OurCrowd and four of our portfolio companies — BillGaurd, Webydo, Consumer Physics, and Cimagine — were featured on Forbes, a leading business and finance magazine. Forbes tech contributor Ilya Pozin listed the top 24 Israeli Companies You Should Watch For.
Here’s what he had to say about OurCrowd and its portfolio companies:
It seems like everybody knows about crowdfunding nowadays — even your parents. But what’s less well-known is equity-crowdfunding. Instead of investing to back a campaign and support a new product, you invest to support a new company and to receive a stake in the company in exchange. OurCrowd was built by seasoned investors and is open only to accredited investors, giving it a more focused approach.
BillGuard: In the modern world, credit card fraud and identity theft are unfortunately all too common. BillGuard provides a simple, streamlined solution to help users keep track of all of their credit card activity, along with their credit score. Critically, the service helps users protect themselves against fraud by closely monitoring their activity.
Webydo: The idea behind Webydo is that it wants to give the control of the Web back to designers, letting them craft and run their own business to create websites. Instead of having to deal with developers and programmers, Webydo provides designers with an intuitive platform to create websites.
Cimagine: Augmented reality (AR) represents a unique opportunity for retailers to present their products to customers. That’s where Cimagine comes in with its solution for retailers. The company has built a platform that allows companies to easily add AR objects, such as furniture, to their apps.
Consumer Physics: One of the most buzzed-about startups to come out of Israel recently is Consumer Physics, maker of SCiO, which rocketed to $2.7 million on Kickstarter. The device is basically a pocket molecular sensor, letting you see the chemical makeup of everyday objects, like the food you eat. The company has positioned the device as a tool to learn more about the world and the materials it is made of.
Read more on Forbes here.