OurCrowd is a “new venture capital blueprint that unlocks the power of the crowd […] disruptive to the way startups are funded and built” Watch the interview with OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved here.
OurCrowd may afford an insight into what the future of funding for Israel’s tech industry will look like… What OurCrowd aims for is the “golden mean in the middle,” Zivotofsky said: “The choice, the transparency, the ability to invest smaller amounts in what they want to invest in, but the professional experience of what a […]
NextPeer was featured in TechCrunch today for reportedly adding over 100K users per day as its latest games went viral. An excerpt below: It can be a tough life out there for mobile-social gaming platforms. With Apple’s Game Center covering the bare basics and GREE’s recent shutdown of OpenFeint, it’s arguable that there isn’t that […]
The most interesting investment of the week goes to OurCrowd which has brought together ten seasoned investment pros to create a crowdfunding hybrid to back Israeli startups. It is a combination of angel and VC with partners risking their own money in the fund.
Shira Abel covered OurCrowd’s February 2013 launch in The Next Web: “… deal-flow is highly vetted and curated as the incentives are aligned. If the fund loses money, so do the partners… The investment team at OurCrowd rocks. Jon Medved is known in Israel as one of the top investors in the country and has […]
“Crowdfunding is quickly becoming a popular model for start-up fundraising, and an Israeli group has taken the model and run with it… a new, innovative crowdfunding project organized by ten of Israel’s top investment professionals, called OurCrowd”
“…the deal-flow is highly vetted and curated as the incentives are aligned. If the fund loses money, so do the partners… The investment team at OurCrowd rocks. Jon Medved is known in Israel as one of the top investors in the country and has been through all of the country’s ups and downs when it […]
“I attended a recent dinner here in Los Angeles sponsored by OurCrowd, a new crowd-sourcing venture-capital site that’s funding the next generation of hot Israeli start-ups…Speaking in LA was OurCrowd partner Elan Zivotofsky, a veteran investor in Israeli tech companies. Elan has covered Israeli tech as both a sell-side analyst for Goldman Sachs, and on […]
“A site with aspirations…intended for those with capital….who are interested in getting ‘back door’ access to the Israeli high tech investment scene….the partners are known in the Israeli high tech scene, and will invest in the companies getting money on the site.” (Hebrew article)
“The investors choose themselves into which companies they want to invest and the amount…the investors are given the chance to join rounds of finance alongside venture capital funds like Carmel, Index, Khosla, and Cedar.” (Hebrew article)