Tag: investing in startups

Rev Your Engines! OurCrowd’s Transportation Tech Portfolio [Infographic]

When it comes to getting from Point A to Point B, humanity has innovated a variety of options to satisfy our need for speed — whether its bicycling, rowing, driving, or flying, transportation technologies have changed our lives and movements. Today, more than a century after Ford began building its first car, the transportation industry is again seeing great disruption with autonomous driving and the sharing economy setting the stage for another revolution in mobility, along with accompanying social and economic changes. As OurCrowd and our investor community continue to drive the next generation of transportation technologies, we have compiled the following infographic that samples some of our portfolio companies making waves in this rapidly evolving market. Did this infographic steer you in the right direction? Pass it forward and share it with your friends! To find out more about transportation technology and investment opportunities on our platform, contact our Investor Relations team or visit our...

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Burning up the wires: Media coverage of OurCrowd’s $72M funding round

Yesterday, OurCrowd announced the closing of $72 million series C funding round. The announcement generated a lot of buzz and news coverage across various media outlets. We wanted to share some of the results and compiled several of the top news stories for you. Check out our media coverage highlights below: Bloomberg Israel’s OurCrowd Raises $72 Million to Boost Crowdfunding Deals “With $36 million earmarked for OurCrowd’s operations, it’s the largest pure equity investment in a crowdfunding company, according to Crowdnetic, a New York-based research firm.” TechCrunch OurCrowd raises another $72M to build out its equity crowdfunding platform “What’s interesting about OurCrowd — which is based out of Israel — is that helps startups tap into certain sources of funding more directly than they might have done in the past: while a family office might have been an LP at a venture capital fund that backed a startup, now that family office might choose to engage more immediately via OurCrowd’s platform.” Wall Street Journal OurCrowd Raises $72M for Crowdfunding Gambit (PDF version) “Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has raised a $72 million Series C round, much...

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Join us for the OurCrowd Annual Sukkot Event!

October is just one month away, and this year, it’s the most holiday-intensive month of the Jewish year. As you make your plans to visit the Startup Nation, we want to take the opportunity to invite you and our whole investor community to celebrate with us at OurCrowd’s Annual Sukkot Event. Join us for breakfast on October 21st in Jerusalem for a gathering of local and visiting investors. Meet with OurCrowd’s founders, team members, and CEOs from the OurCrowd portfolio. Enjoy superb food and drinks, wonderful company and stellar presentations on our latest investment opportunities. You will also have an opportunity to network at some featured events! When October 21st, 2016 8:30am-10:30am Where The Waldorf Astoria Hotel Agron St. 26, Jerusalem Space is limited. Please register here. Registration closes October 18th We hope to see you there and wish you a festive holiday! For more information about OurCrowd events, please contact Investor.Services@OurCrowd.com Note: This event is limited to accredited investors only. If you would like to invite a guest, they must first visit the OurCrowd website and click Join to register as an accredited...

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UPDATE: New date for OurCrowd’s Global Investor Summit 2017!

We would like to let you know about some changes to our upcoming 2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit. Over the past few weeks we have been working on a plan to capitalize on some cool opportunities and decided to move the date of the Summit to February 15th-16th, 2017. The OurCrowd Summit has become the largest investor event in Jerusalem, the capital of the Startup Nation, and we hope to offer you an even stronger event in 2017. For further details about the event and to reserve your seat, apply at summit2017.ourcrowd.com or email summit@ourcrowd.com. OurCrowd accredited investor? You’re guaranteed a seat! RSVP now. Please mark your calendars and join us for the 2017 Summit. We look forward to seeing you in Jerusalem on February...

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The Need for Speed: Next-Gen Wi-Fi Startup Technologies

With more and more consumers choosing video streaming services as their main source of content, “cord cutting” or disconnecting from traditional pay TV providers has become prevalent. Because of this, providers have experienced a significant reduction in subscribers, particularly the millennial contingent who use tech devices predominantly for media consumption; over 87% using two to three tech devices at least once every day. As many of these devices are portable and connect over Wi-Fi, service providers have had to make a strategic shift from being pure pay TV providers to becoming broadband providers since Wi-Fi is the main touch-point for broadband services. Wi-Fi Overload Due to the many Wi-Fi touch-points such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets and security cameras, and the rapid growth of IoT, Wi-Fi has become strained beyond its capacity. Now, the most pressing need for providers is to ensure that Wi-Fi can deliver the full range of broadband and pay TV services within the home, like internet and data, home and hotspot services, over-the-top content, smart home apps, cellular offloading, and more. Many have attempted to address...

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