OurCrowd First hosted leading members of the Israeli VC community for an exclusive evening event- “The Gallery”.
The Gallery took place at “Bau.” an intimate venue overlooking the never-still Ayalon Highway that runs through Tel Aviv.
After a dinner reception, the audience heard opening remarks from Eduardo Shoval & Yori Nelken, the General Partners of OurCrowd First. They were followed by Jon Medved, Founder and CEO of OurCrowd, who talked about seed-stage investing in Israel.
Our keynote speaker, OurCrowd First Venture Partner Avi Reichental, gave a short presentation – “Harvesting The Upside of Disruption.”
The highlight of the evening was eight OurCrowd First portfolio companies each delivering a six-minute pitch to the audience of VCs and private investors.
Check out the facebook album from “The Gallery.”
The event included a panel in which OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved spoke on a panel alongside Israeli high-tech industry veterans including Dov Moran, Tal Barnoach and others.
The main item on the agenda was the Pitching Ring, where five early-stage startups selected by OurCrowd First over the past two months was given the opportunity to deliver a short pitch to the audience. OurCrowd First General Partner Yori Nelken introduced each of the five finalists to the stage.
“We are truly delighted to have renewed the successful partnership between OurCrowd First and our good friends at Credit Suisse this year, once again taking part in this wonderful and important event.
Last year, OurCrowd First diligently selected and presented to you five outstanding companies to participate in the Pitching Ring startup competition. This year we believe the bar has been raised; this year’s finalists represent Israeli entrepreneurship par excellence.”
-Yori Nelken, OurCrowd First