JERUSALEM, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd said on Wednesday it raised $72 million from financial institutions and private investors, which it will use to expand its global operations and pump into its portfolio companies.

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Launched in 2013, OurCrowd's investments in 100 companies and funds exceed $300 million.

"This new capital will help us hit our goal of investing $1 billion annually by 2020," said Chief Executive Jon Medved. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch)