Earlier today OurCrowd announced  that it has closed a strategic co-investment partnership with GE Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of GE.

As part of our new relationship, GE Ventures will have the right to co-invest with OurCrowd in early stage companies from the energy, healthcare, software, and advanced manufacturing sectors.

 This is an important announcement for OurCrowd but it’s equally important for our investors. GE brings not only investment dollars to our portfolio companies but its experience and expertise in a broad range of industries. GE is one of the world’s largest companies and also one of the most admired and most respected for innovation. This is a great day for OurCrowd.

This means a lot for our investments and portfolio companies but it also underscores the fact that the investment playing field is being levelled — OurCrowd investors get access to the same deals multi-billion dollar corporations are seeing, at the same terms.

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said, “We are thrilled to partner with GE Ventures on co-investments via our equity crowdfunding platform.  GE brings unequaled expertise and experience in a broad range of technologies and businesses that will add real value to our portfolio companies and to our investor community. To partner with a company of GE’s size and stature will allow OurCrowd to help break new ground in innovation finance.”

Read the full press release here.