From creating instant messaging technology and Waze to inventing drip irrigation and water desalination solutions, Israel has become a global tech leader. This year, investors have been flocking to Israel from New York, China and all over the world in order to find opportunities, as Israeli entrepreneurs continue to raise the bar and think out-of-the-box. Here are 15 exciting Israeli tech startups to watch in 2016, in the fields of finance, media, advertising, health, consumer tech, and cyber security, from A to Z: Checkmarx Checkmarx tackles zero-day exploits at the source, in lines of code as they’re being written. By monitoring every stage of its clients’ software development, Checkmarx is able to scrutinize code with a fine-toothed comb and find vulnerabilities early. It’s much cheaper and more effective to fix a problem when it’s new rather than “patch” it after having been on the market. The financial value of unearthing software vulnerabilities is virtually incalculable for a big company, since the potential costs of hacks are so high. So business is booming for Checkmarx, with clients like Coca-Cola, SAP, and Salesforce. In June, the company closed a monster round of venture funding worth $84 million, bringing total investments to $92 million. Read the full post here.