Denes Ban

Managing Partner, OurCrowd

Denes Ban

Managing Partner, OurCrowd

Denes Ban is a Managing Partner at OurCrowd, the leading global hybrid venture capital 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.

As a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, Denes has invested in over 40 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: Briefcam (acquired by Canon) Jump (acquired by Uber), Argus (acquired by Continental), Replay (acquired by Intel), Crosswise (acquired by Oracle), Nanorep (acquired by Logmein), Cimagine (acquired by Snap) and Rewalk (Nasdaq: RWLK).

Denes has dedicated more than 15 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.

Denes is a sought-after lecturer, by corporates, VC funds and universities including Harvard, Kellogg, NUS, INSEAD, CKGSB and Renmin, where he trains EMBA students, executives, entrepreneurs, corporates and Venture Capitalists in the techniques of raising capital, pitching product – and developing entrepreneurial skills. Denes has been a keynote speaker at numerous global conferences in Asia, including Hello Tomorrow in Korea (2017), the Singapore Fintech Festival (2017), Boao Forum for Asia, China Economic Forum and more. He is also frequently interviewed by global business media including CNBC, Forbes, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Geektime, and many more.

A respected community leader, Denes is closely involved with a number of philanthropic organizations and on Saturday nights you can find him playing blues and jazz with his band.

Session by Denes Ban

Panel Discussion 2: From Start-up to Scale-up: Investor–Investee Dialogue

12:00 – 12:45

Start-up Workshop

09:30 – 12:30
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