Top 10 Israeli Artificial Intelligence Startups

Israel is a country full of history, which is why they have more museums per capita than any other country.

They also have the oldest continuously used cemetery in the world and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.Next to the U.S. and Canada,

Israel has the largest number of publicly traded companies, which shows that they can also build successful businesses.

Nanalyze recent article on “The Top-10 Biggest Startups in Israel by Funding” proved to be quite popular so we decided to do another article on the top 10 Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) startups. To come up with our list, we did a simple search on Crunchbase so if somehow we missed your well-funded stealthy AI startup located in some dusty corner of Jerusalem, drop us a note and we’ll make things right. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what the smartest people in the world are doing with AI.

Founded in 2007, Cortica has taken in total of funding of $69.4 milliontotal funding to develop “the world’s only unsupervised learning system capable of human level image understanding.” They literally hacked into live brain tissue to figure out how cortical networks process natural stimuli and then filed more than 200 patents around their technology. In a past article we talked about developing “Real World Object Recognition – Just Like Terminator” which is what Cortica offers allowing robots, drones, vehicles, and cameras to understand what they see in real-time. 

Founded in 2012, Riskified has raised a total funding of $63.65 million with their last Series C round of $33 million closing in June of this year. Riskified has used this money to build an “all-in-one eCommerce fraud prevention solution and chargeback protection service” which is used in various verticals such as fashion, tickets & travel, gift cards, digital goods, electronics, and apparel & jewelry with clients like Macy’s, Skullcandy, and many more. 

Founded in 2012, Fortscale has taken in $39 million in total funding to develop User & Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) which identifies “internal threats” to your business using machine learning algorithms.

Founded in 2007, Leadspace has taken in a total of $35.7 million in funding to develop “predictive analytics applications for demand generation and account-based marketing.” Businesses that sell stuff to other businesses (also known as B2B sales) have large databases of clients, potential clients, leads, etc. all of which are stored in CRM platforms like Salesforce, Marketo, or Oracle Marketing Cloud.

Leadspace integrates with all of these popular CRM platforms and uses artificial intelligence to help drive more pipeline and generate better quality leads. 


Founded in 2014, Twiggle was founded by former Googlers who have taken in $35 million in funding so far to develop “semantic search capabilities for eCommerce companies”. Investors include Alibaba, Yahoo! Japan (in other words, Softbank), and Naspers (the 7th largest Internet company in the world and the biggest company in Africa.) Twiggle’s Board of Directors counts Dr. Udi Manber, former head of search at Amazon, Yahoo, and Google, making us question what exactly we’ve been doing with our careers so far.

Cybersecurity has been a hot topic lately, and our next company, Deep Instinct, is one that made it into our list of “6 AI Cybersecurity Startups Keeping You Safe.” Since that article, Deep Instinct took in a $32 million round of funding which included participation from none other than AI chip maker Nvidia


This next company made it into our list of “19 Internet of Things IoT Security Startups” and comes to the table with $25 million in funding from investors like Alibaba and General Electric (the Industrial Internet of Things stock). Founded in 2013,ThetaRay provides threat detection for unknown threats. In the words of Donald Rumsfeld, “there are known knowns and unknown unknowns” and it’s the latter that ThetaRay is focusing on with their “Hyper-Dimensional, Multi-Domain Big Data Analytics platform.” 

According to some guy named Maslow, food is pretty important. We recently wrote about “9 Agriculture Technology Startups to Keep You Fed” and one of those startups was Prospera Technologies (not to be confused with Plenty which took a massive funding round from Softbank recently). With $22 millionin funding from investors that include Qualcomm and Cisco, Prospera has developed computer vision technologies that continuously monitor and analyze plant health, development and stress. 

We’ve recently written about more than 20 medical imaging startups, and one of those articles about “9 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Medical Imaging” featured Zebra Medical Vision which has taken in $20 million in funding so far and claims to have accumulated “one of the largest anonymized databases of medical imaging and clinical data available.” 

While the startup we discussed earlier, Leadspace, focuses on B2B sales, this next startup has taken in $20 million in funding to focus on B2C (business-to-consumer) sales by “creating emotionally intelligent communications across multiple channels in realtime.” Sounds a whole lot like The Echo Chamber of AI and Online Marketing that we discussed recently, where each customer is subjected to “self-optimizing personalization.”

Source: Nanalyze




TensorFlow is an open-source software library for dataflow programming across a range of tasks.

It is a symbolic math library, and also used for machine learning applications such as Neural Networks.

TensorFlow was developed by the Google Brain team for internal Google use. It was released under the Apache 2.0 open source license on November 9, 2015

TensorFlow™ is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them.

The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API. 


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Element AI

Element AI

Element AI is a Montreal,Canada based AI Startup,Artificial intelligence solutions provider that gives organizations unparalleled access to cutting-edge technology.

Co-founded in 2016 by established entrepreneur Jean-François Gagné and leading AI researcher Yoshua Bengio in the deep learning hub of Montreal,

Pioneering an AI-First world by turning the world’s most important AI research into transformative business applications.

As authorities in artificial intelligence with deep domain expertise and access to cutting-edge technology.

Element AI products and services address all the AI needs of an organization — from strategic roadmapping and ready-to-deploy applications, all the way to implementation of transformative business solutions through our AI as a Service (AIaaS) platform.

With a renowned faculty fellow network, the largest privately-owned Canadian artificial intelligence R&D lab,

As well as a growing network of specialized business partners,the ideal team to take on your organization’s AI challenges.

Element AI Faculty Fellow network includes over 20 world-renowned AI scientists from the best academic labs including the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, McGill University, University of Toronto, the Institute of Data Valorization, the Vector Institute, University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia.

This network is a unique opportunity for top researchers to debate and work closely with peers from adjacent domains and work on real-world applications


Total funding:102,000,000

No of Funding rounds: 2

ElementAI Founders: Jean-Francois Gagné, Yoshua Bengio




OrCam harnesses the power of Artificial Vision in an intuitive portable device that compensates for lost visual abilities.OrCam MyEye 2.0 is all about using technology to help blind and visually impaired people achieve increased independence.

OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties.

OrCam was jointly founded in 2010 by Prof. Amnon Shashua and Mr. Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of Mobileye, the collision avoidance system leader and autonomous driving innovator. The original OrCam MyEye device was launched in 2015, and the next generation OrCam MyEye 2.0 was launched in 2017

Co Founder:

Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs Chair in Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. For his academic achievements, he has received the Marr Prize Honorable Mention in 2001, the Kaye Innovation Award in 2004, and the Landau Award in Exact Sciences in 2005.

Mr. Aviram is one of Israel’s most esteemed managers. Before co-founding OrCam, Mr. Aviram co-founded Mobileye, an Israeli technology company that develops vision-based advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) providing warnings for collision prevention and mitigation. Today 90% of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer to drive. 

He is the co-founder of Mobileye, an Israeli technology company that develops vision-based advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) providing warnings for collision prevention and mitigation.



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Predible Health

Predible Health

We are an AI startup, building delightful products for cancer radiologists. Looking for beta users for our first product in Liver Cancer!

Predible Health, which runs an artificial intelligence-based cancer radiology platform, has raised an undisclosed amount from impact investor Unitus Seed Fund.

"Unitus’ funding will enable Predible to scale up the development of our cancer AI platform as well as invest in regulatory approvals for our existing products," said Predible Health chief executive Suthirth Vaidya. "Our clinical validation studies are displaying positive results and we are now working to bring our offerings into clinical practice."

The startup says it has processed more than two million images since its inception in 2016, and it is aiming to touch 500 million images by December 2020. It currently has tie-ups with healthcare institutions such as Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, Mahajan Imaging in Delhi and Narayana Health in Bengaluru.

Predible Health facilitates cancer diagnosis through its artificial intelligence powered clinical applications for liver and lung cancers which enable radiologists to interpret images faster and with more accuracy. It has developed algorithms to help physicians characterise diseases as well as plan and deliver personalised treatment.

The company has developed two flagship products, including Predible Liver, which assists surgeons with precise planning for liver transplant and tumour resections through instant analysis and 3D visualisation of liver lesions and hepatic structures. Built on the cloud, the solution can be accessed by hospitals across India with an internet connection

Company details:


Bangalore, Karnataka

Year founded:

Company type:
Privately Held

Company size:
11-50 employees

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