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Comeet Raises $1.2M To Bring Transparency​ & Collaboration To The Recruitment Process
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Comeet Raises $1.2M To Bring Transparency​ & 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 – June 2016
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UpWest by the Numbers – 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’m often asked what […]

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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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UpWest Unveils Its New Investments
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UpWest Unveils Its New Investments

At our “Seed to Growth” investors event last week in San Francisco, we were thrilled to unveil our recently backed companies: AR-Cadia, Giftedd, Hippodom and Stampli. These teams are on a mission to disrupt industries in AR, Commerce, Logistics, and Enterprise Software. These startups join the UpWest portfolio of more than 50 companies. We are […]

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Apester Raises an Additional $12M in Series A Funding
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Apester Raises an Additional $12M in Series A Funding

Congratulations to the relentless Moti Cohen and the rest of the Apester team for securing their $12M in Series A funding!  The team is working hand-in-hand with publishers and their brands on encouraging user engagement, and we are excited that they have reached this important milestone. Thank you Moti for bringing us along on your journey, we […]

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UpWest Featured in Forbes
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UpWest Featured in Forbes

We are excited to be featured in Forbes and talking to Brian Rashid about leadership and backing aspirational entrepreneurs who look to make impact. From the article: “UpWest Labs is a unique example of a fund impacting the future by seeking out the perfect combination of bold entrepreneurs, large market opportunities and cutting edge innovation. […]

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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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