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Fireblocks Tops $30 Billion in Digital Assets Transfers, Sees Strong APAC Demand

Fireblocks reports having topped $30 billion in digital asset transfers and over $7 billion in monthly transfers, according to a company release. Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform providing the infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks seeks to enable exchanges, custodians, banks, trading… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company enVirid Raises $20 Million Series B

OurCrowd portfolio company enVerid Systems, a leader in HVAC technology, has closed on a $20 million Series B round of financing led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures. enVerid’s HVAC products significantly lower upfront system costs and reduce annual energy consumption by 20-30% while improving indoor air… Read More

Digital Banking: Israel’s First Neobank, backed by Tata Consultancy Services, to Launch Next Year After Acquiring Banking License

  India-based Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS), the country’s largest multinational information technology (IT) service and consulting firm, confirmed recently that it will launch the very first all-digital bank in Israel. As previously reported, Tata’s neobank project aims to transform existing business and banking processes…. Read More

Israeli Blockchain Firm Orbs Launches “Stay at Home Challenge” App to Encourage People to Self-Quarantine Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Crypto and blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) firms have been developing solutions to help people cope with the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Several crypto and Fintech firms and organizations have launched charitable initiatives in order to provide financial relief and other types of assistance… Read More

OurCrowd Backs COVID-19 Vaccination Company MigVax

OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunding venture investment platform, has announced it would lead a $12 million funding round in MigVax Corporation – a startup that is developing a COVID-19 vaccine. MigVax is affiliated with the Migal Galilee Research Institute, is pioneering the effort to develop… Read More

Become CEO Eden Amirav Comments on SME Lending in a COVID-19 Reality: a Scary 99% Shutdown

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet fully understood. We all know it is going to be bad – the question is how bad and how long. In the US, the current administration has rushed to escort a huge stimulus bill through… Read More

Fintech Become, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Launches COVID-19 Business Community Center

Eden Amirav, CEO at Become (formerly Lending Express), a leading online platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find and optimize funding solutions, noted on April 5, 2020, that during these uncertain times, all business owners need to be able to get the help… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Kryon Aids COVID-19 Testing with Robotic Process Automation

Kryon, a robotic process automation (RPA) provider, has announced the rapid development and implementation of a large scale data RPA process which integrates Maccabi Healthcare Services’ testing of COVID-19 with the Israeli Ministry of Health. Kyron is an early stage Medtech that has been backed… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Pivot to Tackle Coronavirus Pandemic

OurCrowd, the largest securities crowdfunding platform in the world, has distributed a note highlighting its portfolio companies that are redirecting their efforts to help mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Reported earlier, Sight Diagnostics is providing its OLO blood analyzer to be utilized at Tel… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Supports Coronavirus Quarantine Needs

Sight Diagnostics, an OurCrowd portfolio company, is helping to lead the response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Sight’s OLO, a compact blood analyzer that can provide rapid, lab-grade CBC [complete blood count] results, has been installed in Sheba Tel Hashomer’s (Israel’s largest hospital that is supported… Read More

Eden Amirav: CEO at Become, an Online Funding Platform for SMEs, Explains How Fintech has Improved Lending Ecosystems

Eden Amirav, CEO at Become (formerly Lending Express), a leading online platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find and optimize funding solutions, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Become uses its proprietary technology to assist and nurture businesses throughout the… Read More

Insurtech Setoo to Provide Coverage for Poor Snow Conditions in Partnership with Issta

No Snow, No Go Insurtech Setoo is now providing coverage for customers of Issta, the largest travel agency in Israel. In a “first of its kind” service, customers can now be protected against poor skiing conditions that can ruin winter holidays. Setoo is a “Protection… Read More

Former President Trump Advisor Jason Greenblatt Joins OurCrowd as a Partner, Aims to Build Ties in Middle East Region

Following a well-received presentation at the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit held earlier this month, Jason Greenblatt, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, is joining the crowdfunding platform as a Partner building ties in the Middle East region. Greenblatt was previously an Assistant to the… Read More

OurCrowd Plans Retail Funds with Private Securities in Partnership with Stifel

In October 2019, OurCrowd, one of the leading securities crowdfunding platforms in the world, announced a new partnership with Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF). Simultaneously, it was announced that Stifel was taking a minority stake in the global investment platform. In its brief history, OurCrowd… Read More

Israeli Banks Must Not Deny Financial Services to Firms Dealing in Crypto-Asssets, Says Israeli Attorney General

Israeli banks and other financial institutions in the country must not deny banking services to companies dealing in crypto-assets, Avichai Mandelblit, Israel’s attorney general, recently stated. Instead of denying banking services to crypto and blockchain startups, traditional financial service providers must carefully look into each… Read More

Interested in Investing in Early Stage Firms? OurCrowd Has a Long List, Reports 36 Exits to Date

OurCrowd is arguably the leading investment crowdfunding platform in the world. Based in Israel but listing offerings from companies around the world, OurCrowd has seen approximately $1.4 billion in committed funding since inception. Of the 212 portfolio companies, 138 are based in Israel. Since its… Read More

OurCrowd Is Intensifying its Incubator and Early-Stage Investment Activities

OurCrowd, a leading crowdfunding investment platform for individual and institutional investors, is accelerating its incubator and early-stage investment activities in order to help build a nascent technology ecosystem of promising companies.  OurCrowd is a globally accessible crowdfunding venture investing platform and one of Israel’s leading… Read More

OurCrowd Highlights Sportstech and Investment Opportunity

Top online investment platform OurCrowd is out with a note on its Sportstech portfolio companies as a fast emerging opportunity for investors. OurCrowd is holding its annual Summit this week and Sportstech will be just one of the industries the event will highlight. OurCrowd CEO… Read More

Former Trump Advisor Jason Greenblatt to Speak at OurCrowd Global Summit

Former advisor to President Trump Jason Greenblatt will be speaking at the OurCrowd Global Summit taking place on  February 13th. Greenblatt is the Former U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East and architect of President Trump’s Peace to Prosperity plan . This will be Greenblatt’s… Read More

Fintech Become Tops $200 Million in Loans Matched between Online Lenders and SMEs

Become, formerly known as Lending Express, has surpassed $200 million in matching online lending to SMEs in need of growth capital. The news was revealed in a release earlier this week where the Israel-based Fintech said the milestone was indicative of the “company’s impressive growth”… Read More

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