Eighteen Israeli companies made Red Herring magazine’s annual Top 100 Europe list for 2019. This is the second-highest placing for Israeli companies in the last decade of Red Herring rankings; only once, in 2016, did Israel have more companies (19) on the list. In 2015, Israel also placed 18 companies.
Every year since 1996, the editorial team of the innovation magazine/news service selects the 100 of the most promising private tech and life-sciences companies, with separate contests for the United States, Europe and Asia.
The top 100 are invited to a forum for networking and investment. This year’s forum was held in Amsterdam and hosted 250 technology entrepreneurs, corporate strategists and venture capitalists from across Europe.
For 2019, Israel came in second only to the United Kingdom, which had 23 companies in the top 100. The next runners up – Sweden, France and the Netherlands – had six companies each. The remaining countries in Europe barely passed the threshold.
Here are the Israeli companies that made the list this year:
- Arbe Robotics – radar for autonomous driving
- Aurora Labs – “self-healing” software for connected cars
- Blender – person-to-person loans
- BreezoMeter– real-time air pollution and pollen data
- Brodmann17 – software for embedded devices
- Civan Advance Technologies – high-powered lasers
- Cognigo – data-privacy software
- DBS-H – big data software integration
- Epistema – big data analytics for decision-making
- Fieldbit – software for field service technicians
- Genie Enterprise – smart ovens for healthier meals
- GOARC – AI-based workplace safety software
- LawGeex – automated contract review for lawyers
- OrCam Technologies – wearable AI devices for the blind
- Pcysys – anti-hacking software
- Photomyne – use your phone to scan old photos
- SmartGreen – software to make buildings greener
- Vidstart – improve the effectiveness of video ads