Hot Israel Startup Wix Has A Gorgeous Headquarters Overlooking The Mediterranean Sea

Wix office 24

Ask anyone working in Israel’s tech scene to name the hottest startups in the nation and Wix is always on the list.

The five-year-old company is backed by VC firms like Benchmark and Bessmer. It provides free and low-cost websites for people with no tech background; Wix hosts over 30 million sites. 

The 300-person startup is headquartered in Tel Aviv in an up-and-coming area near the beach called Tel Aviv Port.

The Wix office greets you with a wall of windows that show off the sea.

VP of Marketing, Omer Shai, is one of Wix's earliest employees. He's here with Ethan Chernofsky of Headline Media.

The windows line the outer walls of the office...

...and the windows wrap about the building, giving every office a view of the Mediterranean Sea.

The employee lounge is a roof-top terrace that looks like it comes straight out of a luxury hotel.

A couple of developers, Borak Igal and Tomer Lichtash, hang out near the large mural on the terrace.

Here's a view of the Port Area beaches and offices. This area is being renovated from warehouses to office space.

If you tire of the ocean, turn around and all of Tel Aviv is on display. That's Shai enjoying the view.

Inside, we find Shai Kfir, a developer team leader. Israeli startups all say they don't steal each other's employees. But they do raid the big companies. Kfir was hired from SAP Labs.

Here's Wix chief architect, Yoav Abrahami, brother of cofounder Nadav Abrahami.

Every office has big windows to catch the views.

Wix supports lots of languages and hires people from all over the world. Marketing team members Areilla Berstein from Brazil, David Koskos from France, Paloma Catalan from Spain (in blue).

A big sense of humour, and dolls of every sort, fill the office. A mannequin keeps the product marketing team company.

Roy Cohen, product marketing manager, poses for our picture.

Developer team leader Boz Zaionce, from South Africa, also strikes a pose for us.

Dolls decorate the community/social media office. Community manager Ilona Stemmer tries to ignore them.

Employees built a tunnel out of empty moving boxes. Notice the joke taped to the boxes, in Hebrew and English, like all of the signs in Israel.

More office humour.

There's always an office dog or two, too. This is Dobby Bear.

In Israel, the weekend is Friday and Saturday. On Thursday nights, employees share a drink from the booze stored here in the hallway.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.