Since 1996, leading tech news magazine Red Herring annually reviews thousands of candidates for each of its three Top 100 awards (Asia, Europe and the Americas) and is widely recognized as one of the industry’s more prestigious awards.
Each year for the past decade, there has been a strong Israeli presence among the companies nominated for the Top 100 Europe category, where Israeli firms compete. This year, Israel had a strong showing with 19 companies named winners.
Out of these 19 Israeli companies, six are members of OurCrowd’s portfolio (and some are current investment opportunities)!
The Red Herring Top 100 award winners include some of the most exciting Israeli startups that exhibit unparalleled innovation and economic ingenuity. There is no doubt about it: Israel has become a world leader in startup success. Famously titled as the ‘Startup Nation’, Israel has earned international acclaim for its cutting-edge innovations, startups, and research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, and the environment.
Check out the OurCrowd representatives within the 2015 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Israeli winners:
BioCatch has developed a novel form of authentication used by online businesses to continuously guarantee users are who they say they are by analyzing behavioral and cognitive response patterns. The company refers to its unique, patent-pending approach as Proactive Cognitive Profiling. Whenever a user interacts with a client’s online application, BioCatch analyzes up to 350 cognitive-behavioral usage patterns for that user, and utilizes machine learning algorithms to generate a unique user profile.
HIL Applied Medical
HIL Applied Medical is developing a new class of ultra-compact, high-performance accelerators for cancer proton therapy. HIL is applying a novel, patented approach to particle acceleration and beam delivery, based on high-power lasers and nanotech targets with nanotechnology and ultra-fast magnets. The technology was conceived and incubated at the high-energy physics lab of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and further developed by HIL’s outstanding team of world-renowned scientists.
Driven by a passionate team of data scientists and marketing experts, MentAd has developed a unique platform that solves the problems marketers are faced when trying to reach new customers and grow conversions. The company aims to empower companies to maximize their customer acquisition success by helping them identify what characterizes their existing customers, find the most profitable opportunities to reach new relevant customers, and leverage these opportunities to drive customers to the site and grow conversions.
MUV Interactive has designed and developed a pioneering state-of-the-art solution for interacting with multiple screens and media sources, through touch, remote and voice interaction. MUV’s device instantly changes any projected item into an interactive screen with precise touch and remote capabilities. MUV’s product is highly accurate even from a distance of 20 meters and is a fraction of the cost of competing technologies. Current potential venues for MUV’s solution include large presentation environments, corporate boardrooms, educational institutions, broadcasting studios, and command & control centers.
Ubimo was founded with a mission to transform mobile advertising. Ubimo’s platform strategy is centered on providing easy-to-use ad campaign management tools, unparalleled reporting and insights, highly sophisticated and contextual campaign targeting capabilities, and dynamic ad creatives. The company believes that understanding real-world context is key to providing users with better services and more relevant content.
VocalZoom’s “optical microphone” technology enables high quality voice communication and voice recognition in any environment. VocalZoom’s unique speech-enhancement microphone, using optical sensors, substantially improves voice recognition quality in real-world conditions regardless of background noise level. With word recognition rates of up to 95% in noisy situations and a competitively priced product, VocalZoom is positioned to disrupt the rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar voice recognition market.
Check out the other 2015 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Israeli winners below:
- Bonus Therapeutics
- Inango Systems
View the full winners list here: 2015 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Winners
Israeli innovations and investment opportunities
It’s only a few months into the year and Israeli startups have kicked off 2015 by turning heads at major international events and smashing records across the industry. As the year progresses, the success of Israeli startups is expected to continue, and OurCrowd has a great ringside seat for seeing what’s trending right now and finding the best investment opportunities the Startup Nation has to offer.