Google recently announced the eight Israeli startups selected for its new four-month program – Google Startup Growth Lab – in Tel Aviv, Reuters first reported. The accelerator program aims to help startups expand and grow globally.
Lior Noy, startup growth lead at Google, told Reuters the program was “for startups that are beginning their growth period or have growth challenges.”
The eight selected startups are:
– DayTwo, a Tel Aviv company founded in 2015 specializing in personalized nutrition and gut microbiome analysis via stool and blood samples.
– Guesty, an Israeli cloud-based startup providing software for property managers to run their rental listings. It recently raised $35M in Series C funding led by Viola Growth.
– Healthy.io, an Israeli medical tech startup that developed a system to turn smartphones into sophisticated diagnostics devices capable of analyzing urine samples. It recently raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by VC firm Aleph, with the participation of Samsung NEXT and private investors.
– Bookaway, a startup founded in 2017 that built an online platform for booking ground travel services from local transportation suppliers worldwide.
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– Proggio, a Kfar Saba-based startup founded in 2016 that built a project management and enterprise collaboration application with a focus on teams and employees rather than tasks.
– Melio, a Tel Aviv startup founded in 2018 that developed a B2B payment platform for small businesses in the US. It has offices in New York.
– Oribi, a Tel Aviv business intelligence startup founded in 2015. Oribi has raised just over $12 million to date, according to Start-Up Nation Central Finder.
– Sproutt by Aktibo Solutions, an early-stage startup founded in 2018 that developed an AI-powered platform for life insurance purchase.
Noy told Reuters that after a successful pilot in 2018, the program is set to run three times a year, with potential Google involvement in the startups even after program completion.