OurCrowd’s CTO Gadi Mazor Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year
Announced winner of the BlackBerry Achievement Award at BlackBerry Live 2013
Jerusalem, Israel June 12, 2013: Israel’s hybrid VC-crowdfunding platform OurCrowd congratulates Gadi Mazor, General Partner and CTO, on winning the BlackBerry Achievement Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Mazor is the creator of Nobex Radio for BlackBerry, an innovative mobile radio app that has reached over 12 million registered users.
“It was great to be recognized by BlackBerry for our achievements,” says Gadi. “During this last year we expanded the Nobex platform to support major radio networks in the world, including Corus, Kiss, CBC and many others.”
OurCrowd’s CEO Jon Medved commented, “We are very proud of Gadi’s achievement and recognition. We are convinced that great entrepreneurs make the best investors and Gadi is a prime example of that.”
As a General Partner and CTO at OurCrowd, Gadi was responsible for developing OurCrowd’s groundbreaking web-based investment platform. Gadi takes part in reviewing potential deals and engaging in investment opportunities. With over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, Gadi’s input and unique point of view are paramount in the evaluation of the dealflow.
Mr. Mazor, a serial entrepreneur, has founded and managed three startup companies in the fields of character and voice recognition and wireless communications. Gadi holds patents on various aspects of wireless communications and served on the US Senate committee that defined the US public alert system. His companies sold wireless solutions to over 1,600 enterprises, including the US Senate and House of Representatives, CitiGroup, Coca-Cola, Raytheon, and more.
OurCrowd is a hybrid VC-crowdfunding platform for accredited investors only who wish to invest in Israeli and global early stage companies. Managed by a team of well-known investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved, OurCrowd selects opportunities, invests its own capital and brings these startups to its accredited membership. Members choose those deals they invest in via OurCrowd-managed partnerships. OurCrowd investors must meet stringent accreditation criteria and invest a minimum of $10,000 per deal. OurCrowd provides post investment support to its portfolio companies, assigning industry experts as mentors and taking board seats.
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