21 Tech Startups from Israel You Need to Know About in 2017

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The always surprising Israeli startup network is making new strides in 2017 with more amazing ideas and innovations, tempting private equity bankers and foreign investors with out-of-the-box thinking and resulting products/services.

In fact, over 5,000 startups have currently made the country their homebase—here are 21 impressive Israeli tech startups to pay attention to in 2017 and beyond.

21. Votiro

Source: votiro.com.

Votiro is a cybersecurity solutions provider focused on helping firms defend against zero-day attacks. Its patented Advanced Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) technology takes a proactive, signature-less approach to detecting and mitigating spear phishing, advanced persistent threats (APTs), and other types of cyber attack methods.

20. AudioBurst

Source: audioburst.com.
Source: audioburst.com.

AudioBurst develops a suite of products and services aimed at both businesses and consumers in the audio space. Its technology is capable of searching and sharing radio contents, as well as recording and automatically transcribing radio broadcasts.

19. Upright Technologies

Source: uprightpose.com.

Upright has developed a wearable device and accompanying mobile app that helps users improve their posture. The “sashimi-like” smartphone-powered sensor is placed on the back  and gently buzzes when the wearer slouches too much.

18. Fairfly

Source: fairfly.com.
Source: fairfly.com.

Wishing there was a solution for getting airfare deals, even after your tickets have been booked? Fairfly looks for cheaper plane tickets and automatically cancels the original itinerary if better options exist.

17. Gett

Source: play.google.com.

Tired of Uber and Lyft’s unpredictable and opaque pricing model? Gett is a ride hailing app with no surge pricing that currently operates in 50 cities: New York, London, Tel Aviv, Moscow, and more.

16. Hello Doctor

Source: helloheart.com.

Hello Doctor is an app for managing high blood pressure and heart risk—users can use the patent-pending mobile tracking tools and data access to track weight and blood pressure over time, receive coaching, and view lab results—all from a streamlined interface.

15. Glide

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Glide has developed a video chat solution that lets you send audio and video so fast, the other person can hear your message before you finish it. The company also develops CMRA—the camera for Apple Watch.

14. ZUta

Source: zutalabs.com.
Source: zutalabs.com.

ZUta has developed the world’s first truly mobile robotic printer—the device is equipped with a unique mechanical drive system that supports any paper size, wifi for mobile connectivity, and a battery capable of a full hour of printing, among other features.

13. Mapme

Source: mapme.com.
Source: mapme.com.

Mapme is an interactive map building platform that allows users to combine photo, videos, and words on a map for a more compelling storytelling experience. Maps can be embedded on any website and made/shared with others.

12. Payoneer

Source: payoneer.com.
Source: payoneer.com.

Payonair is a startup that specializes in online payment processing solutions—its platform enables firms of all sizes to accept cross-border payments from customers in more than 200 countries.

11. Rep’nUp

Source: repnup.com.
Source: repnup.com.

Rep’nUp helps users with personal brand and reputation management—the service goes through all your social accounts and points out photos and posts that may be detrimental to your online reputation.

10. Fitness22

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Fitness22 is a leading developer of fitness and wellness apps—popular offerings include a 7 minute workout solutions and an app that trains you to run a 5K race in 8 weeks.

9. Skygiraffe

Source: skygiraffe.com.

SkyGiraffe develops a platform and suite of apps for unified access to an enterprise’s business applications across the organization’s departments—sales, management, HR, operations, and more. Current customers include McDonalds, Fedex, PACCAR, among others.

8. SimilarWeb

Source: similarweb.com.
Source: similarweb.com.

SimilarWeb offers a digital marketing intelligence platform similar to Alexa for analyzing websites. The solution is currently used by Ebay, PayPal, Samsung, Adidas, HSBC, and other prominent brands.

7. Lexicon

Source: lexifone.com.

In most cases, interpretation needs arise on a whim: at the hotel, in a restaurant, when asking for directions, shopping, and more. Lexifone’s app facilitates brief dialogues and conversations between speakers of different languages in these types of fleeting scenarios.

6. StoreDot

Source: store-dot.com.
Source: store-dot.com.

StoreDot has developed materials and solutions that enable rapid battery charging—for example, its FlashBattery for smartphones fully charges in under 5 minutes, while its fast-charging EV battery can power 60 miles of travel on a 1-minute charge.

5. Umoove

Source: itunes.apple.com.

Umoove develops software only face and eye tracking software—with it, users can look at a device and control it with their eyes. The company has been featured in the New York Times and Business Insider.

4. Moovit

Source: umoove.me.

Moovit is purportedly the world’s leading public transportation app—the offering is similar to Waze, but for public transportation. The offering is more effective than Google, thanks to proprietary route data crowdsourced from its active database of users.

3. Webydo

Source: webydo.com.

Webydo lets artists and designers created sophisticated, eye-catching websites without having to write a single line of code. The platform features visual-based tools and wizards for building captivating web experiences from within the browser.

2. AngelSense

Source: angelsense.com.

AngelSense develops a GPS tracking device for children with special needs—the solution features unique capabilities such as unknown place alerts, a “listen-in” feature, late departure warnings, and more.

1. Illusive Networks

Source: illusivenetworks.com.

Illusive Networks is a cybersecurity firm focused on detecting and mitigating targeted attacks. Its solution allows users to set a trap for hackers and watch them move through their companies’ servers.

In short, Israeli tech startups are once again setting the bar for global tech innovation with their forward-thinking products and services. Be sure to keep these 21 startups on your radar as they refine their products/services and expand to broader markets in the coming months and years.

 

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