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Sunday, September 15, 2013

The 20 Hottest Startups in Israel via Mashable

Innovation Israel

The Israeli startup scene needs little introduction. Tel Aviv is rapidly becoming one of the most innovative tech hubs on the planet, vying with London, New York and Berlin as Silicon Valley’s second.

Big acquisitions, such as Waze to Google and Snaptu to Facebook, as well a upcoming IPO for Outbrain means Israeli startups are aspiring for big exits.
1. GetTaxi
With the GetTaxi app, people can call taxis with one click. Make a payment, tip and even save a receipt via the app, which also tracks taxi proximity.
Launched in Tel Aviv, GetTaxi now operates in Moscow and London, and will launch later this year in New York. It also offers a VIP service, wherein frequent users can earn points for free rides and other contingent benefits.

2. cares for a mobile site’s engagement levels. For example, it makes sharing much easier with its a Toggle on/Toggle off button across the three major social networks:LinkedInFacebook and Twitter. Or send push notifications to mobile web readers — scans the site’s RSS feed and converts it to a push notifications that the user can read on the reader, directly from his or her device.

3. Tracx

Tracx is a New York City-based company with a SaaS platform for brand marketers who want to manage and monitor their social media presences. The Tracx platform indexes the entire social web and delivers the most relevant conversations by capturing a 360-degree view of brand activity and sifting through streams of social media data to monitor performance.

4. Fiverr

With the Fiverr market, people list a variety of services they provide for $5 each. These services range from writing a CV to buying Facebook followers to building websites.
In 2012 the company received $15 million in Series B funding, and now millions of vendors from more than 200 countries offer more than 1.5 million different services on Fiverr, adding thousands of new ones each day.

5. Viber

Viber is a free texting, photo messaging and video messaging service founded in 2010 to compete with Skype. It now has more than 200 million users in more than 193 countries and has expanded from its iPhone presence to Android and other platforms. Its younger demographic and proprietary “stickers” service have proved very popular, differentiating it from Skype.

6. ClearSkyApps

Based in Tel Aviv and founded in 2010, Clear Sky Apps has developed more than 15 iPhone apps based on fitness and health programs. Its apps have been downloaded 15 million times. They include training runs for beginners, run pace training for advanced runners as well as exercise apps for situps and squats. You’ll even find apps to help people sleep.

7. TireCheck

Neomatix is a developer of automotive sensors and fleet management solutions. It recently introduced TireCheck, a new app based on a patented computer vision technology, which allows drivers to check their vehicles’ tire pressure. Users click on and focus the iPhone camera to take a picture of a tire; the app then measures tire pressure and recommends pumping, if necessary.