22 Startups to Watch in ’18

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Aparna Systems
Emerging from stealth mode in 2017, Aparna Systems provides the open software Orca µCloud and µServer products which enable a high density, high performance and high availability Cloud-in-a-Box solution for distributed and edge computing applications. Going beyond "hyperconvergence," Aparna says it provides "ultra-convergence" with the combination of compute, storage and networking resources in a compact, energy-efficient system.

Bedrock Data  
Founded in 2012, Bedrock Data aims to simplify how businesses unify customer data across multiple cloud applications. Bedrock Data Fusion automates the traditionally tedious processes of data integration and preparation, creating a trusted Fused Database for customers’ dashboards and business intelligence. is the developer of CrateDB, an open source SQL database for real time analytics of IoT and machine data and optimized for containerized environments. The company aims to provide the scalability and performance of NoSQL with the power and ease of standard SQL and is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Berlin, Germany, and Dornbirn, Austria.

As an AI platform for data science and machine learning teams, CrowdFlower platform trains, tests, and tunes machine learning models to make AI work in the real world. The technology and expertise supports a wide range of use cases including autonomous vehicles, intelligent personal assistants, medical image labeling, consumer product identification, content categorization, customer support ticket classification, social data insight, CRM data enrichment, product categorization, and search relevance.

Founded in 2016 by a team of former IDF intelligence officers frustrated by the time and resource inefficiencies they experienced while conducting offensive cyber security operations, Cymulate is a SaaS-based cyber-attack simulation company that seeks to provide security solutions to assesses the security preparedness of customers’ systems, expose vulnerabilities and help resolve security gaps before it is too late.

View From The Top By Eyal Wachsman, CEO & Co-Founder

Cymulate helps companies to stay one step ahead of cyber attackers with a unique breach and attack simulation (BAS) platform that empowers organizations with complex security solutions to safeguard their business-critical assets. Read on.

DataRobot offers an enterprise automated machine learning platform to allow users of all skill levels to make better predictions faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains, and evaluates predictive models in parallel, delivering predictions at scale to enable a fast path to data science success. provides an enterprise data science platform to help make it easy and intuitive for data scientists to work collaboratively with IT and business teams on the data-driven projects that transform how companies do business.

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