Category Archives: Venture capital

Would You Like to Invest in Scale-Up Nation?

Israel-based venture capital firm and investment platform iAngels announced the closing of $55.5 million in capital for iAngels Ventures, the firm’s first institutional fund. Read more

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Erel Margalit on the Future of Work and Life Post-Covid

It is by now conventional wisdom that work in the post-Covid “new normal” will shift for many to working-from-home most of the time. The new “hybrid virtual model,” says McKinsey, “promises greater access to talent, increased productivity for individuals and small teams, lower … Continue reading

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Startups Continue to Hire During the Pandemic

Jerusalem-based venture investing platform OurCrowd released the first installment of the quarterly OurCrowd Jobs Index showing that the number of open positions listed by OurCrowd’s portfolio companies rose from 350 in June 2020 to 912 in December 2020. The startups surveyed by … Continue reading

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Pandemic Tech Trends and Startups

At the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on June 22, 2020, Stav Erez and Dr. Jonathan Wiesen presented the top 10 tech trends emerging from the current global pandemic Read more here

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Pandemic Innovation Fund to Raise $100 Million

Jerusalem-based OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunded-venture investment platform, plans to raise $100 million for its new Pandemic Innovation Fund, investing in technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies. Read more … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: Avram Miller and Lessons for Corporate VCs

[June 18, 2019] Corporate venture capital (CVC) firms broke records last year. Funding increased 47% to $52.95 billion and 264 new corporate venture groups invested for the first time, a 35% increase over 2017. There were 773 active CVCs worldwide … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: The Global Restructuring of Startup Funding

[April 15, 2019] The venture capital industry is under attack. Prominent VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is “blowing up the venture capital model,” transforming itself into a “financial adviser” so it can beat “antiquated rules about what is and isn’t a … Continue reading

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How Ordinary Investors Invest in Startups

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton is not happy with the limited access retail investors have to private companies. “If the growth opportunities have shifted… into our private markets and ordinary investors don’t have access to them, that’s … Continue reading

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2019: The Year Tech IPOs Defied Expectations

Of the 14 most prominent tech IPOs in 2019, only four newly minted stocks—Zoom Video, Pinterest, Fastly and Cloudflare—were above their first-day opens at the end of September. Source: WSJ On October 1, both Uber and Lyft’s stocks reached their … Continue reading

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AI and machine learning startups worldwide raised $13.42 billion so far in 2019

Crunchbase News: A Crunchbase News analysis of venture funding for companies tied to AI and machine learning finds that investment in U.S. startups continues to rise. Companies in the space raised $6.62 billion so far in 2019, which puts us … Continue reading

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