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OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard featured in Fast Company

OurCrowd portfolio company BillGuard was listed by award-winning tech magazine, Fast Company, as one of 5 simple ways to manage your money. BillGuard identifies fraud and “grey” charges, which cost consumers over $25B annually, by analyzing crowdsourcing transaction data from its millions-strong user base. Use BillGuard to pipe all your accounts into one eye-pleasing dashboard. Each time you log in, you’ll see how much you’ve spent, how much is left of your monthly budget, and what you’ve recently purchased. The app features identity protection from Experian and alerts you to charges being made from faraway locations. If there’s a charge you don’t recognize, you can dispute it with a few taps: BillGuard says it’s rooted out more than $60 million in fraudulent charges. BillGuard raised $3,896,064 from OurCrowd investors in August 2014. Read more on Fast...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard featured on CNBC

OurCrowd portfolio company BillGuard was featured on CNBC. BillGuard identifies fraud and “grey” charges, which cost consumers over $25B annually, by analyzing crowdsourcing transaction data from its millions-strong user base. BillGuard, a mobile app that tracks spending and flags suspicious transactions, estimates that [gray] charges cost U.S. consumers more than $14 billion annually. In data released exclusively to CNBC.com, the company analyzed its database of 1.3 million registered users to find the most common, and the most costly, gray charges of 2014. **** “The most important thing is to check your card activity regularly, line by line, for any charges you don’t recognize,” said Mick Weinstein, a vice president at BillGuard. “You generally are not liable for fraudulent charges on your cards, but you have to find it first.” . BillGuard raised $3,896,064 from OurCrowd investors in August 2014. View the segment below or read the accompanying article on CNBC...

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Meet the Israeli startups on Google’s list of 2014’s Best Android Apps

With over 1 million apps available on the platform, Google Play is the world’s largest app store. Each year, Google sifts through the multitudinous apps they offer and puts together a list of the best Android apps of 2014. Among the 75 apps the tech giant has highlighted as the ‘best of the best’ this year in their respective categories, four of them were developed by Israeli companies. The strong presence of Israeli apps across the industry’s various lists and rankings over the past few years reflects the continuous growth and advancement of the Startup Nation’s mobile ecosystem. Besides being very useful additions to anyone’s collection, these photo & video editing, finance, and social apps represent the finest of Israeli mobile app innovation. Here is the Made-in-Israel edition of Google Play’s list of the best Android apps of 2014: Money Tracker by BillGuard OurCrowd portfolio company, BillGuard is a personal finance security company harnessing the collective knowledge of millions of consumers to protect everyone from unwanted and unauthorized charges on our credit card bills. BillGuard scans your card activity daily and alerts you to hidden charges, billing errors, misleading subscriptions...

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OurCrowd’s portfolio company BillGuard featured in Forbes

OurCrowd portfolio company BillGuard was listed by Forbes as one of ’15 Fintech Startups To Watch In 2015′. BillGuard identifies fraud and “grey” charges, which cost consumers over $25B annually, by analyzing crowdsourcing transaction data from its millions-strong user base. BillGuard began in 2010 as a service to alert users to hidden fees charged by their banks and credit card issuers. The company earned $3 million of funding on the strength of that product. Since then, it has expanded (and raised another $10 million) to become a nearly comprehensive fraud monitor and spending tracker. Its iOS and Android apps push warnings to your devices when something’s amiss, so you don’t have to worry as much about failing to diligently check all of your monthly statements. To date, BillGuard claims it has raised the red flag on over $60 million in suspect transactions for its users. 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 Forbes

OurCrowd portfolio company BillGuard was featured in Forbes, a leading business and finance magazine. BillGuard identifies fraud and “grey” charges, which cost consumers over $25B annually, by analyzing crowdsourcing transaction data from its millions-strong user base. BillGuard, which offers free monitoring of credit and debit card activity and notifies users of fraud and unauthorized charges, has partnered with the identity theft prevention of Experian to provide a comprehensive service for consumers whose cards may have been compromised in data breaches like Target and Home Depot. The partnership with Experian will give BillGuard huge new reach. A graduate of the New York City Fintech Innovation Lab sponsored by the Partnership Fund for New York City and Accenture, the company has worked closely with banks who appreciate the service but balked at actually offering it to their customers, said CEO Yaron Samid, founder and CEO. BillGuard raised $3,896,064 from OurCrowd investors in August 2014. Read more on...

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