Tag: mobile apps

Watch: A day in the life of an OurCrowd investor

What’s it like for an investor to engage with startup investing – including diligence material, conversations with peers, and Q&A with company execs – throughout her day-to-day? With her smartphone, she receives a push notification when a new pre-vetted investment opportunity is announced. she invites personal contacts to join her private ‘deal room’ and discuss diligence material. she enters a live ‘Ask Me Anything’ session with a funding company’s CEO for firsthand details about growth projections, competitive landscape, team background, and more. she has the opportunity to connect with her global peers and industry experts to further discuss investment opportunities. she makes investment decisions and acts on them at her pace. That’s just a glimpse into the experience and tools investors access with the OurCrowd App. Ready to give it a try? We’re hosting our next live “Ask Me Anything” event on the app this Thursday, January 12th, featuring OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved answering questions about the new OC50 Portfolio Index Fund. Learn more about the OurCrowd App; if you’re an investor, download the app for iOS or Android.  ...

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Introducing the new OurCrowd social investor app!

The team at OurCrowd is proud to announce the launch of our new social investor app! Yesterday, our Chief Product Officer Shai Ben-Tovim took the stage at Finovate Spring San Jose to present and live-demo the OurCrowd App, which provides investors with unprecedented access to deal-flow, real time investment information, and greater connectivity to OurCrowd’s 12,000 strong global community. The OurCrowd App empowers investors by making investment discovery, discussion, and decisions more insightful, robust, and connected. “Until now, private investing has been conducted in a very traditional, old fashioned and often inefficient way. We are bringing the benefits of connected mobile commerce to the start-up investing market.” ~ OurCrowd’s Founder and CEO, Jon Medved The OurCrowd App features include: High quality, professionally-vetted dealflow: Choose how deeply to dive into diligence material, including video, webinars, articles, and the OurTake report. Personalized Deal Rooms: All investment opportunities and diligence material are organized in your own private, secure deal rooms on the app. Share, discuss and review: Invite trusted contacts to join your deal room chat to rate and discuss opportunities. New sources of insight: Discover and curate insight, expertise and opinions from OurCrowd’s investor...

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Prevent Diabetes: A new way for 86M prediabetics to go off course

While diabetes is undoubtedly a big problem, with 29.1 million diabetics in the US, approximately 60 million in Europe, and 371 million across the globe, there are considerably more people who qualify as “pre-diabetic”. In fact, 86 million Americans are estimated to be pre-diabetic. The statistics are overwhelming: Half of all healthy 45-year-olds will develop prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood sugar that can lead to full-blown insulin-dependent Type II diabetes, according to a recent comprehensive study in The Netherlands. At the same time, there is also room for hope: Making lifestyle changes while prediabetic can reduce one’s risk of developing actual diabetes by 58%, according to a 2002 U.S. government-funded study. But that is much easier said than done. In order to significantly reduce one’s risk, individuals need to exercise for two and a half hours each week, and eat less fat and fewer calories, ideally reducing their body weight by 7%, according to the 2002 study. And those participating in the study that achieved this outcome had a team of counselors offering instruction and motivation, as well...

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Internet of Things: The next big thing in Israeli tech [Infographic]

Bigger? Better? Try ‘smarter’! If you haven’t heard the term by now, Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the growing trend of machine-to-machine connectivity, where Internet-enabled “dumb” devices have a network connection to collect and utilize actionable intelligence about everyday life. The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry has been one of the biggest trends in tech in recent years and especially during 2015, where new innovation is disrupting traditional industries across the board.” – Forbes Over the past recent months, there has been a growing amount of impressive IoT activity coming out of Israel. To help visualize this new wave of Israeli innovation, a Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv early-stage venture capital firm — solely backed by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt — Innovation Endeavors, mapped the 2015 Israeli Internet of Things Landscape. SEE ALSO: Beyond tech: Why investors are bullish about internet startups According to their study, there are 330 Israeli IoT companies across five verticals and 23 sub-verticals, from the seed stages all the way to revenue growth. Out of the featured IoT startups operating in Israel, 11 are...

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The Startup Nation crème de la crème: Notable awards, influencers, technologies, and more

Not for nothing is Israel the #2 startup ecosystem in the world: it has more high-tech startups and a larger venture capital industry per capita than any other country. Silicon Wadi has become a world leader in startup success, and its numerous achievements have not gone unnoticed by the global community. Over the last month, Israeli startups have received a lot of recognition for their innovative accomplishments — from prestigious awards to competitions, and from top ranking entrepreneurs to international reports — in a variety of fields and in the broader startup ecosystem. These recent achievements reflect what turned out to be a stellar year for the Startup Nation in terms of investments, M&As, and technological breakthroughs. Here is a quick recap of some notable awards, influencers, technologies, and more from the past month: Eight Israeli companies included on KPMG/H2Ventures ‘2015 Fintech 100 List’ Investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG recently published its second annual Fintech 100 report, spotlighting the leading global Fintech innovators. This list featured eight Israeli companies considered some of the most exciting startups reshaping financial services industry: OurCrowd, its portfolio company BioCatch, eToro, BLender,...

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