10 New Israeli Startups, Hear Them Roar

This post takes a look at 10 Israeli startups funded in the last year. The descriptions of the startups are self reported.

1) Caftor (button in Hebrew)
Caftor is two things:
1) a platform for connecting the real world with the social network. It allows you to easily create Quick Response codes (QR codes) to represent nouns and verbs in the social network. With Caftor you can easily tag objects, products and signs to give an appealing social dimension to your company and services.
2) A DIY platform for creating Facebook apps. Caftor allows you to easily create your own Facebook application, instantly, without programmers, servers or headaches. You completely own the data and the users and you save valuable time and resources.

Caftor.com homepage (page was temporarily down)

2) HitPad
Hitpad is a quick and easy way to see what’s going on today and stay current using a fun-to-use and engaging iPad application.
Hitpad distills the most popular content and presents users with the most important topics of the day, highlighting why they are important and may be of interest, and presents this information in a way that’s easily consumed by the user.

Gizmodo: "Hitpad is your explainer for all things going on in the world, or well all things going on in the world according to the Internet. It is a really fun and engaging way to keep up with what's going on."

3) SiteBlackBox
SiteBlackBox is a provider of SaaS tools that monitor, secure and improve the points of touch between web applications and their users. SiteBlackBox launched its first service at the end of 2010. BotBlackBox monitors websites’ traffic and tells apart, in real-time, humans from bots and users from abusers. It helps websites take active actions against competitors who operate bots to copy and replicate their content, or for competitive B.I.
Utilizing this service, the impossible was made a reality: Content which is fully available and accessible to the general public is kept secured from the very few who wish to use it against the business interests of its publishers.

Not just for airplanes:Intelligent bot recognition heuristics, effective against zero-day threats.

4) 3i-MIND
3i-MIND is the pioneer in a new category of technology that leverages data, operational know-how and human intuition to dramatically advance the value of intelligence and insights. Our customers include the world’s most demanding government and security organizations, urban authorities and law enforcement organizations. We apply ground-breaking technologies, machine learning, modeling and decision-support systems across our proprietary 3i-MIND Framework, making it simple to acquire real-time and comprehensive knowledge even in the most complex of environments.

3i mind logo

MasterMind gathers and harnesses mass amounts of structured and unstructured information from a large number of diverse, complementary sources such as sensors, databases, open sources, paperwork, etc .It then fuses the data into a solid integrated database, and performs key, essential analyses and investigations on the data to produce effective, actionable intelligence.

5) PawsTrail (alpha version)
PawsTrail’s innovative technology increases the efficiency of your daily browsing habits. To achieve this, PawsTrail augments the web by highlighting links that you will find most interesting, all while enabling you to keep and access your “likes” easily and discuss them with friends.

6) PlugWallet
PlugWallet is an internet service for online purchases and money transactions offering the next generation of cash online.
PlugWallet is a unique financial service combining the use of a unique security-token and highly sophisticated management platform. The PlugWallet service enables vendors to increase their profitability by paying significantly lower commissions, receiving their money faster and broadening their customer base.
The PlugWallet users can transfer money immediately to other PlugWallet users, in any currency, anywhere in the world, with no service or transfer charges.
PlugWallet is the fast, simple and super-safe way to make online purchases. Just Click & Buy!

Plugwallet screenshot on VC Cafe

PlugWallet is a payment method based on a personal device (key), email address and password, which enables you to pay, receive and transfer money over the Internet easily, without compromising your security and privacy.

7) VisualBee
VisualBee is an exciting plug-in for PowerPoint 2007/2010 for automatic enhancement of presentations. VisualBee analyses the presentation text and structure, and builds a new professionally designed presentation in seconds, same text new graphics. VisualBee is an automatic graphic designer!
VisualBee saves time and money spent on tedious preparation of presentations and allows users to create a powerful and professional presentation at no time.

Visualbee screenshot

isualBee is a Microsoft PowerPoint plugin (add-in). VisualBee takes a plain PowerPoint™ presentation and automatically enhances it, creating an exciting and powerful showcase.

8) TvTak
TvTak is launching a new, one-of-a-kind iPhone App that makes every television interactive. TvTak is the fastest way to tell your friends what you’re watching on Facebook, Twitter or Email. It takes just a second – literally. All you need is an iPhone and regular TV. The TvTak advanced recognition technology does the rest.

Point at your TV with your iPhone, and you get the channel and the name of the show written automatically, a perfectly scaled, zoomed, and cropped picture of your TV display and the ability to add an icon with your mood; with one click, you can either post it instantly or add a personal comment.

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9) Zibaba
Using Zibaba’s technology, retailers now have the ability to create a complete storefront inside Facebook which encompasses a full eCommerce solution within the Facebook environment. The added advantage of a Zibaba store is a social network affiliate program that is also housed within the Facebook environment, allowing affiliates to either create their own brand store and populate it with merchandise from every Zibaba merchant store or simply promote products from their choice of stores and merchandise. Additionally, marketing the shops will utilize all social sharing functionality such as sharing, recommending and group discounts, plus the option to market the store with the Facebook targeted advertising campaign manager.

Zibaba homepage

The Group Offer Feature enables merchants to offer discounts on specific items in their catalogues that go into effect once there are a minimum number of buyers.

10) Glamaxy (coming soon)

Glamaxy is host to a unique website which was established in order to provide up and coming designers the opportunity to gain visibility in the often over-crowded and generic market place. We aim to equip designers with the optimum tools to showcase their collections and nurture their businesses. Each designer sells their range in their own virtual stores in the same way that leading designers have their own concessions in exclusive department stores. This one stop solution is an ideal location for fashion enthusiasts and allows them to shop for exclusive items by yet to be discovered designers. Our mission is to hand pick talented designers at the forefront of fashion and launch them directly into the fashion and business world.

Glamaxy screenshot

Glamaxy is an exciting new platform providing emerging, eager to be discovered, talented fashion and accessories designers with the opportunity to break into the industry and start selling their collections

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Eze Vidra

Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He’s an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.

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