“Crowdfunding venture capital fund OurCrowd has announced the Israeli launch of Radicle, an accelerator fund dedicated to growing early stage agricultural technology startups into proven industry leaders. The fund is launched in partnership with Finistere Ventures, Cloud Break Advisors, and an alliance of top agricultural industry leaders, including Bayer and DuPont. Radicle aims to reduce the time to develop, market, and commercialize new agriculture technologies.”
We are delighted to announce our 3rd annual Global Investor Summit, scheduled for February 15-16th, 2017, in Jerusalem!
The OurCrowd Global Investor Summit is one of the leading events in the Israeli high-tech industry. Over the last two years, the Summit has brought together thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, venture and corporate partners, global delegations and members of the press from all over the world who gather in Jerusalem, the capital of the Startup Nation, to celebrate our collective drive for innovation. This has become the largest investor event in the history of the city.
Get a taste of OurCrowd’s innovative startups, meet fellow investors, hear from industry leaders and join us in building the future of the high-tech industry!
OurCrowd accredited investor? You’re guaranteed a seat! RSVP now.
Please mark your calendars and join us for the 2017 Summit.
We look forward to seeing you in Jerusalem!
United Kingdom-based secured lender Borro is predicting hard luxury assets, including art and classic automobiles, to be tangible stores of wealth in the aftermath of the European Union referendum.
Last week on June 23, U.K. citizens voted to leave the EU as the referendum passed with 52 percent of voters choosing to exit, the news of which caused a $2 trillion hit to global stocks, the pound to fall 10 percent to the dollar and the euro to drop 3 percent. Britain’s secession from the political-economic union will be a two-year process, but the impact of this time of uncertainty has been immediate.
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“OurCrowd, the Jerusalem-based VC equity crowdfunding platform, has opened an office in Herzliya that will be responsible for the firm’s engineering and product development.”
Boatbound founder Aaron Hall calls Chicago “No. 1 in the demand market” for the peer-to-peer boat sharing platform for good reason.
“As it defrosts in Chicago, people want to be on the water,’’ he said. Between the thousands of slips along the Chicago lakefront, the iconic beauty of the lakefront and distinctive downtown skyline, and the multitude of things to do on the water during the boating season, his assertion makes sense.
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YAVNE, Israel — June 24, 2016 — drupa 2016 was a major triumph for Highcon, with a staggering number of visitors and widespread interest which resulted in business success that will transform the company — founded only six years ago — by adding a record $42m of orders taken during the show. With 30 machines installed in 15 countries to date, Highcon is on the verge of doubling its installed base within months, delivering dozens of machines to new customers and into 11 new countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. A further 100 sales proposals were issued at the show, many of which will come to fruition as new orders in the coming months. The company will be recruiting new distribution channels, as well as R&D, service and sales personnel to support this rapid growth and new customers.
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Since 1996, leading tech news magazine Red Herring annually reviews thousands of candidates for each of its three Top 100 awards (Asia, Europe and the Americas). The Red Herring Award is widely recognized as one of the industry’s more prestigious awards.
Each year for the past decade, there has been a strong Israeli presence among the companies nominated for the Red Herring Awards. This year, Israel had a strong showing with 19 companies named winners, including OurCrowd and 2 of our portfolio companies!
The Red Herring Top 100 award winners include some of the most exciting Israeli startups that exhibit unparalleled innovation and economic ingenuity. There is no doubt about it: Israel has become a world leader in startup success. Famously titled as the ‘Startup Nation’, Israel has earned international acclaim for its cutting-edge innovations, startups, and research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, and the environment.
Check out the OurCrowd representatives within the 2016 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Israeli winners:
CropX is an ag-analytics company that has developed the world’s most advanced adaptive irrigation service that enables farmers to harness the power of sensors to optimize irrigation, fertilization, sowing and crop protection in order to reduce waste, maximize crop yields and increase profitability.
Zebra Medical Vision
Zebra Medical Vision is a next generation medical data research platform that will produce the needed amount of machine learning algorithms to provide scalable diagnostic to the next 1 billion people to join middle class.
Check out the 13 Red Herring 2016 Europe Top 100 Israeli winners below:
- Zebra Medical Vision
- Shadow Technologies
- Optimal Plus
- HeadSense Medical
View the full winners list here: 2016 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Winners
And here are the 6 Red Herring 2016 North America Top 100 Israeli winners:
View the full winners list here: 2016 Red Herring North America Top 100 Winners
Israeli innovations and investment opportunities
Almost half way through 2016 and Israeli startups are continuing to turn heads at major international events and are smashing records across the industry. As the year progresses, the success of Israeli startups is expected to continue, and OurCrowd has a ringside seat for seeing what’s trending right now and for finding the best investment opportunities the Startup Nation has to offer.
Equity crowdfunding is opening up the exclusive world of early-stage startup investment.
“Nowadays the smart money is in private companies,” OurCrowd founder and CEO Jonathan Medved tells the audience at WIRED Money 2016. If you’d put money into Microsoft went it first went public in 1986, your investment would be worth 600 times that amount now, but now that rate of increase is very rarely seen on the public market.
Britain is said to be a world-beater when it comes to equity crowdfunding, so how is it that an Israeli platform appears to be leading the way in the industry? Judged on arguably the most important measure of success — providing returns to investors — the Jerusalem-based Our Crowd has stolen a march on Crowdcube and Seedrs, the British platforms that pioneered crowdfunding about five years ago.
Melbourne, Australia & Miami, FL—June 22, 2016—Global Kinetics Corporation, developer of the Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) mobile health technology for the management of patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) today announced a clinical research collaboration to study the impact of continuous objective measurement of movement in patients with Parkinson’s disease using the Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) Movement Recording System.
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