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In the News: Kicking off 2020 with big wins, including new tender to operate medical cannabis incubator

We ended off 2019 with exciting news for OurCrowd and the Israeli ecosystem. Israeli tech raised over $350M in December, and raised a record $8.19B in 2019, easily surpassing the $6.4B raised in 2018, which was itself a record. In OurCrowd’s fifth incubator win, the consortium consisting of OurCrowd, Perrigo and BOL Pharma, won the Israeli government tender to operate CanNegev, a medical cannabis incubator that will be located in Yeruham, in the south of Israel. This will be the world’s first government-supported medical cannabis technology incubator.  As I told NoCamels, in this past decade, the Israeli tech ecosystem came into its own. What was interesting, full of potential and a promising phenomenon, became a powerhouse juggernaut that everybody in the world now has recognized. A decade ago, getting to $1 billion in equity crowdfunded assets was but a dream. I was humbled to be featured as one of 17 Israelis that shaped the decade. Startup Nation and beyond In-depth look at Alpha Tau – Alpha Tau’s Alpha DaRT is the first technology to provide a highly localized and effective...

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In the News: All of our magic – summed up in one article

Simply one of the best and most intelligent articles written about OurCrowd in the last six years…How To Let Ordinary Investors Invest In Startups? OurCrowd Has The Answer. And for the fifth year, OurCrowd is proud to be listed in the Top 50 innovators on KPMG’s 2019 Fintech100 list. Did you miss OurCrowd Sync: São Paulo? Watch the 1-minute highlights; this was our first in a series of major global events to bring a taste of the flagship OurCrowd Global Investor Summit to a key region. Apply for your ticket to join us in Jerusalem on February 13th. (OurCrowd investors, partners, and portfolio companies are guaranteed an in-person ticket.) Startup Nation and beyond Congrats to OurCrowd portfolio company Ubimo, acquired by Quotient Technology Inc. Hailo was recognized as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree – we are proud to have this company as part of our portfolio. While many flock to Israel for its renowned Mediterranean menu, it is less famous for its food technology. Yet the country — home to more than 350 agriculture and foodtech companies —...

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In the News: Who are Israel’s frontrunners for a major exit or IPO, according to Globes?

Very excited to open this week with two OurCrowd portfolio companies being headlined as the next big thing: “Despite the slower progress towards self-driving cars, Hailo and Cortica (Cartica) are Israel’s frontrunners for a major exit or IPO, or to become unicorns.” With regard to Hailo, “the term ‘breakthrough’ is not a cliché, but a fact.” Read why here. Additional kudos to automotive visual intelligence platform Cartica AI on the completion of its Series B investment round, which OurCrowd was proud to take part in alongside Continental, Toyota AI Ventures and BMW i Ventures. Further congrats to mobile app analytics startup and portfolio company Neura on its $16 million Series B raise. This Wednesday our team is excited to go up to Israel’s north and celebrate the establishment of the Northern FoodTech Incubator, along with Tnuva, Tempo and Finistere Ventures, as we hold a ribbon cutting ceremony! Join us.  Startup Nation and beyond Norway, we are ready! Norway’s $1 Trillion Fund Looking To Tap Tech Future Through Unlisted Investments. BYND inks deals with Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway, Tim Hortons, Del...

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