Eli Nir Joins OurCrowd as Senior Investment Partner
Jerusalem – July 13, 2017 – OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, today announced that Eli Nir has joined as Senior Investment Partner. Nir joins the OurCrowd GP Investment Team from Amiti Venture Capital, one of Israel’s leading early stage venture capital funds. While at Amiti, Nir co-led early stage investments in an impressive group of leading Israeli companies including Autotalks, Vayyar, CorePhotonics, Innoviz, Valens, and Sckipio.
OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said, “Eli Nir brings to OurCrowd his remarkable track record of picking winners very early. His deep grasp of where technology is going and his ability to mentor entrepreneurs will be put to great use in our growing portfolio of companies.”
Nir was a partner and investment committee member at Amiti since 2012. His focus there was on investing in early stage Israeli companies based on deep intellectual property, multi-disciplinary technologies and great management teams. Prior to Amiti, Nir had been Vice President for Research and Development at AudioCodes [AUDC – NASDAQ], managing several multinational R&D teams. Nir served as a senior officer in one of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) elite intelligence technological units, heading both operational units and large development groups. Nir holds an M.B.A. and a M.Sc. from Tel Aviv University in Digital Speech Processing and a B.Sc. from the Technion, all of them with honors.
At OurCrowd, Nir will be a key resource in creating quality deal flow, strengthening OurCrowd’s Investment Committee, and helping lead the overall investment team activity at the firm’s Jerusalem headquarters. He will be leading investments across a wide range of technologies and at different stages of company development.
Commenting on his new role, Eli Nir said: “I am excited about joining the OurCrowd team. The strength of the OurCrowd platform will allow us to help young technology companies in becoming leaders in their space and eventually great companies on a truly global scale.”
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About OurCrowd: OurCrowd is the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors. Managed by a team of seasoned investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved, OurCrowd vets and selects opportunities, invests its own capital, and brings companies to its accredited membership of global investors. OurCrowd provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigns industry experts as mentors, and takes board seats. The OurCrowd community of almost 20,000 investors from over 112 countries has invested over $440M into 120 portfolio companies and funds. OurCrowd already has thirteen exits to date, two IPO’s and eleven acquisitions. To join OurCrowd as an accredited investor visit http://www.ourcrowd.com and click “Join.”