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.

Yesterday, we held a webcast as part of the OurCrowd Teach-In Tuesdays series on SpaceIL’s audacious vision to make history by landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon (on a shoe-string budget). SpaceIL is competing for $20 million as part of the Google LunarX Prize competition to encourage entrepreneurial activity in the space sector.

Additional topics covered in the webcast:

  • Why donors (including Sheldon Adelson for $16.4 million) are so passionate about contributing to Israel and SpaceIL
  • The amazing story behind the founding of SpaceIL, crowdsourcing,  and what drives the founders to try and get to the moon
  • How the team is developing a grassroots — volunteer — ecosystem around space travel and what the future looks like for the hundreds of engineers volunteering to make this a reality

Featured experts:

Yariv-BashYariv Bash, co-founder of SpaceIL. Yariv holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University. In his spare time, Yariv organizes creativity events focused on cutting-edge technologies made in Israel.


Daniel-SaatDaniel Saat, Director of Business Development at SpaceIL. Previously, Daniel worked as Senior Financial Analyst at Tides in San Francisco. He also worked at CreditEase, a microfinance platform located in Beijing China and the Reut Institute in Tel Aviv.



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To contact Zack Miller, follow him on Linkedin / @newrulesinvest

To contact Yariv Bash, follow him on Linkedin / @TeamSpaceIL

To contact Daniel Saat, follow him on Linkedin / @daniel_saat

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