OurCrowd Founder & CEO, Jonathan Medved
Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post (2007) "one of Israel's leading high-tech venture capitalists". In the 2008 NY Times Supplement "Israel at 60" Medved was named one of the top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel. Medved is the founder and CEO of Our Crowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors and angels. OurCrowd has $1.4B in commitments and has made investments in 200 companies and funds and 30 exits since its launch in February 2013. OurCrowd exits include: Jump Bikes sold to Uber, Briefcam sold to Canon, Argus sold to Continental, Crosswise sold to Oracle, and Replay sold to Intel. Bloomberg Business Week said in the May 7, 2015 edition that "OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world right now". TheStreet.com described OurCrowd as "Crowdfunding for Real Investors". Prior to OurCrowd, Medved was the co-founder and CEO of Vringo (Nasdaq: VRNG) and the co-founder and General Partner of Israel Seed Partners, with $262M under management. On this episode, Jonathan shares his one way ticket to Israel in 2048 (on the country’s 100th birthday). Jonathan also shares his thoughts on a changing and vibrant new Middle East, trends coming out of the region, and shares why he turns off all technology on the Sabbath. Jonathan is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back. Their destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Former Senator, Joe Lieberman; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.