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The Lifecycle of an OurCrowd Investment: Following a Company’s Progress from Due Diligence to Investment (and Beyond)

 OurCrowd launched a new webinar series called ‘Teach-In Tuesdays’. In this series, we’ll explore investing in early-stage Israeli companies, identify and explain influential tech trends, stay up-to-date with the crowdfunding industry, and examine actionable insights from our own experience running OurCrowd’s investment platform. Yesterday, we held the 1st installment of the OurCrowd Teach-In Tuesdays series on the investment lifecycle of a startup at OurCrowd, from dealflow to first investment to follow-on rounds. Additional topics covered in the webinar: How OurCrowd chooses which companies to invest in The tools we create for investors to do their own research What successful investors can do to maximize value AFTER an investment is made How our portfolio companies receive support from us in future investment rounds  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Be on the lookout for our next webinar: OurCrowd’s Portfolio RESERVE: Making investing easier by putting the investment process on autopilot Tuesday, February 18th  (6:00 PM Israel / 11:00 AM NYC/ 8:00 AM San Francisco) >> Reserve your seat (recommended for investors) ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: To stay updated on future events and the best news from the Startup Nation, sign up for our newsletter,...

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Teach in Tuesdays: Join us (online) for 2 educational events during February

Join us for a series of educational webinars beginning this Tuesday, February 4th. In this series, we’ll explore investing in early-stage Israeli companies, identify and explain influential tech trends, stay up-to-date with the crowdfunding industry, and examine actionable insights from our own experience running OurCrowd’s investment platform. The Lifecycle of an OurCrowd Investment: Following a Company’s Progress from Due Diligence to Investment (and Beyond) Tuesday, February 4th (6:00 PM Israel / 11:00 AM NYC/8:00 AM San Francisco) Join Zack Miller, head of the investor community at OurCrowd, to gain an inside view into the investment lifecycle of a startup at OurCrowd, from dealflow to first investment to follow-on rounds. Join us to learn about: How OurCrowd chooses which companies to invest in The tools we create for investors to do their own research What successful investors can do to maximize value AFTER an investment is made How our portfolio companies receive support from us in future investment rounds  >> Reserve your seat (Appropriate for entrepreneurs and investors alike) ===================================== OurCrowd’s Portfolio RESERVE: Making investing easier by putting the investment process on autopilot Tuesday, February...

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A startup investor’s guide to the 3D printing industry

Last week, my neighbor told me about his new business idea. He was planning on buying a 3D printer and renting it out to people who were interested in using the product – sort of like a FedEx Office (‘Kinkos’) for 3D printing. Although he had some hesitations about the traction of that business in Beit Shemesh (a Jerusalem suburb), he still thought that it would take off in the near future. Size of 3D printer market Kenneth Wong, an analyst at Citigroup could not agree more. He predicts that the market for 3D printing will triple to $6Bn by 2018. A big player in the field of CAD/CAM, Stratasys, predicts it can increase revenues 25% by the end of the fiscal year. 3D Systems, another giant in the arena, had an increase of 53% in revenues from 2011 to 2012. Analysts accredit this to the fact that 3D printing companies want to break through the prototyping stage and start addressing the general consumer end of the market. What is 3D printing? What exactly is 3D printing? 3D printing...

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[Webinar] Making Sense Of The JOBS Act: New Rules On General Solicitation

OurCrowd Bootcamp is series of in-depth webinars is intended to give investors new to startup investing — as well as seasoned angel investors — a look into best practices.   Yesterday, we held the 3rd installment of the OurCrowd Bootcamp series on understanding the SEC’s new rules on general solicitation. After 2 years of waiting, the JOBS Act will come into effect on September 23rd, essentially changing the way people invest in startups. In the webinar, OurCrowd’s Bootcamp team discussed these new changes and examined the nuances of the JOBS Act, to make sure that you, the investor, are fully prepared to take advantage of these upcoming changes. Additional topics covered in the webinar: What the JOBS Act is and how it will impact startup investing How knowledgeable investors can take advantage of upcoming changes How OurCrowd is adapting to capitalize on the changing investing landscape Be on the lookout for more webinars in our bootcamp series (for investors in Israeli startups). To stay updated on future events and the best news from the Startup Nation, sign up for our newsletter, email us, and follow...

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[webinar] The 1st rule of startup investing: How investors lower risk and boost returns when investing in startups

OurCrowd Bootcamp is series of in-depth webinars is intended to give investors new to startup investing — as well as seasoned angel investors — a look into best practices.   Yesterday, we held the 2nd installment of the OurCrowd Bootcamp series on the importance of taking a portfolio approach to angel investing. Picking a startup to invest in is not easy and involves substantial risk.  In the webinar OurCrowd’s Bootcamp team addressed these issues and discussed how professional angel investors de-risk their investments in order to increase their chances of generating good returns. Additional topics covered in the webinar: What kind of returns you can expect with — and without — diversification  How to build a portfolio of startups Other methods professional investors use to de-risk investing in early stage companies Be on the lookout for more webinars in our bootcamp series (for investors in Israeli startups).  To stay updated on future events and the best news from the Startup Nation, sign up for our newsletter, email us, and follow us on social media. To contact David Stark, follow him on Twitter / Linkedin To contact Zack...

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