(photo credit: LEAH STERN/OURCROWD)
Over 6,000 guests from 82 countries are expected to attend the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, being held Thursday at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.
Now in its third year, the summit hosts thousands of investors, venture and corporate partners, entrepreneurs, global delegations, industry leaders and members of the press.
According to OurCrowd founder and CEO Jon Medved, a self-described “serial entrepreneur” who lives in Jerusalem, OurCrowd is the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors.
“OurCrowd provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigns industry experts as mentors, and takes board seats,” said Medved. “The OurCrowd community of almost 17,000 investors from over 110 countries has invested over $400 million into 110 portfolio companies and funds.”
Medved said Thursday’s summit is the largest equity crowdfunding conference in the world, and Israel’s largest investor event ever.
“We have twice the number of attendees that we had last year, giving proof to the tremendous vitality and dynamism in the global equity crowdfunding market,” he said.
The theme of this year’s summit is “The Future is Here,” and will feature over 60 booths demonstrating a variety of frontier technologies, including industrial drones, companion care robots, tracking devices with centimeter accuracy, and phone-based glucose monitors.
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“Over 200 multinational corporations are expected, several of which are paired with startup partners to reveal the secrets behind successful collaborative innovation,” said Medved.
“These partnerships span diverse areas, including machine learning for preventing prescription errors, anti-collision systems for rental cars, 3-D video for live replay at sporting events, and vocal control in noisy environments.”
The all-day summit will also highlight OurCrowd’s new crowdfunded venture funds, which provide “unprecedented access” for large numbers of investors to diversified venture fund vehicles that have traditionally been limited to only large institutional investors.
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