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T H E S T O R Y O F I S R A E L’ S B O O M I N G E N T R E P R E N E U R I A L ECOSYSTEM

F R O M S TA R T U P N AT I O N T O S C A L E U P N AT I O N


S TA R T U P S A T T H E H E A R T O F I S R A E L’ S E C O N O M Y

THE RISE OF I S R A E L’ S S TA R T U P ECONOMY


I S R A E L’ S B E C O M E A M A G N E T F O R I N V E S T M E N T C A P I TA L


I S R A E L’ S E C O N O M Y I S R A M P I N G

ISRAEL RAISED $600M IN Q3 — THE HIGHEST SINCE 2000


INVESTMENTS DRIVEN BY SUCCESS


ACCESS TO GLOBAL INVESTORS

I S R A E L’ S P R E S E N C E O N G L O B A L STOCK EXCHANGES


OUTPERFORMING GLOBAL MARKETS

L O C A L S T O C K M A R K E T ( TA S E ) RESILIENT DURING CRISES


ISRAELI M&A GROWING

I S R A E L G E T T I N G B E T T E R AT E X I T S


W H AT M A K E S I S R A E L “DIFFERENT”?


TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

• About 150 new

technologies are licensed from Israeli universities and R&D labs each year • Israeli tech transfer

companies generate over NIS 1B in royalties yearly


I S R A E L’ S # 2 I N S TA R T U P ECOSYSTEM IN THE WORLD


I S R A E L’ S G R E A T E S T R E S O U R C E I S I N G E N U I T Y

L A C K O F R E S O U R C E S C R E AT E S RESOURCEFULNESS


“If you’re going to the Middle East to look for oil, you can skip Israel. If you’re looking for brains, look no further.” –WARREN BUFFETT


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F R O M S TA R T U P N AT I O N T O S C A L E U P N AT I O N


LARGER M&A


A S P I R AT I O N S A R E E V O LV I N G "I think that we see maturity among entrepreneurs on the venture capital side too. The market here has become more experienced, which brings better results, and the technology markets are picking up. We are now simply seeing companies that start here have bigger ambitions.�

— RAVI MHATRE, LIGHTSPEED VENTURES


CASE STUDY NO.1: WIX


“Maybe it’s time for us to think about ourselves as a country going from a startup nation to a high-tech nation, where startup is the first step, but companies are still built in Israel, maintained in Israel and grow from Israel.” – W I X ’ S AV I S H A I A B R A H A M I


CASE STUDY NO.2: WAZE


ACCORDING TO A L LT H I N G S D :

• Google acquires Waze for

>$1 billion • Facebook acquisition talks

with Waze in May 2013 failed in part because of conflicts over whether or not the Waze team could remain in Israel


“This trend indicates that the Israeli hi-tech market has now come of age, and that individual local companies get to the exit line when they are much more mature.� -PWC ISRAEL EXITS REPORT

Fewer and bigger deals


“Israel needs to keep doing what it does. You are a nation of entrepreneurs with amazing capabilities here.” –WARREN BUFFETT


OURCROWD A B E T T E R W A Y T O I N V E S T I N I S R A E L I S TA R T U P S


FUNDING THE NEXT GEN OF SUCCESSFUL S TA R T U P S

• Since Feb 2013, invested in

over 30 startups • OurCrowd and our

community of investors have invested over $26M in these firms


“Crowdfunding is growing up.” – V E N T U R E B E AT


HOW IT WORKS • OC’s Diligence —> 100 companies/mo • OC makes an investment, publishes research materials to

website

• Opens the investment round to OC members • OC members can ask questions, do own diligence, invest

minimum of $10k/deal

• Post funding, OC shepherds companies through growth

curve


O C M O N T H LY D E A L F L O W P R O C E S S 100

INBOUND DEAL FLOW

25

1ST MEETINGS

10

DEEPER RESEARCH

5

DUE DILIGENCE

2-3

INVESTMENTS


OC TEAM JON MEDVED

STEVEN BLUMGART

WashPo: “One of Israel’s top VCs 12 exits > $100M Co-founder of VRNG Founder of Israel Seed Partners, $260M

Co-director of Glencore’s aluminium division Senior exec, management committee at Glencore 1998-2013

ELAN ZIVOTOFSKY

ZACK MILLER

15 years experience investing in Israel Former Head of Technology Banking, Lehman Brothers Israel Top ranked Israel equity analyst at Goldman Sachs

GADI MAZOR Serial Entrepreneur Founded 3 wireless companies Advisory board, Blackberry Talpiot 8200 Wireless advisor to US Senate

VP BizDev, SeekingAlpha Leadership positions with Lending Club, SigFig, Covestor Author, Tradestream your Way to Profits: Building a Killer Portfolio in the Age of Social Media (Wiley, 2010)

ROBBIE CITRON, CFO 25 years experience Partner, CFO of Jerusalem Global Ventures Financial Controller, Hanson PLC’s Israel branch


EMPOWERING GLOBAL INVESTORS WITH ACCESS T O I S R A E L I S TA R T U P S

• Investors from 19 countries • Global regulatory

compliance


NOT CROWDFUNDING, CROWDBUILDING

MENTORING PROGRAM


QUESTIONS?

• Check out www.ourcrowd.com • Contact Jeremy Pressman (jeremy@ourcrowd.com) or

Zack Miller (zack@ourcrowd.com)

From Start-up Nation to Scale-up Nation: Israel in 2014  

Israel's shown it's proficient at starting and building early-stage companies. It hasn't shown it can create larger, lasting multinational...