11 Startups Join the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv Accelerator is proud to announce the opening of its 6th cohort!

Over the past few of months, we interviewed dozens of companies out of the 330 applicants from 24 countries to find the best startups for our program. We took into consideration which companies were targeting huge markets with the most creative ideas and highly skilled teams.

Today, we’re excited to reveal the 11 startups selected to join the program. This cohort covers several domains within the tech industry, including agri-tech, HR recruitment, fin-tech, e-commerce, cyber security, augmented reality and more. For the next 4 months, these startups will go through our intense accelerator program, helping them better understand their customers and improve their solutions.

We recently updated our program content and processes to better fulfill the needs of the more mature companies joining our 6th cohort. We’ll provide the support, mentorship, and business connections they need in order to develop their companies as much as possible during their time in our accelerator—and we know they will make great strides.

I’d like to congratulate and welcome the 11 startups to the Tel Aviv Accelerator program. We wish them the best of luck!

Here’s an overview of the selected companies:

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Highr provides a simple and secure way for people to upgrade their current job. www.highr.io
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GetJob connects low-tech job seekers with local SMBs. www.getjob.co
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Udobu is developing a revenue management platform for the ticketing world, including data-driven pricing, overbooking and channel management. www.udobu.com
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Personalics uses data from multiple touch points to make smart predictions about customers and automatically generates personalized conversations via email or social media that entice customers to come back to the store. www.personalics.com
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DOV-E has developed an ultrasonic audio connectivity technology, which enables mobile payment and mobile engagement using any mobile device and any merchant endpoint. www.dov-e.com
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Fringefy is developing a local search engine for mobile and wearable devices that helps people discover content and services in the outdoor urban environment by using visual signals as queries. www.fringefy.com
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Stealth mode.
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Bontact is a smart multi-channel communication platform that boosts sales processes by promoting interaction between customers and site owners in real time. www.bontact.com
CommonsenseStealth mode.
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SkyFormation provides a non-intrusive solution for enterprises who wish to discover and protect their data across cloud applications. www.skyformation.com
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Taranis is a web-based SaaS weather intelligence and risk management system that enables farmers to mitigate and respond to weather related risks. www.taranis-visual.com