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What’s Hot – Tech Investment Themes in Israel and Worldwide
February 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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February 1, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM
Susquehanna International Group LLP, E. 401 City Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Admission is free to PICC members and accredited investors. Non-members $40.
“Innovation Nation”, Israel is a powerhouse for innovation in Media & Internet, Cyber Security, Water Technology, AgroTech, Health & Life Sciences, Financial Technology, Automotive, High-Tech & Smart Manufacturing. According to IVC Research Center and Israel21c, Israeli high-tech capital raising reached an amazing $2.8 billion in the first six months of 2016. Furthermore, Israeli technology companies raised an astonishing $1.7 billion in Q2/2016, in 187 financing deals. In Q1/2016, 174 Israeli high-tech companies raised $1.1 billion in private financing rounds.
Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post (2007) “one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists”. In the 2008 NY Times Supplement “Israel at 60” Medved was named one of the top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel.
Medved is the founder and CEO of OurCrowd, the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors which has raised more than $300M for almost 100 companies since its launch in February 2013. Bloomberg Businessweek said that OurCrowd “has blown up the exclusivity around tech fundraising” and The Jerusalem Post added that “It has taken OurCrowd only a matter of months to become one of Israel’s most active funds”. TheStreet.com said that OurCrowd is “Crowdfunding for Real Investors.”Prior to OurCrowd, Medved was the co-founder and CEO of Vringo (Nasdaq:VRNG) and the co-founder and General Partner of Israel Seed Partners, with $262M under management.
FireSide Chat with:
Moderator: Amir Goldman, Managing Director of Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE)
Jonathan Medved, Founder & CEO, Our Crowd
Bob Adelson, Managing Partner, Osage Venture Partners & Managing Partner, Osage University Partners
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