ISRAEL INNOVATION SHOWCASE MODERATOR
Audrey Jacobs, Founding Partner, OurCrowd
Audrey Jacobs is a founding Partner at OurCrowd, a leading global VC hybrid marketplace investing platform. Based in Israel, OurCrowd allows accredited investors worldwide to identify, research and invest in leading startups in Israel and around the world. Audrey oversees the Americas activities, builds the investor community and leverages the investors' network to develop the OurCrowd portfolio companies.
A passionate entrepreneur advocate, public speaker and global community builder, Audrey has found online marketplace investing to be powerful path for startups to access capital and to expand globally as well as a market for investors to diversify their portfolio and invest in VC backed deals. Through her lectures at investment conferences, startup incubators and universities, she educates investors about the risk and reward of investing in early stage companies and entrepreneurs on how to raise capital.
Prior to OurCrowd, Audrey spent two decades building brands for technology companies with leading global public relations firms such as Porter Novelli. Audrey launched the US Israel Startup Nations Series to create partnerships and educate about the opportunities of investing in Israeli innovation. Audrey studied Finance at Columbia University, received an inaugural AltMBA from Seth Godin and was a Nahum Goldmann Fellow.