Zachy Hennessey
May 15

Ten Israeli startups have been selected to participate in the seventh cohort of Deloitte Launchpad, a seven-week hybrid accelerator designed to provide early-growth startups with mentorship from experts within Deloitte’s Israel and global networks.

The program, which encompasses online and in-person sessions with investors and experts in both Israel and New York, aims to assist early-stage startups looking to expand their footprint and enter the US market.

Deloitte, one of the world’s leading accounting firms, outlined three primary challenges the startups will tackle with guidance from teams in the United States and Israel: establishing operational foundations for expansion in America; developing a robust sales infrastructure; and accessing venture capital funds in the US market.

To qualify for the program, the startups had to demonstrate a validated product, annual revenues exceeding $500,000, positive year-over-year growth, and plans for US market entry.

Yair Laron, a partner at Deloitte Catalyst, acknowledged the difficulties that company leaders have faced in recent months, as Israel continues to grapple with a nearly seven-month-long conflict with Hamas in Gaza and praised founders for showing resilience.

Since its inception in 2020 in Israel, Deloitte Launchpad has seen 53 early growth-stage Israeli startups across six cohorts collectively raise over $1 billion in venture funding, showcasing its impact on the startup ecosystem.

The 10 startups selected from a field of around 100 applicants for the seventh cohort are:

  • Cyabra, focused on combating disinformation on social media;
  • Clarity, an AI cybersecurity firm addressing deepfake challenges;
  • Juno Journey, offering personalized AI-based employee development solutions;
  • LayerX, specializing in browser security for enterprises;
  • Ludeo, creating interactive gaming experiences;
  • Opmed, optimizing hospital procedure scheduling with AI;
  • Prompt Security, securing generative AI deployments;
  • Trustmi, a cybersecurity fintech;
  • Winn, offering AI assistance for sales teams;
  • Zoog, blending storytelling with augmented reality for family entertainment.

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