Israel
07 January 2020

Ingram Micro Inc and MassChallenge Israel Announce Epsagon as Tel Aviv Winner of 2019 Comet 2.0 Competition

L7 Defense, Twik and Keepers named as finalists in second ever competition introducing Israel based startups to Ingram Micro’s community of 200,000 enterprise customers.  Finalists and winners selected from over 4,000 applicants worldwide.

TEL AVIVIngram Micro Inc and MassChallenge Israel announced the Tel Aviv finalists and winner of the 2019 Comet 2.0 Competition, a global startup program to identify leading cloud service startups.  Winning startups will compete for a million dollars and will be integrated into the Ingram Micro global marketplace. All finalists win additional Go To Market Funding.  The Comet Competition took place, simultaneously, in 16 cities across the world.  Over 4,000 startups around the world vied to be part of the competition.
 
"Israel is on the cutting edge of technology and to remain at the top of our market, Ingram Micro is thrilled to connect with this country’s leading startups," said Nimesh Dave, Executive Vice President Global Cloud Computing at Ingram Micro.  “Ingram Micro chose MassChallenge Israel because of its track record as a leader in finding and pinpointing the most relevant Israeli companies for our global enterprise network.” 
 
"We know this process is transformative for companies," said Yonit Serkin, Managing Director MassChallenge Israel. “The Ingram Micro Comet Competition can radically affect the trajectory of startups. We have seen the significant impact and growth last year's winners have experienced. Having access to a network with over 300,000 potential customers is life-changing for a startup."
 
The Comet Competition teaches ISVs how to purpose-build for the IT channel and how to commercialize their technology. It also helps Ingram Micro Cloud to achieve its vision of realizing the promise of technology.  Previous winners include Perimeter 81, which recently announced a $10 million Series A and ITsMine, which experienced significant growth in sales and costumers thanks to the visibility and exposure through the Ingram Micro.
 
Epsagon will be featured on stage at the upcoming Ingram Micro Cloud Summit and will have the opportunity to win an additional one million dollars of support. More information including registration is available here: https://www.ingrammicrocloudsummit.com/.
 
Ingram Micro has proven to be the fastest route to market for ISVs looking to build and scale their SaaS or IaaS-based businesses. Once onboarded to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, ISVs are able to quickly scale, promote, sell and deploy their solutions to channel partners and the customers they serve in more than 50 global markets, including China.
 
About MassChallenge Israel 

MassChallenge Israel is an innovation engine catalysing the highest potential entrepreneurs to create global impact. We believe that the best ideas know no religion, nationality and background. Since 2016, 207 alumni companies of MassChallenge Israel have raised over $250 million and created over 7,000 direct and indirect jobs globally.
 

Mission

MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.