The Top 11 Israeli Startups That Moved To NYC

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Waking up in Israel and wrestling with the idea of moving to NYC is an extremely tough decision that many startup founders face. The Israeli startup scene in NYC is growing at an exponential rate but it is far from easy making the transition.

Almost three hundred startups have moved from NYC to Israel and the number is going up every month. We wanted to look into who the most successful startups are that moved their entire operation while in the early stages of their business. Creating a startup is a daunting task, doing it while moving to a different country and culture is quite an accomplishment. Here are the startups that you can really learn from if you are thinking about moving to New York from Israel or recently did so.

#11 Farmigo

FarmigoFarmigo brings the farmers’ market online, connecting food communities – such as workplaces, apartment complexes, community centers and schools – directly to multiple local farms to provide a personalized online marketplace for fresh-from-harvest food. The Farmigo team is dedicated to accelerating the adoption of an alternative food system by delivering healthy locally grown food to households across the country.

#10 StartApp

StartApp was founded with the goal of consistently developing and providing the most innovative and effective mobile solutions for their partners. With SODA, their unique social data platform, partners can now craft a comprehensive, detailed picture of their users in order to optimize and successfully execute all of their overall mobile strategies.

#9 DoubleVerify 

The leader in digital performance solutions, improving the impression quality and audience impact of digital advertising. Their solutions create value for media buyers and sellers by bringing transparency and accountability to the market, ensuring ad viewability, brand safety, fraud protection, accurate impression delivery and audience quality across campaigns to drive performance.

#8 Gett

Gett’s technology covers on-demand transportation, delivery, and logistics. Constantly evolving, their technology leverages big data, cutting-edge predictive algorithms, and artificial intelligence to fuel current and future mobility innovation (including on-demand autonomous cars). Uniquely, Gett is equally successful with consumers and businesses. Trusted by over 5000 leading corporations worldwide, Gett is the global leader in the B2B space.

#1 in Europe, they are in more than 100 cities worldwide, including New York. In London alone, more than half of all the city’s black cabs are running on Gett.

#7 Bizzabo

Bizzabo helps organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites, sell tickets, grow communities, go mobile and maximize event experiences – using a beautiful, user-friendly platform. Bizzabo is used by thousands of conference organizers from around the globe. It’s available online and on iOS and Android devices. The company has offices in New York and Israel.

#6 Yotpo

Yotpo is a customer content marketing platform that generates reviews, social Q&A, and rich media and uses this content to drive traffic and increase conversions. Their vision is to maximize the potential of User-Generated Content (UGC) for eCommerce and redefine the way they market themselves via Customer Content Marketing.

#5 Compass

Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform that is revolutionizing traditional brokerage. They’re bringing together some of the world’s brightest professionals across real estate, technology, business and creative to simplify and improve the real estate process.

Como#4 Como

A leader in cloud-based engagement solutions, Como provides small and midsize chains with the essential customer management tool set they need to compete with the world’s largest brands. Their flagship solution, ComoSense, integrates with POS software to enable retailers and restaurants to manage and understand their customers, personalize the customer experience, and increase spending.

#3 Playbuzz 

Playbuzz is an online content platform that enables publishers, marketers, bloggers and brands to transform the way they tell stories online. The world’s leading publishers use Playbuzz to create and embed content that engages users, increases web traffic and is optimized for maximum social interaction and sharing. Playbuzz-powered content has reached nearly one billion unique audience members since the launch of the platform in 2012.

#2 AppsFlyer

AppsFlyer is the leading mobile advertising attribution and marketing analytics platform, enabling app marketers, brands, and ad agencies to measure their marketing campaigns across more than 2,000 integrated media partners. As a Facebook Mobile Measurement Partner, Google Official Partner, and Twitter Official Partner, AppsFlyer provides mobile advertisers with unbiased attribution, mobile campaign analytics, in-app user engagement tracking, lifetime value analysis, ROI and re-targeting attribution.

#1 Vocativ

Vocativ is a media and technology venture that explores the deep web to discover original stories, hidden perspectives, emerging trends, and unheard voices from around the world. Their audience is the young, diverse, social generation that wants to share what’s interesting and what’s valuable. They reach them with a visual language, wherever they are naturally gathering.


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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.