ORIX Corporation’s US$60 Million Investment in OurCrowd


Harneys advised on ORIX Corporation’s first collaboration with Israeli venture capitalist start-up OurCrowd.

Under the terms of the agreement, ORIX and OurCrowd will collaborate in agreed focus areas and will establish financial products and investment opportunities suited for the Japanese and global markets. This will include curated access to both venture capital funds and individual portfolio companies on a deal-by-deal basis.

Over the past several years, Japan-Israel trade has increased significantly with Japan becoming one of the largest investors in Israeli tech and with over 90 Japanese companies now active in Israel. ORIX and OurCrowd will work to further increase cooperation between the two countries and enhance opportunities for Israeli startups throughout Asia.

OurCrowd Ltd. provides online investment services. The Firm offers an equity-based crowdfunding platform for investors to provide funding. The Firm primarily targets Israel, but also makes investments globally.

ORIX Corporation is a Japanese diversified financial services group headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan. It offers leasing, lending, rentals, life insurance, real estate financing and development, venture capital, investment and retail banking, commodities funds and securities brokering.

The Harneys team was led by Philip Graham (Picture), Global Head of Investment Funds and Regulatory group.

Involved fees earner: Philip Graham – Harneys;

Law Firms: Harneys;

Clients: ORIX Corporation;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti.