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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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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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