Founder & CEO @ OurCrowd
Jon is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and CEO of OurCrowd, an equity-crowdfunding platform for accredited investors & angels, investing in startups. OurCrowd has raised $400m since 2013. According to the Washington Post, Jon is “One of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists”, and according to Forbes, OurCrowd is “One of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet”. Bloomberg Business week calls OurCrowd “hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world.”
Jon has been both an entrepreneur and investor: He has been part of the founding teams at several successful Israeli startups, and as a venture and angel investor over the past two decades he invested in almost 200 startup companies, helping to bring 20 of them to values in excess of $100M. Jon has been an investor in 60 leading Israeli companies. Exits include: Shopping.com (acquired by Ebay), Compugen (Nasdaq: CGEN), Answers.com (Nasdaq: ANSW, acquired by Summit), Cyota (acquired by RSA/CA), Finjan (Nasdaq: FNJN ), Mobile Access (acquired by Corning), Tradeum (acquired by VerticalNet), Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom), Xacct (acquired by Amdocs), Business Layers (acquired by CA), Xtellus (acquired by Oclaro), and Digital Fuel (acquired by VMWare).
Jon lives in Jerusalem with his wife Jane and his four children and six grandchildren, where he collects rare single malts and loud Hawaiian shirts.