Date: Jun 28, 2018Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Startups Emerging from Outside Our Borders: Israeli Entrepreneurship Showcase

Thu, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM Rise New York
General PublicAlumni Angels


As part of Axis New York, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater NY and HBS Club of New York are hosting a panel and startup showcase highlighting some of the hot companies from the Israeli entrepreneurship ecosystem. Choose your favorite startup as they vie for a possible invite to a future HBS Alumni Angels of Greater NY (HBSAANY) Pitch Night.

  • 5:30 PM — 6:00 PM Registration

  • 6:00 PM — 6:10 PM Welcome/Introductions

  • 6:10 PM — 6:40 PM Panel

  • 6:40 PM — 6:45 PM Break

  • 6:45 PM — 7:05 PM Presentation 1

  • 7:05 PM — 7:20 PM Presentation 2

  • 7:20 PM — 7:35 PM Presentation 3

  • 7:35 PM — 7:50 PM Presentation 4

  • 7:50 PM — 8:05 PM Presentation 5

  • 8:05 PM — 8:30 PM Networking

Sponsors: Withum and Rise New York

Rise New York is a global community of startups and corporates creating the future of commerce and fintech by helping startups and entrepreneurs connect, co-create, and scale innovation. Created by Barclays, we listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise hubs. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space and is home to the New York cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Angels Members Register on Gust

Please note that no refunds will be issued.

Start Ups:

BeeEye: Superior credit scoring driven by data enrichment & advanced machine learning
BeeEye was founded by banking/lending executives, data scientists and software engineers to empower financial institutions. BeeEye’s groundbreaking solution incorporates public web-data with internal bank data to provide a secure, reliable and precise on-premises solution. BeeEye’s fully compliant Scoring Engine enables the prediction in respect to both – existing customer-base and new potential customers. By leveraging advanced machine learning techniques and data enrichment, lenders can achieve a more comprehensive and deeper view of their consumers. Beeye has paying customers in production, ARR of $750K, strong pipeline of big global banks and regional lenders. Beeye’s team has vast experience in finance and deep learning and high level advisory board including the former CEO of Bank Hapoalim (Israel’s largest bank), former CEO of Nice (Nasdaq) and Comervese (NASDAQ), former CEO of Bank of Israel, and a world leading machine learning expert.

Cloud of Things: IoT Solution to Make Any Device a Connected Device
Cloud of Things is the creator of DeviceTone, a ready-to-run IoT product-enablement solution designed to make any device a connected device. DeviceTone provides companies, specifically OEM’s, with everything they need to get their products online, managed, and into production on the cloud platform of their choice using Cloud of Things’ patented technologies.The plug-and-play client delivers a fast time to market with a full set of capabilities supported by management tools designed to put companies in control of a future-proof solution. Cloud of Things ended 3017 with $1M in revenue and plans to go to market in scale in 2018 and 2019.

Datacrushers: Revenue Discovery Platform for eCommerce
Datacrushers is a revenue discovery platform for e-commerce, which uses Machine Learning and AI to identify and recover revenue loss, cart, search and browse abandonment to discover new revenue sources across any site. The revenue discovery algorithms analyze and monitor the three main attributes of eCommerce sites: The User, Site, and Product to complete a 360° in-depth understanding of the site. Datacrushers has over 50 clients worldwide including US, China, Russia, UK, Germany, and more (,,,,,,, and key partnerships with Affirm, Bread Finance and SplitIt. Their case studies for all customers show phenomenal results. For example, after just one month of use ecommerce site Skiddo generated more than $160K in new sales revenue, representing a 5% increase in total sales, directly attributable to Datacrushers. They were selected by Visa in their innovation Exchange 2018 program, and the Citibank accelerator.

Emerj: On-demand internal employee mentoring, Organizational growth, powered by people
Emerj is a scalable solution designed to help companies fight attrition by providing employees with ongoing skills and opportunities. The white-label mobile app allows employees from all levels to voice their questions or concerns. The Emerj algorithm then matches them with relevant, highly skilled mentors, immediately and confidentially. Emerj also provides organizations with a dashboard created to enable smart, data-driven decisions. Emerj’s first paying customer is well known multinational corporation with around 40 additional companies in their pipeline.

sPARK Parking Technologies: Smart Parking Solution
sPARK Parking Technologies is a smart parking company that combines driver navigation and parking into a unified and seamless experience while helping a city’s parking stakeholders achieve better utilization of the city’s parking inventory. sPARK solves the parking challenge by offering a unique combination of technology, know-how, user experience, and city-by-city go-to-market strategy, which fits the interests of all city stakeholders, serving as a missing link between parking lot owners, local businesses, drivers navigation systems and digital parking services (e.g. mobile payment). sPARK’s solution is simple and cost effective. sPARK is currently active in Israel and France, and is engaged in strategic partnerships with top parking and automotive players. Last year, sPARK signed on a strategic partnership with Indigo, which has presence in 750+ cities worldwide. sPark also signed on a mutual business plan with Indigo to deploy their mutual parking solution in hundreds of cities worldwide in the next 3 years.



Gerald Ostrov

Founder and CEO, ReThink Israel

Gerald M. (Jerry) Ostrov is the founder and (pro bono) CEO of the reThink Israel Initiative and its website. reThink is a 501c3 focused on positively impacting American attitudes and beliefs toward Israel and Israelis via proactive social media based communications. It is by far the largest entity of its kind in the world with about 30 million views annually. He also invests in and serves as board member and advisor to startup companies primarily in Israel.

Jerry most recently served as Chairman and CEO of Bausch & Lomb, from 2008 to 2010.Prior to Bausch & Lomb, Mr. Ostrov served as Company Group Chairman, Worldwide Vision Care, for Johnson & Johnson. He was previously Company Group Chairman for its North American Consumer and Personal Care businesses. He spent over 20 years with JNJ. Jerry started his career with Procter & Gamble. He also ran CIBA-Geigy’s (now Novartis) over the counter pharmaceutical business for 9 years.

Jerry holds a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Jerry and his co founder wife Aimee live in Long Branch NJ and Herzliya Pituach Israel. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren


Ran Bin-Yair

CEO & Co-Founder, Ubimo

Ubimo is a leading location intelligence platform platform that lets you see and act on offline consumer behavior insights. At Ubimo, Ran oversees product direction, strategic development and execution. Prior to Ubimo Ran Co-Founded LabPixies (acquired by Google in 2010), a leading web and mobile app development company. At Google Ran continued as a Product Manager in Search where he led and launched large scale products. Ran holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Yaffit Salmonson

Founder and CEO, Nooar

Yaffit is the founder of Nooar, a new intimate apparel brand based in NYC, with a direct-to-consumer business model that offers luxury lingerie at a contemporary price.

Yaffit comes from a marketing background with a strong emphasis on building and launching luxury brands. She worked for the fashion brand ZARA, managed the consumer product category for Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances in Israel, and worked for Unilever in the Global Brand Development team of Dove Hair.

Yaffit holds a B.A. in Communication and Management from Collage of Management and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Chris Emme

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Volando Global

Chris is the co-founder and Managing Director of Volando Global, a growth accelerator focused on advising early stage technology companies through market entry, strategy and revenue generation. Having built and lead teams at some of Ad Tech’s marquee companies such as Yahoo, Microsoft, Rocketfuel, Media iQ Digital and RadiumOne for the last 20 years, Chris is now focused on consulting, investing and advising the next generation of great companies.

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Date: Jun 28, 2018Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Rise New York 43 W. 23rd Street
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  • 15 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)



William Abecassis, Brandon Alster, Ali Amarsy, Niv Aviram, Zohar Bali, Vanessa Bartram, Ran Bin-Yair, Assaf Binstock, Asaf Birenzvieg, Peter Burnim, Mark Caron, Nidhi Chadda, Ruthie Cheifetz, Betsy Cohen, Margaret Connor, J. Davis, Phillip Desautels, Sam Devorsetz, Richard Eisert, Chris Emme, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Daniel Finn, Ed Frank, Harold Friedman, Ayala Gamburd, Gil Gerstl, Gary Gluck, Meredith Greenstein, Donna Gross, Fernando Gutierrez Eddy, Mitchell Hara, Laust Helmig, Fred Hosaisy, Martin Hunt, Yun Huo, Guy Israeli, Nabil Kabbaj, Najin Kim, Chedva Kleinhandler, Sieva Kozinsky , Kristian Kristin, Karen Kuba, Jayant Kumar, Richard Lerner, Jordan Levine, Brandon Lovell, Noam Mani, Peter Mintzberg, Alon Monstur, Barrie Moskowitz, Brett Oberman, Dion Oglesby, Nyagaka Ongeri, James Oppenheim, Gerald Ostrov, David Papier, Seth Patel, Deepak Prasad, Jane Ranzman, Yael Rein, Edgardo Rivera, Rachel Robins, Menashe Rothschild, Elnor Rozenrot, Yaffit Salmanson, Harvey Shapiro, Harvey Shapiro, Seth Shapiro, Seth Shapiro, Haim Srur, Dimitri Steinberg, Ranjan Tandon, Brooks Tanner, Earl Templeton, David Teten, Jeff Tower, Alex Tzoukas, Jacob Weichholz, Jacob Weichholz, Carter Williams, D Lindsay Wu


Chris Emme, GMP '14

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