The decision is based on OurCrowd's dedication to invest in Israel's greatest asset, its people.
Israel has become synonymous with startup technologies that change industries and improve people's lives throughout the world. This is largely due to the tireless efforts of entrepreneurs such as Medved, who has spearheaded OurCrowd to become one of the single largest investors in the Israeli tech ecosystem.
To date, OurCrowd has raised over $400M in 110+ companies, 70% of them Israeli.
In June 2013, OurCrowd became the first fund to require its Israeli companies to commit equity to a charitable cause, demonstrating its commitment to the nonprofit world in a notable way.
"OurCrowd's organizational leadership and practical application manifest the mission of the Be a Mensch Foundation, and make our efforts easier by the incorporation of positive values along with their investment goals," says Moshe Kaplan, M.D, CEO of the Mensch Foundation.
"I am honored to receive this award," says OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved. "I believe in what the Be a Mensch Foundation teaches: tolerance, respect, integrity, consideration, and human dignity as life goals. Their programs are committed to helping heal any rifts in Israeli society so that Israel can be a technologically as well as socially advanced population."
About Be A Mensch: The "Be A Mensch" organization beamensch.com is dedicated to bringing Israeli society together and infusing it with the positive values that are the key to personal and societal success. The "Be A Mensch" organization works towards a responsible, just, considerate, and integrity driven society, collaborating with partners across the social, political and religious spectrum in a variety of programs.
The Mensch Foundation dialogue program is based on the book "Be a Mensch-Why Good Character is the Key to a Life of Health, Happiness, Wealth and Love" (Gefen Press).
To learn more visit beamensch.com
About OurCrowd: OurCrowd is the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors. Managed by a team of seasoned investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved, OurCrowd vets and selects opportunities, invests its own capital, and brings companies to its accredited membership of global investors. OurCrowd provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigns industry experts as mentors, and takes board seats. The OurCrowd community of almost 17,000 investors from over 110 countries has invested over $400M into 110 portfolio companies and funds. OurCrowd already has thirteen exits to date, two IPO’s and eleven acquisitions. To join OurCrowd as an accredited investor visit http://www.ourcrowd.com and click “Join”.
Press contact: Moshe Kaplan, M.D, CEO of the Mensch Foundation
SOURCE The Be a Mensch Foundation