Mashable's "20 Hottest Startups in Israel"Sep. 12, 2013
The Israeli startup scene needs little introduction, writes Mashable's Monty Munfors. Tel Aviv is rapidly becoming one of the most innovative tech hubs on the planet, vying with London, New York and Berlin as Silicon Valley's second.
Big acquisitions, such as Waze to Google and Snaptu to Facebook, as well a upcoming IPO for Outbrain means Israeli startups are aspiring for big exits.
To find out more about the near 5,000 startups in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other emerging Israeli hubs, check out Mapped in Israel, a definitive, location-based guide. For now, Munfora presents Mashable's list of top 20 hottest Israeli startups.
No. 1 on the list is Gettaxi - an app with which "people can call taxis with one click. Make a payment, tip and even save a receipt via the app, which also tracks taxi proximity.
"Launched in Tel Aviv, GetTaxi now operates in Moscow and London, and will launch later this year in New York. It also offers a VIP service, wherein frequent users can earn points for free rides and other contingent benefits".
other names on it are PrimeSense, EyeSight, CommerceScience and Viber.