Crowdfunding has been growing rapidly in the past years. What began with on-line fundraising platforms for product-based ventures, quickly expanded to investments in startups, fundraising for artists, charitable projects etc. As part of this maturing process, various platforms found different niches and audiences.
One recent example in Israel is Crowdmii (Crowd-Made-in-Israel), which aims to become a gateway for Israel supporters all over the world (Jews and others) to Israeli innovative startups. Crowdmii was founded by Israeli-American businessman Chagai Stern, with investors such as Danny Federman and Yishai Fuchs. In the past year, the platform has been led by Assaf Luxembourg, a known pro-Israel activist and "Start-Up Nation" presenter.
The first campaign on Crowdmii was MyMDband, which developed lifesaving medical bracelets and which have been given to Holocaust survivors. Recently, Yosef Abramowitz's solar energy company Energiya Global started a campaign on Crowdmii to provide solar panels for an orphanage and hospital in South Sudan.
Crowdmii CEO Assaf Luxembourg said, "Israel-supporting organizations and communities around the world praise Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship, and are looking for ways to integrate them in their advocacy and Israel-support efforts. We call on them to embrace our campaigns and show not only how Israel helps the world, but also how the crowd can take an active part."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on January 25, 2016
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