According to Guy Franklin, creator of the interactive map “Israeli Mapped in NY”, in January 2013 there were about 60 Israeli startups in the Big Apple. In just over a year, this number grew to a whopping 200.
Franklin, a New York-based Israeli senior executive at Ernst & Young, saw this massive flow happen firsthand and recently started mapping the Israeli startups operating in New York on an interactive map (he also did the same in Boston).
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Franklin believes budding Israeli companies no longer see Silcon Valley as their only choice when considering a move the the US. New York, he says, is just as a cool, and, more importantly, it’s only a direct flight away from home.
To show us what he means, Franklin created a video to introduce us to the faces behind the startups: