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OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard featured in TechCrunch

Leading technology website, TechCrunch, featured OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard. The company identifies fraud and “grey” charges, which cost consumers over $25B annually, by analyzing crowdsourcing transaction data from its millions-strong user base. Prosper Marketplace, the marketplace lender focused on refinancing and credit rehabilitation, has re-launched its BillGuard app (acquired last September) under its own brand as Prosper Daily. With the rebranding, the former BillGuard becomes Prosper’s first mobile app and is the company’s first beachhead into what chief executive Aaron Vermut hopes will be a broader suite of mobile products. BillGuard raised $3,896,064 from OurCrowd investors in August 2014. Read more on...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company Billguard featured in The Times of Israel

OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard was featured in The Times of Israel, an English-language news website covering Israel, the region & the Jewish world. BillGuard identifies fraud and “grey” charges, which cost consumers over $25B annually, by analyzing crowdsourcing transaction data from its millions-strong user base. Many Israeli entrepreneurs ask themselves if they have what it takes to succeed in Silicon Valley. But perhaps the question is whether or not entrepreneurs from the US have what it takes to make it in Israel. “The acquisition of BillGuard has been a real eye-opener,” said Aaron Vermut, CEO of San Francisco-based Prosper, who is in Israel for the first time in three decades to visit his company’s new Israeli subsidiary, which tracks credit card spending and monitoring. BillGuard raised $3,896,064 from OurCrowd investors in August 2014. Read more on The Times of Israel...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard featured in VentureBeat

OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard was featured in VentureBeat, a leading technology website. BillGuard identifies fraud and “grey” charges, which cost consumers over $25B annually, by analyzing crowdsourcing transaction data from its millions-strong user base. BillGuard, the crowdsourced security app for personal finance, has been acquired by peer-to-peer lending giant Prosper Marketplace. […] Prosper said that the acquisition will enable it to offer its current customers more tools “to make smarter financial decisions.” Moreover, BillGuard boasts a strong engineering and product team in Tel Aviv, where the company’s two founders — Yaron Samid and Raphael Ouzan — hail from. And Prosper pointed to this as a major boon. BillGuard raised $3,896,064 from OurCrowd investors in August 2014. Read more on VentureBeat here. [xyz-ihs...

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OurCrowd & portfolio companies BillGuard, Webydo, Cimagine, Consumer Physics featured in Forbes

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. BillGuard raised $3,896,064 from OurCrowd investors in August 2014. Webydo: The idea behind Webydo is...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard featured in Wired

OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard was featured in Wired, a popular news site and magazine covering technology, culture, business and politics. BillGuard identifies fraud and “grey” charges, which cost consumers over $25B annually, by analyzing crowdsourcing transaction data from its millions-strong user base. How often do you track your spending habits and work out how much money you’re spending each week, month or year? Chances are, probably not as often as you should. Raphael Ouzan is on a mission to change that. This fintech innovator wants us to take charge of our personal finances, and to make checking our financial health and security part of our normal daily routine. BillGuard raised $3,896,064 from OurCrowd investors in August 2014. Read more on...

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