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Fintech Week Tel Aviv 2022

21-23 MARCH 2021 | TEL AVIV STOCK EXCHANGE Fintech Week Tel Aviv 2022 21-23 MARCH 2021 | TEL AVIV STOCK EXCHANGE finechweektelaviv.com Fintech Week Tel Aviv is an annual conference bringing together players from a host of global fintech hotspots and financial services world to look at the very latest issues, deliberate, share ideas and look at ways to collaborate and do business, all under the Tel Aviv sun. As Covid-19 continues to cast its shadow of upheaval, the accelerated digitisation of the economy that it’s triggered has given rise to new opportunities for the fintech sector and placed it firmly in the spotlight. Challenges aside, the sector is poised to leverage its unique attributes to aid the recovery process, and to bolster financial services. This means also that there is much to discuss. Fintech Week Tel Aviv 2022 will delve into the issues, look at the pain points, and successes, and what we have learnt during the past, highly turbulent 24 months. With a thriving entrepreneurial culture, deep pool of talent, penchant for disruptive innovation, Israel is a...

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OurCrowd High-Tech Jobs Index Q3 2021

Demand for high-tech employees 244% higher than 2020, but post-pandemic slowdown looms Hybrid working increases Job vacancies at OurCrowd companies in Q3 2021 rise 244% year-on-year to more than 3,528; new daily vacancies rise from 31 to 47Most high-tech companies plan to slow down their hiring plans in 2022Hybrid work trend increases – more than 80% of companies expect hybrid working to continue into 2022, with employers in central Israel expanding recruitment in the peripherySoftware engineers, business development and operations specialists most in demand“We are increasing our hiring in R&D and sales. We moved to a hybrid model from complete working from home with new offices” – Kfir Kimhi, CEO, ItsMine The OurCrowd High-Tech Jobs Index is a quarterly report and data series tracking vacancies and hiring patterns at high-tech companies in Israel and abroad. All data is based on a survey and the Portfolio Jobs section of the OurCrowd website, where more than 100 portfolio companies list current vacancies (4th edition: November 2021). EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Total job vacancies rise by 244% percent from Q3 2020 to Q3 2021...

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OurCrowd High-Tech Jobs Index Q2 2021

Demand for high-tech employees soars 300% as offices re-open with hybrid working Job vacancies at OurCrowd companies in Q2 2021 soar 300% year-on-year to more than 2,600; openings at each company more than double from 8 to 1995% of OurCrowd companies re-open their offices as hybrid work patterns spread throughout the high-tech industrySoftware engineers and business development remain the roles most in demandWith pandemic in retreat, nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed say they plan strong hiring for the rest of 2021; two-thirds of executives surveyed say it’s a job seeker’s market“COVID created an urgent necessity that pushed us to adopt a hybrid work environment that is critical, especially for new employees. In NeuReality, we are committed to maintain and improve this new working model, no matter what will happen with the COVID pandemic. We believe it is an essential component in our future success” – Moshe Tanach, CEO, NeuReality EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Job vacancies triple year-on-year The number of vacant positions advertised by startups in the OurCrowd portfolio rose dramatically from a peak of 836 in Q2 2020 to 2,628...

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OurCrowd High-Tech Jobs Index Q1 2021

High-tech jobs market advances from recovery to expansion Job vacancies at OurCrowd companies in Q1 2021 rise 50% year-on-year to more than 1,000Software engineers and business development roles are most in demandTwo-thirds of HR executives say it’s a job-seekers’ marketSoftware engineers are among Israel’s highest salaried earners“Our employees were happy to get back to the office and today enjoy a hybrid work model which we believe is best for both the company and its people” – Orr Danon, CEO, Hailo The OurCrowd High-Tech Jobs Index is a quarterly report and data series tracking vacancies and hiring patterns at high-tech companies in Israel and abroad. All data is based on a survey and the Jobs section of the OurCrowd website, where more than 100 portfolio companies list current vacancies (2nd edition: May 2021). EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Job vacancies rise 50% YoY The number of vacant positions advertised by high-tech startups in the OurCrowd portfolio rose from a peak of 715 in Q1 2020 to 1080 at the end of Q1 2021, an increase of nearly 50%. OurCrowd companies added an average...

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OurCrowd Jobs Index Q4 2020

Startups increase hiring despite lingering pandemic Job openings at OurCrowd companies in Israel jump to 400% in 6 months; increase 250% globallySoftware engineers are most in demandHybrid workplace/remote working expected to continue The OurCrowd Jobs Index is a quarterly report and data series tracking vacancies and hiring patterns at high-tech companies in Israel and abroad. All data is based on a survey and the Jobs section of the OurCrowd website, where more than 100 portfolio companies list current vacancies. (First publication: February 2021). EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Job openings triple Despite record-high unemployment in Israel and other western countries, high-tech startups are seeking to fill hundreds of job openings at the start of 2021. The number of vacancies at OurCrowd companies in Israel and abroad nearly tripled in H2 2020 to 912. In Israel, the number of job opportunities at OurCrowd companies increased 400% since May 2020, reaching 219 in January 2021. OurCrowd companies posted an average of 14 job openings each day during Q4 2020, up from 13 per day during Q3 and 10 per day during Q2, when uncertainty...

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