The TechCrunch team recently spent a day in Israel, and we had the chance to talk with them and take a look at what they found. Besides being able to hear their thoughts on a number of important issues ranging from tech companies and their culture to how they use social media, they took the time to share a few pictures from the trip. We’re sharing some of them with you today, so make sure to check them out.
The buzzed about mobile app Carambola has a few sexy ladies in its hopper, but the company’s founders aren’t exactly the pixies. To their credit, the aforementioned dudes have done their homework and are on the ball when it comes to making smart business decisions. They are also on the proverbial short list of the exec pack in the know. A quick swipe through their email signatures reveals that they are a tight knit crew. Indeed, the company resembles a family of its own, sans the children. As such, it’s no wonder the aforementioned ladies have a hard time keeping up.
TechCrunch’s day in Tel Aviv
TechCrunch is coming to Tel Aviv. The one-day conference will include a slew of global tech luminaries, innovators and founders, including a slew of Israeli companies. In addition to the usual suspects, the conference will feature a new Q&A stage.
For starters, it’s no secret that the tech industry in Israel has the highest density of startup companies per capita in the world. And the country’s got the most startups in the hi-tech niche. With a population of only around 6 million, the thriving tech ecosystem in the land of milk and honey is something that’s worth taking note of.
As for the event itself, it was a huge hit. Several companies had booths, including Farmigo, the internet’s first food delivery service, and Soluto, an application for PC tech-support providers. Among the many winners was Shaker, a social networking app that allows users to meet up in a virtual world. This was by far the most impressive of the bunch.
Other notable names on hand included GetAround, an application for peer to peer car-sharing, and Starling Bank, the fintech startup that’s leading the charge in Europe. Another winner, Natakallam, is a unique startup providing refugee employment opportunities. But of course, there’s more to Israel’s startup community than just these three.
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