“Local” is the theme at tonight’s TechAviv Founders Club CA as over 120 members convene at Google HQ to see, discuss and help three hot Israeli startups that are connecting people and companies with local info, services and communities. Kenshoo, LocalTop and UpToUs demo their products live in front of the bay area’s top Israeli founders, executives and investors. Google’s Local guru Lior Ron will also give a talk on Google’s latest developments and thinking in the space.
Here’s a quick blurb about our presenters:
Kenshoo automates the whole process of creating and managing SEM campaigns. Kenshoo’s flagship product, “Kenshoo SEARCH” is an end-to-end SEM platform which automates the labor intensive process of building and optimizing cross channel search campaigns. Launching in Dec ’09 will be “Kenshoo LOCAL” an automated SEO solution for SMBs. Founder & CEO Yoav Izhar-Prato and Sivan Metzger, GM Local will give us the first-ever sneak peak tonight.
LocalTop is a web service for finding and connecting with the top service providers in your local area. Sound familiar? That’s because TC50 Winner Red Beacon demo’d last month. LocalTop takes the extra painstaking step of thoroughly researching license, insurance , reputation and background checks so that you can invite that plumber over with confidence. Customer satisfaction is also constantly monitored for all referrals. What they’ve accomplished quietly in less than a year will surprise you. Founder & CEO Bill Heye demos.
Got kids? You’ll like this. UpToUs is a unique social network that brings parents together and helps them to organize, schedule and share their children’s communities, such as classrooms, sports teams and extracurricular activities. The active local community network makes it safe, easy and engaging for parents to be more involved in their children’s lives and to organize all their groups and activities in one place. Founder & CEO Yuval Spector demos.