Denes Ban is a Managing Partner at OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform and venture capital fund. OurCrowd is “one of the largest [equity] crowdfunding organizations on the planet” according to Forbes, having raised over $800M for over 150 portfolio companies and 12 funds since its launch in February 2013. According to Bloomberg Business week “OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world.” Denes also serves as CEO of OurCrowd’s Asian operations.
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, the Singapore Fintech Festival, 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.