Mapped In Israel Blog » News http://blog.mappedinisrael.com Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:13:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 Founded In Israel http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/building-founded-israel/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/building-founded-israel/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:08:08 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=358 Founded In Israel was inspired by Founded In Holland, an incredible project I stumbled upon a few weeks ago.
A few Dutch entrepreneurs wanted to promote the thriving startup scene in Holland by promoting startup logos.

I thought this was a perfect fit for Israel’s tech brand and in particular a great match for Mapped In Israel‘s strategy. Together with LeumiTech and partners: Tai Kaish and Nir Kouris we started working on Founded In Israel.

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Later on we discovered that other nations were getting on board as well through the amazing Founded X initiative which gave a platform similar to Founded In Holland but for other countries.

We have more plans on expanding this project to continue to promote the Start-Up Nation around the globe. Make sure to check out Founded In Israel on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.

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Welcoming Guy Franklin On Board http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/welcoming-guy-franklin-board/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/welcoming-guy-franklin-board/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:22:31 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=345 We are delighted that Guy Franklin will be managing Mapped In Israel. As the new General Manager of Mapped In Israel, Guy will be responsible for new companies on the map, managing partnerships and promoting the map.

Guy and I at a cafe

Guy is the creator of Israeli Startups in NY and Israeli Mapped In Boston and we are already planning to build synergies between the maps. Ever since seeing what he built I knew that we had to work together somehow. Very excited that this day has finally come.

Feel free to connect with Guy on LinkedIn and Facebook.

As for what’s coming next, we’ll be sharing soon…

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New Design http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/introducing-design/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/introducing-design/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:30:15 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=310 We’re excited to share that we’ve released a new version of Mapped In Israel. Huge thanks to our talented UX designer Adva Ben Dov and brilliant developer Eyal Lior.

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We’ve been listening to your feedback over the past few months and have made changes based on many of the valuable ideas we’ve received.

Here are the most notable changes:

  • Overall – cleaner, simplified design
  • Navigation – categories are now on the left side.
  • Favorites – new feature allows you to save your favorite companies and jobs.
  • Jobs – in the navigation bar you can now view jobs chronologically.
  • Clusters – due to the overwhelming number of companies on the map we’ve added clusters on the map.

Take a look here.

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Mapping WeWork on Wheels http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/mapping-wework-wheels/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/mapping-wework-wheels/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:38:44 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=318 WeWork has made it to Israel! To celebrate WeWork has launched WeWork on wheels, an awesome WeWork branded caravan complete with meeting rooms, free beer and more.

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The caravan will be roaming around Tel Aviv and Herzeliya. Stay up to date with the latest location on our Facebook or Twitter page.

For now the caravan is located at 14 Shenkar, Herzeliya, near Moses, make sure to stop by.

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If you’re interested in reaching out to WeWork about office, feel free to email them at israel@wework.com

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Mapped In Israel Tours http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/israel-startup-tours/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/israel-startup-tours/#comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 05:09:22 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=204 Since we launched Mapped In Israel, one of the top requests we’ve received has been “what startups should we visit in Israel?” Whether it’s a high school group from the United States or a group of investors from Japan, they want to know about the most relevant places to visit based on their interest. In order to facilitate the matching between companies and visitors, we’re launching a new service: “Mapped In Israel Tours”.

Tours

How does it work?

  1. We will send you a questionnaire to understand your group’s business interests.
  2.  We will create a customised list of companies that will open their doors to your group.
  3. We will work with you to refine the list with the most relevant companies.

A Mapped In Israel representative will plan and handle all the logistic including transportation and if needed accommodations.

How do I start?

If you’re interested in this service, please contact us.

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Made in Israel: Eating our own dog food http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/made-in-israel/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/made-in-israel/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:48:06 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=109 In line with our goal of promoting Israeli hi-tech companies around the world, we strive to use as many of these company’s services on our site. Here are some of the Israeli-made services we use.

Yotpo - Reviews

Reviews provide incredibly valuable insights to job seekers, investors and entrepreneurs. Yotpo is a top reviews platform that helps generate tons of trustworthy reviews.

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MyPermissions – Certification

The easiest way to sign in to Mapped In Israel is through LinkedIn Connect. Signing in through a social login can be worrisome, due to privacy concerns. To reassure our users we don’t fool around with their information, we went through a certification process and are now proudly displaying our MyPermissions badge.

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Kampyle – Reporting

Our content is 100% crowdsourced. In order to keep our data as accurate as possible we need a simple mechanism to let visitors report issues such as broken links, defunct companies and jobs that have been filled. Kampyle is the perfect solution.

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We’ll update you with more “Made in Israel” posts in the future. If you have any suggestions on other services that we should be using please contact us.

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Israeli Startups: Opportunity to meet with Robert Scoble http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/opportunity-meet-robert-scoble/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/opportunity-meet-robert-scoble/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:50:06 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=168 We’re excited to partner with Wearable Tech Israel to offer startups the opportunity to meet with Robert Scoble.

We’re helping Robert Scoble (and other tech executives) meet the most innovative startups from all sectors in the Startup Nation. Their trip to Israel will take place in May. Applications must be submitted by January 21st.

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If you’re interested in having Robert Scoble visit your startup please follow these steps:

Julien Blin and Nir Kouris, the organizers of Wearable Tech Israel, will select the most relevant companies.

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Our Apology – Spammer Alert http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/apology/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/apology/#comments Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:17:07 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=149 We would like to apologize for an incident that happened on December 25th. Mark Levi, a freelance graphic designer, sent spam emails to hundreds of startups listed on Mapped In Israel. This is obviously against our Terms of Use.

We decided that the most effective way to fight spam is to expose the spammer.

Here are some details about the story and our interactions with Mark Levi (marklevi.com).

After contacting Mark,  he recognised that he followed links from Mapped In Israel to hundreds of companies and collected emails from their websites. Here was his response:

“What has happened is I made a mistake referring to your website, when in reality the emails where taken from the websites of each company. I definitely did not mean to harm your website and reputation. in fact I was not aware it was a business, just a web-service. Funny thing is I made this campaign inspired by a self-marketing article on Mashable.”

Again, we would like to apologise for this incident and we hope that this blog post will dissuade others from similar activities.

Ben
Founder, Mapped In Israel

p.s. : We have unfortunately being notified of another case of of a company sending spam to companies listed on Mapped In Israel and associating his spam emails with Mapped In Israel.  Yaakov Hecht from postfunding.me  has joined our official list of Mapped In Israel spammer.

We sincerely hope that he is the last entry to this list…

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The email Mark Levi sent

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Introducing Company Reviews http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/introducing-company-reviews/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/introducing-company-reviews/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:09:25 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=101 Excited to share that we’ve launched a review platform on Mapped In Israel.  Reviews provide valuable insights to job seekers, investors and entrepreneurs alike.

How to leave a review?
Head to the map, find the company you want to write a review for and  click on “Leave a review”.

Who can write reviews?
We encourage reviews from current or former employees, business partners, customers or anyone who has valuable feedback to share.

What should reviews include?
As many useful details as possible. We encourage you to mention your relationship with the company (current/former employee, partner, customer…)

Do we moderate reviews?
Yes, we look at all the reviews that are published. We do ask reviewers to identify themselves to ensure high quality content.

If you see something suspicious, please contact us or use the “report issue” button that’s on all company pages.

Example of reviews

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We’re now on iOS! http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/ios/ http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/ios/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:28:27 +0000 http://blog.mappedinisrael.com/?p=85 Exciting news, our iOS app is now live on the App Store! The app was built by Iodie, a new iOS app development studio based in Israel.

A few weeks ago Genady shot me the email below. Of course, we decided to take him on this awesome offer. You can download the app here.

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Map iOS app

The app lets you:

  • Discover startups who are hiring close to you.
  • Explore startups based in your city.
  • Locate coworking spaces, investors and accelerators.
  • Search companies by name and contact them directly via email.

Download the app here. They also they released the code on GitHub.

Iodie was founded by three friends from the Israeli startup world. Iodie values simplicity, elegance and purity for the smallest of details. They’re a happy bunch, bringing experience in hardware, design, product and business and a lot of love to create the best apps in the world.

Have feedback? Ideas? Want to hire Iodie? Email: hello@iodie.com

Thanks for the incredible work Maxim, Genady and Artiom!

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