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  • The Rise of Cyber-Crime and the Need for Security

    The Rise of Cyber-Crime and the Need for Security

    Recent years have seen strong growth in the cybersecurity market, which is expected to continue booming. Now worth about $122.45 billion, cybersecurity is expected to increase about 10% a year...

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  • Every Drop Counts: Saving Lives with Innovative Blood Diagnostic Technologies

    Every Drop Counts: Saving Lives with Innovative Blood Diagnostic Technologies

    Can blood be tested more quickly, conveniently, and inexpensively, in order to save lives? It’s a question of what tools and methods are used to accurately detect blood anomalies and differentiate...

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  • When the Chips are Up: Israel’s Burgeoning Semiconductor Industry Sees Exits Worth Billions

    When the Chips are Up: Israel’s Burgeoning Semiconductor Industry Sees Exits Worth Billions

    Israel’s history in the semiconductor industry started back in 1974, when Dov Frohman, one of Intel’s first employees and inventor of EPROM – the erasable, programmable, read-only memory chip that...

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  • A Deeper Look Into Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

    A Deeper Look Into Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

    This guest post was written by Shmuel Bornstein, a Business Development and Finance Associate at OurCrowd. Shmuel focuses on the secondary financing of OurCrowd’s portfolio companies. ——- With...

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  • Sharing is Caring: From Ownership to Collaborative Consumption in a Sharing Economy

    Sharing is Caring: From Ownership to Collaborative Consumption in a Sharing Economy

    Airbnb and Uber may have become household terms, but they are far from being the only successful players in the sharing economy, also known as the gig economy, the peer economy and collaborative...

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  • Meet the Startups Transforming the World of Finance [Infographic]

    Meet the Startups Transforming the World of Finance [Infographic]

    2016 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for startups and tech entrepreneurs in the wildly exciting and growing arena of financial technology, aka FinTech. In our fast-changing digital world,...

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  • Fighting Goliath: 5 Innovative Cancer Technologies Establish New Ways to Beat the Deadly Disease

    Fighting Goliath: 5 Innovative Cancer Technologies Establish New Ways to Beat the Deadly Disease

    2016 is turning into a year of many changes in science and medicine, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the field of cancer research. In January, US President Obama announced a “moonshot”...

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  • Introducing the new OurCrowd social investor app!

    Introducing the new OurCrowd social investor app!

    The team at OurCrowd is proud to announce the launch of our new social investor app! Yesterday, our Chief Product Officer Shai Ben-Tovim took the stage at Finovate Spring San Jose to present and...

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  • Not just another acquisition headline

    Not just another acquisition headline

    If you are like me — an innovation and entrepreneurship enthusiast — then you get excited when you read headlines about the latest acquisition of a startup by a large multinational corporation....

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  • Innovation Calling! OurCrowd’s Innovative MobileTech Portfolio [Infographic]

    Innovation Calling! OurCrowd’s Innovative MobileTech Portfolio [Infographic]

    The smartphone may be smart, but it’s no longer simply a phone. From consumer apps and hardware to enterprise software, mobile technologies and innovations are a leading focus area in startup...

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  • Anatomy of OurCrowd’s Innovative MedTech Portfolio [Infographic]

    Anatomy of OurCrowd’s Innovative MedTech Portfolio [Infographic]

    How do you feel today? Feeling good? Consider for a second your local hospital or doctor’s clinic: The ER, the OR, the lab, the tabletop devices, the drugs and wearables. With constant updates and...

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  • The road already traveled: Why invest in startup follow-on rounds?

    The road already traveled: Why invest in startup follow-on rounds?

    Today, access to quality investment opportunities are no longer a luxury reserved for the well-connected. Everything from startups to real estate development projects are now available to the...

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  • The million-dollar question: What kind of angel investor are you?

    The million-dollar question: What kind of angel investor are you?

    As an angel investor, you already likely know (or soon will) that there is a long list of young technology companies and enthusiastic entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas, ready to pitch to you in...

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  • Risk and Reward: The truth about diversification

    Risk and Reward: The truth about diversification

    It is a common misconception that investing in startups is for the uber-wealthy, venture capital and angel investing insiders; being exclusive and risky — an alternative asset class where losing...

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  • 5 Innovative Technologies Tackling Women’s Health Challenges

    5 Innovative Technologies Tackling Women’s Health Challenges

    In the United States, heart disease is the number one cause of death in women, responsible for about 1 in 4 female deaths. But only 54% of women realize this, and many are not diagnosed until it...

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  • Beyond tech: Why investors are bullish about internet startups

    Beyond tech: Why investors are bullish about internet startups

    In 2013, two American graduate school dropouts started a car-rental business in India with seven vehicles. Now, two years later, the company has a fleet of 1,800 cars. A seeming success by...

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  • Prevent Diabetes: A new way for 86M prediabetics to go off course

    Prevent Diabetes: A new way for 86M prediabetics to go off course

    While diabetes is undoubtedly a big problem, with 29.1 million diabetics in the US, approximately 60 million in Europe, and 371 million across the globe, there are considerably more people who...

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  • The Next Thing in Cybersecurity Innovation: Securing your future?

    The Next Thing in Cybersecurity Innovation: Securing your future?

    Imagine a sense of security on the internet, where the identity of website users is known and secure based on how fast or slow they swipe their fingers across the touchscreen of a phone or tablet,...

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  • The Democratization of Investing: OurCrowd’s 2015 Year In Review [Infographic]

    The Democratization of Investing: OurCrowd’s 2015 Year In Review [Infographic]

    In 2015, OurCrowd achieved groundbreaking figures investing in Israeli and global startups. OurCrowd has effectively disrupted and democratized the venture-capital space, offering accredited...

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  • Tell-all webinar: Why are these angels investing with online equity platforms?

    Tell-all webinar: Why are these angels investing with online equity platforms?

    In a quickly-growing industry, investors are faced with multiple choices when deciding to try a startup investing platform. It can be exciting and daunting as the platforms themselves differ...

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  • Australia’s role in the OurCrowd story1:59

    Australia’s role in the OurCrowd story

    OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved, Dan Bennett, and Nathan Cher at OurCrowd Australia's November 2015 Sydney event discussing equity crowdfunding and the growing ties between Australia and Israel's startup ecos

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  • Looking to Asia: The state of India’s startup ecosystem

    Looking to Asia: The state of India’s startup ecosystem

    If you follow tech news, you know that this year many in the industry are betting on India. The country is no longer synonymous with outsourcing and R&D, but with entrepreneurship, especially out...

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  • Internet of Things: The next wave of our connected world

    Internet of Things: The next wave of our connected world

    A system called the Iron Dome intercepts rockets before they can hit the ground, saving human lives. A farmer using an application called CropX sets his irrigation system to deliver more water to...

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  • These Companies are Shaping the Future of Corporate Innovation

    These Companies are Shaping the Future of Corporate Innovation

    By 2020, the laptop will take a backseat in importance to smartphones and wearable devices in the workplace, a recent study by Cisco said; in fact, today’s employees under the age of 35 already...

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  • The Future, presented by OurCrowd1:06

    The Future, presented by OurCrowd

    Together, we are building the future. Watch samples of the global startups that are building the tech that will power our future. From OurCrowd's 2016 Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem on January

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  • ABC Interview: Jon Medved on Australia, breaking barriers, and crowdfunding

    ABC Interview: Jon Medved on Australia, breaking barriers, and crowdfunding

    OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved was featured on Australian Broadcasting Company’s leading program “The Business.” In the interview, Jon discussed the proposed new Australian regulations on crowdfunding,...

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  • Game changers: 4 tech trends re-inventing the world of competitive sports

    Game changers: 4 tech trends re-inventing the world of competitive sports

    Back in 1994, we marveled at coaches being able to communicate with their quarterbacks through headsets embedded in helmets. By 2012, fans and players expected helmets to use technological...

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  • Storing up on knowledge: An expert Q&A panel on Israel’s data storage success

    Storing up on knowledge: An expert Q&A panel on Israel’s data storage success

    As technology advances, data size increases, maintaining endless buyer demand for scalable digital storage. Over the years, Israel has carved its place as the hub for leading storage solution...

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  • Q&A with Replay Technologies CEO and co-founder Oren Yogev

    Q&A with Replay Technologies CEO and co-founder Oren Yogev

    We went to watch Manchester United play during a lunch break […] During the match Aviv said he would like to see the game from the perspective of the ball, and we started making sketches and...

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  • Israeli Exits through the Years: The Data Storage Industry

    Israeli Exits through the Years: The Data Storage Industry

    Not for nothing is Israel the #2 startup ecosystem in the world — it has more high-tech startups and a larger venture capital industry per capita than any other country. Over the past few...

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  • OurCrowd's Portfolio Reserve1:23

    OurCrowd's Portfolio Reserve

    OurCrowd's portfolio reserve enables individual investors to build a robust portfolio of startup companies. Participating in the Portfolio Reserve can help manage some of the risk involved in startup

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  • Get Started in Startup Investing: OurCrowd’s free 8-day angel investing course

    Get Started in Startup Investing: OurCrowd’s free 8-day angel investing course

    Perhaps you’ve considered dipping your toes in angel investing, but weren’t...

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  • Impact Investing 101: How to generate social and environmental impact alongside financial return

    Impact Investing 101: How to generate social and environmental impact alongside financial return

    What is impact investing, anyway? It is becoming increasingly apparent that...

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  • ReWalk's Journey to IPO: Crowdfunding Success Story2:43

    ReWalk's Journey to IPO: Crowdfunding Success Story

    Israeli-founded ReWalk Robotics invented and manufactures an exoskeleton to help paraplegics walk again. In September 2014, ReWalk IPO'd on the NASDAQ. Here's the story of how an Israeli medtech start

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  • Putting the ‘ad’ in venture: Why investors are excited about the AdTech market

    Putting the ‘ad’ in venture: Why investors are excited about the AdTech market

    Have you ever been surprised to see an ad appear on your computer screen...

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  • NFL Hall of Fame in Jerusalem with ElMindA & OurCrowd2:43

    NFL Hall of Fame in Jerusalem with ElMindA & OurCrowd

    In June 2015, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft brought 19 NFL Hall of Famers to Israel. OurCrowd, along with the Jerusalem Authority, JNext, Mayor Nir Barkat and Ambassador Ron Dermer, hosted t

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  • Advocate marketing anytime, anywhere: Q&A with Influitive CEO and founder Mark Organ

    Advocate marketing anytime, anywhere: Q&A with Influitive CEO and founder Mark Organ

    On an exploration of what makes advocate communities tick, we recently...

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  • The Land of Milk, Honey, and Mythical Creatures: How to build a unicorn consumer company – from Israel

    The Land of Milk, Honey, and Mythical Creatures: How to build a unicorn consumer company – from Israel

    What does it take to build a unicorn in Israel? The term “unicorn” refers to...

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  • Conquering the Term Sheet: Everything you need to know about deal terms (Part 3)

    Conquering the Term Sheet: Everything you need to know about deal terms (Part 3)

    Yesterday, we held the 3rd installment of OurCrowd’s 3-part educational...

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  • Conquering the Term Sheet: Everything you need to know about deal terms (Part 2)

    Conquering the Term Sheet: Everything you need to know about deal terms (Part 2)

    Yesterday, we held the 2nd installment of OurCrowd’s educational series on...

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  • Conquering the Term Sheet: Everything you need to know about deal terms (Part 1)

    Conquering the Term Sheet: Everything you need to know about deal terms (Part 1)

    Want to learn how professional investors analyze and construct terms and...

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  • OurCrowd First: Bringing seed-stage investment to the OurCrowd investor community

    OurCrowd First: Bringing seed-stage investment to the OurCrowd investor community

    OurCrowd is proud to announce the launch of its first fund, OurCrowd First,...

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  • “Tear down this wall!” How crowdfunding is changing the world

    “Tear down this wall!” How crowdfunding is changing the world

    One of the greatest benefits of the internet age has been the breaking down...

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  • Why Israel? Representative Alan Clemmons talks tech with OurCrowd2:20

    Why Israel? Representative Alan Clemmons talks tech with OurCrowd

    Congressman Alan Clemmons of South Carolina joined OurCrowd at the Global Investor Summit to learn about Israeli startup investment opportunities. Here he discusses why Israeli tech is respected and w

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  • The Changing Relationship Between Investors and Investments

    The Changing Relationship Between Investors and Investments

    Meet OurCrowd’s new President, Anthony DeChellis, who featured in the...

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  • Get your copy: The smart investor’s guide to cybersecurity

    Get your copy: The smart investor’s guide to cybersecurity

    It seems every week we’re haunted by news of a serious hacking incident at a...

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  • The World’s Top 10 Innovative Israeli Companies of 2015 | Fast Company

    The World’s Top 10 Innovative Israeli Companies of 2015 | Fast Company

    Each year, award-winning tech magazine Fast Company spends months gathering...

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  • Ultimate Investors Playbook

    Ultimate Investors Playbook

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  • Investment Trends: Where to invest your attention in 2015

    Investment Trends: Where to invest your attention in 2015

    With 2015 underway, smart investors are already planning their portfolio...

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  • The Guide to Successful Startup Investing

    The Guide to Successful Startup Investing

    OurCrowd's Guide to Successful Startup Investing

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  • This Week in Crowdfunding: Is Crowdfunding the Perfect Way to Invest in Medical Tech? With Jared Iverson of Healthfundr

    This Week in Crowdfunding: Is Crowdfunding the Perfect Way to Invest in Medical Tech? With Jared Iverson of Healthfundr

    This Week in Crowdfunding is a newly launched podcast series hosted by...

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  • How to Invest in Israel

    How to Invest in Israel

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  • Iron Dome & Beyond: Shaping the next gen of Israeli innovation (OCGlobal 2014)43:01

    Iron Dome & Beyond: Shaping the next gen of Israeli innovation (OCGlobal 2014)

    After an intense month this past summer, Israel's Iron Dome technology once again stood the test of war. At OurCrowd's Global Investor Summit 2014, Brig. Gen. Dr. Daniel Gold, Inventor of the Iron Dom

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  • Recipe for Retail Sector Success: Q&A with Andrew Heyer, Jamba Juice Investor, Mistral Equity Partners CEO

    Recipe for Retail Sector Success: Q&A with Andrew Heyer, Jamba Juice Investor, Mistral Equity Partners CEO

    What’s the recipe for success investing in the retail and consumer sectors?...

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  • Cashing in: How to make money investing in startups58:59

    Cashing in: How to make money investing in startups

    Join Zack Miller, Head of the Investor Community at OurCrowd, and David Stark, Investment Associate at OurCrowd, as they discuss the investment strategies necessary to build and maintain a successful

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  • Don’t believe these 4 myths about equity crowdfunding

    Don’t believe these 4 myths about equity crowdfunding

    Equity crowdfunding is quickly finding its legs. For 2014, we estimated...

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  • PulmOne MiniBox Overview2:50

    PulmOne MiniBox Overview

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  • PulmOne MiniBox Overview (UNEDITED)5:05

    PulmOne MiniBox Overview (UNEDITED)

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  • Personal invitation to the 2017 Global Investor Summit1:29

    Personal invitation to the 2017 Global Investor Summit

    A personal message from OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved, inviting investors to join us at the 2017 Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem on February 15-16.

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  • CrediFi Product Demo55:20

    CrediFi Product Demo

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  • CrediFi Product Demo with CrediFi CEO Ely Razin55:20

    CrediFi Product Demo with CrediFi CEO Ely Razin

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  • Wave Introduction by OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved1:15

    Wave Introduction by OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved

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  • Surgical Theater Investment Overview5:28

    Surgical Theater Investment Overview

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  • EdenShield Investment Overview5:44

    EdenShield Investment Overview

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  • CrediFi Investment Analysis5:21

    CrediFi Investment Analysis

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  • Welcome to the OurCrowd App3:58

    Welcome to the OurCrowd App

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  • BNA Maps creations HD1:16

    BNA Maps creations HD

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  • Webydo Co Founder & CEO Shmulik Grizim on Fox Business SD2:21

    Webydo Co Founder & CEO Shmulik Grizim on Fox Business SD

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  • Sight Diagnostics Solution2:31

    Sight Diagnostics Solution

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  • Kenna Customer Testimonial2:26

    Kenna Customer Testimonial

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  • 2016 Global Investor Summit Highlights4:09

    2016 Global Investor Summit Highlights

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  • The Journey to ReWalk's IPO: An OurCrowd Success Story2:43

    The Journey to ReWalk's IPO: An OurCrowd Success Story

    Israeli-founded ReWalk Robotics invented and manufactures an exoskeleton to help paraplegics walk again. In September 2014, ReWalk IPO'd on the NASDAQ. Here's the story of how an Israeli medtech start

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  • An Introduction to Kenna Security1:27

    An Introduction to Kenna Security

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  • Jerusalem Day interview: Jon Medved hosts Sagi Brink-Danan, CEO of HIL Applied Medical8:08

    Jerusalem Day interview: Jon Medved hosts Sagi Brink-Danan, CEO of HIL Applied Medical

    In honor of Jerusalem Day (June 5th, 2016), OurCrowd CEO Jonathan Medved interviews Sagi Brink-Danan, CEO of HIL Applied Medical, about the city’s startup ecosystem, growing high-tech community, and H

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  • OurCrowd Social Investor App demo at FinovateSpring 20165:42

    OurCrowd Social Investor App demo at FinovateSpring 2016

    OurCrowd announced a significant expansion of its leading global equity crowdfunding platform with its new social investor app at FinovateSpring 2016 in San Jose, with a demo alongside some of the wor

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