Alongside governments around the globe, Israel is taking strict social distancing measures in the face of the COVID-19 global health emergency. The startup nation is also utilizing its strengths to tackle the coronavirus – read about Israel’s ingenuity in response to the pandemic. To remind you, I will be hosting a webinar this Wednesday, March 18th at 6 PM Israel, 12 PM New York, 9 AM San Francisco, alongside OurCrowd’s medical venture partner Morris Laster, about the impact of coronavirus on startups, how some startups are fighting back, and what steps we are taking as OurCrowd. Click here or to register for the webinar.

On a positive note, we are often blown away by the stories of success that our startups bring and this one no less so: Will Irwin had suffered from Essential Tremor for more than 2 decades when he heard about the Israeli startup, Insightec. He reached out to a colleague, Jonathan Wiesen, who sits on the OurCrowd Medical Advisory board, and the rest is history. Watch this video for their moving story.

Startup Nation and Beyond

We are proud to have six OurCrowd portfolio companies represented in Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies lists.

8 Israeli companies were featured in CB Insights’ report of top 100 promising AI startups worldwide, three of which are also OurCrowd portfolio companies. Read more here.

The Power Of Purpose: How Lemonade Is Disrupting Insurance With Goodness (And A New Foundation).

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Watch: World famous hacker Kevin Mitnick demos passwordless logins, featuring Trusona.

Women taking a more active role in investment will naturally increase the number of investors as well as the amounts of available capital for startups. The World Needs More Female Investors.

International Women’s Day: Climbing Israel’s hi-tech ladder.

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