Author: OurCrowd

Full Steam Ahead: Mid-2014 Israeli Mergers, Acquisitions and IPOs [Infographic]

The Israeli startup ecosystem is chugging along full steam ahead, on pace to make 2014 a record breaking year. So far, 37 Israeli companies have either floated on public exchanges worldwide or have been acquired by large multinational corporations. In addition to the successful exits, 335 Israeli high-tech companies attracted $1.6 billion in venture capital funding, an 81% increase from 2013. Here is another OurCrowd infographic breaking down the first half of 2014 in numbers....

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Investing in FinTech: Trends in Financial Technology

OurCrowd launched a new webinar series called ‘Teach-In Tuesdays’. In this series, we’ll explore investing in early-stage Israeli companies, identify and explain influential tech trends, stay up-to-date with the crowdfunding industry, and examine actionable insights from our own experience running OurCrowd’s investment platform. This past Tuesday, we held a webinar as part of the OurCrowd Teach-In Tuesdays series on the recent trends and opportunities in the dynamic financial technology industry. Webinar hosts Zack and Mick have both helped build some of the top companies in the space including Seeking Alpha, Covestor, OurCrowd, BillGuard, Lending Club, SigFig and more. Topics covered in the webinar: How top investors and entrepreneurs think about the entire fintech value chain, from online asset management, to financial content, to consumer finance apps, and crowdfunding Which business models are taking hold and their future prospects The challenges and opportunities for investing and building a valuable company in the financial space Featured expert: Mick Weinstein, VP of Marketing at BillGuard, a financial journalist and online content specialist.     ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: To stay updated on future events and the best news from the Startup Nation, sign up for our newsletter,...

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Meet the Israeli startups on Inc.’s list of 10 Tech Companies Helping Humanity

Inc., a leading website and magazine focused on growing companies, put together a list of 10 tech companies, ranging from early stage startup to post IPO, that are affecting humanity with brilliant technology and execution. “Social entrepreneurship,” “benefit corporations,” “social enterprises,” and “impact investing” are just a few of the terms that have been invented to help describe and define the growing trend of businesses that are trying to do good at the same time they watch their bottom lines. Out of the 10 startups listed by Inc., 7 of them are Israeli companies fresh out of the Startup Nation. Besides being very useful technological innovations and business opportunities, these representatives of the crème de la crème of Israeli innovation are making the world a better place while generating a solid ROI along the way. Here is the Made-in-Israel edition of Inc.’s list of the 10 Tech Companies Helping Humanity: Telesofia Medical Founded by a team of medical doctors and Internet industry veterans, Telesofia Medical provides automatic health literacy solutions to empower patients and save health care costs. The company’s platform allows healthcare providers to automatically generate personalized...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company ReWalk featured on CBC News

OurCrowd portfolio company ReWalk, developer of the FDA approved ReWalk exoskeleton device, was featured on CBC News Network’s “The Lang & O’Leary Exchange.” In the interview, Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary talked with ReWalk CEO Larry Jasinski about how the exoskeleton invention provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with a spinal cord injury to stand upright and walk. Improvements in motion sensing technology and the advent of improved computers and batteries helped create a more natural form of motion that is not so difficult to learn for paraplegic users, Jasinski said. “What Dr. Goffer did, he took the concept of using a motion sensor where the person can use their own body to tell this thing how to walk,” he said.   ReWalk raised $1,320,000 from OurCrowd investors in June 2013. Read more and watch the segment on CBC News...

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