Press Releases

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2019

Real Challenges and Tech Solutions Share the Spotlight at 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, showcased its 170 portfolio companies and 18 venture funds operating across the tech ecosystem at the 2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit. Notable news includes OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved announcing that the company has reached $1 billion in funding, the launch of two OurCrowd funds in one day: the OurCrowd Impact Fund (including the release of the first comprehensive report on the Israeli impact investment market), and the OurCrowd Medtech Fund.

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OurCrowd Celebrates $1 Billion Raised for 170 Companies, 18 Funds and 29 Exits

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a global investment platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, announced that it raised a total of $1 billion for 170 companies and 18 funds in just six years. Of those portfolio companies, 29 of them have achieved exit.

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OurCrowd & Social Finance Israel Launch Israel’s First Impact Fund

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a global investment platform and Israel’s leading venture investor has announced it is partnering with Social Finance Israel, the Israeli impact advisory leader, to launch an Impact Fund focused on venture-backed businesses solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. The fund will invest in companies with demonstrated alignment to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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OurCrowd, Qure Ventures & PETstock Launch Pet Health Innovation Labs (PHIL), Israel’s Leading Hub for Pet-Tech

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, PETstock, a leading operator of integrated pet retail stores and veterinary hospitals in Australasia, and Qure Ventures, Israel’s first exclusively-focused digital health fund, are collaborating to form Pet Health Innovation Labs (PHIL®), an Israeli hub for innovative pet health technology.

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OurCrowd Launches $50M Medtech Fund

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, announced today the launch of the OurCrowd Medtech Fund.

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OurCrowd Partners with CKGSB Chuang Community to Build a Global Innovation Ecosystem

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, announced today the signing of a strategic cooperation memorandum with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) Chuang Community, an entrepreneurship ecosystem at China’s biggest independent business school, to develop a global innovation ecosystem and strengthen the bond between the Israeli and Chinese tech communities.

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OurCrowd Partners with Torino City Lab to Create Real-World Testing Ground of Premier Israeli Technologies

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, announced today a partnership with Italy’s Torino City Lab. The collaboration will see the city of Torino used as a site for testing, identifying and scaling Israel’s most innovative technologies.

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OurCrowd Announces Winners of Second Annual Maimonides Award for Lifetime Achievement at 2019 Global Investor Summit

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, announced today Professor Raphael Mechoulam and Professor Avraham Baniel as the winners of the second annual OurCrowd Maimonides Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science, Leadership and Menschlichkeit.

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Visa Collaborates with Israeli IXDen to Develop Solutions to Secure IoT Payments

Tel Aviv, Israel – March 7, 2019 – Visa (NYSE: V) today announced that CardinalCommerce, a Visa company, and Israeli start-up IXDen completed a proof of concept (PoC) in IoT payments security. The PoC included the use of IXDen solution that authenticates each device by its unique behaviour, as a security layer over the Visa 3-D Secure 2.0 messaging protocol.

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SAP.iO Foundry Tel Aviv Open for Applications

Tel Aviv, Israel – March 7, 2019 – SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch of its first SAP.iO Foundry for Tel Aviv. The Tel Aviv location is designed to help and support early stage business-to-business (B2B) startups build innovative software and deliver high value for SAP customers.

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Leading Global Airport Changi Signs Innovation Pact with OurCrowd

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform, and Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) have signed an innovation partnership to source and integrate next generation technology into one of the world’s most cutting-edge airports.

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Floods Are the Deadliest Weather Hazard – Weather of Things (WoT) Can Improve Forecasts

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – ClimaCell, a weather technology company, announced the deployment of new global flood prediction models and global flooding hazard alerts. Worldwide, floods are the deadliest of all weather-related natural disasters. They are also the most common and are increasingly widespread due to a volatile climate and deviations from expected seasonal weather. Beyond their lethality, floods and inundations can cause major traffic interruptions, from local delays to completely immobilized regions.

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VocalZoom Unveils Vibration Sensors to Monitor Machine Health for the Industrial Internet of Things

Yokne’am Ilit, Israel – March 7, 2019 – VocalZoom, a leading provider of vibration sensors for industry 4.0, today announced the launch of its next-generation predictive maintenance sensors for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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Engie, the Connected Car Maintenance Solution Launches New Solutions for Fleets, Dealers and Insurers

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – Engie, the connected car maintenance solution today announced the launch of a new solution for fleets, dealers and insurers to remotely track the car condition, identify faults and provide remote assistance.

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BioCatch Obtains 39th US Patent for Authenticating Users of Mobile Devices

New York/Tel Aviv, Israel – March 7, 2019 – BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometrics, today announced that it has received its 39th US Patent, covering its methods of determining or estimating a level of force or pressure that is applied by a user to a touch surface of an electronic device or an electronic system.

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Panorama’s Necto Telecom Disrupts 4B$ Telecom Analytics Market

Jerusalem, Israel – March 7, 2019 – Panorama, the business intelligence software (Necto) that enables any business user to create high-quality dashboards without any coding background recently announced the launch of Necto Telecom during the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week.

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VAYAVISION Receives €2.45M From European Commission to Go to Market in Europe

Tel Aviv, Israel – March 6, 2019 – Panorama, the business intelligence software (Necto) that enables any business user to create high-quality dashboards without any coding background recently announced the launch of Necto Telecom during the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week.

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Brodmann17 Raises $11 Million to Bring ADAS and Automated Driving to the Mass Market with Cutting-Edge Deep Learning Technology

Jerusalem, Israel – March 5, 2019 – Brodmann17, a provider of vision-first technology for automated driving, today announced that it raised an $11M Series A funding round from both new and existing investors, including OurCrowd, who led the round, Maniv Mobility, AI Alliance, LLC, UL Ventures, Samsung NEXT, and Sony Innovation Fund.

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European Commission backs Elminda’s breakthrough in Depression Treatment

Herzliya, Israel – March 5, 2019 – Elminda Ltd, a leading brain technology company, was awarded by the European Commission multi-million € to bring its breakthrough technology to European patients suffering from depression. Over 50 million Europeans are suffering from depression, a devastating disease with significant social and financial impact on the European community.

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The world’s first multi-modality AI-powered worklist is now available to EU hospitals via Zebra Medical Vision

Shefayim, Israel – February 28th, 2019 – Zebra Medical Vision, the deep learning imaging analytics company, announces it has been granted CE certification to two Zebra-Med products that accelerate clinical review and diagnosis of acute conditions in medical imaging.

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2018

OurCrowd Global Investor Summit: Israel’s Largest Tech Investment Conference Returns March 7, 2019 in Jerusalem

Jerusalem – Dec. 4, 2018 – OurCrowd, a global investment platform and Israel’s leading venture investor has announced that it will host its fifth annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, on March 7, 2019, in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Israeli Private Individuals Investing on the OurCrowd Platform Now Entitled to Tax Deductions on their Investment

Jerusalem – Feb. 1, 2018 – OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, announced that it has received authorization from the Israel Tax Authority, which will allow private individuals investing in the OurCrowd platform to benefit from tax deductions on their investments.

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OurCrowd & leAD Sports Launch $50M Sports Tech Fund

Jerusalem, Israel / Berlin, Germany – Feb. 1, 2018 – OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, today announced the launch of its 13th fund, ADvantage.

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Drones, AI and Next-Generation Mobility Take Center Stage at OurCrowd Global Investor Summit

Jerusalem – Feb. 1, 2018 – OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, concluded its largest annual investor conference, showcasing the very latest in Mobility Tech, Drones, Robobtics, AI and Medtech.

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OurCrowd’s Labs/02 to Invest in up to 100 Early Stage Companies Over the Next 10 Years with Israel Innovation Authority Support

Jerusalem – Jan. 31, 2018 – OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, today announced that its Labs/02 seed stage incubator will invest in up to 100 early stage companies over the next ten years.

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OurCrowd Raises $650M for 145 Startups, 12 Funds

Jerusalem – Jan. 31, 2018 – OurCrowd, has raised $650M for 145 startup companies and 12 funds since inception five years ago in 2013. The equity crowdfunding platform will make the announcement at its Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem on Feb 1st, where 10,000 attendees have registered from over 90 countries.

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2017

OurCrowd Continues Asia Expansion, First Platform to Bring Equity Crowdfunding to Taiwan

Jerusalem – Feb. 16, 2017 – OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, has announced its expansion in Asia with a new Taipei office and financial partner, Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank (SCSB).

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World’s Largest Equity Crowdfunding Conference Under Way

Jerusalem – Feb. 15, 2017 – OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, today announced that 6,000 guests from 82 countries registered for the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit. The event takes place all day Thursday, February 16th, 2017, at the International Convention Center (ICC), Binyenei HaUmah.

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Intuition Robotics Announces Investment from iRobot and OurCrowd, Bringing Total Funding to $6M

Jerusalem – Feb. 14, 2017 – Intuition Robotics, developer of social companion technologies, today announced funding from strategic investor iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6M USD across various funding instruments. Intuition Robotics will participate in the world’s largest equity crowdfunding conference, the 2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit on February 16 in Jerusalem, Israel, where the company will conduct the first live demonstration of Elli•Q, an autonomous active aging companion aimed at keeping older adults active and engaged.

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2016

mPrest Raises $20M to Expand Industrial and Commercial IoT Solutions

Menlo Park, CA / Petach Tikwa, Israel – Jan. 25, 2016 – mPrest, a global provider of mission-critical monitoring and control software for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by GE Ventures, the venture arm of GE, and OurCrowd, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms. mPrest will use the investment to expand its international presence in the industrial and commercial markets and rapidly scale to meet the soaring needs of the IoT world.

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OurCrowd to Host 3,000 for Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem

Menlo Park, CA / Petach Tikwa, Israel – Jan. 25, 2016 – OurCrowd, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, is expecting to host 3,000 investors, entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and venture capitalists from over 50 countries to its second annual Global Investor Summit scheduled in Jerusalem on Jan. 25th. The event at Binyanei Ha’uma: Israel’s National Convention Center will be focused on the theme “investing in the future.” Six major multinational corporations – Honda, Coca-Cola Company, Samsung Ventures, Philips, Intuit, GE – will provide a preview of their future plans for innovation together with scores of startup companies in the key areas of mobility/transportation, corporate innovation, health, cyber security, connected world, and mobile communications.

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Honda Opens Door to Israeli Tech Community

Silicon Valley, USA / Jerusalem, Israel – Jan. 21, 2016 – Seeking new opportunities for collaboration, Honda will formally engage the Israeli tech community for the first time in a plenary address at the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, to be held January 25th in Jerusalem. Drawn in by mobility start-ups pursuing vehicle intelligence technologies, apps and software, along with several notable exits, Honda executives and engineers from Japan and North America will descend on the two-day summit. Honda has engaged OurCrowd, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, to access its portfolio companies and facilitate introductions to notable innovators and entrepreneurs.

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OurCrowd & Xconomy Release 2015 Industry Report on the Democratization of Investing

Jerusalem, Israel / Boston, USA – Jan. 13, 2016 – OurCrowd, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, has released, together with Xconomy, an extensive industry report on the democratization of investing and an overview of the industry in 2015. The detailed data reveal several key factors reshaping the landscape of investing and what they mean for companies and investors: the ascendancy of private companies, the dramatic increase in VC investing, the growth of crowdfunding, and the soaring number of new opportunities globally and in Israel, with a record year of investment in Israeli technology at approximately $5B.

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