The Startup Nation crème de la crème: Notable awards, influencers, technologies, and more

Not for nothing is Israel the #2 startup ecosystem in the world: it has more high-tech startups and a larger venture capital industry per capita than any other country. Silicon Wadi has become a world leader in startup success, and its numerous achievements have not gone unnoticed by the global community. Over the last month, Israeli startups have received a lot of recognition for their innovative accomplishments — from prestigious awards to competitions, and from top ranking entrepreneurs to international reports — in a variety of fields and in the broader startup ecosystem. These recent achievements reflect what turned out to be a stellar year for the Startup Nation in terms of investments, M&As, and technological breakthroughs. Here is a quick recap of some notable awards, influencers, technologies, and more from the past month: Eight Israeli companies included on KPMG/H2Ventures ‘2015 Fintech 100 List’ Investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG recently published its second annual Fintech 100 report, spotlighting the leading global Fintech innovators. This list featured eight Israeli companies considered some of the most exciting startups reshaping financial services industry: OurCrowd, its portfolio company BioCatch, eToro, BLender,...

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