Over 600 Crowdfunders to Converge on Jerusalem for World’s Largest Equity Crowdfunding Summit

* OurCrowd Global Investor Summit opens on December 9-10

* Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold, “Father of Israel’s Iron Dome” – Keynote Speaker

* 36 companies to provide live demonstrations and present to crowd

* Global investor participation from 17 countries

Jerusalem, Israel. December 2, 2014: OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, will bring together next week 36 of its innovative portfolio companies to meet with over 600 investors and executives from 17 countries in the largest global gathering of its kind.

At the two-day OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, participants will meet with and hear from CEOs of OurCrowd’s portfolio companies, including leading startups such as: Consumer Physics (SCiO scanner), BioCatch (behavioral authentication), BillGuard (crowd sourced anti-credit card fraud), BT9 (food chain security), and Highcon (digital packaging). Participants will also hear from top Israeli innovators and decision-makers, including Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold (“Father of Israel’s Iron Dome”), Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (early investor in Check Point – Israel’s premier cybersecurity success), Larry Jasinsky (CEO of ReWalk Robotics, OurCrowd’s first IPO) and Leonard Rosen (CEO at Barclays Capital Israel), among others. The event will culminate with a cocktail party and performance by celebrated Israeli singer/songwriter Meir Banai.

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved stated, “This global conference will be a transformative moment for equity crowdfunding and a significant achievement for OurCrowd. Historically, crowdfunding has been seen as impersonal and living in the “virtual world” alone; next week, we will bring this to life in a very “real world” way and personalize crowdfunding in a way that it has never been done before.”

Presenting companies will cover major investment sectors, including cybersecurity, medtech, agritech, Big Data, the Internet of Things, robotics and more.

On the second day of the summit, participants will have the opportunity to get exclusive up-close briefings and field tours, as OurCrowd investors break into 5 individual buses and hit the road to visit a variety of companies, educational and army facilities, as well as other sites to figure out what really makes the Startup Nation tick.

If you are interested in attending OurCrowd’s Global Investment Summit as a member of the press, and would like to interview event organizers or any of our speakers, contact us at press@ourcrowd.com.

For further details about the agenda and more, please visit the Global Investor Summit website.


About OurCrowd

OurCrowd is the leading hybrid venture capital equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors who wish to invest in Israeli and global early stage companies. Managed by a team of well-known investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved, OurCrowd selects opportunities, invests its own capital and brings these startups to its accredited membership. Members choose those deals they invest in via OurCrowd-managed partnerships. OurCrowd investors must meet stringent accreditation criteria and invest a minimum of $10,000 per deal. OurCrowd provides post investment support to its portfolio companies, assigning industry experts as mentors and taking board seats. OurCrowd has raised over $75 million in equity crowdfunding for its 53 portfolio companies which include leading companies, such as: BillGuard, Consumer Physics (SCiO), BioCatch, Abe’s Market and ReWalk (RWLK), OurCrowd’s first portfolio company to complete a successful IPO on the NASDAQ.

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved was recently featured last month on BBC World Report where host Ed Butler said, OurCrowd “is a bit of a monster since launching in 2013.”


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