Startup Alley: A Run Through The Israeli Pavilion At TechCrunch Disrupt

Israel has been called “The Startup Nation” by some and, indeed, that was even the title of a fascinating book by journalists Dan Senor and Saul Singer.

Israel’s ability to churn out technology companies is the stuff of legend and, as usual, this year’s showing by companies from the country at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco is as strong as ever.

Here’s a run-through of the companies on show to give you a heads-up about who’s in town this week.

VI – Bringing personality into your online experience.

Stevie – Creating personal TV programming out of Facebook and Twitter.

SmartApp Development – Entrepreneur with academic background and IT and finance experience.

Serendip Media – Twinklr is a new way to meet serendipity on Facebook.

Scringo – Swipe. Discover.

Rent2Buy – Dealer to peer and P2P car sharing with option to buy. – See all pics, tweets, and vids from an event in one social, panoramic display.

Mixers – Brings live chat video to online dating.

instruMagic – instruMagic makes music-playing apps that everyone can play.

Dateini – Plan your night out with this personalized online concierge service.

Clinch – An automatic social video editor combining content from multiple sources based on location anytime.

BannerPlay – Gamifying online advertising.