Managing Partner, OurCrowd
Denes Ban is a Managing Partner at OurCrowd, the leading Global Equity Crowdfunding platform and Venture Capital fund. OurCrowd is “one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet,” according to Forbes, having raised over $650M for over 130 portfolio companies and 10 funds since its launch in 2013. According to Bloomberg Business week “OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world.”
As a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, Denes has invested in over 30 companies and founded a number of start-ups in the past decade, including funding and selling an HR company and co-founding PocketGuide, a TechCrunch Europe winner and the world’s leading travel app for 150 cities, with millions of users. Exits include: Argus (acquired by Continental), Replay (acquired by Intel), Crosswise (acquired by Oracle), Nanorep (acquired by Logmein) and Rewalk (Nasdaq: RWLK).
Denes has dedicated more than ten years to fostering growth, training and shaping corporate strategy for companies around the globe, improving profitability of over 100 companies and training hundreds of CEOs and Founders around the world. He is a frequent speaker at leading international conferences and lectures at universities such as Harvard, Kellogg, Insead and CKGSB and is frequently featured in global business media including Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC, Geektimes and The Asian Wall Street Journal.
A respected community leader, Denes is closely involved with a number of philanthropy organizations and on Saturday nights you can find him playing blues and jazz with his band.