Last updated January 23rd 2020
The term Unicorn was coined by Aileen Lee in 2013 to define a privately-held startup with a value of over $1 billion. Originally used because of the rarity of finding such a company, there are now over 300 unicorns globally, including over 20 in Israel – the most unicorns per capita in the world! In early 2020 AppsFlyer became the latest Israeli unicorn, carry on reading for more of our favorites…
Maskit 14, Herzliya Pituach | AdTech
AppsFlyer is Israel’s newest unicorn after raising $210 million at a $1.6 billion valuation in January 2020. AppsFlyer’s mission is to help marketers and brands around the world measure and boost their mobile advertising campaigns and marketing activities.
Kalischer St 30, Tel Aviv | FinTech
Riskified reached Unicorn status in November 2019 with a $165 million series E round valuing the company at over $1 billion!
Riskified, one of the best start-ups you can work for in TLV, enables global eCommerce for some of the world’s largest brands by managing risk and improving their customer interactions. Riskified leverages advanced data science research, machine-learning algorithms, and multistack behavioral technology to weed out fraudulent orders. They work with some of the world’s largest eCommerce brands, enabling them to fulfill a higher percentage of legitimate orders and grow their business.
Riskified are a huge supporter of the international community in Israel, they’ve participated in all of the Secret Tel Aviv Jobs Fairs and provided loads of great jobs to the Community. They are always looking for smart, ambitious people who are excited by technology and want to make a direct impact on their success. If you’re a data-driven, creative problem solver that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, Riskified is the right place for you. Read more.
Ha-Yetsira St 13, Petah Tikva | FinTech
Payoneer is one of Israel’s older unicorns, earning the prestigious title in 2017. It is also one of Israel’s biggest and most successful hi-tech companies, with revenue of $200MM+ in 2017. Founded in 2005, they operate one of the largest online money transfer platforms in the world. If you’ve ever sold something on Amazon, rented your apartment on Airbnb, given someone a ride using Waze Carpool, or done work on freelance sites like Fiverr or 99Designs, you will have come across Payoneer – all are official Payoneer partners.
Central to Payoneer is a company culture that cultivates creativity, celebrates differences and offers each individual employee the opportunity to make suggestions and have a voice. “We celebrate diversity and recognize that our people are our greatest assets. We pride ourselves in maintaining an innovative, employee-centric environment, cool office spaces, awesome events and parties, great perks, learning opportunities and so much more. Anyone who joins us is encouraged to share their ideas and grow with the company as we advance on our shared journey, together.”
They are also an amazing supporter of the International Community in Israel, helping hundreds of internationals build a career in Israel. Positions for internationals in Israel include Customer Care, Sales, Marketing (in Community and Campaign Management), and so much more. Read more.
Walter Moses St 1, Tel Aviv | B2B SaaS
WalkMe, a 2018 Unicorn, is a Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) that simplifies the online user experience and drives user action using insights, engagement and guidance capabilities. Think of it like a GPS, but instead of giving driving directions, WalkMe guides users every step of the way to successfully complete their online tasks. Founded in 2011, WalkMe is a top Israeli B2B player with over 1,000 customers, and 30% of Fortune 500 companies who use the platform.
WalkMe is continuously working towards the mission of making their company one of the best places to work at in the Israeli tech eco-system. With weekly happy hours, team nights out and company wide events throughout the year, they make sure to keep their culture vibrant and fun, embracing the “work hard play hard” mentality. Jobs for internationals in Israel include sales, customer support, marketing and operations. Read more.
Ze’ev Jabotinsky St 2, Ramat Gan | AdTech
If you ask Taboola’s employees what they love about Taboola they will tell you that here they are able to discover their best professional self, explore where they can grow to, and learn from and together with smart and talented people. The work environment is diverse and inclusive, you’ll find many different types of people from different backgrounds and cultures.That’s why over 93% of their employees would recommend them to their friends as a great place to work
So, what is Taboola? Since their launch in 2007, Taboola’s team of ninja-like engineers and digital media mavens have been building the world’s largest and most advanced discovery platform — or “search engine in reverse” — delivering personalized recommendations to over one billion users every month. Thousands of leading publishers, marketers, and agencies utilize Taboola’s predictive technology to increase user engagement, monetize their traffic, and distribute their content to engaged audiences across the web. Read more.