Jerusalem, February 19, 2017 - OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, made history today hosting the largest investment event in Jerusalem, Israel. Over 6,000 people, from 82 countries attended, including startups, venture capitalists and strategic investors. The Jerusalem International Conference Center was filled with fascinating technology projects and excitement as information was shared. Over 200 multinational corporations including Honda, Innogy, GE, Shell, Intuit, Microsoft, and Samsung Ventures were represented. Israeli entrepreneurs and international investors met hoping for future successful collaborations to go forth from the StartUp Nation.
OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, is managed by a team of seasoned investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved, OurCrowd vets and selects opportunities, invests its own capital, and brings companies to its accredited membership of global investors, plus it provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigns industry experts as mentors, and takes board seats. The OurCrowd community of almost 17,000 investors from over 110 countries has invested over $400,000,000 into 110 portfolio companies and funds.
The packed program had Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat as opening guest speaker and late in the afternoon, former Israeli Ambassador to the US, and presently Government Minister Michael Oren spoke on US and Israeli relations. Oren was followed by the premiere public appearance of Elli-Q.
Elli-Q, an intuitive robot, responded to Dor Skuler, CEO and co-founder of Intuition Robotics. Elli-Q explained what "she" does:
and also responded to where she was born:
Included in photo essay are scenes with some of over 6000 participants, including many with Maryland and Baltimore connections.