10 Israeli companies win 2014 Red Herring Europe award

Checkmarx, Magisto, Feedvisor, ThetaRay selected as Israel’s most promising private technology ventures.

CheckmarxTen Israeli companies — Checkmarx, Magisto, Feedvisor, ThetaRay, B.I.S. Advanced Software, Extreme Reality, justAd, MassiveImpact, Pontis and Safer Place — have been selected as winners of the prestigious 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award.

The global media company’s Top 100 lists for Europe, Asia and North America have become a mark of distinction and celebrate the most innovative technologies of private companies and entrepreneurs.

“Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners.”

“We are thrilled to win this award,” said Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO of Checkmarx – a creator of software solutions that secure mobile and web applications in order to protect consumer data as they are programmed. “It is confirmation that our technology is not only groundbreaking, but recognized as integral for securing applications that contain the personal information of millions of people. As the popularity of mobile and web applications rises, it is more urgent than ever to ensure consumer privacy and security. The best way to do this is by checking for vulnerabilities as the app is developed, before any consumer information is put at risk.”

There were over 30 Israeli companies shortlisted for the award.

About Viva Sarah Press

Viva Sarah Press is an associate editor and writer at ISRAEL21c. She has extensive experience in reporting/editing in the print, online and broadcast fields. Her work has been published by international media outlets including Israel Television, CNN, Reuters, The Jerusalem Post and Time Out.