Israel’s Soluto Wins TechCrunch Disrupt

We’ve officially got ourselves a trend, or in NBA terms, a dynasty. Israeli’s are dominating tech’s brightest global stage; TechCrunch.  Adding to a prestigious list of past winners (below), Soluto, the anti-frustration service for your PC, has won the first ever TechCrunch Disrupt Cup. This is arguably the most coveted “Top Startup” prize in our industry, and it was won decisively by the Tel Aviv based team of 23 that recently secured additional $6.2M Series A financing led by BVP Israel. You can now add $50K to that total. Here’s BVP Israel partner and Soluto board member Adam Fisher’s post about them.

To Tomer, Ishay, Roee and the 20 other rock stars at Team Soluto, on behalf of all your fellow TechAviv founders, MABRUK. You’ve done Israel proud. Enjoy the much deserved attention and thanks for keeping the spotlight on the startup nation. It does all the young startups behind you a great service on many levels.

Israeli startups should particularly take note of the non-techie positioning; “anti-frustration software” and Roee’s polished presentation skills, always a major factor in these types of competitions:

Finally, a hat tip to the other Israeli startups and founders that have blazed the path at TechCrunch’s annual events, taking a top prize every year since its inception:

TechCrunch40 2007:

  • Kaltura – Audience Choice Award (DemoPit Winner). Founders: Ron Yekutiel, Shay David, Michal Tsur, Eran Etam

TechCrunch50 2008:

  • iamnews – Audience Choice Award (DemoPit Winner). Founder: Nir Ofir

TechCrunch50 2009:

  • RedBeacon – Best in Show. Founder: Yaron Binur
  • Threadsy – Runner-up. Founder: Udi Nir
  • AnyClip – Audience Choice Award. Founder: Aaron Cohen
  • Trollim – Best International Startup. Founders: Raz Alon, Arik Filstein

TechCrunch Disrupt 2010:

  • Soluto – Best in Show. Founders: Tomer Dvir, Ishay Green

You always have to take these competitions with a grain of salt, and remember that success lies in building a great company, but its good to take a moment to appreciate the recognition of Israel’s brightest innovators. Great job guys.

Who among us will shine in the years to come?

Back to work.

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Categories: Competitions, Startups

One Comment on “Israel’s Soluto Wins TechCrunch Disrupt”

  1. May 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Who was the other Israeli company demoing financial advising software? I think they were an audience choice award or a substitute or something, but Calacanis was in love with them and their product looked pretty solid (note: it was not Betterment).


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