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OURCROWD IS ISRAEL’S MOST ACTIVE VENTURE INVESTOR FOR NINE YEARS IN A ROW



OurCrowd has grown rapidly into the world’s leading online venture investing platform and as of 2021 has deployed well over $1 billion into some 280 portfolio companies and 30 funds across five continents.
This is the ninth year in a row that PitchBook has ranked OurCrowd as number one in Israel.

OurCrowd, the online global venture investing platform was recently named the most active venture capital investor in Israel in a ranking published by investment industry bible PitchBook. This will mark the ninth year in a row that PitchBook has ranked OurCrowd as number one on the list.


PitchBook reports that Israel is having a record-breaking year with VCs pouring $7.45 billion into Israeli startups in the first nine months, an increase of 49% from 2020's full-year figure. Much of this growth has come via late-stage rounds, with over two-thirds of all capital invested going to more mature startups.


OurCrowd's professional team is comprised of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and geeks with decades of combined experience building businesses, raising capital, and investing in Israeli and global startups. The team is passionate about selecting the biggest ideas being developed by the top startups from Israel and beyond, and sharing those opportunities with you.


To date, OurCrowd has $1.8 billion of committed funding, and investments in more than 280 portfolio companies and 30 venture funds. Currently the platform has 135,000 individual accredited and institutional investors, family offices, and venture capital partners from over 195 countries.


OurCrowd's CEO and founder Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and, according to the Washington Post, “one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists.” Before starting OurCrowd in 2013, Medved spent the prior two decades as a venture and angel investor and invested in almost 200 startup companies, helping to bring 20 of them to values in excess of $100M.


To date, OurCrowd has $1.8 billion of committed funding, and investments in more than 280 portfolio companies and 30 venture funds. Currently the platform has 135,000 individual accredited and institutional investors, family offices, and venture capital partners from over 195 countries.
“Israel is already home to more than 70 billion-dollar unicorns – about 10 percent of the global total – with dozens of IPOs, SPACs and mergers and acquisitions.” - Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd

“We are proud to be leading the high tech industry in Israel, which is now firing on all cylinders. The performance of the Startup Nation has never been better. Israel is already home to more than 70 billion-dollar unicorns – about 10 percent of the global total – with dozens of IPOs, SPACs and mergers and acquisitions,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved. “Israel’s ability to create new breakthroughs in a broad range of disciplines such as medicine, agriculture, mobility, transportation, food technology, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, drones, the cloud, cleantech, semiconductors – just to name a few – will continue to drive investment and success in Israel’s remarkable tech ecosystem. OurCrowd looks forward to bringing thousands of new accredited investors to participate in these deals and help entrepreneurs improve our world."


In 2021 OurCrowd conducted deals across multiple sectors including Mobility, Cybersecurity, MedTech, AgTech, LogTech, Artificial Intelligence and more.


Companies currently funding on the OurCrowd platform include:

  • IntellAct, which helps airlines and seaports improve profitability by reducing logistical bottlenecks, identifying potential delays, improving safety, and recognizing hazards.

  • Cymptom, which identifies and prioritizes ways companies can improve their cybersecurity posture.

  • Scopio Labs, whose breakthrough digital microscopy and AI platform enables major advances in blood diagnosis on a cellular level.


PitchBook reports that Israel is having a record-breaking year with VCs pouring $7.45 billion into Israeli startups in the first nine months, an increase of 49% from 2020's full-year figure. Much of this growth has come via late-stage rounds, with over two-thirds of all capital invested going to more mature startups.


2021's mega-deals include ecommerce marketing platform Yotpo’s $230 million Series F and a $235 million round raised by facial recognition technology company AnyVision.


A significant amount of capital is being raised by Israeli investors as well. Tel Aviv-based TLV Partner's $220 million close on its fourth Israel-focused fund, for example, not only dwarfing the size of all its predecessor vehicles but also underscores record levels of investment that the country’s venture-backed startups have enjoyed over the past year. The firm also secured $100 million for a vehicle dedicated to its existing portfolio companies.


Investors from overseas are also expanding their presence in the country. SoftBank is reportedly looking to open an office in the country to be headed by former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen. Private equity giant Blackstone opened an office earlier this year to pursue growth and tech investments in Israel. Other global players with locations in Israel include Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners and Sequoia.


OurCrowd is the online global venture investing platform that empowers institutions and individual accredited investors to invest and engage in emerging technology companies before they go public. Acclaimed by PitchBook as the most active venture investor in Israel, OurCrowd vets and selects companies across all sectors and stages, invests its own capital, and provides its global platform of over 135,000 registered members from 195 countries with unparalleled access and freedom to co-invest from as little as $10,000 in the companies and funds of their choice. Founded by CEO Jon Medved in 2013 with the vision of democratizing world-class venture capital investing, OurCrowd has grown rapidly into the world’s leading online venture investing platform and as of 2021 has deployed well over $1 billion into some 280 portfolio companies and 30 funds across five continents.


To date, OurCrowd’s startups have recorded 50 exits including several stock market listings: Beyond Meat, Lemonade, Innoviz, Hub Security; and numerous high-profile acquisitions: JUMP by Uber, BriefCam by Canon, Argus by Continental, Crosswise by Oracle, Replay by Intel, Corephotonics by Samsung, CyberX by Microsoft, and Kenna Security by Cisco. OurCrowd builds value for its portfolio companies throughout their lifecycles, providing mentorship, recruiting industry advisors, navigating follow-on rounds and creating growth opportunities through its extensive network of multinational partnerships.


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