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OurCrowd Expands U.S. Operations, Opens Office in Chicago
Appoints Amy Stoken, New Director of Investor Relations for the Midwest Region
Chicago/Jerusalem – Sept. 5, 2019 – OurCrowd, the global venture investing platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, has announced the opening of a new office in Chicago, Illinois. This will mark OurCrowd’s 3rd U.S. location, and the 12th dedicated location worldwide.
OurCrowd’s new Midwestern office will be headed by Amy Stoken, a corporate attorney who previously worked at two international law firms and led the Chicago office of two Israel advocacy organizations including the American Jewish Committee andThe American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Her new role at OurCrowd will involve working closely with investors and portfolio companies to strengthen the growing relationship between Chicago’s burgeoning tech scene and the global tech ecosystem, especially Israel’s “Startup Nation.”
“Chicago is achieving an increasingly global presence on every front, including finance and technology. With financial innovation grabbing Chicago by storm, I am thrilled to be part of the next generation of venture capital investing here,” Stoken said.
“I have been promoting Israel’s innovative and life-changing technology for nearly a decade and it is an honor to further deepen the strong bond between Israel and Chicago by introducing OurCrowd’s platform for investing in cutting-edge opportunities to a wide array of Chicago’s tech-oriented individual and institutional investors,” Stoken added.
Stoken will manage OurCrowd’s activities including the growing community of Chicago and Midwest investors, bringing new companies onto the OurCrowd platform, and leveraging the investor network on behalf of OurCrowd’s portfolio companies.
“Stoken brings a unique combination of experience, passion, and vision to Our Crowd and is the ideal person to introduce our distinct model to the region,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved.
OurCrowd currently has 33,000 individual accredited and institutional investors, family offices, and venture capital partners from over 183 countries. The platform expects to add thousands of new US investors while increasing US deal flow by partnering with VC funds and helping Israeli startups enter the US market. OurCrowd recently announced having topped $1.1 billion of committed funding, and investments in 180 portfolio companies and 18 venture funds.
Note to Editors –
OurCrowd is a global venture investing platform that empowers institutions and individuals to invest and engage in emerging companies. The most active venture investor in Israel, OurCrowd vets and selects companies, invests its capital, and provides its global network with unparalleled access to co-invest and contribute connections, talent and deal flow. OurCrowd builds value for its portfolio companies throughout their lifecycles, providing mentorship, recruiting industry advisors, navigating follow-on rounds and creating growth opportunities through its network of multinational partnerships.
With $1.1 billion of committed funding, and investments in 180 portfolio companies and 18 venture funds, OurCrowd offers access to its membership of 33,000 individual accredited and institutional investors, family offices, and venture capital partners from over 183 countries to invest alongside, at the same terms. OurCrowd’s portfolio is diversified across sectors and stages, ranging from seed and series A through late stage and pre-IPO firms. Since its founding in 2013, OurCrowd portfolio companies have been acquired by some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including Uber, Canon, Oracle, Nike, and Intel. To register and get involved, visit www.ourcrowd.com.
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