Jonathan Medved - New Way to Invest in Israeli Startups - OurCrowd & WIBC
Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)
Mercer Island, WA
Michael and Diane Medved
and the Washington Israel Business Council
Invite you to learn about:
Jonathan Medved's Newest Venture:
OurCrowd: A New Resource for Investors
To Find and Invest in Israeli Startups
Get the inside story behind Jonathan Medved's new venture, OurCrowd, a new crowdfunding platform for accredited investors to find and invest in Israeli Startups, meet Founder and CEO Jon Medved and enjoy brunch with fellow accredited investors, regional business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Jon Medved, OurCrowd Founder & CEO
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Host: Michael and Diane Medved and
Location: Island Crust Cafe
7525 SE 24th St #100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Yes there IS such a thing as a free brunch!
RSVPs are required.
What is OurCrowd:
OurCrowd is an online platform that gives individual investors an innovative, new way to find and invest in Israeli startups. Jon Medved, one of Israel's most well-known entrepreneurs, created OurCrowd to solve a traditional dilemma for angel investors. Angels have the flexibility and freedom to choose their own deals and are not forced to make a large upfront commitment as they would in a venture fund. However, venture funds have access to the best deal flow and work with professional diligence teams, and they regularly invest on better legal terms than angels are able to. OurCrowd solves this dilemma by providing angels an online platform where a professional diligence team has sourced and negotiated deals, publishing them online only after OurCrowd has already invested its own money. Once published online, these deals are open for investors to browse through and select from.
The platform has had glowing coverage in the Wall Street Journal and TheNextWeb, as well as many Israeli publications and broadcast channels. It recently funded its first US-based early stage company, LucidEnergy, and is continuing to expand internationally. OurCrowd is structured exclusively for accredited investors.
To read recent press, click here
Jon Medved, OurCrowd Founder and CEO
Jonathan Medved (Michael's brother) has long been a core of the Israeli entrepreneurial, VC and high-tech community. Having spoken at AIPAC Policy Conference, at the Israel Dealmakers Summit, and at many other venues around the world, Jon has been key in Israel's messaging apparatus, helping to strengthen and propagate Israel's "Start-up Nation" brand. In Start-up Nation, Saul Singer and Dan Senor describe him as "one of Israel’s legendary business ambassadors....(he) has taken on a role that -- in any other country -- would typically belong to the local Chamber of Commerce, Minister of Trade, or Foreign Secretary."
Event Non-Profit Partner:
One of Washington Israel Business Council's (WIBC) primary activities is to guide and assist Israeli companies seeking to promote and expand their businesses in the U.S., and U.S. companies seeking access to Israeli markets, technologies and products.