The Next WAZE?
By now almost everyone has heard of WAZE, the Israeli navigation app that Google has agreed to purchase for $1.3 billion. But most people have not heard of the following six Israeli startups reported by Fast Company most likely to follow in WAZE’s success. More than 34 million users are already using the web-platform WIX, founded in Tel Aviv in 2006 by graduates of an Israeli elite intelligence unit. WIBBITZ allows anything published online to be turned to video and will be available shortly for iPhone. Powermat technology can already be found at more than 1,500 locations in the United States including Starbucks outlets and Madison Square Garden, allowing devices to be powered wirelessly. Launched in 2011, Bizzabo harnesses social media to create interactive communities around business events. It has been at thousands of events worldwide during its short two years. Roomer allows marketplace visitors to sell their unused, nonrefundable hotel reservations. And last but not least, Parko connects drivers looking for a parking spot in a specific location with drivers leaving a parking spot in that location. Which one of these amazing Israeli startups do you think is the next WAZE?