These past few weeks have been filled with truly exciting events which we are pleased to share with you.
In a groundbreaking move to provide broader access to the Venture Capital asset class, OurCrowd and Stifel Financial Corp. signed a major strategic deal, including investment. We’re celebrating our biggest North American institutional partner with tremendous distribution capability to Stifel’s more than 1 million clients through 2,200 financial advisors. We look forward to great things in the coming years with Stifel as a partner!
By the way, Bloomberg’s recent Businessweek article – The Big Money in Startups Comes From Investing Before the IPO – supports our mission, exclaiming that “the new IPO is the FPO—the final private offering.”
We are also proud to be partnering with Toyota Tsusho Corp., the trading arm of the Toyota Group. Together we can help startups turn into “scaleups” by providing access to Toyota Tsusho’s unrivaled platform that can deploy new technologies and products quickly and effectively in over 120 markets around the world.
Startup Nation and beyond
BioCatch helps the Royal Bank of Scotland detect a suspicious transaction in its corporate banking unit: Banks Use AI to Detect if It’s Really You.
Kudos to OurCrowd portfolio company Morphisec for discovering this important bug – Apple Warning: ‘Alarming’ iTunes Bug Led To Attacks—Millions Told ‘Update Now’.
With autonomous vehicles estimated to reach the market later than originally anticipated, OurCrowd’s Eli Nir and Yakir Machluf share a strategy for where and how to invest in a more distant future.
Investors around the world are looking at Israeli stocks, but they really want to get into Israeli startups – Read my thoughts on Israel’s “investment tourism” boom in The Jerusalem Post.
Top tech news this week
- Hi-tech…Amazon launches hi-tech series with focus on Israel; will feature several OurCrowd companies.
- Foodtech…Dunkin’ is launching its Beyond Meat sandwich nationally.
- Healthcare…Virtual Reality is Coming to Operative Neurosurgery, featuring Surgical Theater.
- Communications…NSLComm reports 90 percent success on first cubesat mission.
News from the Industry
“AI Goes Beyond Algorithmic Brilliance” – OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved (Red Herring)
Growing Sales Doesn’t Always Mean More Hiring – Instead, Think About Selling Smarter (Battery Ventures)
The latest from OurCrowd
At our bi-annual investor breakfast, we heard from startup CEOs in a series of fireside chats, while enjoying great food and networking. See the photos and listen out for the next one, which will be held April 2020.
Congratulations to WeedOUT, selected by Radicle Growth as the winner of the first Radicle Challenge Israel! We were happy to partner with Radicle and Start-Up Nation Central in this challenge.
See which OurCrowd events are taking place near you on our Events Calendar.
Looking to connect
- Sales Development Specialist for ThetaRay (Israel)
- Client Solutions Architect for data.world (USA)
- Commission Accountant for Kenna Security (USA)
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