Founder & CEO
Jon Medved is the founder and CEO of OurCrowd, an equity-based crowdfunding platform, built exclusively for a select group of accredited investors to provide venture capital funding for Israeli (and later global) venture capital start-ups. The Washington Post described him as "one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists".
Jon has invested in over 100 Israeli startup companies, helping 12 of them to get to valuations in excess of $100 Million dollars. He was the co-founder and until recently the CEO of Vringo, a leader in mobile social applications which went public in June 2010. Prior to Vringo, he was the founder and general partner of Israel Seed Partners (a $260M Israeli venture capital fund). At Israel Seed he led a number of successful investments and served as a Director on the Board of several portfolio companies including: Compugen (Nasdaq: CGEN), Business Layers (acquired by Netegrity, Nasdaq: NETE), Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom, Nasdaq BRCM), Answers.com (Nasdaq ANSW, acquired by Summit), Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel, Nasdaq ALU), and Xtellus (acquired by Oclaro, OCLR).
Between 1982 and 1990, he was a founder and the EVP of Marketing and Sales at Meret Optical Communications. Meret was acquired by the Amoco Corporation (NYSE: AN) in 1990. He was also part of the founding management team at Accent Software (Nasdaq: ACNTF), a leader in multilingual software where he served as EVP of Marketing and Sales in 1993-1994.