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Is Equifax the New Normal?
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Is Equifax the New Normal?

How Organizations Can Eliminate Security Blind Spots Before It’s Too Late This article originally appeared on October 11th in Hacker Noon The Equifax breach, which exposed the financial and personal data of 143 million people, has been called the worst corporate data leak in history. Criminals exploited a vulnerability in one of its web applications, and siphoned […]

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UpWest-backed Airobotics announces $32.5M Series C, expands globally
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UpWest-backed Airobotics announces $32.5M Series C, expands globally

We are excited to share the news of Airobotics, one of our portfolio companies, raising a $32.5M Series C round as it expands into the defense and homeland security industries, and expands globally. The full announcement can be found here. Airobotics’ fully-automated end-to-end drone solution is already the market leader in autonomous drone technology for industrials markets. […]

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Six Common Traps Foreign Founders Repeatedly Fall for in the US Market
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Six Common Traps Foreign Founders Repeatedly Fall for in the US Market

It’s indisputable that foreign-born entrepreneurs have made huge contributions to the US economy, building great companies that have enriched billions of lives. A recent study in the Wall Street Journal found that more than half of the highest valued startups in the US — 44 total valued at more than $1B — were created by immigrants. Acknowledging these contributions, the National Venture Capital […]

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Introducing Our New Portfolio Additions
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Introducing Our New Portfolio Additions

We are excited to announce our investments from earlier this year: LEVL, WayCare, and Quarterback. Joining our portfolio of more than 60 companies, these startups are already making incredible strides in deploying their technologies at key US customers.  We look forward to being part of their journey to success in the years to come. www.leveltech.com […]

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Welcoming Lia & Daniel, Our New Venture Associate & Intern
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Welcoming Lia & Daniel, Our New Venture Associate & Intern

Who Are You? I’m Lia Cromwell. I was born and raised in New York by my Israeli mother and American father. I also have a younger brother and two rescue dogs, Dubi and Chrysanthemum, who both look exactly like the dog emoji 🐶. People in America say I take after the Israeli half of my […]

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Jaco Acquired by WalkMe
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Jaco Acquired by WalkMe

Congratulations to the team at Jaco, who announced earlier today their acquisition by WalkMe.  This move will enable WalkMe to continue and bring sophisticated product analytics to their current and future customers, while Jaco becomes a subsidiary of WalkMe. We are excited to have supported Danni, Ran, Itay and the rest of the Jaco team, and wish you […]

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Stampli Raises $2.3M to Reinvent Invoice Management
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Stampli Raises $2.3M to Reinvent Invoice Management

Congratulations to our portfolio company Stampli on raising $2.3M in Seed financing!  Co-founded by Eyal and Ofer Feldman, Stampli is an interactive invoice management software that streamlines approvals and Accounts Payable processes. Stampli is the first solution that puts the communication at the center of the invoice management process. It reroutes the invoice journey from a […]

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The Five Truths I Learned as an Early-Stage Investor
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The Five Truths I Learned as an Early-Stage Investor

Investing at the early stage is a form of accelerated learning. As much as you may prepare, there are so many variables at play — and unexpected outcomes — that every situation demands new thinking and creative problem-solving. When I co-founded UpWest Labs with my partner Gil Ben-Artzy, we made the decision to thrust ourselves into a state of […]

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Building Products: The Art of Hooking Users
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Building Products: The Art of Hooking Users

On January 25th, we hosted Nir Eyal, a prominent tech and product expert, for a fascinating talk based on his bestselling book “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products”. Nir, who writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of tech, psychology and business, shared with us how he believes founders can use psychology as they develop their […]

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Javelin Networks Raises $5M to Develop an All-In-One AI Platform
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Javelin Networks Raises $5M to Develop an All-In-One AI Platform

We are  excited to share the news from UpWest Labs portfolio company Javelin Networks, as they announce $5M in Series A financing. Javelin Networks is an all-in-one, A.I. driven platform that protects the Active Directory from illegitimate use, providing autonomous breach prevention and containment, incident response, and threat-hunting capabilities. Co-founded by Roi Abutbul, CEO, Guy Franco, […]

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