OurCrowd Named Most Active Venture Investor in Israel by PitchBook Two Years in a Row
SEATTLE & JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 25, 2019--OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform has been named Israel’s most active venture investor for a second year in a row, in a ranking published by Seattle-based market research company PitchBook Data, Inc.
OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said, “We are proud to be recognized, the second year in a row by PitchBook, for our leadership in the Israeli venture ecosystem. Israel is one of the world’s foremost venture capital markets, and the fact that OurCrowd, with its democratic broad-based investor platform leads this market yet again is a testament that our unique model works.”
PitchBook compiled a list of the ten most active Israeli players in the local venture capital scene since 2014, examining the number of deals in Israel in which each venture capital firm took part; OurCrowd participated in 138 deals in Israel during that period.
Following OurCrowd on Pitchbook’s top 10 most active Israeli investors in the country are other Israeli venture funds, including: Altair Capital, with 111 deals since 2014; 83North, with 86 deals; Pitango Venture Capital, with 71; Magma Venture Partners, with 64; Viola Ventures, with 63; iAngels, with 58; Sequoia Capital Israel, with 57; Jerusalem Venture Partners, with 48; and Vertex Ventures Israel, with 42.
The report states that Last year, Israeli VCs participated in deals worth an aggregate of $5.4 billion—the highest total in the last five years. Companies in the technology sector saw 53.3% of that funding ($2.89 billion), with healthcare startups raking in 28.2% ($1.53 billion). As of March 14, Israel’s VC investors have participated in 42 deals this year totaling $808.1 million.
OurCrowd recently held a record-breaking Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem on March 7 TH, 2019, with 18,000 registered guests from 183 countries. Attendees included entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, multinational corporations, along with top investors, government officials, and world media. Members of the tech ecosystem from around the globe came together to meet, learn and explore new opportunities for investments and partnerships with Israel’s greatest startups.
About OurCrowd: OurCrowd is a global investment platform, bringing venture capital opportunities to accredited investors worldwide. A leader in equity crowdfunding, OurCrowd is managed by a team of seasoned investment professionals and is led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved. OurCrowd vets and selects companies, invests its own capital, and invites its accredited membership of investors and institutional partners to invest alongside in these opportunities. OurCrowd provides support to its portfolio companies, assigns industry experts as mentors, and creates growth opportunities through its network of strategic multinational partnerships. The OurCrowd community consists of almost 30,000 accredited investors from over 183 countries. OurCrowd has raised $1 billion in commitments and invested in 170 portfolio companies and funds. To join OurCrowd as an accredited investor visit www.ourcrowd.com and click “Join.”
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