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UpWest-Backed Quarterback Raises $2.5M Seed Round
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UpWest-Backed Quarterback Raises $2.5M Seed Round

We are proud to invest further in Quarterback as the company announces it raised $2.5M in Seed financing. When UpWest became Quarterback’s first investor in early 2017, we saw the rapidly growing esports market as ripe for disruption. Quarterback CEO Jonathan Weinberg and his team are tech industry veterans who are part of a burgeoning […]

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UpWest-Backed Genoox Raises $6M
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UpWest-Backed Genoox Raises $6M

We are excited to share the news that Genoox, an UpWest-backed company, has raised $6M to continue scaling in the US market. Genoox has developed a first-of-its-kind cloud-based platform for genomic data. By automating data interpretation and providing millions of in-house and public data points through a proprietary search engine, Genoox improves patient outcomes with […]

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Why Israeli startups tackle ‘unsexy’ industries with AI
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Why Israeli startups tackle ‘unsexy’ industries with AI

Why Israeli startups tackle ‘unsexy’ industries with AI This article originally appeared on April 26th in VentureBeat According to PitchBook, VC investors worldwide put more than $10.8 billion into AI and machine learning companies in 2017. Both VCs and large enterprises have focused on the technology. It’s hard not to get caught up in the frenzy. Self-driving cars […]

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UpWest-Backed Reach Raises $3.5M
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UpWest-Backed Reach Raises $3.5M

We are proud to share the news that REACH (fka Seegnature), an UpWest portfolio company, has raised $3.5M in Series A financing. REACH’s customer engagement platform combines identity verification, video conferencing, and realtime document collaboration in one place for companies to hold transactional meetings online. REACH allows companies to close paperwork or ID verification processes […]

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UpWest-Backed SecuredTouch Raises $8M Series A
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UpWest-Backed SecuredTouch Raises $8M Series A

We are excited to share the news that UpWest-backed SecuredTouch raised $8M to grow the company’s R&D team and expand within Europe and other international markets. SecuredTouch is transforming the digital fraud security market, providing continuous behavioral biometrics authentication that tracks the user by monitoring over 100 various behavioral parameters to identify the true identity of […]

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UpWest-Backed CyberX Raises $18M Series B
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UpWest-Backed CyberX Raises $18M Series B

We are excited to share the news from UpWest Labs portfolio company CyberX that the company has raised an $18M Series B to fuel its rapid growth. CyberX provides the most widely deployed industrial cyber security platform for continuous, non-invasive risk assessment and M2M anomaly detection. The company’s purpose-built platform enables organizations to detect and […]

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Announcing our New Fund: UpWest Fund III
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Announcing our New Fund: UpWest Fund III

Today, we are pleased to formally announce the closing of our third fund–UpWest Fund III. This is an $18M fund focused on pre-seed and seed stage startups at the US and Israel technology junction. UpWest Fund III is built upon the vision we had six years ago when we first started investing in Israeli founders […]

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UpWest’s 2017 by the Numbers
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UpWest’s 2017 by the Numbers

2017 was another exciting year for us at UpWest. As we move into the new year, we wanted to look back on some of the highlights of 2017 and share some exciting numbers with you. Here’s to another wonderful year in 2018! 6  New Investments  |  At the start of the year, we invested in LEVL, […]

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Introducing Our New Portfolio Additions
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Introducing Our New Portfolio Additions

As 2017 comes to a close, we are excited to announce our recent investments from three months ago: CyCognito, Loadmill, and WeFind. The UpWest portfolio has now grown to well over 70 startups, with our newest additions targeting a diverse range of verticals including cyber security, devops, and enterprise software. All three companies are already […]

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Lear to Acquire UpWest-Backed EXO Technologies
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Lear to Acquire UpWest-Backed EXO Technologies

We are excited to share today’s news that Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) is acquiring EXO Technologies, an UpWest portfolio company! EXO Technologies’ proprietary technology has revolutionized GPS accuracy, specifically for the connected and autonomous vehicle markets. The acquisition will allow Lear, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s leading suppliers of automotive seating […]

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