SEATTLE & JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform has been named the most active venture capital investor in Israel in a ranking published by Seattle-based market research company PitchBook Data, Inc.
“Achieving our mission over the first few years makes all of us extremely proud, but we also believe strongly that this milestone is just the beginning,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved. “Our worldwide platform has expanded rapidly and consistently year-on-year, our business model grows stronger all the time, and we continue to successfully deliver bigger and better opportunities. The unique value and network effect of the OurCrowd platform enables us to drive the global tech ecosystem and strive to remain Israel’s most active venture capital investor."
PitchBook examined the number of deals in Israel in which each venture capital firm took part in since the beginning of 2016. OurCrowd took part in over 30 deals during that period.
Other Israeli venture funds on the PitchBook list, many of which OurCrowd has invested alongside in include Magma Venture Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, and Vertex Ventures Israel, who all shared second place with 17 investments each. Next on the list were Jerusalem Venture Partners and San Francisco-based angel group Keiretsu Forum with 16 deals, Maniv Mobility Fund, in which OurCrowd partnered as a significant LP, life sciences-focused fund Pontifax, and Tel Aviv-based crowdfunding platform iAngels with 14 deals, Menlo Park-headquartered Bessemer Venture Partners, Israel-based StageOne Ventures and Tel Aviv-based Aleph Venture Capital with 13 deals. New York-headquartered venture capital firm OrbiMed Advisors LLC closed the list with 12 investments.
So far in 2018, Israeli startups have raised approximately $1.4 Billion Dollars in nearly 200 deals, which amount to about 68% of the total capital raised last year, according to PitchBook data. Among the largest investments made in Israel since the beginning of the year are Landa Digital Printing’s $300 million deal and Trax Image Recognition’s $125 million deal, both announced in June, and eToro Group Ltd.’s $100 million announced in March.
About OurCrowd: OurCrowd is the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors. Managed by a team of seasoned investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved, OurCrowd vets and selects opportunities, invests its own capital, and brings companies to its accredited membership of global investors. OurCrowd provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigns industry experts as mentors, and takes board seats. The OurCrowd community consists of almost 25,000 accredited investors from over 150 countries. OurCrowd has raised over $750M and invested in 160 portfolio companies and funds. To join OurCrowd as an accredited investor visit www.ourcrowd.com and click “Join.”
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