Our diverse list of the top startups in Tel Aviv
erhaps it’s Tel Aviv’s admirable commitment to innovation, the quick minds of its inhabitants or the lack of hierarchy in its culture that makes the city’s startup ecosystem one of the best outside of the USA.
Bursting with fashion, design and nightlife, “The Nonstop City” of Tel Aviv is booming, with startups getting much of the action. As a huge tech and entrepreneurship center, Tel Aviv has been compared with Silicon Valley due to its ability to attract intelligent and creative tech talent.
To help you get to grips with the key players in Tel Aviv, we’ve rounded up a list of the city’s tip top startups, complete with their elevator pitches. All of the startups are featured in our Startup Guide Tel Aviv book, should you want to read more about them.
Airobotics has a fully automated, industrial-grade drone platform certified to fly without a human operator.
Argus Cyber Security helps automakers, tier-one suppliers, and fleet managers prevent, understand and respond to automotive cyberattacks.
3 – Biocatch
Biocatch is a behavioral biometrics company. It provides banks, large financial institutions and e-commerce companies with the option to do fraud mitigation and continuous authentication.
4 – drupe
Drupe rethinks the mobile user experience with a new interface that revolves around people instead of apps.
5 – Engie
Engie connects to your car’s computer and gives you updated information on your vehicle’s diagnostics and fuel consumption. In the event of a vehicle malfunction, Engie will send real-time quotes from nearby mechanics directly to your phone.
6 – Feelter
Feelter improves sales and consumer engagement in online shopping by providing highly curated social content on the web. As a software platform with advanced algorithms, Feelter supports consumer decisions and eliminates the need to leave an online retailer’s site.
7 – Hargol FoodTech
Hargol FoodTech says it’s the world’s first commercial grasshopper farm.
8 – HT BioImaging
HT BioImaging is committed to saving the lives and improving the quality of life of cancer patients. The company has developed an accurate, real-time, non-invasive medical imaging system for early detection and diagnosis of cancer and other pathologies.
9 – Lemonade
Lemonade offers homeowners and renters full-stack insurance powered by AI and behavioral economics. In addition to promising zero paperwork and rewriting insurance as a social good, Lemonade also donates underwriting profits to nonprofit organizations.
With the mission of eliminating car collisions, Nexar has built the first open vehicle-to-vehicle network that connects cars and alerts drivers of imminent collisions. Using the data they car-source from their network of vehicles, Nexar provides data products for the automotive, municipal and insurance industries.
11 – prooV
Proov’s SaaS platform streamlines the entire proof-of-concept process. Startups and enterprises on prooV can open PoC opportunities for their technology needs, and test and evaluate hundreds of innovative software solutions by running PoCs on dedicated, secure, data-rich testing environments.
12 – Ripples
The vision at Ripples is to enable brands to reach their customers in a unique way that won’t just bring a smile to their faces, but will leave them smiling long after they finish their drink.
13 – Zest
Zest is a new-tab feed of content suggested by marketers, for marketers. The company decentralizes professional content discovery by harnessing the power of the many. Zest’s platform allows professionals from different verticals to suggest and filter content they believe other colleagues should consume.
Just so you’re aware of how we selected the startups in Tel Aviv, we sorted through hundreds of nominations from the community before a local advisory board helped us curate the final list.
All photos: Startup Guide
*This article was originally published on October 17th, 2018 and updated on December 4th, 2018