Friday, February 28, 2014

11 Israel Start-Ups Making It In the US

[By Zev Hotkin on HuffPost Small Business.]
Running a startup is never easy; uncertain economic climates, fierce competition and finding a niche are among the many challenges startups face. With just the right balance of hard work, innovative thinking, and, in many cases, great technology, however, startups across the country are enjoying booming business. 
Some of those startups have international roots. Lately, the U.S. has seen a surge in Israeli tech startups experiencing wild success by bringing their companies to American soil. Let's look at a few standout ones, ranging from early-stage to highly-funded, below: 
1. Gett:After disrupting the car service market and becoming one of the most popular apps in Israel, Gett (known globally as GetTaxi) expanded to the U.K. and Russia, and then the U.S. in August 2013. In the face of aggressive competition from Uber and other car apps, Gett boasted a $100 million run rate and more than a million users as of December 2013. 
The company also serves approximately 1,500 enterprise clients, such as Google. The company's best-in-class technology, 24/7 customer support and flat pricing structure have been hailed as groundbreaking and disruptive.
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