Israel Web Tour Brings Startups To The Valley

The California Israel Chamber of Commerce is hosting 10 Israeli start-ups in Silicon Valley for its annual Israel Web Tour from April 20-23, 2009. We have been debating whether Israel has “lost its mojo” when it comes to being a center for tech and innovation.

Regardless, these promising startups from Israel were selected to come to the Valley to meet with industry leaders, network and perhaps find funding. On April 22, each start-up will present its product to the industry and press at a semi-public showcase hosted at the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati offices in Palo Alto. More information on the showcase is here. The CICC launched the Israel Web Tour in partnership and collaboration with Google, PayPal, Yahoo!, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook. The 2009 tour is sponsored by Credit Suisse, WSGR, US Venture Partners and Intel Corporation.

Here’s a list of the Isreali startups that have been chosen:

Conduit: Conduit provides website syndication solutions for web publishers by creating a direct connection between publishers and subscribers.

ContextIn: ContextIn’s proprietary multi-lingual semantic algorithms help increase relevancy and targeting to deliver targeted advertising inventory and traffic quality.

EyeView Digital: EyeView Digital developed an advanced rich-media conversion platform that includes a number of products dedicated to conversion, creative services, and consulting services.

Footbo: Footbo is an international social media platform with an exclusive focus on soccer.

SemantiNet: SemantiNet’s Headup Semantic Web plugin, currently available as an addon for Mozilla’s Firefox browser, presents you with textual and rich media content related to the objects and terms it identifies on the pages you browse.

SundaySky: SundaySky enables publishers to infuse their website with video clips.

Superfish: Superfish developed 3D object recognition engine to bring high-accuracy visual matching, browsing, and comparison into search engines.

SweetIM: SweetIM offers tools to allow users to upgrade their social engagement, by offering fun content and an add-on for IM, webmail, and social networks that is easy to use.

Triond: Triond publishes, distributes and monetizes users’ content over a network of niche websites.

WorkLight: WorkLight’s flagship product, WorkLight Application Platform, securely syndicates enterprise applications in a multitude of consumer online channels, such as widgets, social networks, personalized homepages, iPhone applications, blogs and RSS feeds.