The ushering in of a New Year traditionally represents the time for reflection, resolution and most importantly, opportunity.

As we reflect on this past year, we’ve made it our New Year’s resolution to continue to keep our investors up to date on all of the latest investment opportunities coming out of the booming Israeli startup scene.

Here’s a short summary of 3 current investment opportunities on OurCrowd’s platform:

Highcon: Future of digital printing/packaging

highcon printerFor those investors following what’s happening, Israel has quickly become a global center of innovation in the digital printing industry — creating, developing, and selling technology to all the top players in the field.

Addressing the massive packaging industry, OurCrowd portfolio company, Highcon has developed a solution to the labor-intensive, costly, folding carton-packaging production process. Their Euclid machine uses revolutionary digital technology to crease, fold, and cut cartons, instantaneously producing a finished packaging product.

OurCrowd is investing alongside digital printing pioneer, Benny Landa, widely known as the “father of digital printing”, and a member of Highcon’s Board of Directors. Highcon’s impressive management also offers over 100 combined years of experience in the packaging and printing industry.

Abe’s Market: Whole Foods meets

Abes MarketAbe’s Market is a rapidly growing online market place, geared toward natural and organic goods, sellers, and consumers. Abe’s carries a wide selction of natural goods, ranging from food products to organic lotions and creams. Although there exist a few brick and mortar organic markets such as Whole Foods, Abe’s is player to beat in the ecommerce space.

This is the second time OurCrowd investors are investing in Abe’s Market. Since our first investment, data on new sales and repeat sales have continued to steadily improve.

Maverick: Social media DIY ad agency

Maverick by AppformaMarketing and advertising is an essential component to any company’s or franchise’s success. Maverick is an automated, all-inclusive marketing platform that removes the high cost ad agencies that traditionally manage companies’ marketing campaigns.

The Maverick solution covers the whole marketing cycle from concept to sales and retention, including setup, deployment, content and graphics — all built for small and medium-sized businesses who don’t have the expertise and time to manage a full-blown online marketing campaign.

OurCrowd investors are investing in Maverick’s second round of financing on our platform.

Next steps

OurCrowd is a better way to invest in Israeli startups. During 2013, OurCrowd investors invested over $27M in over 30 of Israel’s top startups.

To find out more about these investment opportunities and others on our investment platform, click here.

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