChellis was head of Private Wealth Management at UBS and ran Private Banking in Europe for Merrill Lynch. “Anthony DeChellis has joined OurCrowd because equity crowdfunding has become a major force in disrupting the future of capital markets,” said OurCrowd CEO, Jon Medved. “Crowdfunding is now competing with traditional…

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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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Avoid Crowdfunding Failure: 6 Ways Campaigns Fail


CrowdFunding Beat News,  By, Zack Miller, Head of Investor Community at OurCrowd,  Crowdfunding provides a very democratic way to rally a community of backers around an idea, a technology or a project. With all the news around successful crowdfunding projects that have raised millions of dollars like solar roadways and thePebble watch, the fact is most crowdfunding ends in failure. If executed correctly — meaning, strategized, planned, and executed — crowdfunding has the potential to leverage the power of social media, affinity marketing, and the Internet. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to recreate the crowdfunding successful formula. Kickstarter…and Kickended Kickstarter is far and away the largest and most popular rewards-based crowdfunding site globally.…

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OurCrowd Global Investor Summit December 9-10th, 2014 Jerusalem, Israel

OurCrowd Global Investor Summit December 9-10th, 2014 Jerusalem, Israel

Crowdfunding Beat News Wire,  The  Global Investor Summit is the first of its kind, bringing together angel and VC investors from around the world to meet our team and each other, as well as over 40 startups from OurCrowd’s portfolio – across sectors and stages.  Join us to hear from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (early investor in Check Point – Israel’s premier cyber security success), industry experts and keynote speakers about technology, start-up investing and the future of crowdfunding.  Experience the cutting edge technologies that make up the OurCrowd portfolio, includingReWalk Robotics, OurCrowd’s first IPO on NASDAQ, which enables paraplegics to walk. Participate in offsite tours to see firsthand the companies that power…

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Want to be an angel investor? Here are 8 simple steps.


By Zack Miller Head of Investor Community/Partnerships at OurCrowd, Show of hands: Who heredoesn’t want to invest in the next Facebook or Google? Didn’t think so. The people who invest in startups have supplanted hedge fund managers as the investment rock stars of our age. What makes startup investing so thrilling is that unlike the passive investing common in the stock market (see ourUltimate Stock Market Investor’s Guide to Investing in Startups), angel investors have the opportunity to provide ongoing value with their experience… and Rolodexes. Whether you’re just kicking off your career as a venture capitalist or starting out in angel investing after making your money in…

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Smart From The Start: 3 Ways To Properly Establish Your Business When CrowdfundingCBS LocalConsequently, burgeoning entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding platforms to get the seed money they need to get business ideas off the ground. However, seeing as 98 percent of crowdfunding p [...]

Crowdfund InsiderOn Investment Crowdfunding, Diversification & the Wisdom of the ...Crowdfund InsiderStill Time to Fix the Fix Crowdfunding Act One of the cardinal rules of investing is diversification - a critical ingredient for long-term portfolio growt.and more » [...]

ExtremeTechNew crowdfunding project promises an ATX motherboard for IBM's Power8ExtremeTechWe don't cover many crowdfunding projects at ExtremeTech, because most of the pitches we get are frankly terrible. While we can't make any promises about any crowdfunding project [...]

CoinTelegraphCrowdfunding vs. ICO: Experts Question Legitimacy and Guarantees of Initial Coin OfferingsCoinTelegraphOne major difference exists between traditional crowdfunding methods and ICO, and that is market value. When a product is introduced on crowdfunding platforms like Indie [...]

EntrepreneurIs Crowdfunding Right for You? Answer These 7 Questions to Find ...EntrepreneurLess than a third of crowdfunding campaigns reach their financial goals. Will yours be one of them?and more » [...]

MedCity NewsMedical device entrepreneur's crowdfunding campaign seeks to make vision for infusion catheter a realityMedCity NewsThe entrepreneur behind a revolutionary cancer technology is taking the unusual approach of using crowdfunding to raise $500,000 in a bid to get the dev [...]

Commercial Property ExecutiveCrowdfunding in the Investment MainstreamCommercial Property Executivebryan-hancock-redo-190x190 As I watch the crowdfunding industry play out, I am reminded of an old Bruce Lee quote about water slowing as it makes its way through cracks. Technology has a [...]

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