Audrey Jacobs is passionate about raising capital for start-ups and growing the entrepreneurial eco-system in Israel and other cities around the world. As a U.S. based marketing veteran of 25 years with top global firms, she has built businesses and brands for a wide range of clients in financial services, med-tech, high tech, life sciences and non profits.Today Audrey leverages her passions as the Vice President of OurCrowd Americas. OurCrowd, based in Israel, is the global leading equity crowdfunding platform; a venture capital – crowdfunding hybrid led by leading Israeli entrepreneur Jon Medved. OurCrowd allows individual accredited investors worldwide to identify, research and invest in leading startups in Israel and around the world. Audrey oversees the Western Hemisphere activities, managing the US team in New York, Chicago and California, building the investor community online and offline and leverages the investors’ network to development the OurCrowd portfolio companies.Since launching in Feb. 2013, Audrey built the OurCrowd Americas presence and drove the $47 million raised for 38 companies to date. She is on the road and on the run overseeing or participating in 150+ OurCrowd events or conferences in the Americas a year.An extraordinary fundraiser, powerful public speaker, PR maven and global community builder, Audrey has found equity crowdfunding to be the answer for start-ups to access capital and use the “crowd” to expand globally. Through her lectures at investment conferences and universities, she enthusiastically educates investors about the risk and reward of investing in early stage companies.Beyond building businesses, Audrey is committed to strengthening community and giving back to society. Her 20 years of non-profit leadership and fundraising for Jewish, Israel and business leadership programs has garnered her numerous awards and recognition.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Audrey Jacobs and other top speakers and celebrities.