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In the News: Meet the sports startup funded by Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic

Breaking all previous records, Israeli companies raised $3.9B in a brilliant first half of 2019 – let the good times roll! Congrats to Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, who, together with SoftBank, is an investor in sportstech startup PlaySight; who better to back the immersive sports video and analytics tech connecting the next generation of athletes. Learn more about PlaySight, which we’re currently investing in.  Startup Nation and beyond Check out unicorn Klook in Forbes: Klook’s nomadic cofounder turns wanderlust into a $1 Billion enterprise.  “Venture-backed financing for advanced technologies grew 223% in 4 years, placing the Jewish state third globally after the US and China, Start-Up Nation Central says.” Israeli startups to play key role in the fourth industrial revolution.  Top tech news this week Check out unicorn Klook in Forbes: Klook’s nomadic cofounder turns wanderlust into a $1 Billion enterprise.  “Venture-backed financing for advanced technologies grew 223% in 4 years, placing the Jewish state third globally after the US and China, Start-Up Nation Central says.” Israeli startups to play key role in the fourth industrial revolution.  News from...

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Doing well by doing good: Impact investing & the OurCrowd Impact Fund

The heart of social entrepreneurship is developing ideas that can solve problems and turn a profit. The global impact ecosystem is starting to take shape. Investments can be powerful. When successful, they can benefit both investors and the invested. Money poured into a business that takes off provides job opportunities and helps the economy grow while investors recoup their money and make a profit too. If that is the capital of investing, then why not use it to improve not only the lives of people involved in business, but everybody else as well?  Investment can help solve problems facing communities, regions and the world. Impact investing is a way for investors to use their capital to bring about positive social and/or environmental change, coupled with a financial return – and it is a type of investment that OurCrowd embraces and promotes. With impact investing, we hope to use the power of investing to bring about positive change for many of the issues facing humanity. And given demographic trends, government cutbacks and a greater need than ever for solutions, we...

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