2013 has turned out to be a very successful year for Israeli high-tech with a lot of high profile mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investment and initial public offerings. Here are the top high-tech stories from Israel 2013! [View the story “Startup Nation 2013: Top high-tech stories out of Israel” on Storify]
OurCrowd is proud to announce the funding for our 1st U.S. portfolio company Lucid Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy systems. Lucid Energy’s patented LucidPipe™ Power System enables industrial, municipal and agricultural facilities to generate clean, reliable, low-cost electricity from the water grid. “We are thrilled to be working with OurCrowd,” said Gregg Semler, CEO of Lucid […]
OurCrowd hit the news today in a big way, with news that it has raised $12M for its first class of startups and to fund its own operations. This news was all about: explaining how our hybrid angel/VC model is a better mousetrap for investors quantifying the international interest in investing in the Start-up Nation […]
OurCrowd portfolio company Abe’s Market was covered in Israeli financial daily Globes earlier this week for having raised $5M in its latest funding round. Globe’s clip on Abe’s Market adds to the press coverage the company has received recently, including an article in Fast Company’s Co.Exist from last week. OurCrowd members invested in Abe’s alongside Carmel Ventures, Accel Partners, and others.
The natural products industry is in serious growth mode, too. Natural Foods Merchandiser’s 2012 Market Overview Natural Retailers Survey shows that nationwide, sales of all natural and organic products (including dietary supplements) within all channels jumped 10 percent to nearly $91 billion last year. Lydia Dishman, contributor to Fast Company’s Co.Exist, featured OurCrowd portfolio company Abe’s Market in […]
[bra_dropcaps style=”dropcap1″]C[/bra_dropcaps]elebrities of all sorts wanted to invest in Mobil’s latest round. The video and photo sharing app raised $22 million in its second round of financing and can now count Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Lance Armstrong, and Serena Williams as investors. According to an article on Israel 21c, Mobil now has 5 million registered […]