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The Startup Nation Meets Miami

April 18, 2024

There are increasingly strong ties between Miami and Israel, the Startup Nation. These were on full display at eMerge Americas, with Israeli investors having packed a pavilion full of their country’s most interesting startups that are eyeing US expansion.

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30 Israeli companies working with FIBA have established presence in Florida:

Hospitality tech companies: Cecilia, Como, MRGN, Tabit, and Xtend Robotics.

Cyber companies: CloudWize, Cybecs, Cympire, Mazebolt, Nucleon and Vicarius.

Healthcare companies: Aeye, BioBeat, Docola, Gil Innovation, MilagroAI, Navina, StemRad, Synchronix, UC-Care and Uniper.

Other companies: AuraAir, Carteav, Econcrete, Envonics, itc, GlobeKeeper, OurLove, Spot and WaterGen.


XR Health was named 2024 Most Innovative Company by Fast Company. ECOncrete was nominated for the European Investor Award 2022. They were recognized as one of Bloomberg’s 2021 New Energy Pioneers, as one of the most innovative companies in 2019 by Forbes and Fast Company and as an awardee of the United Nations WE Empower SDG Challenge.


90 FIBA companies have raised more than a total of $1 billion from investors around the world.

4 companies went public: Safe-T is listed on the NY Stock Exchange, Fluence is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and  XRHealth is listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.


MilagroAI started pilots with Tampa General Hospital and HCA Healthcare to pilot its Analytics Platform and Hospital Acquired Infections Surveillance Module. 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office tested GlobeKeeper’s secured communication solution to enhance security at a concert in Raymond James Stadium.

The City of St. Petersburg is working with ECOncrete to build an ecological seawall that will support sea life growth while strengthening infrastructure.

A multi-specialty clinic in Florida tested Agamon’s solution to analyze its radiology data.


Tampa General Hospital’s air ambulance company, Aeromed, purchased QinFlow’ mobile units to enable transfusion of warm fluids during transfer to the hospital and save lives.

NASA is testing StemRad’s AstroRad vest in space to find ways to protect astronauts from deep space radiation.

The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency & US SOCOM contracted with Xtend to deploy dozens of their counter UAS systems for field testing.

AAA, Humana and the US Department of Veterans Affairs deployed Uniper’s telehealth & social engagement services.


In 2023 AuraAir was acquired by Molekule and Como was acquired by Global Payments Inc.

In 2022, Physimax was acquired by DarioHealth. In 2021, COMSovereign Holding Corp. acquired Sky Sapience, a global leader in tethered drones, and Alabama-based Help Lightning purchased Fieldbit, an augmented reality-enabled platform that helps field service technicians. In 2018, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest brewer in the world, bought beer and beverage analytics startup  WeissBeerger.

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