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Next Big Venture Opportunity: Two Investing Legends Talk Early-Stage Startups

Yahal Zilka, lead investor at Waze and other unicorns, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner at early-stage VC fund 10D, in conversation with Jon Medved, Founder and CEO of OurCrowd. In this can’t-miss fireside chat, you’ll get exclusive insights into trends in the private markets, tectonic changes brought about by the pandemic, new business models and disruptive technologies, as well as investment opportunities in early-stage startups, particularly in digital health. Yahal Zilka is a successful entrepreneur who led VocalTec’s deal with Deutsche Telekom that led to the global adoption of VOIP and a NASDAQ IPO. As an investor and VC, he has invested early and overseen the growth of Waze, Innoviz, Valens, Fundbox, Drivenets and other early-stage startups to unicorn status.

September 1, 2021

Artificial Intelligence: How Israeli Companies Are Shaping the Future

See this year’s Summer Innovation Showcase. Focusing on the brave new world of artificial intelligence (AI). Learn what AI is and how our lives will be affected by AI products. Hear a panel of Israeli companies on the forefront of the AI revolution and learn how their solutions are poised to solve business and societal problems.

July 14, 2021

Top 10 Post-Pandemic Tech Trends

Get invaluable insight into what will be hot, disruptive and investible in startups going forward. A highlight of the annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, hear about key technology trends identified by the OurCrowd investment team as well as its global network.  Speakers include:
Andrea Wasserman, Head of Global Commerce, Verizon Media; Richard Stiennon, IT Security Industry Expert, Lecturer & Author; Eran Ben-Shushan, CEO & Co-Founder, leading events platform Bizzabo; Dr. Paul Rothman, Dean of School of Medicine & CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Jon Medved, CEO & Founder of OurCrowd

    July 13, 2021

    How To Grow a Hectocorn: Zoom Backer Jim Scheinman on His New Investment

    Jim Scheinman gave Zoom its name and was its only seed investor. Zoom is now worth $100 billion and Scheinman has seen five of his investments exit as unicorns. He is the Founding Managing Partner at Maven Ventures, the leading seed venture fund for emerging consumer software startups. Scheinman and Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, discuss their new co-investment in Zippin, whose checkout-free technology platform enables retailers to quickly deploy frictionless shopping in their stores, kiosks and fast-casual restaurants. They are joined by Krishna Motukuri, Co-Founder of Zippin. A rare opportunity to hear from three leaders of the digital retail revolution.

    June 30, 2021

    XTC Israel: Global Startup Competition Regional Finals, Hosted by OurCrowd

    OurCrowd hosted this special online event showcasing the breakthrough technologies from 2021’s regional representatives. 

    XTC Challenge provides winning startups with global visibility, the ability to raise capital (combined $440 million raised to date) and network with global corporations, VCs, and partners. Last year’s XTC Israel produced two of the winners at the finals in Paris (out of 2,400 entrants from 87 countries). XTC Israel is presented in partnership with Pitango, Entrée Capital, BGV, Samsung, and Hyundai.

    May 4, 2021

    Bill Gross on Industry 4.0 and Investing in Launchpad.build

    Bill Gross’s Idealab, founded in 1996, is the world’s longest-running technology incubator and has created more than 150 companies. In conversation with Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, Gross discussed his latest investment in Launchpad, described as “the Tesla of manufacturing.” Launchpad uses artificial intelligence to automate and accelerate the manufacturing process, sharply reducing the time from blueprint to production and slashing costs. The technology “will completely disrupt high-speed time-to-market manufacturing forever,” Gross says.

    For more information about Launchpad.build visit: https://www.launchpad.build/

    May 11, 2021

    The Future of Medicine

    Moshe Shoham, Israel’s leading expert in MedTech robotics and one of the world’s leading startup entrepreneurs, spoke about this revolutionary field representing a major opportunity to venture investors. Prof. Shoham’s Technion lab produced Mazor Robotics Ltd. ($1.6 billion acquisition), Microbot Medical (major IPO in 2016), Diagnostic Robotics ($26 million raised) and currently Tamar Robotics, an OurCrowd portfolio company. Tamar is developing the first surgical robotic system that can perform highly accurate, minimally invasive, brain mass removal surgery, and has already proven successful in lab studies. 

    April 12, 2021

    The $37B Market About to be Disrupted by Fertility Tech

    A key pandemic-driven trend is the acceleration of the fertility tech sector, including egg freezing and IVF, with a market predicted to be worth $37+ billion dollars in less than 10 years. Hear from Claire Tomkins, PhD, founder and CEO of Future Family, on the category potential and her startup’s disruptive solution. Future Family is the first company to bring together financing, technology, and concierge care in an easy-to-use online platform. With established revenues and growth, Future Family is a leading example of next-gen FinTech, which will provide customized solutions for specific verticals.

    March 10, 2021

    The Next Big Thing in AI: Spatial Computing

    These purveyors of advanced startup tech technology reveal how they’re both driving and leveraging the spatial computing revolution, which will bring human-machine and machine-machine interactions to new levels of efficiency in industry, health care, transportation and the home.

    ByondXR, Edgybees, TetaVi and Mikio Iwamura, Director, Wireless Research Group, NTT Docomo.

    Moderated by Liat Sverdlov, Investment Partner, OurCrowd.

    February 17 & 18, 2021

    Innovation in 2021: The View from Israel and Japan

    Over the past decade the number of Israel/Japan investment deals has increased three-fold. OurCrowd together with the Israeli top law firm Herzog, Fox Neeman will delve into what is behind this staggering growth and how we can ensure it continues to the benefit of both countries. Leading professionals working in the regions will join a panel to present the current tech landscapes in both Israel and Japan, discuss key factors for successful collaboration in the business world and what we can expect for the future of innovation in Israel and Japan.

    January 20, 2021

    How AgTech Protects Our Food Supply in a Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic has further weakened a global food supply chain already under strain from increasing population and climate change. Startup technology is increasing farmers’ yields, easing distribution and enhancing irrigation, creating unprecedented opportunities for investment in fast-growing AgTech companies. Hear directly from the startup entrepreneurs at the forefront- Consumer Physics, CropX, Tevel and Trellis.ai.

    This webinar is for accredited investors only. To access this webinar and more join ourcrowd.com

    If you are already an OurCrowd investor contact your OurCrowd Rep for access to this webinar.

    October 20, 2020

    UAE Tech Investment Landscape: Introduction for the Israeli Ecosystem

    OurCrowd, Israel’s most active startup investment platform, partnered with Emirates Angels, the leading Emirati angel investment association, to provide a unique overview of the current trends, players, and opportunities related to the tech landscape in the United Arab Emirates. Senior United Arab Emirates investment professionals, top entrepreneurs and government officials, discuss the UAE innovation ecosystem and its key sectors. 

    October 13, 2020

    Israel Tech Investment Landscape : Introduction to the UAE Investor 

    OurCrowd provides a unique overview of the current trends, players, and opportunities related to tech investment in Israel. Participants will hear from OurCrowd investing professionals experienced in doing business with the UAE, as well as from top startup entrepreneurs, about the Israeli innovation ecosystem, key sectors such as AI, Healthcare, and Mobility, and practical investment insights. Co-Hosted by Emirates Angels www.emiratesangels.org

    September 22, 2020

    AI to the Rescue : How Startup Technology is Reinventing the Hospital 

    Top MedTech entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and investors explore the revolution in healthcare services being driven by artificial intelligence. Featuring exclusive insights and actionable ideas from speakers including the CEO of Sight Diagnostics, on the heels of its $71m funding news, and the Israel head of Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of the $110 billion Koch Industries, to discuss their investment in Sight Diagnostics, as well as the Chief Innovation Officer of Sheba Medical Center, an acknowledged world leader in MedTech.

    September 9, 2020

    Investing in Disruptive Food Tech Companies

    A live discussion featuring two leading industry experts on investing in breakout Food Tech companies, and the impact of COVID-19 on the food sector.

    August 18, 2020

    Cartica webinar with Karl Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Continental

    An exclusive webinar with Karl Thomas Neumann, whom together with Igal Raichelgauz, Cartica’s CEO, will be elaborating on the prospects of Cartica.

    This webinar is for accredited investors only. To access this webinar and more join ourcrowd.com

    If you are already an OurCrowd investor, you can find the webinar here.

    August 17, 2020

    Protecting Your Data Encryption in the Age of Quantum Computing

    Hear a live discussion on quantum technology and how it will impact our future with Dr. Tal David, PhD, Head, Israel National Quantum Initiative and Professor Hagai Eisenberg, QuantLR CSO.

    August 12, 2020

    Digital Health – What Will Stay & What Will Get Left Behind?

    OurCowd’s senior proffessionals and digital health portfolio presents what will remain two years from today after the rapid acceleration of digital health technologies we’ve experienced through COVID-19.

    July 9, 2020

    The Post-COVID Corporation: How Pandemic-Driven Innovation Will Change Everything

    OurCrowd analysts discussing how COVID-19 is shaping new tech for healthcare, air travel, retail, financial services,
    energy and supply chain, to illustrate why corporate investing in innovation is critical at times of crisis.

    Hear from top OurCrowd analysts and Freightos to see how different sectors are adapting to a post pandemic world. 

    May 27, 2020

    IoT Cybersecurtiy & Financial Crime: The New World of COVID-19

    With the tremendous shift of work, play, and essential business processes online, threats to data and privacy have exploded.

    Experts from some of the leading cybersecurity companies in the world explore the challenges for protecting organizations and individuals alike from attack.

    With insights from CyberX, Nanolock, IXDen, and ThetaRay, this is an essential webinar for CISOs and anyone interested in the state of the art and what’s next.

    May 21, 2020

    The Future of Aviation: Innovation in a Post-Pandemic World

    Biosecurity, robotic ticket counters, and plane sterilization are just some of the new prospects facing air passengers and businesses alike. Experts from OurCrowd and leading startups explore the challenges and opportunities, how the industry will change, and how breakthrough technologies will help it get to the destination.

    With insights from Juganu, VocalZoom and SeeTrue, this is an essential webinar for anyone interested in the state of the art and what’s next.

    May 20, 2020

    Cybersecurity & Insecurity: The New World of COVID-19

    As organizations increasingly move their business processes online, threats to data and privacy have exploded. Experts from some of the leading cybersecurity companies in the world explore the challenges for organizations protecting themselves and their clients from attack.

    With insights from Sixgill, Morphisec, Perception Point, ITsMine, and Hubsecurity, this is an essential webinar for CISOs and anyone interested in the state of the art and what’s next.

    May 14, 2020

    השקעות הון הסיכון בשעת משבר: תמונת מצב עכשווית והזדמנויות השקעה בזמן הקורונה

    קרן הון הסיכון הגדולה והפעילה ביותר בישראל מזמינה אותך להכיר לעומק את עולם ההזדמנויות והאתגרים שמציבה בפנינו מגפת הקורונה.
    צוות מומחים מתוך ההנהלה הבכירה של OurCrowd יספקו מבט מבפנים על עולם ההון סיכון, שוק ההון וההשקעות בסטארט-אפים שמפתחים מענה טכנולוגי למגפה באמצעות ייצור חיסונים ותרופות, התרחקות חברתית, עבודה מהבית ועוד. כמובן שיהיה זמן לשאול שאלות ולהתייעץ.

    This webinar is for accredited investors only. To access this webinar and more join ourcrowd.com

    If you are already an OurCrowd investor please contact your investor rep to watch this webinar in Hebrew.

    April 27, 2020

    Israel’s Response to Covid-19: Government, Healthcare, and Technology on the Frontlines

    Often looked to for leadership in such areas as cybersecurity, defence, and chip design, Israel’s response to the coronavirus has brought it attention from around the world. Early and strong measures by the state and innovative application of startup technologies seem to be holding the pandemic at bay.

    In cooperation with the Israel Ministry of Economy, this important webinar features government representatives, VCs and medtech entrepreneurs showing how innovation is tackling the biggest global crisis in almost a century.

    April 22, 2020

    Learn more about startups on the coronavirus frontlines – and how to get involved.

    Finding the Tube Among the Tumultuous Waves: Navigating Startup Investments Through the Corona Crisis

    The Impact of Coronovirus on Startups & OurCrowd’s Next Steps

    With Jon Medved, Founder & CEO of OurCrowd, along with several OurCrowd executives. The team discussed medical updates, implications on the market, portfolio company progress and more.

    March 19, 2020