Genealogy startups share Jewish roots?

Posted on August 29, 2007 • By Rebecca Markowitz
Category: Social, Technology 1 Comment

The hot thread on major tech sites is about the intense competition between My Hertiage, Famillion, and Geni, the latest web2.0 genealogy sites. Many of the comments on Techcrunch mention their surprise of all these startups coming from Israel. They should be impressed, here is a list of all the web2.0 startups from Israel.

Where, specifically, are these startups located? My Heritage is based in Bnei Atarot, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Famillion is based in Ramat Gan, Israel. Geni is based in Los Angeles, California. While the first two, My Heritage and Famillion are clearly Jewish, I checked Wikipedia, and discovered the Geni CEOs have the last names Sacks and Braverman. And those are definiely Jewish names if I’ve ever seen some.

What’s funny about these startups competing against each other is that if all the CEOs filled in their family trees they would most likely see that they are related!

It should not come as a surprise that all these Jews have created these startups, because, as we know, Jews have a slight obsession with a little game we fondly refer to as Jewish Geography.

I previously reported on Famillion and Jewish geography

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