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MISSIONS BOX: Israel Hosts OurCrowd Conference to Showcase Innovation

MISSIONS BOX: Israel Hosts OurCrowd Conference to Showcase Innovation

JERUSALEM – Israel’s reputation for groundbreaking technology is one reason it’s described as the “Start-up” nation. Much of that new technology was recently on display in the “Our Crowd” conference in Jerusalem, displaying solutions for everything from coronavirus...

HKET: 資深風險投資人分享 合作只揀有大志的初創

HKET: 資深風險投資人分享 合作只揀有大志的初創

▲ OurCrowd合夥人Chaim Meir Tessler則提醒,初創成功脫穎而出,條件包括產品有市場潛力、管理團隊具備執行能力,但更重要的是招聘正確的人。 不少初創都希望獲得投資者資金青睞,如何脫穎而出?成立7年,旗下組合逾200間公司的以色列初創投資平台OurCrowd合夥人Chaim Meir Tessler分享,全個投資團隊每月有約100至200間公司接觸他們尋求投資,他們會挑選約50間進行會晤,最終過關的,可能僅為2至3間。 「作為投資人,你一定要非常揀擇。」Chaim Meir...

HKET: 科技投資平台擬增支援種子項目 開拓未來技術

HKET: 科技投資平台擬增支援種子項目 開拓未來技術

▲ OurCrowd行政總裁Jonathan Medved分享,以色列成功實踐科技創新,特別是在半導體、電腦視覺、人工智能等深度科技領域,吸引全球企業與合作。(周俊霖攝) 科企在過去十年成功吸引全球資本青睞,成就了不少初創獨角獸,但展望未來十年情況又會如何?於以色列設立的科創投資平台OurCrowd認為,資金越來越不願意投資種子階段的初創,或會扼殺對人類未來發展有重要意義的技術,呼籲科企界增加支持有意「做大事(Think big)」的項目。 OurCrowd在2月中於以色列舉行年度全球投資者峰會,行政總裁Jonathan...

FOX NEWS: Yuma mayor returns from trip to Israel

FOX NEWS: Yuma mayor returns from trip to Israel

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Mayor Doug Nicholls returned from his trip across the world to Israel. A trip where he learned more about how businesses can flourish in Yuma. He explained he brought back ideas to the growing city. The Yuma mayor attended the Muni Expo...

TECH_HQ: Sand, souqs & software – Israel shines for tech startups

TECH_HQ: Sand, souqs & software – Israel shines for tech startups

26 February 2020 Israel’s tech scene is quietly bubbling. Source: Shutterstock When we think of products made in the Middle East, most of us think about the trinkets, rugs, and pots that we might have picked up on holiday while in Morocco, Dubai or perhaps Egypt...

NASDAQ: Ex-Trump envoy Greenblatt joins Israel’s OurCrowd as partner

NASDAQ: Ex-Trump envoy Greenblatt joins Israel’s OurCrowd as partner

CONTRIBUTOR Steven Scheer  Reuters PUBLISHED FEB 26, 2020 6:39AM EST  Crowdfunding venture investing platform OurCrowd, one of Israel's largest investors, said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's former special envoy for the Middle East Jason Greenblatt has...

SIFTED: European tech events ploughing ahead despite coronavirus fears

SIFTED: European tech events ploughing ahead despite coronavirus fears

Mobile World Congress (MWC) may have been cancelled but tech summits across Europe are ploughing ahead, despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. Entrepreneurs announced a spinoff tech event in Barcelona called Tech Spirit within 24 hours of MWC being cancelled...

FORBES: How Israel Became A Technology Startup Nation

FORBES: How Israel Became A Technology Startup Nation

Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, a Jerusalem-based global venture investment platform organization. OURCROWD The State of Israel has welcomed the opportunity to self-style itself as a technology startup nation. Scotland coined the term Silicon Glen to denote its tech...

THE EDGE SINGAPORE: Israel moves to find cure for coronavirus

THE EDGE SINGAPORE: Israel moves to find cure for coronavirus

Amala Balakrishner 20/02/2020, 11:59pm JERUSALEM (Feb 20): Over 23,000 people from 180 countries arrived at Jerusalem last week for what was supposedly the largest tech startup conference in the world. Initiated by OurCrowd, a global venture investing platform – the...

THE JEWISH CHRONICLE: The tech expo where it’s affordable to invest

THE JEWISH CHRONICLE: The tech expo where it’s affordable to invest

Some 7,000 people from dozens of countries descended on Jerusalem for a festival of Israeli technology. The International Convention Centre was filled-to-burst with people quizzing innovators about their technology. The event took the boffins out of their labs and...

CTech: CTalk: Seagate Technologies Opens Tel Aviv Innovation Center

CTech: CTalk: Seagate Technologies Opens Tel Aviv Innovation Center

Our brand goal is to maximize data potential, according to Rose Hiu, Seagate Technology LLC’s vice president of global Marketing, who spoke to CTech reporter Adi Pick at the 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, held Thursday in Jerusalem. Earlier that morning,...

ISRAEL21C: Israeli tech aids Australia in accurate fire response

ISRAEL21C: Israeli tech aids Australia in accurate fire response

As bushfires rage across Australia, Israeli company Edgybees is helping emergency responders get where they’re needed faster and more accurately. “Manned aircraft are unable to fly through smoke and flames, so many unmanned aircraft, especially drones, are used to...

ISRAEL21C: Israel races to find solutions for coronavirus

ISRAEL21C: Israel races to find solutions for coronavirus

Two Israeli startups and an Israeli university are ramping up activities geared to battling the current coronavirus epidemic and future epidemics. Sonovia is focused on protection, while MeMed and Bar Ilan University are working towards very early diagnosis. On...

CTech: CTalk: This Startup Develops Painless Blood Tests

CTech: CTalk: This Startup Develops Painless Blood Tests

Blood tests usually hurt and take too long to be analyzed, according to Yossi Pollak, CEO blood testing startup S.D. Sight Diagnostics Ltd., who spoke to CTech reporter Adi Pick about the need for more accessible blood tests at the OurCrowd Summit in Jerusalem....

CTech:  CTech’s Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech: CTech’s Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Once again, two new election app breaches exposed personal data on millions of Israelis. Last week, Calcalist reported a severe security breach in the campaign management app of Israel’s ruling Likud party, which compromised the personal data of over 6 million...

CTech: CTalk: Tasting Algae Ice Cream With Simpliigood CEO

CTech: CTalk: Tasting Algae Ice Cream With Simpliigood CEO

Fresh spirulina contains 74% protein, according to Lior Shalev, CEO of foodtech startup Simpliigood, who spoke to CTech reporter Adi Pick about the company's edible spirulina products at the OurCrowd Summit in Jerusalem.  Founded in 2015 and based in Hertzliya,...

CTech: CTalk: NTT Is Looking for Israeli Partners, Says CEO

CTech: CTalk: NTT Is Looking for Israeli Partners, Says CEO

Phones now only make up 17% of the company’s revenue, according to Jun Sawada, CEO of Tokyo-listed telecommunications company The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT),  whospoke to CTech reporter Adi Pick at the 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, held...

FC Barcelona: Marta Plana explains the Barça Innovation Hub in Israel

FC Barcelona: Marta Plana explains the Barça Innovation Hub in Israel

On the panel titled: “This Way to the Exit”  ​Marta Plana has told industry experts, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors and brands about some of the key features that define BIHUB, the club’s knowledge and innovation platform aimed at creating products and...

Times of Israel: Fintech, Good Tech, Jerusalem

Times of Israel: Fintech, Good Tech, Jerusalem

I want to share some insights, trends, and takeaways after attending the Fintech Aviv conference, and  Jerusalem Fintech Meetup group this week. For those uninitiated to FinTech –  it is short for Financial Technology and covers Banking, Payments, Credit, Insurance,...

ComputerWeekly.com: Day zero: OurCrowd Summit Israel 2020

ComputerWeekly.com: Day zero: OurCrowd Summit Israel 2020

The Computer Weekly Developer Network team attended day-zero ‘pre-summit show’ of the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit Israel 2020 this month in order to meet and listen to some of the technology startups showcasing their work… and to hear from some of the specialists...

Bloomberg: Stifel CEO Says Wealth Management to Drive Growth This Year

Bloomberg: Stifel CEO Says Wealth Management to Drive Growth This Year

Stifel Financial Corp. expects wealth management to drive growth in 2020 following a record year for the division, says Chief Executive Officer Ronald Kruszewski. Roughly half of the U.S. bank’s revenue growth is likely to come from wealth management this year,...

AISH HATORAH: Jon Medved: Israeli High-Tech Pioneer

AISH HATORAH: Jon Medved: Israeli High-Tech Pioneer

For the founder of OurCrowd, a revolutionary venture capital fund that has raised $1.4 billion, the future for Israel's high-tech industry is bright. "I get up every morning and help people make their dreams come true – what more can I ask for?" With starry eyes and a...

ComputerWeekly.com: Israel tech startup summit limbers up for SportsTech

ComputerWeekly.com: Israel tech startup summit limbers up for SportsTech

The first ‘wearable’ technology innovation is argued to have arrived sometime around the 13th century with the development of the first eyeglasses. In between that time and now we’ve had hearing aids, digital watches, Fitbits, Google Glass and (only if you’re feeling...

JERUSALEM POST: Grapevine February 7, 2020: Back to cyber

JERUSALEM POST: Grapevine February 7, 2020: Back to cyber

His relatively brief career in national politics proved to Erel Margalit, the founder and executive chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners, that being a highly successful businessman and social entrepreneur does not necessarily mean that one can also do well in the...

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Daytrip to the land of Jerusalem’s unicorns

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Daytrip to the land of Jerusalem’s unicorns

I’ll be taking a daytrip on February 13 to the land of unicorns – right here in Jerusalem. For the third year in succession, I’ve been invited to be the main stage host for the largest business event in Israel’s history, the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit. Among the...

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