Following a record showing of 10 Israeli high-tech firms named to last year’s Red Herring Top 100 list for Europe, Israel won more spots (19) than any other country on the 2015 list released on April 19.
Every year since 1996, the innovation magazine and news service Red Herring chooses the 100 most promising tech companies, with separate contests for the United States, Europe and Asia. More than 200 Red Herring winners from around the world have achieved exits over the past five years, including the Israeli navigation app Waze, which made the Red Herring 100 in 2010.
Even though it is one of the youngest and smallest countries in the running, Israel accounted for 50 of the 2015 European finalists, topped only by the UK’s 56 finalists.
However, most countries had far fewer finalists; Spain had 27, France 26, Germany 23, Sweden 16, Switzerland 14 and Russia just four. Belgium, with a population of 11.2 million compared with Israel’s 8.3 million, had only two finalists.
In alphabetical order, the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 includes these Israeli companies, many of which have been featured on ISRAEL21c:
- Cybersecurity firm BioCatch
- Bone-regeneration pioneer BonUs Therapeutics
- Robotic solar-panel cleaning system innovator Ecoppia
- Nanotech company Fulcrum SP Materials
- Proton-beam cancer therapy device maker HIL Applied Medical
- Driver-safety software developer i4drive
- Communications software developer Inango
- LeukoDx cell-based diagnostics
- MentAd predictive marketing platform
- Wearable technology innovator MUV Interactive
- Cloud-based website security company Sentrix
- Stands4 free online reference resources provider
- Sustainable packaging company Tipa
- Todacell mobile advertising network
- Fin-tech company Tradair
- Ad-tech company Ubimo
- VideoDubber, the world’s first automated dubbing platform
- Voice-driven technology pioneer VocalZoom
- Maritime data and analytics company Windward