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To Be (The CEO) Or Not To Be
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To Be (The CEO) Or Not To Be

I have been on both sides of the fence. As the founder of several companies, I have had some experience being the CEO. But in my last thirteen years as an investor, I have seen a few successful founders/CEO, but many that could not handle the challenges. For founders and investors alike, one of the […]

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Our Spotlight on Dscovered – “Communicating and Decoding Design”
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Our Spotlight on Dscovered – “Communicating and Decoding Design”

Dscovered is looking to revolutionize the graphic design industry. Similar to Pandora, but for graphic designers, Dscovered makes use of taste-mapping technology that helps businesses quickly find the right designer for them, while providing the designers with taste-driven tools that offer insights and recommendations for better developing each design project. Dscovered is the brainchild of […]

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When First-Time Investors Have To Fundraise…
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When First-Time Investors Have To Fundraise…

By Gil Ben-Artzy  It’s crazy for me to think that we launched UpWest Labs only 18 months ago, and that we’re already accepting applications for our sixth session. We’ve been fortunate to have invested in and to have supported 28 Israeli startups. All 70+ of our entrepreneurs have spent three months in Silicon Valley during […]

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Guest Blog: When Reality Hits! My Startup’s Unexpected Journey
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Guest Blog: When Reality Hits! My Startup’s Unexpected Journey

My name is Noam Schwartz and I’m one of the CEOs in the 5th batch of UpWest Labs.  Just some background about me – I’m a Haman Talpiot graduate and spent about eight years as an intelligence analyst both in the IDF army and in private companies before founding my first company. In 2012, I co-founded moolta.com, a […]

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5 Tips to Better Engage Your Early Startup Champions
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5 Tips to Better Engage Your Early Startup Champions

By Shuly Galili Imagine working for over nine months on your startup alongside your co-founders.  You are all highly committed and big believers in the product direction, in the market, and in each other.  The big milestone arrives when someone outside your startup begins to believe in you too.  Maybe it is an industry advisor, […]

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This Is Only “Phase One”
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This Is Only “Phase One”

At UpWest Labs, session #5 is well underway. The teams are spending three months here in Silicon Valley, taking part in a rigorous program, working hard to get their product into the hands of target customers, early adopters and partners.  It is an intense process with a set of goals and milestones teams work to […]

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It’s On! Apply Now to UpWest Labs’ Fifth Session
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It’s On! Apply Now to UpWest Labs’ Fifth Session

We are excited to kick-off the application process for our April session in Silicon Valley!  We are now accepting applications through our website, with Round 1 deadline set for February 21 and Round 2 for March 15. We are eager to work with talented teams that have an early product and are looking to access […]

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Officially Open! Startups, Apply Now To UpWest Labs’ Next Session
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Officially Open! Startups, Apply Now To UpWest Labs’ Next Session

Following three amazing sessions, we are excited to kick-off the application process for our next session to start in January ‘13 in Silicon Valley!   We are now accepting applications through our website, with an early deadline set for November 8 and final deadline on November 29.  We are eager to work with talented teams that have an early product […]

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Google Selects UpWest Labs as Partner for Startup Program in Tel Aviv
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Google Selects UpWest Labs as Partner for Startup Program in Tel Aviv

We are thrilled to announce that UpWest Labs was picked among first accelerators to partner with Google’s new Campus Tel Aviv initiative.  We are excited to work with Google’s talented teams in Israel to offer our entrepreneurs a rich and dynamic space and program prior to arriving to Silicon Valley.  Looking forward to team up […]

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UpWest Labs Alumni Contacts+ Raised $1M in Seed
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UpWest Labs Alumni Contacts+ Raised $1M in Seed

We are so proud to announce that Contacts+, one of our startups from the first batch, raised $1M in seed funding from a group of angels and funds including Triple Point Capital, TMT and Tencent.  You can read more about it at TheNextWeb and TechCrunch. If you wish to have Contacts+ on your Android you […]

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