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The 20 Best Unicorn Startups in Israel

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The number of successful companies run by founders from Israel and worth more than $1 billion is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.

Particularly when a lot of these companies were only founded within the last 5 years or so.

That's why we decided to put together this list of 20 companies from Israel that have achieved the Unicorn status.

The 20 Unicorns in Israel

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Wiz

Wiz

Wiz provides security intelligence for cloud infrastructure services like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.00

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Ami Luttwak, Assaf Rappaport, Roy Reznik, Yinon Costica

  • Industries:

    Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, Security

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $600.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Moon Active

Moon Active

Moon Active is proud to develop high-quality games that appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    January 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Samuel Albin

  • Industries:

    Gaming

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $425M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Transmit Security

Transmit Security

Transmit Security offers risk management and passwordless identity solutions for customers and workforce.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.74

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Mickey Boodaei, Rakesh K. Loonkar

  • Industries:

    Cyber Security, Fraud Detection, Identity Management, Security

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $583.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Cato Networks

Cato Networks

The first integrated cloud-native SaaS platform that converges SD-WAN, security and cloud to transform branch and campus networks.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Gur Shatz, Shlomo Kramer

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Information Technology, Network Security, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $512.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Earnix

Earnix

Earnix’s platform automates the entire pricing and planning processes by quantifying operational impact, optimizing structuring, and maximizing policyholder profitability.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Giv'atayim

  • Started in:

    2001

  • Founders:

    Sammy Krikler, Yoni Cheifetz

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Finance, Financial Services, Predictive Analytics, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $98.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Pagaya

Pagaya

Pagaya is a financial technology company that enables financial institutions to expand access to more customers through its AI network.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    June 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Avital Pardo, Gal Krubiner, Yahav Yulzari

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Machine Learning

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $417.25M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    12

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StarkWare

StarkWare

StarkWare Industries develops a full-proof stack in generating and verifying proofs of computational integrity in the blockchain.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Netanya

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Alessandro Chiesa, Eli Ben-Sasson, Michael Riabzev, Uri Kolodny

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Information Technology, Software

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $167.70M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    29

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Lightricks

Lightricks

Lightricks is a leading provider of mobile imaging solutions, with industry-leading expertise in image processing, camera integration, and computer vision.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.80

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Jerusalem

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Amit Goldstein, Itai Tsiddon, Nir Pochter, Yaron Inger, Zeev Farbman

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Software, Content, Mobile Apps, Photo Editing, Social Network, Video

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $335.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Hibob

Hibob

Hibob offers a mission critical, cloud-based human resources platform that allows companies to streamline HR processes and engage top talent

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.65

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Israel David, Ronni Zehavi

  • Industries:

    Human Resources, Information Technology, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $265.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Next Silicon

Next Silicon

NextSilicon provides a new approach to HPC architecture that drives the industry forward by solving its biggest, most fundamental problems.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Elad Raz

  • Industries:

    Computer, Electronics, Hardware, Semiconductor

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $226.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    19

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StoreDot

StoreDot

StoreDot is a battery developer and materials innovation leader, developing ground-breaking battery technologies for electric vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Herzliya

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Doron Myersdorf, Gil Rosenman, Simon Litsyn

  • Industries:

    Advanced Materials, Automotive, Battery, Electric Vehicle

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $206.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    13

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Firebolt

Firebolt

Firebolt is a cloud data warehousing platform that allows users to streamline their analytics and access to insights.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Ariel Yaroshevich, Eldad Farkash, Saar Bitner

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Big Data, Cloud Data Services, SaaS, Warehousing

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $264.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    9

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InSightec

InSightec

InSightec develops and manufactures MR-guided Focused Ultrasound devices for image-guided acoustic surgery. Their technology is based on patented Focused Ultrasound principles, and was designed to replace surgery.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.30

    B (

    March 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tirat Carmel

  • Started in:

    1999

  • Founders:

    Kobi Vortman

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Health Care, Manufacturing, Medical Device, Therapeutics

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $559.05M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    9

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OrCam Technologies

OrCam Technologies

The OrCam device is a miniature wearable camera that helps people who have lost their vision to be independent and self-sufficient.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.03

    B (

    February 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Jerusalem

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Amnon Shashua, Ziv Aviram

  • Industries:

    Fitness, Health Care, Medical Device, Wearables, Wellness

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $77.40M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Bringg

Bringg

Bringg is a data-driven delivery and fulfillment platform that enables merchants and logistics providers to offer last-mile delivery solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Lior Sion, Raanan Cohen

  • Industries:

    Delivery, Enterprise Software, Logistics, SaaS, Supply Chain Management

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $184.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Aqua Security

Aqua Security

Aqua Security's cloud native platform offers patent-pending next generation security capabilities built for containers. The platform allows enterprises and developers to use, deploy, and manage security functions at the speed of the Cloud.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Ramat Gan

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Amir Jerbi, Dror Davidoff

  • Industries:

    Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Security, Software, Virtualization

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $265.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Hailo

Hailo

Hailo is a developer of a specialized deep learning processor that delivers the performance of a data center-class computer to edge devices.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Avi Baum, Hadar Zeitlin, Orr Danon

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Embedded Systems, Hardware, Semiconductor

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $217.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    17

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DriveNets

DriveNets

DriveNets provides software-based networking that is easy to use, supports any size network, and offers an affordable, flexible solution.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Ra'anana

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Hillel Kobrinsky, Ido Susan

  • Industries:

    Cloud Data Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Network Hardware, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $325.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    10

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JoyTunes

JoyTunes

JoyTunes is a musical instrument teaching app that develops music learning software for anyone to learn to play a musical instrument.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Roey Izkovsky, Yigal Kaminka, Yuval Kaminka

  • Industries:

    EdTech, Mobile Apps, Music, Musical Instruments, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $91.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Pentera

Pentera

Pentera is a penetration testing company that develops and provides an automated security validation platform to reduce cybersecurity risks.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Petah Tikva

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Arik Faingold, Arik Liberzon

  • Industries:

    Cyber Security, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Security

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $185.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    5

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