Taking a Bite Out of Unemployment, OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Need 350 Employees

Despite pandemic, startups offer hundreds of new jobs

JERUSALEM – May 20, 2020 – OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunding venture investment platform, based in Jerusalem, today announced that the number of vacant positions at its portfolio companies has risen to 350, with 90 new job vacancies added since the start of April, 41 of them in Israel.

“Despite Israel’s unprecedented unemployment situation, high-tech companies are still recruiting,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved.

“Now that Israel has gone back to work on the downside of the virus curve, entrepreneurs and startups have a huge role to play in getting our nation back to work,” Medved said.

OurTalent, OurCrowd’s jobs portal, currently lists 350 vacant positions from within its portfolio companies, with fresh opportunities added each week. Some of the top recruiting companies include SixGill, BioCatch, and Locusview.

OurCrowd portfolio companies offer work in Israel and around the world. There are vacancies listed in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other Israeli locations, but also positions across the globe including New York, Toronto, California, Brazil and Barcelona.

Positions advertised on OurTalent are continuously updated as a service by OurCrowd to its companies. Applicants are invited to contact the companies directly.

While global tech giants like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb are laying off staff, other startups are providing solutions people need while they are working from home and social distancing, which means many OurCrowd companies are actually expanding quicker than they originally planned.

SixGill, a company based in Netanya, is a cyber-intelligence company that analyses and monitors the deep web and dark web, providing threat intelligence for businesses against hackers and cyber-attacks. Demand for its services has grown as cyber-criminals use the pandemic crisis as cover to increase their attacks.

“SixGill is in an unprecedented momentum of growth,” said Hadar Hen, SixGill’s human resources director. “We recently closed a fundraising round and we now see it as our national duty to grow out of the crisis and set an example. As cyber intelligence technology leaders, we are looking for talents that will allow us to move on to the next stage of the field’s evolution.”

For its technical teams, SixGill is looking for people with deep knowledge of cutting-edge technology.

“We are looking for individuals with a passion for innovation and specialization in a range of leading technologies today,” Hen said. “For those looking for jobs, I would advise taking the time to acquire capabilities, especially in the fields of artificial intelligence and big data as well as polishing your resume and social profiles, and generally working on your brand to be prepared for the day after.”

But the company is also looking to fill more traditional roles. It is currently searching for a full-time controller for its accounting and finance department.

LocusView is an Israeli-American tech company providing a digital platform that collects, validates, and manages new construction data for energy infrastructure.

“Our goal at Locusview is to help energy utilities build a safer world and prepare for the coming challenges of building smarter energy infrastructure,” said Rony Kaufman, Human Resources Manager at Locusview. “This is a long-distance goal that isn’t removed by COVID19 or its implications. In this sense, we were lucky enough to be part of an essential industry. When COVID19 started we realized that we must give our team as much certainty as possible. We didn’t do any pay cuts and didn’t lay off any of our staff.  We understand that now is the time to find the people who want to be part of a team that continues to grow even in times of uncertainty.”

“Even in these tough times, your dream job could be waiting at the Startup Nation’s next billion-dollar unicorn. Startups of all sizes are looking for a range of talent, from bookkeepers to illustrators to full-stack engineers,” said Laly David, OurCrowd Partner and head of Business Development.

About OurCrowd: OurCrowd is a global venture investing platform that empowers institutions and individuals to invest and engage in emerging companies.  The most active venture investor in Israel, OurCrowd vets and selects companies, invests its capital, and provides its global network with unparalleled access to co-invest and contribute connections, talent and deal flow. OurCrowd builds value for its portfolio companies throughout their lifecycles, providing mentorship, recruiting industry advisors, navigating follow-on rounds and creating growth opportunities through its network of multinational partnerships.  With $1.4 billion of committed funding, and investments in 200 portfolio companies and 20 venture funds, OurCrowd offers access to its membership of 40,000 individual accredited and institutional investors, family offices, and venture capital partners from over 183 countries to invest alongside, at the same terms.  OurCrowd’s portfolio is diversified across sectors and stages, ranging from seed and series A through late stage and pre-IPO firms. Since its founding in 2013, OurCrowd portfolio companies have been acquired by some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including Uber, Canon, Oracle, Nike, and Intel.  To register and get involved, visit www.ourcrowd.com.

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