Early Israeli startup success story, Answers.com made the news again this week with the acquisition of Webcollage. Remember, Answers.com was founded by Bob Rosenschein, now CEO of OurCrowd portfolio company, Curiyo. To read more about the latest addition to the former top-10 website, click here.
Red-hot mobile gaming platform, Nextpeer, launches on Android
OurCrowd portfolio company Nextpeer, continues its meteoric rise, growing to 1,000 live games on its mobile gaming platform from only 100 back in January 2013.The company recorded 8 million active users, up from 800,000 at the beginning of the year. Nextpeer announced it’s entering a private beta to develop its multiplayer platform on Android. To read more about the gaming platforms growth, click here.
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Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs
One on One with serial entrepreneur, Yaron Samid
Israeli serial entrepreneur, Yaron Samid, has come a long way from being an unemployed marketer to becoming three-time CEO and founder of successful startups. In a one-on-one interview, Yaron talks about his new startup, BillGuard and the startup networking group he co-founded, TechAviv. To read the full interview, click here.
US Venture Capitalists Bullish on Equity Crowdfunding
Established venture capitalists are paying close attention to companies like OurCrowd. In a recent poll the majority of venture capitalists believe equity crowdfunding will be the next big thing… but legislation has been slow to adapt. To read OurCrowd’s Zack Miller’s explanation, click here.
4 Lessons From Start-up Nation’s $836M Flop
When it comes to startups, attention sometimes focuses on the .01% of big successes and not the other 99.99% that fail or only succeed modestly. So in the hype around Israel’s electric car project, Better Place, going bankrupt, Forbes lists four valuable lessons to be learned from a $836M flop. To learn more, click here.
OurCrowd’s News Nuggets
Israel-based Cortica raises $1.5M from Mail.Ru (TheNextWeb)
Google chairman’s VC fund adds third Israeli partner (Haaretz)
Eco-tripping in Israel: Discover Israel’s eco-friednly technology (Israel21C)