GE Ventures Embraces Crowdfunding with OurCrowd Partnership

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GE Ventures Embraces Crowdfunding, Partners with OurCrowd — Earlier this week, another big player joined the crowdfunding ranks, as Israeli platform OurCrowd announced that it has signed a co-investment agreement with GE Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of GE. According to the agreement, GE Ventures will have the right to co-invest with OurCrowd in early stage companies on the platform.

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