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6 Reasons to Come for the OurCrowd Summit – and Stay for Israel

At OurCrowd, we’re looking forward to this coming March when we will welcome thousands in Jerusalem for the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit. Registrations are coming in from over 100 countries for the largest startup investing event in the history of the country. In 2018, the country welcomed a record-breaking 4 million tourists. In November alone, tourism was 35% higher than it was for the same month in 2016. So a word to our Summit guests from overseas: start planning your whole trip – you’ll get plenty of Startup Nation with the Summit itself and the growing list of surrounding events that week. And yet, make sure to clear some calendar space for the culture, nightlife, guided tours and food experiences on offer. In fact, we’ve teamed up with Puzzle Israel to offer intimate, guided tours and hotel discounts. If you haven’t already, it’s time to register now to secure your ticket. Check out six reasons to come for the Summit – but stay for Israel. 1.      The Delicious Food Israel’s diverse population means an amazing variety of food. The...

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5 Reasons to Join Us at the OurCrowd Summit this March

This has been a year of AI breakthroughs, unicorn chasing, smart mobility, crypto-crashes, surprise exits and much more. But it’s time to look forward: what can we expect from 2019? What kinds of tech investing opportunities are you seeking in the coming year? What are the tech trends you want to know more about? On March 7, the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investors Summit, will explore just that in Jerusalem, the heart of the Startup Nation. The annual event ‘where the startup world gathers’ will feature an incredible lineup of rich content, unparalleled networking and cutting-edge demos for a range of tech investing tastes. With ticket requests far exceeding last year’s and limited capacity, it’s time to apply to reserve your seat now. But don’t take our word for it; here are 5 reasons to register and join a worldwide community of investors, VCs, multinational corporates, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Access the next emerging tech trends  The Summit provides an interactive, front-row seat to the formerly closed world of startup venture capital, with exclusive exposure to cutting-edge technologies, the founders behind...

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Global Impact: Announcing the Theme for the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit

“We’ve got companies that are literally changing the world or have the potential to do so. There’s no better place to get involved with that than our Summit, where people from all over the global ecosystem come to learn, network, invest, and party.” – Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd We are excited to announce the theme of the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, taking place in Jerusalem, on March 7: “Startups: Making a Global Impact,” reflecting the incredible power of breakthrough technologies to make a real and lasting difference in the world. From MedTech companies using scanning technology that reverses spinal injuries to IoT sensors deployed in AgTech to conserve water and increase crop yields, the potential for startups to improve the lives of individuals and societies alike is beginning to be realized in a big way. We’ll be featuring this throughout the upcoming Summit – onstage, in working sessions, and in a multitude of tech demos. Some highlights: Startups as Impact: Hear how investing in private markets may avoid the trade-off of return for environmental and societal goals. Then...

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Startups: A Better Way to Invest in Impact

A key buzzword in the financial world for a while now has been impact, as in impact investing, the idea that you can make investments in companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a positive, measurable social or environmental effect alongside financial return. The biggest issue in impact investing has been the assumption that those financial returns will be lower. No longer. Many startup companies are having a real, lasting, positive effect on the world, from MedTech companies using scanning technology that reverses spinal injuries to IoT sensors deployed in AgTech to conserve water and increase crop yields. The potential is only beginning to be realized. With the private markets increasingly a place that sophisticated investors look to for outsize returns (albeit with outsize risk), investors may be able to satisfy their desire for impact without giving up return.  That’s a pretty exciting prospect. Let’s look at it in detail. A Model Ripe for Disruption Excitement about impact investing has swept the investor world. According to the Global Impact Investing Network, assets under management defined as impact...

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