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It’s time for Barclays Techstars Tel Aviv 2017!

Today is the first day of the 2017 Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars program that will run for the next thirteen weeks.

We’ve expected that we’ll see the quality of companies applying to our accelerator increase from last year, but nothing could have prepared us for the absolutely stellar applications we received for Tel Aviv 2017. The companies joining us this year represent three different continents and a variety of business models and verticals.

With programs in London, Tel Aviv, New York and Cape Town, this has arguably become the most selective global Fintech Accelerator in the world with a growing list of alumni that are literally changing the face of financial services.

So here we are, excited to announce for the first time, the incoming class of Barclays Techstars Tel Aviv 2017:

Algosave provides Financial Institutions with innovative algorithm driven solutions to their Accounting – IFRS 9 & Regulatory Basel 3 requirements.

Exeq innovates the way people interact with their money, in pursuit of smarter, more personal banking.

FeezBack is an Automated Personal Finance assistant – we help users navigate the financial world by transforming complicated financial information into easy to use advice and personal recommendations.

Jenny is a conversational AI that brings a smart layer to a company’s existing Customer Service Infrastructure, aiming to make customer care more effective with smart automation.

Kard unlocks hidden credit card rewards with a free tool that can save you hundreds of dollars a year in points, miles and cash back.

Leo is a personal insurance assistant. Using AI technology and data, Leo provides a new, automatic insurance that meets the user’s needs in an easy and personalized way.

Ownerhood opens the real estate market by bringing crowdfunding to house-ownership.

Salaryo is a AI based flexible credit platform, offering financial stability for Millennials.

Robinhood replaces financial vendors by using its’ robot and smart BI engines to aggregate, compare and recommend upgrades for all existing portfolio.


Liron Rose
(@lironrose) Liron Rose is Managing Director at Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Tel Aviv, with focus on Fintech, Cyber Security and Enterprise Software. Liron has over 15 years of online marketing experience, and he has been investing in tech companies since 2006. Prior to Techstars, Liron was a leading global affiliate in the PC Software vertical and later co founded AfterDownload (acquired by Ironsource, 2013). In recent years, he worked as an investor and mentor to early stage startups. @lironrose