Roie Galitz, an experienced photographer and serial entrepreneur, has left behind too many camera parts throughout his career to count. And every time this award-winning wildlife photographer loses or forgets gear it irks him anew. So, he dreamed up a smart gear-tracking system for himself and fellow photographers.

GearEye, which topped its $60,000 crowdfunding goal within days of launching on Kickstarter, is the latest Israeli startup to disrupt the tracking gadgets arena with a new RFID technology platform.

Following in the footsteps of Pixie Technology, Tile, Chipolo, StickNFind and Gecko, among others, Haifa-based GearEye was founded in 2014 with a focus on traveling photographers and other on-the-go professionals needing to keep track of their gear.

GearEye uses tiny, inexpensive, battery-free RFID adhesive GearTags as tracking devices. They don’t need to be charged to work. The GearEye app lets you customize a list of what gear you have with you when.

The GearEye standard pack costs $129 for five GearTags for metal items and 15 regular GearTags in mixed sizes.


The serial entrepreneurs behind Seatylock have done it again – they toppled their $10,000 crowdfunding goal for a new bike lock in less than 24 hours.

This time around, the Seatylock team from Tel Aviv is offering a foldout lock, Foldylock Compact.

Foldilock from Seatylock comes in an assortment of colors. Photo: courtesy
Foldilock from Seatylock comes in an assortment of colors. Photo: courtesy

It’s made of six hardened steel links over-molded by a reinforced military-grade UV-treated polymer. The lock is constructed from anti-drilling hardened rust-free components to withstand extreme weather and keep your wheels safe from bike thieves.

“It is, by far, the strongest folding lock you can find if you consider its weight, looks and function,” the team promises.

Lil’ Monkey

Entrepreneur Ido Klein turned to the crowdfunding community for some love for his children’s outdoor toys.

After living in China for 12 years, Klein returned to Israel to launch a startup, Lil’ Monkey, with Alon Lavi. Their first product – a playground climber called Lil’ Monkey Dome Climber — is currently ranked sixth on Amazon’s top outdoor toys.

Lil’ Monkey recently launched its second product, the Climb N’ Slide, as part of a $50,000 Kickstarter campaign.

Lil’ Monkey’s Climb N’ Slide is an apartment-friendly jungle gym that grows with your child.

“We started Lil’ Monkey to accommodate families without playrooms, storage space or big toy budgets,” said Klein, CEO of Lil’ Monkey. “The toy chest has become a revolving door for toys that can’t grow with our children. By introducing sustainable toys that grow with our children, we hope to keep the clutter down and our kids engaged in active play.”