July 3, 2017
Of the 25 leading startups selected by “The Wall Street Journal,” in its article “Tech companies to watch,” six – almost one quarter – are Israeli. This is not exactly a surprise, because Israel has been second to the US in cyber security for a long time, and three of the six Israeli companies on the list are cyber security companies. Furthermore, three of the four cyber security companies on the list are Israeli, giving additional prominence to Israel’s leading position in this market.
A slightly less surprising Israeli selection is shared journeys company Via, which is seeking to challenge Uber, mainly in the New York market. The fact that it has raised $137 million to date indicates something about its chances of success.