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In the News: What’s our role in helping the SEC?

Can you imagine playing a role in helping the Security Exchange Commission? Actually, we do have a role to play. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has proposed allowing more people to invest in early-stage companies – which would herald a long-overdue democratization of the market. Simplifying, harmonizing and improving the exempt offering framework, as the SEC proposed in March, will promote capital formation in unlisted companies while preserving and even enhancing important investor protections. Together, these steps will unleash huge untapped reserves, enabling tomorrow’s technologies to grow faster, for the benefit of all. Read more from my latest article in Investors on the Frontlines, and subscribe for upcoming editions. Will the Startup Nation bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic? I was happy to be among other voices across the Israeli VC landscape giving our perspectives in the recent issue of Newsweek.   Top Tech News With a 139% rise on its first day of trading, our inspiring portfolio company Lemonade became 2020’s best IPO debut after the mobile-based insurance startup’s stock soared from its offer price on the New York...

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In the News: Here’s what we’re watching and reading this week

Did you watch it live? Last week’s OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference brought together thousands of top investors, entrepreneurs, VCs, corporate executives, and government officials from over 90 countries to hear from experts and discuss how pandemic innovation will guide us to a better future. Watch what you missed from industry leaders presenting healthcare and investment insights, as well as recorded breakouts with startup CEOs and topic experts. What comes next? At the conference we discussed the top 10 tech trends affecting society in light of the pandemic. See our predictions for what the future brings, and read further coverage on the trends in Forbes and ISRAEL21c. Read more about pandemic investment and conference takeaways in NoCamels’ coverage of the event.  On a similar note, I believe that tech startups are battling today’s biggest global challenges – and behind many of the world’s leading companies are their investors, supporting their leadership and innovation on the frontlines. Subscribe here to my new LinkedIn newsletter, “Investors on the Frontlines”, and catch up on the first article: Investing in the New Normal. Top...

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In the News: Join leading medical & business experts for June 22 pandemic innovation conference

Speakers announced for the upcoming OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on Monday, June 22; to name a few: Dr. Paul Rothman, CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine Professor Joseph M. Jacobson, Head, MIT Molecular Machines Research Group Dr. Ruth Atherton, Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Sigal Kremer-Tal, MD, Chief Clinical and Regulatory Officer, MigVax (leading vaccine startup) See more featured speakers, plus agenda preview. The online conference will explore the latest technological solutions to the coronavirus crisis, including vaccination, treatment, diagnostics and prevention of the disease. The sessions will also cover non-healthcare innovations addressing the changing nature of work and life brought about by the ‘Pandemic Pivot’ occurring in the global economy.  Top Tech News Insurtech leader Lemonade files for an IPO in New York, targeting $100 million. More great news from leading Israeli coronavirus vaccine developer MigVax – welcome to the Board of Directors, Eyal Desheh (previously CFO of leading Israeli companies Check Point and Teva Pharmaceuticals). MagniLEARN, another emerging star from Labs/02: The Israeli method that could teach China to speak English.  Shouldn’t there be better tools and technology today to know what...

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In the News: Fight the pandemic? Here’s how

Together, we must plan for future pandemics because this story is just beginning. That is why last week, we announced the launch of OurCrowd’s Pandemic Innovation Fund. Entrepreneurs are developing vaccines, treatments and other tech advancements in response to the virus but many lack the required funds. Listen to my interview with Trey Yingst of Fox News on how OurCrowd’s Pandemic Innovation Fund can support them. We plan to raise $100 million for investment in urgent technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies. Read more in my latest article. Join us online for the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on June 22nd, as we take a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities created by the pandemic crisis, spotlighting breakthrough technologies addressing everything from prevention and cure to social distancing and food supply.  Meanwhile, if you’d like a taste of what the June 22nd conference will bring, join us this Thursday, June 11th, to hear from leading FoodTech companies on how we will be feeding the world after COVID-19....

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In the News: Hand sanitizer for the nose? Trials for new COVID-19 treatment

How are breakthrough technologies overcoming coronavirus challenges – from prevention and cure to social distancing and food supply? What will the tech investing world look like in the future? Join us as we bring together the global tech ecosystem – online, and address these topics on June 22nd at the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference, which will be streamed twice to accommodate global participants. Register now. You’ve used hand sanitizer – can a ‘hand sanitizer for the nose’ be next? Watch this CTV news feature about the potential COVID-19 “game-changer” by SaNOtize, and the Phase II trials of the company’s nitric oxide nasal spray to determine if it can kill the virus in the upper airway before it can spread to the lungs. CTV News reports: “If the trial shows SaNOtize reduces the symptoms and duration of COVID-19 and it’s approved by Health Canada, the company hopes it can be sold at pharmacies until a vaccine is found.” We’re re-investing in SaNOtize now – learn more. Top Tech News Trying to sell your car? Read 3 tips and 1 way to...

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