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Founder Foresights into Emerging Technology Startups
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Founder Foresights into Emerging Technology Startups

Last week, UpWest hosted a full-house event in Tel Aviv to discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with building Frontier Technology startups. During the event, two UpWest portfolio founders shared the challenges of starting and growing companies in the frontier technology space. Up first was Ran Krauss, CEO of Airobotics, who founded the first company to […]

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Money Talks: Things You Learn After 77 Investment Rounds
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Money Talks: Things You Learn After 77 Investment Rounds

It was great meeting over 150 founders on Monday, 6/6 in Tel Aviv for the 2-hour session titled: “Money Talks: Things You Learn After 77 Investment Rounds”.   Over the past 4 years, the UpWest team has invested in dozens of startups and has been involved in 77 financing rounds across multiple stages, both in Israel […]

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CEO Insights on How to Avoid Common Mistakes
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CEO Insights on How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Learning from experiences is what helps budding startups accelerate their processes and avoid mistakes made by others. We pride ourselves on having a portfolio community with a strong sense of commitment to share knowledge, network and lessons learned. We had the pleasure of hosting a panel of CEOs from our portfolio to share their perspective […]

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A Heart to Heart Conversation between Investor & CEO
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A Heart to Heart Conversation between Investor & CEO

Last week, UpWest gathered a crowd of Silicon Valley’s leading  VCs, angel investors and startup CEOs for our annual “Seed to Growth” exclusive investor event. At the event we unveiled our new portfolio startups and hosted a heart-to-heart fireside chat between Oz Alon, CEO of HoneyBook and Jeff Crowe, Managing Partner at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). […]

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Leading US VC’s perspective on investing climate, Israeli start-ups, and the next frontiers
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Leading US VC’s perspective on investing climate, Israeli start-ups, and the next frontiers

This week, a delegation of 200 leaders across a variety of business sectors in Israel boarded the new direct United flight from TLV to SFO. Organized by the leading financial newspaper in Israel, Calcalist, together with one of the largest Israeli banks, Bank HaPoalim, what started with a “mile-high” conference during the flight – culminated […]

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