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4 Product Management Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The 2016 Olympic Games
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4 Product Management Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The 2016 Olympic Games

You may wear T-shirts, and they wear tights. But with the hard work and bumpy road to victory, entrepreneurs and athletes share unique commonalities: under time and rules-of-the-game constraints, both visionaries of their domain try to break a record and leave a mark. We can all learn a lot from the 2016 Olympics about how […]

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ICYMI: UpWest Summer 2016
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ICYMI: UpWest Summer 2016

It has been a particularly busy and exciting summer for some of our UpWest portfolio companies, with a few reaching important milestones. We are proud to have worked with each of them since our first investment, some dating as far back as 2013 ūüôā As our followers may recall, this past June we shared an […]

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CyberX Raises $9M to Protect the Industrial Internet
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CyberX Raises $9M to Protect the Industrial Internet

We are very excited to share today‚Äôs news from UpWest Labs portfolio company CyberX¬†as they announce $9M in Series A¬†financing. ¬†CyberX provides¬†leading¬†cybersecurity solutions for the industrial internet. Co-founded by¬†Omer Schneider, CEO, and Nir Giller, CTO, ¬†CyberX protects some of societies most important assets (ranging from energy¬†to water treatment facilities), providing unprecedented detection capabilities and deep […]

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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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Jolt Raises $2M To Educate Your Workforce
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Jolt Raises $2M To Educate Your Workforce

We are very excited to share today’s news from UpWest Labs portfolio company Jolt as they announce $2M in Seed financing.¬†Jolt is a marketplace for content sessions given to your team by the world’s most exceptional industry professionals. You can read the full announcement here¬†(Hebrew).¬† Co-founded by Roei Deutsch, CEO, Nitzan Cohen-Arazi, COO,¬†Nadav Leshem, CTO, […]

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Why UpWest Invested in Autonomous Drone Pioneer Airobotics
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Why UpWest Invested in Autonomous Drone Pioneer Airobotics

Autonomous drones are¬†making headlines today. When we met with entrepreneur Ran Krauss in early 2015, however, little was known about how drones would change the industry. We quickly identified Ran as a pioneer and believed that his startup could revolutionize how drones would¬†be¬†used in the not too distant¬†future. Fast forward to the present and $28.5 […]

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Comeet Raises $1.2M To Bring Transparency‚Äč & Collaboration To The Recruitment Process
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Comeet Raises $1.2M To Bring Transparency‚Äč & Collaboration To The Recruitment Process

We are very excited to share today’s news from UpWest Labs¬†portfolio company Comeet as they announce $1.2M in Seed financing, which will be used to change the way companies organize their recruitment process. You read the full announcement here. Co-founded by, Omer Tadjer, CEO, Tomer Dikerman, CPO, Omer Gottlieb, CTO, Comeet provide¬†a collaborative hiring platform […]

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UpWest by the Numbers ‚Äď June 2016
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UpWest by the Numbers ‚Äď June 2016

It’s summertime, which means we are back in Tel Aviv meeting with¬†great companies that are looking to accelerate their growth in the US. Much has changed since our¬†last “UpWest by the Numbers” update from June of last year. ¬†Some key highlights: The amount of funding raised by our companies has more than doubled, now at […]

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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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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Making a Great First Impression
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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Making a Great First Impression

First impressions are almost instinctual. I meet with several hundreds of startups every year and within the first ten minutes of a meeting, I begin to gather critical information about the person sitting across from me in an effort to sense whether they have¬†what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.¬† I‚Äôm often asked what […]

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