The Israeli equity crowdfunding venture OurCrowd has launched a new campaign called “What’s The Big Idea.” The campaign is intended to showcase the many new ideas that have come from the Israeli high tech sector in recent years.
The initiative has a new website, Israelideas.com, and the tag #What’sYourBigIdea? The site’s front page highlights a new company called BioBee, which produces natural predators that destroy pests that harm crops, and a 3D printing company.
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What’s The Big Idea declares that, “By showcasing some of the world-changing ideas that have sprouted from Israel throughout the years, OurCrowd wishes to inspire others to share these ideas in order to inspire their own. Sharing one idea might enable another to establish the finishing touches on their big thought, or signal to someone with dream-enabling resources that there’s a great idea out there. Through images, podcasts, videos, and text, we’re going to be posting with a purpose; to inspire your passion.”
Our Crowd, established in 2012 and led by CEO Jonathan Medved, differs from the standard crowd funding organization in that it allows accredited investors only invest in startups, going as far as sourcing potential investment deals, performing due diligence on the company and at the same time leading every investment project with an investment of their own capital.
Since its founding OurCrowd members have raised close to $25 million for the 33 companies it has taken under their wing in Israel.