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May 26, 2021, 5:45 PM
Startups need resilience — especially in Israel
My guests picked themselves up from the ground, brushed off their Armani suits, and climbed back into the car. I opened my mouth to speak but one of them stopped me short. 'Jon, we must tell you that we’ve...
Oct 28, 2020, 11:31 PM
Israel-UAE: A short haul across Silicon Beach
Ancient maps portrayed the Middle East as the center of the world. For decades, this natural land bridge between Europe and Asia, between East and West, had been broken I just returned from what I hope will be my last...
Sep 21, 2020, 10:15 PM
First fruits of peace: UAE meets the Startup Nation
I am proud to be part of a little bit of history this week when OurCrowd joins with Emirates Angels, based in Abu Dhabi, to host the first major public event connecting Israeli and Emirati investors and entrepreneurs, just...
Sep 9, 2020, 3:30 PM
The Robot will see you now: Artificial intelligence in Israel’s hospitals
Within a decade, more than 90 percent of surgical procedures will be performed by robots and 70% of hospital visits will take place in the patient’s own home using telemedicine. That’s the startling prediction from Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, deputy director...
Jun 2, 2020, 5:22 PM
Coronavirus challenge: Why OurCrowd is starting a $100m Pandemic Innovation Fund
The new fund will target solutions for COVID-19 and future pandemics, remote working/learning, and social distancing Today, OurCrowd announces the launch of its Pandemic Innovation Fund. We plan to raise $100 million for investment in urgent technological solutions for the...
May 21, 2020, 2:29 PM
Not all gloom: OurCrowd portfolio companies seek 350 employees
Even as the coronavirus pandemic rages, startups are offering hundreds of new jobs. The number of vacant positions at OurCrowd’s portfolio companies has risen to 350, with 90 new job vacancies added since the start of April, 41 of...
Apr 30, 2020, 4:41 PM
Nobel laureate takes aim at coronavirus in Canada
Treatment against COVID-19 developed by OurCrowd company SaNOtize passes lab tests, approved for Phase II clinical trials Canada emerged front and center in the fight against the coronavirus on Wednesday as Health Canada approved Phase II clinical trials for a nitric oxide...
Apr 22, 2020, 12:39 PM
Six reasons why OurCrowd is investing in this Israeli COVID-19 vaccine
Today we announced our decision to back Israel’s leading coronavirus vaccine candidate There is nothing more important for the world right now than developing a vaccine against the coronavirus. Many things are necessary for us to get through this crisis...
Apr 2, 2020, 10:10 PM
Business unusual: Time for tech to move fast and fix things
The rapid spread of the coronavirus has thrown our vision of a connected digital world poised to solve any crisis through global communication into disarray. We must acknowledge that despite the incredible advances our society has made as a...
Jan 21, 2016, 1:05 AM
No vacancy in Jerusalem? Blame OurCrowd
One of the biggest-ever investor events is descending on the city next week
Jonathan Medved is the founder and CEO of OurCrowd, the world’s leading global equity crowdfunding platform, based in Jerusalem.