Yesterday was one of those days that we may look back on as an inflection point for Israeli Web and mobile startups. While we’re historically a technology-driven country and our consumer-facing new media track record leaves much to be desired, a new crop of Israeli hi-tech entreprenuers are flexing their passion and skills for user-experience focused Web and mobile services.
And kicking ass doing it.
At yesterday’s big TechCrunch50 finale the three big winners of the overall grandprize “Best in Show”, the “Audience Choice Award” and “Best International Startup” we’re all startups founded by and/or developed by Israelis. To those on the ground in the burgeoning Israeli web and mobile startup scene this comes as no surprise, but as a wake up call to grab the torch of Israeli hi-tech innovation and sprint it forward into the future. A future balanced by designers, UI and usability obssesed product manangers, US-polished managers and the world’s finest technology minds. Big things are on the horizon. Onward and upward. Shana Tova.
Congrats to our big TechCrunch50 winners. You made us proud.
- Best in Show – RedBeacon (See them at TechAviv CA Sept 23rd)
- Audience Choice Award – AnyClip (See them at TechAviv NY Sept 29th)
- Best International Startup – Trollim
UPDATE: As AnyClip CEO and TechAviv Seed co-founder Aaron Cohen pointed out, the Best in Show runner-up Threadsy is also co-founded by an Israeli, Udi Nir.