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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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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise ...NPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it woul [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

EntrepreneurWhy Some Small Business Owners Are Turning to Crowdfunding to Save Their CompanyEntrepreneurMany owners of beloved local businesses, especially in pricier cities, have been forced to swallow their pride and appeal to their customers in times of crisis -- a process streamli [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs MainstreamCryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding platform Indiegogo has a plan to help initial coin offerings (ICOs) break into the mainstream, even as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is ramping up its oversight of [...]

WRAL Tech WireBack story: How, why investor Mark Easley brought crowdfunding platform Localstake to NCWRAL Tech WireRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Earlier this week, WRAL TechWire broke the news that Triangle investor and crowdfunding advocate Mark Easley was bringing Localstake, a crowdfun [...]

Crowdfunding via Customers: Is This The New Startup Capital?Customer ThinkWith more and more companies in a variety of sectors developing new crowdfunding campaigns, it makes sense to ask whether crowdfunding is likely to replace startup capital in the near future. Crowdfunding is qui [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

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