OurCrowd Appoints Roland Wee as Managing Director to Lead Asia Expansion

14-Nov-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 7:00 AM Print This Post

Former Managing Director at HSBC brings 20 years of experience to
further expand equity crowdfunding in Asia

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OurCrowd,
the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, today announced the
appointment of Mr. Roland Wee as Managing Director of the company’s Asia
operations. Roland will serve as a key addition to its senior leadership
team to spearhead its continued growth and success in the region.

Prior to joining OurCrowd, Roland served as Managing Director at HSBC
and CEO of HSBC Securities Singapore. He brings 20 years of experience
in financial markets, with a broad background in various capacities – as
an analyst in the technology sector, as a fund manager, and most
recently in HSBC management roles over the past 12 years. In his latest
capacity, Roland directed a team of sales people, traders, and dealers,
while working closely with a research team based in Singapore. Together,
they put forward investment ideas for institutional fund managers,
executed the trades in the global equity markets and also arranged large
IPOs and equity placements.

“Roland brings a unique combination of experience, insight, creative
energy, and vision to our team,” said Denes Ban, Managing Partner,
OurCrowd Asia. “While we are extremely proud of the rapid rate of growth
we have achieved this past year in Singapore, ASEAN, and throughout the
region, we also recognize the tremendous untapped opportunity across
Asia and around the world for our unique model, synthesizing the best of
venture capital with a broad-based platform for all accredited
investors. I am confident that Roland is the ideal leader to help us
realize this enormous potential in 2018 and beyond.”

Roland Wee, Managing Director, OurCrowd Asia said, “Financial innovation
is taking place at a breathtaking pace. I firmly believe that the
platform Jon Medved and team have built at OurCrowd will have a huge
impact by broadening investor access to the exciting private market for
innovative companies. I am honored that they have allowed me to be part
of the team to continue turning this dream into a reality for all of us.”

Since launching in 2013, OurCrowd has raised over US$500 million for
over 130 startups and 14 funds from thousands of active investors on its
global platform. The Israel-based firm has formally launched strategic
partnerships in the past 18 months with esteemed financial institutions
including United Overseas Bank in Singapore, Shanghai Commercial Savings
Bank in Taiwan, Citic Pacific in Hong Kong, Reliance Private Client in
India, and National Australia Bank, who, in addition to partners such as
Singapore’s Sassoon Investment Corporation and dozens of other worldwide
distribution channels, offer OurCrowd’s exclusive opportunities and
bespoke investment products to their retail and private wealth clients.

“Once again, our 2017 results have taken the industry by surprise, as we
continue to exceed expectations and achieve unprecedented milestones,”
said Jon Medved, OurCrowd CEO. “Our proven ability to scale and our
future outlook has never been stronger, and attracting top tier talent
such as Roland sets us up for even greater outcomes in the coming stage
of our evolution. We are thrilled to welcome Roland to our strong senior
management group and look forward to forging a powerful future for
OurCrowd in Asia.”

OurCrowd will be participating at the Singapore
Fintech Festival,
Nov 13th-17th

Roland Wee, Managing Director, OurCrowd Asia will speak on Tues.
Nov. 14th at 4pm on “The ICO Boom: Venture Capital Disruptor
or Scam?” / Location: The Cloud, Exhibition Hall, Hall 1, Singapore Expo

Denes Ban, Managing Partner, OurCrowd Asia will speak Thur. Nov 16th
at 3:10pm on Capital Markets / Location: The Deloitte Stage, Singapore
Expo Convention Centre, Halls 1-3

Notes to Editors

About OurCrowd: OurCrowd is the leading global equity
crowdfunding platform for accredited investors. Managed by a team of
seasoned investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon
Medved, OurCrowd vets and selects opportunities, invests its own
capital, and brings companies to its accredited membership of global
investors. OurCrowd provides post-investment support to its portfolio
companies, assigns industry experts as mentors, and takes board seats.
The OurCrowd community consists of almost 20,000 accredited investors
from over 112 countries. OurCrowd has raised over US$500M and invested
in 130 portfolio companies and funds. To join OurCrowd as an accredited
investor visit http://www.ourcrowd.com and
click “Join.”

The 2018 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, Feb. 1, 2018, in Jerusalem,
Israel, is the largest equity crowdfunding event in the world, and the
largest investor event in the entire Middle East. The event will bring
together Corporate partners like GE, Honda, DuPont, Siemens, Samsung,
and more, along with entrepreneurs, global delegations from over 50
countries, industry leaders and members of the press from all over the
world. 10,000 guests expected to register. Learn more at summit.ourcrowd.com

For Press Materials: http://blog.ourcrowd.com/rolandwee

Contacts

Press contact:
OurCrowd
Leah Stern
U.K.:
+44-747-0196826 / US: +1-703-626-4310 / Israel: +972-54-341-4861
E: [email protected]

 


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