OurCrowd founder and CEO Jon Medved spoke about crowdfunding at San Diego State University earlier this year. The video was recently just posted on YouTube the past week.
Medved actually was born in San Diego. His father was a professor of physics at SDSU so this was a bit of a coming home trip for him.
Medved talks about OurCrowd and his global perspective on equity crowdfunding. Definitely worth a watch.
Li Ka-Shing who is ranked as Asia’s wealthiest man according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of $28.8 billion, was recently photographed scrambling artificial eggs. For a man with that much money you may indeed be asking yourself why, but these eggs have been produced by a company called Hamton Creek, a Silicon valley startup. The CEO in the photo pictured with Li Ka-Shing is Josh Tetrick who has just received US$ 23 million in a round of investment from Li. The company is now planning a major expansion into the Asian market. The company aims to reduce costs significantly in the egg market by introducung the lower cost substitute. The interesting thing about this deal is not just the nature of the business but the growing trend in which Silicon Valley start ups are now going over to Asia to seek new funding and tap wider markets. This trend happened over the last 10 years in which startups from the valley targeted Europe and European investment.