Reviews

Your thoughts and experiences with service providers,

based on the WhatsApp group and survey ( fill the survey )

Please remember the information here is subjective and very sensitive. 

FINANCE

Accounting

ERB

Depends on the Day, Per company $2000

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Accounting

EY

- Available for questions, flexible with time lines if needed
- They charge a lot of money for very little value and they are not organized
- Very helpful whenever we need them

Miri.zilman-ziv
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Noaam Cannettie

Accounting

Eran Dor

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Eran@erandor.co.il, 052-3455094

Accounting

NextAge

- Consistent good work, at least for an external function. Includes bookkeeping and external CFO services as budgeting and board prep. ~5k NIS / month total for all services; 9 employees.
- "One stop shop" for startups. Their CFO services help a lot for budget, forecast, board meetings summary, etc. Bookkeeping, salaries, and CFO services - about 6,000 NIS per month, for 10 employees

Etti Hanochi; http://nextage.co.il/

Yeara Azriel, yeara@nextage.co.il,
+972 50-695-7305

Accounting

PWC

- They are OK, doing the annual reports, 3,000 USD
- They do their yearly review. From time to time I need their help in regards to taxes in the US and they always move fast to make it happen, but I don't feel they're doing anything out of the ordinary or giving me any extra value.

Erez Rozenberg
Tal Naor

Accounting

Schindler CFO

Handling all finance in Israel and US, ~1,500 ILS per employee

Tal Dayagi

Accounting

Seagroup

They are OK

Einat Ashkenazi

Book keeping

BrooksCart

2,200 NIS for 4 paystubs and 6-7 contractors

Book keeping

NextAge

5,000 NIS

Book keeping

Perryllion

~$2,000

Amit Perry

Book keeping

Sea Group

They're great and very professional, 2,000 NIS

CPA from US

ERB

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Yaniv and Amir

CPA from US

HTC

Salary, booking,HR legal advice, Owner is Israeli based in NYC

External CFO

Nextage

- Both are good both are organized both are not cheap.
- They do a good job on the basics. the beginning was very hard

External CFO

Perryllion

They are doing a good job, very organized and I know I can count on them to keep the books in order, making the yearly financial review an easy experience. They are a bit pricy.

Amit Perry

External CFO

Seagroup

Good technical cover. Not strategic

Shay Ashkenazi

 

MARKETING

 

All marketing activities

Go2Market agency

We work with them from day one, replaces the marketing position, not CMO though. Cost $8000

Branding and positioning firm

Polar hedge hog

They are quick, efficient and good.

972 54-531-7997
https://polarhedgehog.com Daniel Dayag

Marketing

Chris Stroud

He's an expert in consumer digital marketing, B2C e-commerce growth. 6,250 USD per month

Marketing

Denis Vitchevsky

Very good work and very independent. Slow response time but takes very little actual hours of work for each task. 250 IL an hour

Marketing

Gartler

Market education, validating use cases, business model, differentiation, landscape, persona, messaging etc. 320K for two years

One minute video

Blackboard studio

$10,000-$15,000

Outsourced design for deck and mockups

Gabby

Expernsive but top notch

Outsourced design for deck and mockups

Libi Axelrod

Solid designer, works fast.

Outsourced design for deck and mockups

Ohad Shalev

Presentatian design

PR

Clarity.pr (UK)

They've hit their targets and got us PR pieces in quite a few places. GBP 4000 per month

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PR

Eskenazi PR

We just started, but it seems promising. She has access to all the major places.

PR

GKPR

OK in Israel but not leading you to a leader position. 2500$ retainer + 600$ per publication

Rachel Glaser

PR

PRVOLT

$500 a month

PR

Rainier

They didnt deliver top tier publictions and did not think outside the box. $7,000 a month

PR

Sillicon Valley PR

Great result! we need to craft the story, 8,000 USD

Liron

Technical marketing

Rebecca Sternberg

We needed a technical marketing, which she is, and she did a great job working on the messaging of the company. We can see immediate results.

LAW FIRMS

 

Immagration Law

Kantor

Highly dissatisfied with them

Cindy

Immagration Law

Liam Schwartz

unhighly not recommended, Cost $10K

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Immagration Law

Martin Lawler

He is very expensive, and very good. If you can't afford being refused - I highly recommend him.
BTW, never work with E&Y on visas!!! Cost $12000

Immagration Law

Meitar

Very professional - Cost one time fee for work permit + VISA - 10K NIS

Itay Krayden
972 52-329-8042,
itayk@meitar.com

Immagration Law

Michael Rosenthal

He was able to solve tough immigration issues. is a very hard worker. works fast and dedicated and very very very good. We had a very bad experience with and american immigration lawyer that cost double.
If you relocate to the US you got to work with him. I got good references all around for him. Cost $4000

Law firm

Barnea & Co

Great M&A practice (dealing with investments, etc). Cost varies - but given our type of business can fluctuate from $1000-$10000

Simon Jaffa

Law firm

HFN

- Very not responsive - Cost $1000
- They are OK. You can pay relativly low and get what you need. But too many times you will have interns working on your stuff and you will definatly find mistakes - Cost varies a lot

Ronen Husirer
Yair Geva

Law firm

Hirsch-Falk

Nitzan is an outstanding top notch lawyer. Mixed results from rest of the firm, choose who to work with. Cost ~$1000

Law firm

Igal Arnon and Co.

Nimrod is great and extremely knowledgable, I get a specific lawyer with expertise for every aspect I need (someone who specialize in Commerce / HR / Privacy etc...). The pricing is reasonable $140 - $240 (depending on the seniority). Cost ~$3,000

Nimrod Vromen

Law firm

Khayat, Zolty

Boutique firm, super professional and involve in all the company's aspects. Cost $2500

Law firm

Meitar

- Tomer has always been amazing, available 24/7 - Cost Deferred.
- The partner is great, his workers are not always as professional as we expect.
Paying only after rounds or end of the year. professional and flexible.
- Very responsive, work directly with Alon Saar for strategic things. - Cost hourly
- Itay is very knowledgeable of the startup and investors ecosystem in Israel. He has experience with many companies in cyber-security and DevOps (e.g. Adallom, Armis, JFrog, Twistlock, ...). And he is a nice person. Cost retainer $1500 (after seed stage)

Tomer Shani
Simcha Koevary
keren sadeh
972 54-565-1142,
itayf@meitar.com

Law firm

NBlaw

Great help in everything.
Supporting US HR with another legal company. Cost $1500

Gil Brandes

Law firm

Pearl Cohen

They have a very broad team of experts including digital rights and patents on top of high-tech team. Very founder-friendly and responsive. Cost $2000

Law firm

Sharir shiv & co.

Personal care very dedicated and very professional. The best pick I made in the company

Law firm

Shibolet

Great service. Ofer Ben Yehuda is not only an skilled lawyer - but also an experienced advisor.

Law firm

Yigal Arnon

3000$ +

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Law firm

Yonatan Calinger

600 shekels per hour

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HR

 

HR

Combination

90% of first month salary

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HR

Swing

20% - 25%

HR

italent

16,000 NIS retainer fior 1-2 open roles more for more

Dana

Head hunter - IL

Uniquely

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Danit Raanan, danit@uniquely.co.il, +972 54-484-0421

Head hunter - IL

italent

They did not do anything. In 3 months broght in 10 candidates and did not learn or progress in the process. was total amateur a waste of time and money. 16,000 NIS

Head hunter - US

T&L associates

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Davis Howell - Office: 860-228-2368
Cell: 860-798-2084

Pension

Advice

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Ziv Kesler ziv@advice-fp.com

Pension

Kali

It depends on the account manager; we got lucky with a really good one, but the quality is non the same.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

Graphic Design

Good designer when gets good guidance. Cost 250/hour

Graphic Design

Daniel Dayag

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972-54-531-7997 daniel@polarhedgehog.com

Graphic Design

Naor Suki

He does our UI/UX and design for important things, he's much pricer than other designers but his produce is much better (we tried 5 different ones). He's very talented. Cost $100 an hour

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Graphic Design

Netta Kivilis

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Graphic Design

Noam Levkovitz

Amazing! doing every digital work UX + UI. Cost 250 USD per hour

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Graphic Design

Porat-Shalev

not available for further tasks. Cost 250 ILS / Hour

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Graphic Design

Scott Kabat

expert consumer CMO. Cost monthly retainer, depends on usage

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Graphic Design

Studio BA

Omri and Sharon

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Website Design

Elzette Roelofse

She is good at taking a deck that has been built out and making it look super professional. She will go back and forth untill you are satisfied

Website Design

Shahar Vitonsky - Shape

B2B website

972 54-480-3636, shaharv@gmail.com

INSURANCE

 

Insurance

Amnon Gur

Great value, not stable on the account management

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Insurance

Howden

- Expensive but solve this problem that can't sometime be solved otherwise (I do many dofferent type of insurance)
- They're the only ones who managed to find an insurer who would understand our business and be able to insure it. Approx $35K per year (we're in financial services - so that's quite different than others)
- 1,800 USD for directors insurance

Kfir Boutika

PATENT

 

Patent Office

Dvir - Gassner

8-10k

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Patent Office

E-netiatives

- They help us decide which patents to file and write the actual application. standard pricelist of cost + equity - Office in Austin and work with key patent lawyers

Raven Marko

Patent Office

Glazberg

3 filed patents, one already accepted. ~$10000 for a patent

Patent Office

Naftali Levy Adv. & Patent Attorney

Affiance with reasonable pricing .

Naftali Levy

MISC- RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Anaylitics expert

Jeff Spuvick

Anaylitics expert

052-8542595

Coaching

Kobi

Coaching

972 54-613-4963

Computer supplier

Espircom

Computer supplier

ido@espir.co.il, Ido Shraga

Cyber advisor

Michael Liberman

Cyber advisor

972 54-441-3995

Cyber advisor

Danny Avramovich

Cyber advisor

Data center hardware supplier

Emet Mihshuv

Data center hardware supplier

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Pen testing

Alex

pen testing 6,000 NIS

PR photos

Elad Malka

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SEO in the states

Prelview

SEO in the states. costs should be 15% of marketing budget

Guy - prelview

UI/UX advisor

Noam Levkovitz

UI/UX advisor

972 52-880-0424

Visa to US

Lorainne

Visa to US