Israel To Host World’s Biggest Equity Crowdfunding Summit

5,000 experts, including investors from 80 countries, 200 multinationals, 300 startups, and 250 venture capitalists are expected to attend world’s largest equity crowdfunding conference on 16 February 2017 in Jerusalem.

2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit will give participants

the opportunity to interact hands-on with many of the latest technologies changing the world, according to OurCrowd Founder and CEO Jon Medved.

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Jon Medved, Founder and CEO of the leading equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, 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. 

Special events at the Summit will include workshops on collaborative innovation for multinationals, an investor Bootcamp, a Startup CEO interchange, investor hackathon, a due diligence drama, speed dating sessions between multinationals and startups, and the largest tech party ever thrown in Jerusalem, featuring unlimited Israeli microbrew beer tasting, plus entertainment provided by the iconic Israeli favorite band Hadag Nachash, a press release states.

UPDATE 1

During the event, hosted by the Isreali platform OurCrowd, Innogy (IGY.DE) announced the signing of a deal which will give the German utility access to the crowdfunding firm’s pipeline of start-ups in return for providing access to its customer base. In particular, Innogy CEO Peter Terium said that while OurCrowd will give them to their pipeline of start ups

Innogy would look at applications such as “smart” homes and cities, including electric vehicle and other transport systems, data management and security offered by OurCrowd participants.

The deal would also allow start-ups under the OurCrowd umbrella to have a chance to test applications in and among Innogy’s 23 million customers.

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