PART 2 – ISRAELI ENTREPRENEURS IN THE US- ISRAELI COMPANIES LISTED ON THE NASDAQ – UPDATED SUMMER 2021
“Israeli companies’ continued success is a model for the rest of the world” Forbes
It’s no secret that Israeli technologies are disrupting every major industry across the globe.
Despite having a population smaller, and landmass not much bigger than that of New Jersey, the ‘scale-up nation’ has emerged as a desirable investment destination, from Warren Buffet to Google, Apple and Microsoft.
One consensus to the reason behind Israel’s success.. relentless dedication to bringing fast-growing disruptive technology businesses beyond the boundaries of geography.
Western nations trade relatively easily with their neighbours, whilst Israel does not yet have that privilege. With such geopolitical challenges and a relatively small domestic market.
Israel has once again turned a challenge into a strength, through their innovators, who are forced at the concept stage to plan for commercial success at a global scale.
On average the nation invests more than 5 per cent of GDP back into Research & Development initiatives, much more than Western nations. Private venture capital spending in Israel is also on the top of the world’s list.
IPOs boomed this year and proved to be an attractive exit route for Israeli growth tech companies, both abroad and in Israel. This trend signalled a maturity of the Israeli high-tech scene, and the local ecosystem shrugging off the label of Start-Up Nation in favour of Scale-Up Nation with entrepreneurs seeking alternative paths to join the unicorn club (companies valued at over $1 billion). We see seven Israeli high-tech companies listing on the traditionally popular NASDAQ and NYSE, including JFrog, Lemonade, Neogames and Nanox.
Israel boasts the highest number of foreign companies listed on the NASDAQ, which is a strong signal of their innovation, considered they are only beaten by China.
Top 20 Israeli Companies listed on the NASDAQ
|NO||ISRAELI COMPANIES LISTED ON THE NASDAQ||TICKER||INDUSTRY|
|1||Allot Ltd.||ALLT||Computer Communications Equipment|
|2||Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.||APOP||Medical/Dental Instruments|
|3||Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc.||ARCT||Major Pharmaceuticals|
|4||AudioCodes Ltd.||AUDC||Telecommunications Equipment|
|5||Ayala Pharmaceuticals Inc.||AYLA||Biotechnology: Biological Products|
|6||BioLineRx Ltd.||BLRX||Major Pharmaceuticals|
|7||B.O.S. Better Online Solutions||BOSC||Computer Communications Equipment|
|8||BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||BVXV||Biotechnology: Biological Products|
|9||Brainsway Ltd.||BWAY||Medical/Dental Instruments|
|10||Camtek Ltd.||CAMT||Electronic Components|
|11||Compugen Ltd.||CGEN||Biotechnology: Biological Products|
|12||Check-Cap Ltd||CHEK||Medical Electronics|
|13||Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.||CHKP||Computer Software: Prepackaged Software|
|14||CollPlant Biotechnologies Ltd||CLGN||Biotechnology: Biological Products|
|15||Ceragon Networks Ltd.||CRNT||Radio And Television Broadcasting And Communications Equipment|
|16||Caesarstone Ltd.||CSTE||Building Materials|
|17||CyberArk Software Ltd.||CYBR||Computer Software: Prepackaged Software|
|18||DarioHealth Corp.||DRIO||Medical/Dental Instruments|
|19||Eltek Ltd.||ELTK||Electrical Products|
|20||Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd.||ENLV||Major Pharmaceuticals|
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Acknowledgements, and further reading:
> Israeli Founded Companies Stock Tracker – Updated Summer 2021
>Israel’s startup ecosystem powers ahead, amid a year of change, Mike Butcher, TechCrunch,
> How Buy Stocks in Israeli Companies Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, by Jon Simmons, Israelinvestment.org
> Open Middle East LinkedIn Community.
> Israelis Dream of Big U.S. IPOs, but Are Swallowed by M&As, by Sophie Sulman, Calcalistech