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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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Ask Me Anything: Gil Ben-Artzy
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Ask Me Anything: Gil Ben-Artzy

   Gil Ben-Artzy, partner at UpWest Labs was recently featured in HaShavua, the most popular podcast in the Israeli tech community. UpWest Labs is a Silicon Valley early-stage investor in Israeli startups looking to build large global companies based in the US. As a seasoned investor who has evaluated thousands of startups from a variety of […]

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Our Companies Are Hiring: UpWest Portfolio Job Board
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Our Companies Are Hiring: UpWest Portfolio Job Board

If you’re on the job market or have talented friends who are seeking exciting jobs in tech, look no further! Welcome to the UpWest Labs Portfolio Job Board. If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, please feel free to reach out directly to the company using the contact information provided below.

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2015 – A Banner Year for Growing UpWest Startups
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2015 – A Banner Year for Growing UpWest Startups

When we founded UpWest Labs in 2012 and launched our fund to invest in seed-stage startups, we knew that this would be a long-term journey. We believed that despite the high risk — and the guarantee that we would make mistakes — we could play a significant role in helping our startups grow and scale […]

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uMake Raises $5M Series A
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uMake Raises $5M Series A

We are excited to share today’s news from UpWest Labs portfolio company uMake as they announce an additional $5.2M in financing, which will be used to further disrupt the multi-billion 3D design market. You can read the full announcement here. The 3D market has seen an explosion of interest on the back of new hardware to […]

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