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Startup Sourcing

Tap into Israel’s entrepreneurial talent and access TAU Ventures’ deal flow of emerging Israeli tech startups. We can help focus your time on the highest potential opportunities, aligned to your strategic priorities.

Design Partnerships
& POCs

Validate the tech and business potential of technical solutions. We facilitate the collaboration and engagement between startup and company.


Leverage the TAU Ventures infrastructure of experienced staff, program operation know-how and a 1,000m co-working space. We provide the profesional services expertise to enable. We provide the professional services expertise to enable startups to thrive.


Grow your programs in one of the most notable startup ecosystems in the world. We help you to expand global outreach and impact in a new region by managing local operations.


$4.5bn Total Early Stage Funding Global Avg. $548m

$61.6bn Ecosystem Value Global Avg. $13.68 bn

Tel Aviv ranked #7 For startup ecosystems

1 startup per 154 residents in Tel Aviv Highest per capita in the world

*Source: Startup Genome Report 2021



The Xcelerator with the Israel Security Agency (Shabak)
Cyber Booster with the Danish Innovation Centre
Alpha C
The Xcelerator with the Israel Security Agency (Shabak)

In partnership with the Israel Security Agency (Shabak), a leading intelligence, technological & operational organization in Israel and worldwide, TAU Ventures runs the Xcelerator program, an accelerator for early stage commercial technologies, now in its 6th cohort. TAU Ventures is home to ‘The Garage,’ the Shabak’s innovation hub.

The Garage sources and integrates technological innovations from the commercial startup ecosystem which have relevant applications to the agency. Activities of the Garage is infusing the agency with an entrepreneurial & innovative spirit and ability to address challenges in the organization with solutions sourced externally from groundbreaking startup technology. In 2018, The Xcelerator was founded by the ISA & TAU Ventures as part of the ISA open innovation efforts. The program is a 4 month accelerator program.

Applications are open to startups from all verticals (not exclusively homeland security). Prior to each cohort recruitment, the agency identifies a variety of interest areas from across the organization, such as HRtech, smart cities, logistics tech, energy harvesting, audio, IoT and more and seeks commercial oriented startups which might have a dual application use. As the operating and business partner, TAU Ventures recruit’s top tier startups and delivers a holistic acceleration training program for startups including fostering the collaboration with the Garage and champions from different agency units, business mentorship, consultation services, networking opportunities and of course, free office space at our 1,000m co-working space. Accepted startups with a technological proof of concept use the opportunity to work directly with a designated champion from an ISA unit to gain tech validation, identify new use cases, receive access to data needs & exclusive agency resources as well as support from top technical experts. Each selected startup recieves a $50K grant (no equity!)

Alumni Spotlight

Canditech, alumni of the Xcelerator Cohort 5, is an HRTech startup revolutionizing how companies of all sizes hire. Using its AI-powered assessment platform, Canditech allows companies to automate the screening process and engage candidates with beautiful, branded tests that are 100% custom made for their needs. The assessments enable companies to hire people based on skills and potential, while providing an amazing candidate experience.

Canditech joined the Xcelerator after raising their first $1M pre-seed round. They had a working platform and well known paying clients from different verticals.

The Shabak’s interest in Canditech was to improve the HR hiring processes of the agency. Canditech’s founders worked closely with champions from the HR department and created tailor-made online assessment for various positions, from technical roles to the first ever intelligence skills job-simulation for multiple speciality roles within the agency.

Through the design partnership offered with the Xcelerator, Canditech expanded the dynamic capability of their platform and gained validation for their product from a significant governmental body. Through the program, they gained experience working with large organizations and strategic partners and established new business connections in Israel and abroad. For the HR team of the Shabak, Canditech’s platform helps to automatically and objectively evaluate way more candidates than ever before. It assures they never miss qualified candidates, saves countless hours of interviews, creates an amazing candidate experience and transforms the agency to be more appealing to a new generation of prospective hires. Canditech is now continuing on with a paid POC work with the HR department of the ISA.

Cyber Booster with the Danish Innovation Centre

TAU Ventures created a platform for 10 selected Danish Cyber startups to collaborate and learn from the Israeli Cyber ecosystem and the local startup ecosystem. This included exposure to Israeli cyber entities (Checkpoint, Cyberark, Cybereason), academic experts (TAU Blavatnik Center), cyber focused VC’s, and successful entrepreneurs.

In addition, startups recived 1-1 mentorship from business experts. Through the collaboration, the Danish startups improved their individual entrepreneurial skills, investment readiness, and learn about best practices in the Cyber entrepreneurship arena.

Alpha C

TAU Ventures in partnership with NEC, Checkpoint, Innogy, Team8 and Cybereason launched and ran Alpha C, a cyber incubation program. Participating startups gain an opportunity to work with the program’s partners as design partners, recieve close guidance in developing their MVP or conduct a joint pilot. The programs’ curriculum covered different areas from business fundamentals, lean startup methodologies, and product-market fit to development support. The program concludeds with a demo day, where startups presented in front of industry leaders, investors, and key players from the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Program Alumni

XTEND aspires to empower humans with advanced Extended Reality Technologies based on Drones, AI, VR, GFX & Computer Vision. Their technology enables an immersive flight experience for various applications.
#virtualreality #drones
Clone cuts down in construction time by virtually teleporting architects & engineers from their offices to job sites, enabling them to communicate with job site managers as if they are standing on site.
Cyabra defends leading brands and governmental organizations against disinformation campaigns (a.k.a. “fake news”). Cyabra unique solution alerts and eliminates early stage attacks.
#fakenews #Newmedia
| Talamoos is a leading Artificial Intelligence based prediction platform, providing a scalable machine learning application that improve business performance by anticipating customers’ needs & turning these insights into actions.
A secure communication collaboration platform for law enforcement, military, government, first response, public safety, and other mission-critical applications.
#commandandcontrol #telecommunications
Cyberpion monitors online assets and their connections. Our product, HackerPOV, is a SaaS solution that continuously searches for your oranization's assets and their connections, detects changes that affect the security of the organization, and provides alerts and active protection.
Actifile leads the emerging category of information security for the contingent workforce. Ensuring compliance with HR and data security needs, while empowering external workers and respecting both the worker’s and customer’s privacy.
DigitalOwl developed an AI system for underwriters and claim analysts. The system reads, understands, and analyzes medical documents automatically and quickly. Using a state-of-the-art NLP engine, the system extracts the relevant medical information that is necessary for assessing risk or managing a claim.
Automato is a robotics company in Israel developing horticulture robotics. Our first robot will work in passive (soil) greenhouses/high-tunnels. This affordable robot will autonomously maneuver in the greenhouse, detect ripe tomatoes and harvest them with consistent quality.
NeuraLegion, the winner of the CyberTech TLV 2019 most innovative startup competition. With NexPloit, the world’s first AI powered AST solution, we revolutionize application security for DevSecOps.
Alternate Reality with a single-tap. We reinvent reality manipulation in images and videos with a revolutionary deep-learning technology
Seekuence is using deep AI to extract behavioural insights from encrypted traffic in real-time, and without decryption. The Seekuence HLS solution offers profiling, suspect detection, and fake-news tracking in messaging apps; while Seekuence BI offers detailed market \ consumer analytics and profiling for ad targeting
White Raven develops AI-based Visual Positioning software.Our systems recognize buildings, landmarks, and other objects in the physical world and can determine a camera’s location, direction, and what it’s looking at. This technology replaces and provides redundancy to GPS and other positioning systems, delivering superior accuracy and user experience
Decodea model humans’ ability to reason, conceptualize, identify and focus on a few key data points. The algorithms can break the glass-ceiling of contemporary AI, enabling computers to explain their decisions; significantly improve the performance and robustness of reinforcement learning algorithms.
An automatic inspection and verification software using cutting edge AI technology to detect commonly found errors in electrical schematics of PCBs.
#printedcircutboards #inspectionandtesting
Detomena tells the story of how users behave and interact on new digital financial networks. Detomena creates user-centric blockchain profiles for business growth and risk management using our advanced AI-driven profiling platform.
High Lander provides a scalable, software-only platform, which enables coordinated air continuity, autonomous flight, and intelligent air space control. High Lander's drone fleets have the ability to massively change many industries, from emergency services, to utilities, agriculture, construction, and more. High Lander has created a unique solution that overcomes the existing limitations of commercial drone use.
IReX Detection is developing a novel line of products for the detection and identification of bulk explosives. The IReX sensor, bringing new and needed capabilities at a low cost, will serve a large existing client base and further extend it to new users and use cases.
AI is vital in visual data analysis but requires powerful processing servers while compromising cost, performance, and privacy. Asio's artificial-intuition system extracts only the relevant data from any video source, allowing robust, real-time, and adaptive video analysis service. Asio's solution is compliant with data protection regulations while significantly reducing cost and network reliance - unleashing AI's power anywhere, from remote and scattered outdoors sites to urban privacy-sensitive locations.
Omnistream's technology offers professional broadcasters and media enterprises a paradigm shift in engagement. By leveraging the power of off-the-shelf hardware (smartphones or a video encoder), Omnistream deliver a reliable cellular uplink channel that significantly reduces the high costs of satellite broadcasting and eliminates the need for complex, heavy dedicated hardware.
AIvIA (AI Video Imagery Analysis) is developing innovative and breakthrough video analytics technology to decode patterns of life and detect real-time anomalies. Our software solution turns video streams from multiple cameras into a neat collection of numerical data without the need for neuronal network training and pre-set scenarios.
Cyronix provides cloud penetration systems, creating boundless opportunities to gain intelligence in a world of ever-growing challenges. Our unique approach harnesses communication protocols to simplify and scale-up cyber operations for the vast majority of cloud services: Gmail, iCloud, Facebook etc., on any device and on any operating system.
SNDBOX protects your organization from malicious malware using an undetectable kernel-mode agent and Deep Learning. SNDBOX's scalable solution is the fastest in the industry, providing accurate verdicts in under 60 seconds.
Automated platform for detecting vulnerabilities in any IoT firmware file.
#cyber #IoT
Improving the speech recognition accuracy of all languages, accents and dialects.
#voice #machinelearning is an image processing software company using next-generation prediction-based Image Signal Processing (ISP) to exponentially improve the quality and detection of images and videos
Aerium is an aerospace company, developing end-to-end UAV solutions.
Tigon Recruiter provides enhanced recruiting capabilities resulting in  shorter time-to-hire and significant cost reduction in recruitment cycles
SoniCracker applies AI based audio processing and intent analytics to serve multiple market verticals, such as banking and insurance companies, by making usable the vast amount of wasted audio recording.
DTect provides authentication and identification solutions according to biometric behavioral parameters based on the analysis of a person's unique dynamics.
Canditech allows companies to evaluate candidates by creating tailor-made job simulation tests to predict job suitability.
When defending against cyber attacks, response time is everything. current reactive security measures do not allow quick response time to protect ] data from an attack. BlackLight’s protects data at rest in a cloud environment with security-by-design solutions, where security measures are built into the system architecture, so that cloud breaches don’t happen, and data is protected.
Abilisense developed the world’s first AI sound classification platform which enables global tech makers to easily embed Sound-to-Text software and make their product intelligent, resilient and competitive. Providing a ‘sense of hearing’ to IoT devices, Abilisense enables machines to immediately analyze and respond to every sound ultimately creating a safer environment.
Go4A develops low-latency, extremely robust, wireless video & data that works in challenging urban and indoor environments. Our technology enables precise navigation and manipulation of indoor robotics and drones and is based on patent-pending, image processing and RF technology
Navigicom has developed an alternative, GPS-free navigation method resilient to jammers and spoofers. The solution is patent-pending and based on a unique, patented RF technology (Best SWaP 100$, 100gr) to provide the most robust and secure navigation channel. This is Immune Navigation for flying drones.
Jenovice develops sensors for cyber-RF, designated to extract intelligence from mobile devices in long-range and dynamic operational scenarios. Their products can identify all devices in its range and allow any non-technological operator to quickly extract valuable intelligence from their target’s mobile devices.
BGSegev's technology creates a mobile-based authentication and identification of clinical conditions. The mobile application monitors a large variety of parameters to achieve high and accurate diagnosis, using autonomous, multisensory and personalized detection systems.

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