OurCrowd “has an experienced team, a disruptive concept, an increasing number of investors joining up, and an even faster number of startups polishing their PowerPoints.”
“If you haven’t heard of Jonathan Medved, you soon will. Medved is CEO of OurCrowd, one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet. He’s also leading the cavalry against the Series A crunch through his unique business model and adept skill at matching investors and startups.”
Yesterday, we held the 1st installment of the OurCrowd Bootcamp series. This series of in-depth webinars is intended to give investors new to startup investing — as well as seasoned angel investors — a look into best practices.
Be on the lookout for more webinars in our bootcamp series (for investors in Israeli startups).
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Forbes named OurCrowd portfolio company Abe’s Market as one of the 25 most innovative consumer and retail brands.
Forbes’ contributor Ryan Caldbeck ranked hundreds of companies to come up with 25 of the most creative and innovative consumer retail companies that are changing the way we live our lives while re-inventing their respective industries.
Abe’s Market was listed for “offering the online marketplace natural, organic and eco-friendly products. And for providing stories connecting the people who make products to their consumers.”
Read more on the Forbes site here.
By investing through OurCrowd “you feel part of the project and you are helping to build a company that may one day have real value. You are immediately connected to investors from around the world — all united by being involved in the same start-up.”
“In classic venture capital terms, giving personal attention to one of a thousand investors is incomprehensible. But times have changed and it is very doubtful that the classic venture capital, acting and thinking like a private equity fund, still exists. The updated capital venture needs to function differently. Medved, a general partner of Israel Seed Partners int he 90s, is convinced that OurCrowd is the change in the making, the promised land in the new era of venture capital, that can thrive alongside the familiar model.” (Hebrew article)
“The partnership is set to further encourage high-tech involvement in non-profit activity in Israel. OurCrowd will require its Israeli portfolio companies to commit a portion of their equity to Tmura.”
Leading technology website, TechCrunch, featured OurCrowd portfolio company Zula, Jeff Pulver’s latest startup that aims to revolutionize team communication for an increasingly mobile world.
While the world has already seen its fair share of productivity apps, messaging apps like Skype, WhatsApp and Viber (to name a few) have been on fire of late, Pulver thinks there’s room for a product that strategically combines the two. There has been a healthy amount of buzz about how popular messaging apps are becoming, he says, but there’s still a serious need for a mobile communication tool that caters to professionals who are looking for robust collaboration functionality to help manage their businesses while on the go.
OurCrowd investors backed Zula with a $350,000 round in May 2013.
Read more on TechCrunch here.