Tel Aviv

  • Announcing the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off agenda

    Announcing the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off agenda

    It’s happening! TechCrunch is coming to Israel for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv on the evening of Wednesday June 28. It’s going to be an awesome event. TechCrunch doesn’t come to Tel Aviv often enough, so we wanted to do something special for our meetup here. In addition to the usual networking party and pitch-off competition, we’ve lined up a few… Read More

  • Apply right NOW for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

    Apply right NOW for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

    TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because everybody had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28 at Trask, between 6-10 p.m. If you want to introduce your startup to the world, compete in the Pitch-Off. It’s a great challenge and applications are open now! All applications must be in by June 6. That’s in five days, so hurry… Read More

  • Tel Aviv, we’re coming back for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off

    Tel Aviv, we’re coming back for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off

    It’s safe to say that we had a blast last year at our Tel Aviv meetup. To nobody’s surprise, we’re holding a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off again in June. Save the date as June 28, 2017 is going to be a great time for the tech community in Tel Aviv. What do we have in store exactly? Let’s be honest, TechCrunch doesn’t come often enough to Israel. So we’re… Read More

  • Gett CEO claims his ride-share company is beating Uber in Europe

    It is a very competitive landscape for on-demand rides. While Uber dominates the market in the U.S., Didi Chuxing is the leader in China. And in Europe, there is another player that is making headway. Gett, formerly known as GetTaxi, is the “number one on-demand mobility company operating in Europe,” according to CEO Shahar Waiser. TechCrunch sat down with him for a video interview… Read More

  • Kwik raises $3 million to take on Amazon Dash buttons

    Amazon Dash buttons have been gaining traction and Kwik thinks there is room for a competitor. The Tel Aviv-based startup has designed a similar product and is working with Domino’s, Budweiser, Huggies and other brands to make ordering a pizza as easy as pressing a button — literally. And the team is announcing that Norwest Venture Partners is leading a $3 million seed round to… Read More

  • Announcing the agenda for the TechCrunch Meetup in Tel Aviv

    Announcing the agenda for the TechCrunch Meetup in Tel Aviv

    It’s happening. The TechCrunch team landed in Tel Aviv and we’re in the starting blocks for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv on Wednesday June 22. And it’s going to be an awesome event. Read More

  • Shimon Peres to speak at the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup and Pitch-Off

    Shimon Peres to speak at the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup and Pitch-Off

    Shimon Peres, the ninth President of the State of Israel, will address the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup and Pitch-Off next week. Peres has famously extolled the benefits of technology and innovation to Israel, both as president and after he left political office. He once said: “In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Read More

  • Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

    Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

    June 22 is right around the corner and I have a hard time realizing it’s coming so quickly. That’s right, on June 22, we’re hosting a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv — and I couldn’t be more excited. But for now, let’s talk about the great lineup of judges who are going to listen to the ten startup pitches and crown the winner of the Tel Aviv… Read More

  • Can Israel build big, sustainable companies? Crunch Network

    Can Israel build big, sustainable companies?

    For all the “Start-up Nation” fanfare, Google’s acquisition of Waze – Israel’s highest profile start-up exit to date – was valued at just $1.1B. And, while Israel officially has two Unicorn companies on the CrunchBase list (more if you count companies like Taboola and WeWork), only a handful of Israeli companies have actually exited in the billion dollar range. Read More