Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
Hope over hate. Trade with Israel & Palestine

Israeli-founded companies on the NY Stock Exchange

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With a Democrat Government in full force, many have predicted the golden years of US — Israel relations, spearheaded by Trump and Netanyahu would come to an abrupt end. However, US politicians that are supportive of Israel foe, the tyrannical Iranian regime, has given no indication that they will attempt to impede America and Israel’s excellent bilateral trade and investment relationship.

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The United States is still the favorite nation for Israeli entrepreneurs to seek mergers and acquisitions for their technology businesses. With 600 such deals — of U.S. companies acquiring Israeli companies and vice versa — signed between 2010 and 2019. U.K. companies came in second with a little over 100 deals, and Germany made third place with 50.

Israel is ranked 1st in the world for innovative capacity and 1st in the world for entrepreneurship. Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world (after Silicon Valley).

Over 300 multinational companies such as Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Apple, Facebook, Berkshire-Hathaway, Intel, HP, Siemens, GE, IBM, Toshiba and Cisco use Israel as an international hub for their innovation, research and development, all-round investment.

However many Israel supporting technology and business enthusiasts, are often left with the question, how do I buy a slice into these Israeli companies?

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This article sheds light on the complete list of Israeli companies available to purchase on the NYSE, via your broker. Naturally, it does not provide stock purchasing advice nor guidance, and should not be considered as investment advice. It simply makes it convenient for you to locate the names and ticker symbols for those companies that are registered as having founders from the ‘Startup nation’ Israel.

‘Israeli Technologies are changing the world’ Bill Gates

One consensus to the reason behind Israel’s success is that they have a relentless dedication to bringing fast-growing disruptive technology businesses beyond the boundaries of geography.

Can-Fite Biopharma Ltd CANF Major Pharmaceuticals
CANF CEL Telecommunications Equipment
Ellomay Capital Ltd ELLO Electric Utilities
Fiverr International Ltd FVRR Professional Services
InspireMD Inc. NSPR Medical/Dental Instruments
ION Acquisition Corp 1 Ltd IACA Shell Companies
Israel Chemicals Shs ICL Agricultural Chemicals
Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. PLX Biotechnology
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TARO Major Pharmaceuticals
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited TEVA Major Pharmaceuticals


Can-Fite BioPharma is an Israeli biopharmaceutical company with fully integrated pharmaceutical discovery and clinical development capabilities. They have gained notoriety in address autoimmune-inflammatory and cancer diseases at various stages.

2 Ellomay is an Israeli energy company whose shares are listed both the NYSE stock exchange and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, which focuses its business in the energy and infrastructure sectors worldwide and is chaired by Mr. Shlomo Nehama, former Chairman of Bank Hapoalim.

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3 Fiverr is a freelance services platform. Its platform connects businesses with on-demand freelance talent offering digital services from buyers and freelancers all around the world. It specializes in the fields of gigs, online marketplace, services, small business, freelance, and logo designs. It was founded in 2010 and headquartered in Tel Aviv.


4 InspireMD, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary MicroNet stent platform technology for the treatment of vascular and coronary diseases in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.

5 ION Acquisition Corp 1 Ltd focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Buying shares in Israeli founded companies can be done easily through approved and licensed trading platforms, like Israeli founded company Etoro, or UK based firm Hargreaves Lansdown.

Tracking those companies can be time-consuming. The Stock Tracker; Israeli Founded Companies, track the stock price for you by pulling on key formulas in Google Finance into one simple yet effective Google Sheet.

By Jon Simmons, Director of and author of Partnering for Palestinian Prosperity.


The content of this article does not constitute investment advice. Naturally not all Israeli companies are created equal and investors should do in-depth research before investing. Investors should review all risks entailed in their investments and make their own investment decisions based on their absolute discretion.

Acknowledgements, and further reading:

> Israeli Founded Companies Stock Tracker — Updated 2021

> Good Night 2020, by Ariella Dreyfuss, Times of Israel.

> Other investment options include Israeli Real Estate,  and the Israeli Real Estate Lawyers

> Join the Open Middle East LinkedIn Community.

> Israelis Dream of Big U.S. IPOs, but Are Swallowed by M&As, by Sophie Sulman, Calcalistech

About the Author
Jon is the director of, and co-founded of I61collective, a movement in the UK that facilitates grassroots creative projects in Israel and the West Bank. In the spring Jon supported the opening of the International Prayer Room in Bethlehem. The aim is to encourage Westerners visiting Israel to spend time in the West Bank, and find creative space for sanctuary. During the spring tour, Jon met with Palestinian businessmen and women in the West Bank, to try to understand what they need from Western consumers and businesses to help them and other Palestinians build a financially independent and prosperous future. This inspired Jon to write the series of articles called Partnering for Palestinian Prosperity. The aim of the series is to demonstrate that under very challenging circumstances, Palestinians have persevered to build businesses and viable ventures that are worthy of active encouragement and investment from the West. In 2018, Jon co-lead a group of international and local musicians as part of Music on The Wind tour, performing live to communities on ‘both sides’ of Israel and Palestine. The aim was to invest in the people through the healing and restoration power of live music, regardless of their background. Jon is passionate about the power of using business to bring cohesion between Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
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