Not rendering correctly? View this email as a web page here.
OurCrowd Weekly Newsletter

Startup Roundup

Hybrid cloud software startup, Velostrata, raises $14M 

Israeli startup Velostrata, which provides on-demand hybrid cloud software, announced that it has raised $14 million in Series A funding. The company plans to use the funding to further develop the product and expand sales, marketing, and support teams in North America and Europe. Velostrata says it has developed the industry’s first real-time hybrid cloud solution that streams production workloads to and from the cloud in minutes. Learn more.

OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News


BioCatch featured in 


Webydo featured in

Times of Israel


OurCrowd featured in

BillGuard featured in

TIME Magazine


Covertix featured in

Global Security Mag

Bizzabo featured in

The Huffington Post


Join us in Jerusalem, Israel | January 25-26, 2016
For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

Want to learn more about investing in startups?

Self-education is the first step to successful startup investing. With this eBook, familiarize yourself with  basic terminology, tips and strategies to help you begin building your portfolio.

Download eBook

OurCrowd Events

Chicago, IL

mPrest investor breakfast

August 31st, 2015

Accredited investors only

Reserve your seat

Toronto, Canada

mPrest investor reception

August 31st, 2015

Accredited investors only

Reserve your seat

Montreal, Canada

mPrest investor reception

September 1st, 2015

Accredited investors only

Reserve your seat

London, UK

Investor event w/ Cimagine

September 4th, 2015

For more information

Please click here

Technology Corner

College kids can’t live without this Israeli app

At some American colleges, as much as 99% of the student population uses Tapingo, the Israeli mobile commerce app for ordering on-the-go from any food establishment on campus. Since 2012, Tapingo has partnered with about 100 campuses across the US and Canada. Half a million users (students, faculty and staff) rely on the app two to five times per week to get their chow with minimal effort, accounting for nearly half of all food orders placed on participating campuses. Learn more.


If you’re an accredited investor and interested in investing in some of Israel’s most exciting startups, please register at OurCrowd.

Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

At the heart of Israeli cyber, a Check Point brotherhood of founders

In February, Check Point Software Technologies, the flagship of Israel’s information security industry, announced it was buying the Israeli startup Hyperwise Security. The backstory to the deal was the three founders of the startup, all veterans of the elite Israel Defense Forces intelligence unit 8200. Starting up their company just two years earlier with an investment of only $2 million, they became millionaires when they sold their company for what was rumored to be as much as $80 million. Meet the founders.

Bizzabo CEO Eran Ben-Shushan shares insights on startup success

Bizzabo is an event success platform that was started in 2012. Back then, CEO Eran Ben-Shushan never dreamed the company would make it to the level that it is today. They listened to their customers and developed a solution that makes it possible to have a hotspot for big events. Hear from Eran.

Women in Wireless: New movement for gender equality in the Startup Nation

Recently, several organizations have popped up in the Startup Nation, where they focus on bringing top women to tell their story to an audience who is ready to listen and learn from their successes. Women in Wireless' Israeli chapter is one example of an organization working to empower women. Learn more.

OurCrowd's News Nuggets

News_NuggetsTravelersBox helps travelers convert foreign currency in airports (Geektime)
Israel’s SQream Technologies uses big data to save lives (Israel21c)
Israeli founder of SimilarWeb thinks really, really big (Business Insider)
Israeli SaaS company, dapulse, raises $2.6M (Globes)
Top five Israeli web design startups (Times of Israel)