Morris C. Laster

Medical Venture Partner at OurCrowd Management Ltd.

Morris C. Laster

Morris C. Laster

Medical Venture Partner at OurCrowd Management Ltd.

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Scopus Biopharma, Inc.
Purple Biotech Ltd.
BioLineRX Ltd.

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681

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

05/1964

Age

57

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Founder at OurCrowd Management Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at OurCrowd Management Ltd.

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Executive Officer at Ourcrowd Investment In Amitree LP

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at HIL Applied Medical Ltd.

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Executive Officer at Ourcrowd Investment In Amitree LP

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President & Chief Institutional Officer at OurCrowd Management Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Purple Biotech Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Nexa3D, Inc.

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Medical Consultant at Marillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Director at Purple Biotech Ltd.

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Morris C. Laster
Medical Venture Partner at OurCrowd Management Ltd.
Education
MD
Class of 1990

Formally known as The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklynbut better known to our patients and Brooklyn neighbors as SUNY Downstate Medical Centerthey are older than the Brooklyn Bridge. They trace their roots back to 1860, when a school of medicine was founded at the Long Island College Hospital. The new college's faculty revolutionized medical education in this country by bringing the teaching of medicine to the hospital bedside, thus rejecting the idea that physicians should be trained exclusively in university lecture halls. Today, SUNY Downstate is one of the nation's leading urban medical centers. SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, and University Hospital of Brooklyn. The quality of our education, research, and patient care programs was confirmed with the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Medicine to Dr. Robert Furchgott, a member of our School of Graduate Studies faculty since 1956. Dr. Furchgott's identification of nitric oxide as a signalling molecule important in vascular health has revolutionized care for heart, stroke, impotence, and other diseases. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, they serve a large populationover 2.3 million peopleand one that is among the most diverse in the world. They are also an engine of opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in health care. Many of their students are the first in their families to attend college.

BS Biology
Class of 1986

The University at Albany, known officially as University at Albany, State University of New York, is an internationally recognized public research institution with campuses in Albany, Guilderland, and East Greenbush, New York, United States. The oldest university campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, founded in 1844, it carries out a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service, and has grown to be a flagship institution of New York. The University has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland's McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany.

Undergraduate Degree

Case Western Reserve University provides educational services. It offers a variety of undergraduate degree courses and graduate and professional options such as arts and sciences, dentistry, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing, social work, and more. The firm also offers dual-degree programs. The company was founded in 1826 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Career History
Medical Venture Partner
Current

OurCrowd is an equity-based crowdfunding platform, built exclusively for a select group of accredited investors to provide venture capital funding for Israeli (and later global) venture capital start-ups. Membership in the community is vetted and offered only to people who meet the stringent accreditation criteria. Accredited investors who are accepted into the community can make minimum investments of $10,000 per deal. The initial focus of OurCrowd will be the dynamic early stage funding market in Israel and only companies that have passed a rigorous due diligence process will be added to the platform. All term sheets will be pre-negotiated and OurCrowd’s management company and affiliated mentor network will lead the investment with their own money. OurCrowd has become the first Israel focused, equity-based investment platform to launch and one of the world’s leading accredited investor only platforms.

Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2017 - Prior

Scopus Biopharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the development of transformational therapeutics targeting serious diseases with unmet medical needs. Its drug candidates comprises of combination of cannabidiol-mediated, opioid-sparing anesthetics, synthesis of cannabinoids, and cannabinoid receptor mediating compounds for the treatment of systemic sclerosis. The company was founded on April 18, 2017 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Founder
2015 - Prior

Xerem Medical Ltd. develops long-term implant for circulatory purposes, specifically, hemodialysis. The company was founded by Morris C. Laster in 2015 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

HIL Applied Medical Ltd. develops cancer Proton Therapy systems. It applies a patented approach, combining nanotechnology, and high-intensity lasers for its solutions. The company was founded by Shmuel Eisenmann and Arie Zigler in 2010 and is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel.

Director
2003 - 2009

BioLineRx Ltd. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, which focuses on oncology. Its oncology programs include Motaxafortide (BL-8040), which is therapy platform used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer; and AGI-134 is a immunotherapy treatment used fro multiple solid tumors. The company was founded in April 2003 and is headquartered in Modi'in, Israel.

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Scopus Biopharma, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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C.G.M.3 Ltd is an early-stage medical company that was founded in 2007 and joinedNAIOT Venture Accelerator, at Yokneam, Israel in 2009, as a seed company.C.G.M.3 Ltd is developing a miniaturized implantable device which utilizes agroundbreaking solution for reliable, real- time, long-term Continuous GlucoseMonitoring (CGM).The device will ultimately offer a true resolution and improved quality of life fordiabetes patients. In fact, C.G.M.3 solution presents the missing link towards a potentclosed-loop artificial pancreas.

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XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. engages in the acquisition and development of pharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Its pipeline includes hCDR1 and Erythropoietin. The company was founded on March 9, 1993 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel.

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