When talking about entrepreneurship and successful startups, most people think about places like Silicon Valley, or even New York. But we have some news to share with you: Israel is one of the countries with the highest number of startups per capita and many of these great companies have made it to the big leagues.
A few weeks ago we wrote an article about how Israel became the Startup Nation, and at another opportunity, we did a lot of research and shared with you the craziest and most unique Israeli startups. Today, we want to show you which Israeli companies (that long time ago, in a galaxy not that far away were small startups with big dreams) have made it to the big leagues of the NASDAQ.
In this article, we want to share the story of 3 very cool Israeli companies that are now at the level of Apple, Microsoft and Spotify… at least when referring to the stock exchange.
Israeli companies in NASDAQ: Many industries, many successes!
Nowadays, there are around 70 Israeli companies listed on the NASDAQ. For such a small country, having this number of companies listed on the NASDAQ is an amazing milestone. In this article, we will talk about 3 of these 70 companies.
These 3 companies are an amazing example of the Israeli spirit of entrepreneurship and are doing an amazing job in their respective industries in Israel. Want to hear a little bit more about these companies? Yalla! Let’s go!
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Wix, the Israeli company that allows anyone to create their very own website (for free), was founded in 2006 by Avishai Avrahami, Gig Kaplan and Nadav Avrahami. The company with gorgeous offices at the Port of Tel Aviv went public on November 5th of 2013 and it had an initial public offering on the NASDAQ, raising about $127 million for the company and some shareholders.
Wix is today a platform that does way more than just allow you to create your own website. It enables its users to manage their full online presence with tools for booking, payments, Q&A’s, and many other features that make the life of small and medium-sized businesses easier, smoother and less stressful.
Fiverr, oh Fiverr! Fiverr is an extraordinary marketplace for people to find and sell services that are offered, in general, by freelancers. On this platform, you can find every kind of digital service: From people who will write a song for you, and to people that will promote your jewelry business on Etsy. Of course, you can also find animators, copywriters, filmmakers, designers, etc… So if you are looking for a good professional to do a digital service for you, go into Fiverr and find your ideal match.
This company was founded in 2010 by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger, and only 9 years after that it went public. On June 13, 2019, Fiverr had its initial public offering on NASDAQ.
Want to know what they did to advertise their IPO and to talk about it in the news? Well, they used their own platform and hired freelancers that promoted themselves on Fiverr to get this important job done. What do you think?
The Israeli Cyberark went public on September 24, 2014, 15 years after its foundation in Israel. Even though today their headquarters are located in Newton, Massachusetts, this company was founded in Israel by Udi Mokadi, who is the CEO of the company, and by Alon N. Cohen.
Cyberark is an information security company offering Privileged Account Security. Their main clients are located in the fields of financial services, energy, retail, healthcare and even governmental sectors.
But Cyberark is not the only cybersecurity company from Israel that is listed on the NASDAQ, the giant CheckPoint is also part of this highlighted list.
Learn Hebrew. Create your Startup in Israel. Get listed on the NASDAQ
Yes, it’s that easy! After learning Hebrew in one of Rosen’s online Hebrew courses, you will only have to come to Israel with an amazing idea, find the ideal teammates (because everything is done better in teams), found your startup, work hard and get your company listed on the NASDAQ.
See? Learning Hebrew today can open many doors for you in the future. It is much more than just learning the language of our ancestors. It can actually be about a successful commercial future for you.
Learn Hebrew today, change the world tomorrow! Our online Hebrew courses could change your life… Give it a try! Behatzlacha!