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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 Labs. 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 […]

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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 Labs 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 […]

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UpWest-Backed BuildUp Raises $7M Series A
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UpWest-Backed BuildUp Raises $7M Series A

We are excited to congratulate BuildUp, one of our portfolio companies, as it announces its recent $7M Series A raise for expanding its engineering, marketing, and sales teams. The company’s full announcement can be found here. BuildUp is revolutionizing the construction industry, a space new to recent technological disruption. The company provides construction firms working […]

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UpWest Portfolio Company Waycare Raises $2.3M Seed Round
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UpWest Portfolio Company Waycare Raises $2.3M Seed Round

UpWest Labs is excited to announce that Waycare recently closed a $2.3M Seed Round! You can find the official announcement here. The $2.3M Seed round was led by Spider Capital and Innogy SE, with participation from UpWest Labs, Goldbell Investments, janom, Zymestic Solutions, and SeedInvest. Waycare is shaping the future of city mobility, optimizing city […]

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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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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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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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