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

Top 20 Israeli companies listed on the NASDAQ

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“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.

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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

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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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 Israeli Stock Tracker;  tracks the stock price for you by pulling in Google Finance into one simple yet effective Google Sheet

Acknowledgements, and further reading:

> Israeli Founded Companies Stock Tracker – Updated Summer 2021

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

>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,

> 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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