Israel’s best startups meet the world’s best investors

“Which is the most promising Israeli startup right now?”


That’s the question we ask 500 TechAviv Founders Club members - Israel’s top founder CEOs, CTOs and investors. We then tally the votes and invite the top 5 early and growth-stage nominees to present in front of fellow founders, local VCs and over 50 hand-selected top-tier VCs globally via video. Presentations are 5 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with a panel of our top founder CEOs and investors. We call this event series TechAviv Top Startup.

Participating global VCs watching via video include senior partners from Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, Bessemer, Sequoia, Greylock, Accel, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed, Battery, Index Ventures, Founders Fund, CRV, GGV, Breyer Capital, First Round Capital and SV Angel.

TBD, 2019, Tel Aviv


Past Winners


Q4 2018:

  • Innoviz - Omer David Keilaf, Founder & CEO

  • - Amit Bendov, Founder & CEO

  • Demisto - Slavik Markovich, Founder & CEO

  • SparkBeyond - Sagie Davidovich, Founder & CEO

  • Spotinst - Amiram Shachar, Founder & CEO

Event details and photos


Q4 2018:

Event details and photos

Q4 2018 Top 15 Early-Stage Startups - Pre-Seed to A. Less than 2 years old.

  1. MDGO  - real-time trauma analysis system for vehicles utilizing existing sensors

  2. Panorays - automated management of a business partner's resilience to cyber attacks

  3. Skyline AI - AI for real estate investments that outperform commercial benchmarks

  4. - a deep-learning platform for AI development and production

  5. Rookout - Rapid debugging for dev, staging, and production

  6. Melio - Venmo for SMBs, founded by former head of consumer apps at PayPal

  7. Habana - world's fastest AI chip - 3x faster than Nvidia

  8. - an industry-grade operating system for autonomous intelligent collaborative robots

  9. Broadmann17 - enabling deep learning computer vision applications on edge devices

  10. Fireblocks - blockchain cybersecurity (stealth)

  11. Sunbit - increasing retailer sales by splitting purchases into multiple payments

  12. Verbit - AI transcription and captioning solution providing 99.9% accuracy and 10X speed

  13. Temi - world's first, truly intelligent, mobile, personal robot for your home

  14. Initiative Q - new payment network and currency built from the ground up. 6M users in 6mos.

  15. - agile product and project management software for goal-driven teams

Q4 2018 Top 15 Growth-Stage Startups - Series B & C. Less than 5 years old.

  1. Innoviz - LiDAR remote-sensing solutions for fully autonomous vehicles

  2. - AI-powered conversation analysis for sales teams

  3. Demisto - Collaborative, automated security operations platform (Acquired by Palo Alto Networks)

  4. SparkBeyond - AI-powered research engine for complex data patterns

  5. Spotinst - SaaS cloud optimization platform

  6. Lemonade - full stack insurance powered by AI and behavioral economics

  7. TripActons - corporate travel management that helps businesses control costs

  8. Puls - home repairs and maintenance marketplace

  9. Next Insurance -  online insurance company for entrepreneurs small businesses

  10. Zebra Medical - medical imaging insights platform powered by AI and ML

  11. CommonSense Robotics - enabling retailers to offer 1-hour delivery to online customers

  12. Lightricks - AI-powered user-friendly image editing tools

  13. Airobotics - end-to-end, fully automated drone tech solution for collecting aerial data

  14. ClimaCell - microweather forecasts of location-specific, low-altitude, short-term weather.

  15. -  turning everyday smartphone cameras into a clinical-grade medical device

Thanks to the 500 TechAviv Founders Club members that voted!