Author: Liz Cohen

Miss it? We’ve brought #OCSummit19 to you – watch it all now

The 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit was absolutely historic; in fact, it was so enormous, the highlights create FOMO even for those who did attend! Here’s a quick look at what, together with the global OurCrowd ecosystem, we accomplished: Over 18,000 people registered… …from 183 countries That includes 650+ VC firms and 500+ multinational corporations 1,000+ entrepreneurs pitched, demoed or attended 800 meetings arranged in the Executive Lounge 200+ speakers shared their insights and expertise 200+ members of the press wanted to see it with their own eyes …and that’s just the main Summit, out of a week filled with pre-Summit events! Were you with us in Jerusalem last week? The thing is, even if you were, and with all the amazing technology showcased at the exhibition, there is still no tech sector for personalized cloning or going back in time – so you definitely missed some of the great content sessions throughout the day. Fear not – we’ve made all the key content available for viewing. View highlights, including video playlists, Facebook photos, press headlines and more. Catch...

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InsurTech: Turning an age-old industry into an AI tech sector

Did you hear about the huge insurance company that tried to squash the insurance startup? It’s a classic “triumph of the underdog” moment. In October 2018, insurance giant State Farm released an ad that attempted to minimize the strides of InsurTech disrupter Lemonade – only to find that Lemonade could override the effort in a surprising twist. In case you missed it: State Farm ran an ad that mocked the use of artificial intelligence (AI) – in particular, chatbots – in insurance companies. Lemonade, which uses chatbots to fuel its fast claims processing service, was quick to respond. Shai Winiger, co-founder and CTO of the Israeli startup, focused on State Farm’s defensiveness. Winiger ran a campaign paying to promote State Farm’s ads, because “we think it reveals far more about State Farm than it does about Lemonade.” It was an inspired move. It increased social media buzz to record levels, and brought an invitation for an online debate between Lemonade and State Farm about how quickly AI should be integrated into insurance customer service.   Why InsurTech is a vital...

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How are you celebrating #NationalInternDay?

There’s nothing like your first time – interning. All filing and data entry jokes aside, the student internship should be an incredible discovery process; when done right, students return to campus or head towards graduation with a lot more tangible experience in their expected field and are able to relate to the expectations of the professional world they’ll enter soon. Internships mean something – as long as we, the employers, take them seriously and make them meaningful. On that note, we at OurCrowd are excited to be celebrating National Intern Day today. Started in 2017 by WayUp, the national intern ‘holiday’ encourages employers to celebrate, empower and recognize the interns that spend their time learning while fueling our workplaces. According to WayUp – a platform that empowers early career candidates to discover and be discovered by employers (and an OurCrowd portfolio company) – “interns are key contributors to organizations across the nation. It’s important that their hard work and dedication is recognized.” We couldn’t agree more. Take 2 minutes to watch what our fabulous Summer 2018 interns have accomplished so far – with our...

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