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#WhatsYourBigIdea Podcast: Avoid these myths, generate great ideas

Investors and entrepreneurs share many myths about where big ideas come from and how to generate them. OurCrowd’s Zack Miller chats with author David Burkus about his book, The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. Burkus describes the process and…

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5 Mistakes Rookie Angel Investors Make

Startups are exciting again. Reeling from the 2007-2008 financial crisis, investors seemed to sour on illiquid investments. Too many financially-engineered investments in derivatives and wacky mortgage products made investors feel that the game was fixed. But that’s all changed as America’s economic engine — small technology-driven…

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What we’re investing in: Current investment opportunities on OurCrowd (August 2014)

Welcome to another edition of “What We’re Investing In.” Each month, we bring you a short summary of all of our currently funding companies to give you a glimpse into all of the activity and excitement happening on OurCrowd’s platform. While most of the world…

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OurCrowd launches #WhatsYourBigIdea campaign showcasing Israel’s world-changing ideas

Have you ever had a flicker of inspiration? A moment in which you knew you were going to change the world with one simple thought? And then, for whatever reason, that great thought just… didn’t really go anywhere? There are a lot of reasons to…

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Full Steam Ahead: Mid-2014 Israeli Mergers, Acquisitions and IPOs [Infographic]

The Israeli startup ecosystem is chugging along full steam ahead, on pace to make 2014 a record breaking year. So far, 37 Israeli companies have either floated on public exchanges worldwide or have been acquired by large multinational corporations. In addition to the successful exits,…

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Investing in FinTech: Trends in Financial Technology

OurCrowd launched a new webinar series called ‘Teach-In Tuesdays’. In this series, we’ll explore investing in early-stage Israeli companies, identify and explain influential tech trends, stay up-to-date with the crowdfunding industry, and examine actionable insights from our own experience running OurCrowd’s investment platform. This past Tuesday, we held a webinar…

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Meet the Israeli startups on Inc.’s list of 10 Tech Companies Helping Humanity

Inc., a leading website and magazine focused on growing companies, put together a list of 10 tech companies, ranging from early stage startup to post IPO, that are affecting humanity with brilliant technology and execution. “Social entrepreneurship,” “benefit corporations,” “social enterprises,” and “impact investing” are just a…

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