Managing Partner at OurCrowd
Denes Ban is a Managing Partner at OurCrowd, the leading Global Equity Crowdfunding platform and Venture Capital fund. OurCrowd is “one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet,” according to Forbes, having raised over $400M for over 100 portfolio companies since its launch in February 2013. According to Bloomberg Business week “OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world.”
As a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, Denes has invested in over 30 companies and founded a number of start-ups in the past decade, including funding and selling an HR company and co-founding PocketGuide, a TechCrunch Europe winner and the world’s leading travel app for 150 cities, with millions of users.
Exits include: Rewalk (Nasdaq: RWLK), Replay (acquired by Intel), Crosswise (acquired by Oracle), Nextpeer (acquired by Rakuten) and Billguard (acquired by Prosper).
Denes has dedicated more than ten years to fostering growth, training and shaping corporate strategy for companies around the globe, improving profitability of over 100 companies and training hundreds of CEOs and Founders around the world. He is a frequent speaker at leading international conferences and lectures at universities such as Harvard, Kellogg, Insead and CKGSB and is frequently interviewed by global business media including Forbes, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Geektimes.
A respected community leader, Denes is closely involved with a number of philanthropy organizations and on Saturday nights you can find him playing blues and jazz with his band.
OurCrowd is Israel’s leading Venture Capital fund and the world’s leading global equity crowdfunding platform. Managed by a team of seasoned investment professionals, OurCrowd vets and selects opportunities, invests its own capital and brings these companies to its network of global investors, family offices and MNCs. OurCrowd provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies and takes board seats. OurCrowd has invested $440M+ into 120 portfolio companies and funds, and has 13 exits in less than 4 years (including acquisitions by Oracle, Intel, Viber and Prosper, and IPO on NASDAQ).