Five Israeli companies are among the 29 finalists that are unveiling their wares at the TechCrunch Disrupt New York conference today. The finalists were selected from over 1,000 candidates.
BillGuard Ltd., founded by CEO Yaron Samid and CTO Raphael Ouzan, has developed technology to alert users of scams, fraud, and improper and incorrect charges on their credit cards. The alerts are based on the collective knowledge of its users and millions of people posting billing complaints online.
SHL Telemedicine Ltd. (SHLTN) offers remote ECG monitoring and round-the-clock medical call centers. Brothers and co-CEOs Erez and Yariv Alroy are behind the company.
Do@ Ltd. has developed an iPhone application that can search by applications directly, rather than by Internet links.
MotherKnows Ltd. has developed online and mobile full-service children's health records specifically designed for parents.
Deja Ltd. has developed an iPad app for sharing and discovering video.
The TechCrunch Disrupt winner will receive $50,000 and massive coverage in the blogosphere. Israeli start-up Soluto Ltd. won the 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt award. Soluto develops software for fixing computer problems based on user collective knowledge.
Internet industry sources believe that there is a good chance that an Israeli company will win this year's TechCrunch Disrupt.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on May 24, 2011
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