The 7 Hottest Israeli Startups in NYC

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Why Israeli startups do well in NYC

They say if you can make it New York, you can make it anywhere. The tech scene in New York, just like its populace, is a mix of people who have come from elsewhere. Israel startups are determined to take advantage of this ecosystem as we have seen a number of them migrating to NYC. The success has been remarkable and it has set off a high demand to be in NYC. They are determined to overcome transition challenges just to be here. The Israel founders are drawn to NYC for the following reasons.

Size that creates resources

Israel is just about the size and population of New Jersey with a population of eight million in eight-thousand square miles. Israel founders are building startups at a rate that the market size is not able to accommodate. Israeli founders are exceptional at technological innovation and have a sharp entrepreneurial spirit. These founders are hungry for new markets for their innovations.  NYC is diverse as a tech scene and in ethnicity. It offers the financial resources as well as management talent that are not accessible in Israel.

Business-cultural connections

Israelis take after a traditional New Yorker from a cultural viewpoint. A typical New Yorker and an Israeli both function in a state of permanent restlessness. They want to make things happen and they want things done fast. As much as it takes a lot of hard work to build a business in New York, Israelis seem to be well fitted for this hurdle because they are atypical hard workers. That aside, Israelis have somewhat managed to make New York feel homely. There already exists a very ingrained community of Israeli-Americans in NYC’s metro district that offers a much-needed and priceless support network.

Israeli Startups in NYCLike the Israelis business culture, most companies in NYC are attracted to the bottom line as opposed to sky-high valuations. So they focus on financing events and businesses rooted in realistic valuation as opposed to mere perception. This approach is striking to a more practical style that is distinctive of Israeli startup founders. Similarly, due to their focus on building a bottom line and growing revenue, they tend to attract more investors. People in New York City value revenue instead of growth.

Availability of peers, mentors, and investors 

Compared to any tech scene globally, NYC has a large pool of peers, investors, and mentors. Peers drive innovation and attractiveness of the industry to investors. Since there are companies that are doing exceptionally well, Israelis are finding mentors to shape up their business approach. This has led to some of the best startups in the world being created by moving from Israel to NYC. Here are the seven hottest that are growing the fastest and will soon be the top Israeli startups in NYC.

Click here to see the top 11 startups that moved from Israel to NYC

#7 Tracx

Tracx is the leading social business cloud empowering enterprises to build their brand, attract new customers, service existing ones and connect with other key audiences in the social-enabled world. The solution analyzes and refines mass amounts of geographic, demographic and psycho graphic data from across the social web to deliver deep insights into customers, competitors, and influencers.

It then makes those insights actionable through its contextually driven Social Recommendation Engine, enabling smarter interactions that deliver meaningful business results. The world’s most respected and leading brands such as Sears, The New York Times, and Comcast rely on Tracx to identify and target audiences, improve planning, enhance monitoring and effectively engage consumers.

Dataroma#6 Dataroma 

Datorama is a global marketing analytics company providing the world’s first Marketing Integration Engine for enterprises, agencies, publishers, and platforms. Datorama’s software-as-service (SaaS) platform gives marketers the ability to connect all of their data sources together, whether it’s a handful or hundreds, to form a single source of truth for more efficient reporting, better decision making and total control over their marketing performance.

Datorama’s best-in-class combination of end-to-end data management, machine learning (AI) technology, and high-performance architecture makes it simple for data-driven marketers of all experience levels to connect, unify, analyze and act on all of their marketing data.

#5 Optimove

Optimove is a leading Customer Marketing Cloud, helping over 200 brands drive their entire customer marketing operation. Optimove combines the science of data with the art of marketing to deliver personalized, real-time, multi-channel customer relationship management campaigns. Optimove’s unique technologies enable marketers to maximize customer engagement, brand loyalty, and lifetime value.

#4 Talkspace

A New York-based online therapy startup, their mission at Talkspace is to make therapy affordable and accessible to everyone. They have a network of professional, licensed therapists available for consultations and long-term treatment plans, all via your smartphone or the web.

Just like an office visit, your conversations are 100% confidential in your secure chat room. Your therapist is waiting to help you make a real, lasting difference in your life. You can message your therapist anytime and anywhere, from your smartphone or the web, 100% safe and secure.

Wibbitz#3 Wibbitz

Wibbitz envisions the world with a video for every story. Their advanced text-to-video technology automatically creates branded videos out of text content within seconds. Publishers use Wibbitz to better reach and engage on-the-go audiences with short-form videos, optimized for any screen.

The Wibbitz Control Room platform gives publishers complete editorial oversight of video creation, with access to top-quality licensed content from partners including Reuters and Getty Images. Publishers are able to easily produce videos at scale and significantly increase video ad revenue.

#2 AnyClip

AnyClip is a personalized, content-driven video advertising platform. Their vision is to make video ads work for the consumer. They personalize video ads by blending them with relevant content. They accomplish this by identifying consumers and their preferences on the most relevant digital media and deliver them a personalized video ad experience.

#1 Via

They built revolutionary technology that is changing the way people get around cities. Using Via, a ride booked on your phone costs little more than the bus. Via is on-demand transit on a mass scale; it’s transportation that’s friendly to our planet. Currently live in NYC, Chicago, and Washington D.C., they’re backed by some of the world’s top investors and aggressively expanding.


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Jack Cohen

Jack Cohen has over 22 years of industry experience developing and implementing real estate strategies for clients in Manhattan and throughout the United States. Prior to founding Spaces Commercial Real Estate, Jack was a Managing Director at Colliers International for 3 years and a Director at Cushman & Wakefield for 9 years. Jack’s forward thinking has engineered some of Manhattan’s most unique and difficult deals including the repositioning and leasing of 636 11th Avenue, a 564,000 RSF warehouse to office conversion, which was awarded real estates highest honor- REBNY’s Henry Hart Rice Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award. Jack is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Business where he majored in Economics and Business Management. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, the executive committee of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and the Board of Education of Keter Torah, his childrens’ school. Jack lives on the Jersey Shore with his wife and three children.