Abigail Klein Leichman
March 14, 2022

Eleven companies with Israeli ties are included on Fast Company’s list of innovative companies of 2022.

Two companies founded by Israelis in New York — LivePerson and Lili – made the top 50 list. LivePerson develops conversational commerce and AI software. Lili is an all-in-one banking app designed for freelance workers. Both companies have development centers in Israel.

The other nine are included among 528 companies cited by the business magazine for “reshaping their businesses, industries, and the broader culture” across 52 categories.

LivePerson ranked first in the Artificial Intelligence category. New York-based Immunai, which has offices in Tel Aviv, ranked 10th for its work in mapping the immune system to power new therapeutic discoveries and accelerate drug development.

In the Europe/Middle East/Africa category, D-ID ranked #7 for “using AI to enable moving photographs—just like in the Harry Potter movies.”

D-ID technology enables users of Israeli-founded online genealogy platform MyHeritage to bring photos of ancestors and historic figures to life and even to animate their ancestors’ life stories.

Vertical farming innovator Infarm, founded by Israelis in Berlin, ranked #8 in that same category for “bringing larger-scale vertical farming closer to the end users,” with operations in 50 cities in 11 countries so far.

Edgybees ranked third in the Current Events category. Based in Herzliya, Edgybees’ geospatial intelligence software provides visual context in real time to bring clarity, precision and speed to mission-critical operations in public safety, defense, critical infrastructure and commercial sectors.

The Empathy app placed at #5 in the Small and Mighty category for helping families navigate the logistical tasks they face after losing a loved. Clients include New York Life, America’s largest mutual life insurer.

The Security category included Cheq AI Technologies, a cybersecurity startup with a first full-suite security platform for marketing teams. Fast Company credited the Tel Aviv-based company for “blotting out online bot behavior.”

In the Food category, Groundwork BioAg was lauded for “trying to help crops stay healthy with an inoculant that helps grain farmers increase their yield per acre while reducing their use of phosphorus, a nutrient that contributes to water pollution.”

The Overwolf platform for creating, sharing and monetizing in-game apps and mods took third place in the Gaming category. Overwolf is based in Ramat Gan.

K Health of Tel Aviv ranked 10th in the Health category for using “artificial intelligence to triage patients in an effort to reduce doctor workload, and cut costs.”

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