theDOCK Innovation Hub | Maritime Technology Accelerator | Israel

blue ocean of OPPORTUNITIES

We actively invest in bold founders seeking to bring inspiring technology into the digitally transforming Maritime world

theDOCK is a vertical Venture Capital firm investing in and providing industry expertise to startups developing technologies for Ports, Shipping and Logistics sectors. Located in Israel, the start-up nation, we harness Israel's technology innovation assets as well as global entrepreneurs to deliver practical innovation to the sector.

We have developed a unique ecosystem where our global corporate partners provide valuable market guidance on needs and challenges. They also provide know-how and access to facilities in order to experiment with innovative pilot installations.



theDOCK is a powerful enablement platform. It facilitates multi-disciplinary ideation and implementation activity and by that expedites market readiness of startups in the domain of smart Seaport and Maritime technology.


theDOCK was founded by veteran Israeli Hi-Tech leaders which together with port and maritime experts aim to harness all these assets to deliver practical innovation to Port and Maritime operations.
The initiative 
is to feature a meeting place for the mature global companies (ports, shipping, and shipyards) and aspiring startups.


Whether early stage or late stage – effective Go-To-Market (GTM) is the main buzz. Market expertise and “lab” access provided by mature enterprises is the secret sauce.


theDOCK is committed to deliver value by leveraging assets such as local talent and maritime heritage to spark innovation activity of the type which secured Israel’s technology leadership in verticals such as Automotive, Fintech and others.

Unleashing the technology muscle of emerging startups to benefit  Seaport and Maritime organizations.





Kirby Corporation
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PSA Unboxed
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“Thank you theDOCK for the amazing organization and hospitality - and for the right combination of vision and execution - and to everybody for crisp interactions we had. Innovation is an ecosystem team sport and I saw momentum for creating relationship and potentially co-creation or collaboration with organizations / startups we discussed with.”

Gennaro Faella

 Head of Strategic Business Development, Marlink

“Thank you theDOCK team for having organized a such interesting event and giving us the opportunity to meet with innovation executives, startups and investors!“

Loris Chiaberge

Business Innovation,

MSC Cruises

“It’s been such a great pleasure to meet and learn from the experiences and positions of everyone here! Look forward to finding more opportunities to work on common goals. Massive props to theDOCK team for putting this together with such warm Israeli hospitality!”

Ashley Mak

Deputy Manager, PSA unboxed

“It was an excellent opportunity to sharing open innovation experiences with a group of greats professionals.”

Pedro Arellano

Port of Barcelona

“Wanted to thank you for your hospitality during my visit. It was a great opportunity to meet the various maritime influencers and learn about Israel and theDOCK innovation activities. I’m inspired.”

Jukka Merenluoto

OneSea Ecosystem Lead

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