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UpWest Labs Startup SlickLogin Acquired by Google
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UpWest Labs Startup SlickLogin Acquired by Google

Congratulations to the SlickLogin team on their acquisition by Google!  UpWest Labs selected SlickLogin to join its 6th class in September 2013, and supported the company in their pursuit to solve today’s authentication problem and ultimately “kill the password” with their sophisticated UX and security solution.  During their time in Silicon Valley, the team worked hard […]

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UpWest Labs Awarded “Best Accelerator in 2013” By GeekTime
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UpWest Labs Awarded “Best Accelerator in 2013” By GeekTime

We are excited and honored to be awarded in the “Best Accelerator” category as Israel’s leading tech blogs GeekTime presented its first Geek Awards ceremony hosting Israel’s top tech leaders. Among the honored winners were this year big winners: Waze, Wix and PrimeSense. Our co-founder Gil Ben-Artzy attended the ceremony to receive the award. We […]

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Why I love angry support emails
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Why I love angry support emails

“Your product is buggy. I’ve entered my details three times and it’s an error every time. It seemed like a great product, too bad it’s utterly useless!” These things happen. You’ve put a lot into developing a product that drives real value, only to stumble over petty trivialities like a misplaced button, a missing notification […]

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UpWest Labs Graduate Invi Raises $3M
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UpWest Labs Graduate Invi Raises $3M

We are excited to share that Invi, UpWest Labs first class graduate, has raised $3M in seed funding. In addition, today’s announcement revealed that Invi will also support SMS messages on Android phones. This feature will allow users to text people who don’t use Invi at regular SMS rates. Here is their great coverage in TechCrunch    

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UpWest Labs Graduate Sentinel Labs Raises $2.5M
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UpWest Labs Graduate Sentinel Labs Raises $2.5M

We are thrilled to announce that Sentinel Labs, UpWest Labs fourth class graduate, has raised $2.5M in seed funding. Sentinel’s cyber security system is able to identify threats in real time with minimal footprint or changes to the client’s operating system.   This round of founding will mainly go toward moving out of beta stage and into launch in […]

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Founders Spotlight: CyberX – Modern Day Superheroes
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Founders Spotlight: CyberX – Modern Day Superheroes

The world is a dangerous and scary place. For all the threats you can see, there are superheroes like Superman. For most of what you can’t see, what you can’t even think about, there are supercompanies like CyberX. A power outage in Brazil. A water pump broken in Illinois. A gas-line explosion. They could be […]

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UpWest Labs Startup Qlika Closes $1.7M in Funding
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UpWest Labs Startup Qlika Closes $1.7M in Funding

Very excited today to announce with Qlika their initial funding of $1.7M from great investors Hillsven Capital and other prominent angels.  The founders Omri Morgenshtern, Ittai Chorev and Idan Zalsber participated at UpWest Labs batch #4 and quickly emerged with strong offerings to a growing customer base.  Here is the full announcement.  Also great coverage […]

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Founder Spotlight: Moti Radomski, CEO of BuzzSpice – “Just do it”!
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Founder Spotlight: Moti Radomski, CEO of BuzzSpice – “Just do it”!

When you meet a guy like Moti Radomski, co-founder and CEO of BuzzSpice, you might find yourself at a loss for words when trying to describe him. If you told him that, he’d tell you to “just do it.” So here we go. His passion and energy are the first things you’ll notice. Ask him […]

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Founder Spotlight: Yossi Shani, CEO of PrimeQue – Taking on Big Data
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Founder Spotlight: Yossi Shani, CEO of PrimeQue – Taking on Big Data

Yossi Shani, Founder and CEO of PrimeQue (now go by the name of SimpleQL), treads for the first time in unfamiliar waters with his first startup. While no stranger to the tech world, having worked ten years at Cisco, the new challenges of leading his team and growing his product are proving to be both exhilarating and […]

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Keep Calm and Launch Your Startup
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Keep Calm and Launch Your Startup

You’ve been in the garage for months, crafting away tirelessly one iteration after another, far from the public eye. You got some users to give it a spin, maybe more than a few. That’s it – you are finally ready for prime time. Your launch announcement is a huge milestone, which could signify a shift […]

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