Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd added Alec Ellison, former Vice Chairman of Jefferies, LLC, and Chairman of the Technology Investment Banking group, to the Advisory Board.
Prior to Jefferies, Ellison was President of Broadview International (which Jefferies acquired). He began his banking career at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Ellison holds a B.A. from Yale and an M.B.A. from Harvard, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Founded in 2013 and led by CEO Jon Medved, OurCrowd is a global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors. It vets and selects opportunities, invests its own capital, and brings companies to its accredited membership of global investors.
OurCrowd also provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigns industry experts as mentors, and takes board seats.
The community of almost 15,000 investors from over 110 countries has invested over $300M into 100 portfolio companies and funds.
The platform has already had nine exits to date including two IPOs and seven acquisitions.
The company, which today has offices in seven countries raised $72m in Series C funding for its General Partner fund in September 2016.