OurCrowd ranked one of the world’s top ten most innovative fintech companies

Just in: OurCrowd was voted the 10th most innovative Fintech company worldwide in the second annual Fintech 100 report, the leading Global Fintech innovators report published by investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG. In addition to the top-ten distinction, OurCrowd was also the sole crowdfunding platform and the only Israeli company named among the top ten listed. This represents a significant leap from last year, when OurCrowd was ranked #22. The top ten companies in the Fintech 100 for 2015 are: ZhongAn (China) Oscar (USA) Wealthfront (USA) Qufenqi (China) Funding Circle (UK) Kreditech (Germany) Avant (USA) Atom Bank (UK) Klarna (Sweden) OurCrowd (Israel) OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved stated: “It is truly an honor to be a part of such a prestigious list of Fintech innovators two years in a row. We are proud to be recognized as the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. Fintech is now a global sector and we are glad to be leading an Israeli contingent of 8 companies on the list.” OurCrowd portfolio company BioCatch was also listed in the Fintech 100 report as one of...

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Lenders, Keepers: An Investor’s Guide to the Online Lending Opportunity

Something old, something new, something borrowed… is a big opportunity in the online lending market.    In December 2014, investors with a keen eye on the world of fintech witnessed history in the making. First, Lending Club, an online peer-to-peer lending marketplace for unsecured consumer debt, began trading on the NYSE and within the month, had a valuation of over $9 billion. OnDeck, a web-based small business lender, followed suit with their IPO on December 17th, with a valuation at $1.5 billion. Shortly after, KPMG released its recent ranking of the best, most disruptive financial service tech companies. Not surprisingly, Lending Club and OnDeck ranked high in their 50 Best Fintech Innovators Report, at #6 and #7, respectively. That’s just the beginning of the story; there are a lot of reasons why the relatively young online lending industry heated up at the end of 2014 and will power investment opportunities through 2015. Before we go any further, let’s take a step back and understand what today’s online lending market fully entails. The Good, the Big, and the Ugly: A...

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OurCrowd named top crowdfunding platform by KPMG

This month, OurCrowd was named the top equity crowdfunding platform in KPMG’s The 50 Best Fintech Innovators Report, reaching the number #22 spot overall. The 50 Best Fintech Innovators report is a collaborative effort between AWI, KPMG Australia and the Financial Services Council (FSC), and provides an analysis of the rapidly evolving fintech industry worldwide, identifying the global ‘50 Best’ performers. The report states that the selected companies are those using technology to the best advantage and driving disruption within the financial services industry. This report identified four other equity crowdfunding platforms in the top 50, including: CircleUp (#23), AngelList (#35), Crowdcube (#46) and Seedrs (#47). In the same list of innovators, KPMG also named a company that is currently raising funds on OurCrowd: Borro, an online lending platform who at #8, came in just behind the two recent IPO success stories of Lending Club (#6), and OnDeck (#7). Borro is a UK-US based, online asset-backed lending platform with an investor roster that includes the same early investors in leading fintech innovators such as Lending Club, Zopa, Wealthfront, and Funding Circle. Access the full list: The 50 Best Fintech Innovators...

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