UpWest Blog

Get the latest news
ALL NEWS EVENTS IN THE PRESS
Officially Open! Startups, Apply Now To UpWest Labs’ Next Session
NEWS

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 […]

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

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 […]

READ MORE
UpWest Labs Alumni Contacts+ Raised $1M in Seed
NEWS

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 […]

READ MORE
Invi Secures $750K In Seed, Launches Rich Media Messaging Application
NEWS

Invi Secures $750K In Seed, Launches Rich Media Messaging Application

Congratulations to INVI team and co-founders Iddo Tal and Lior Gonnen.  Invi launched this week on the Google Play.  invi has developed next generation media texting allowing users to share pictures, add YouTube videos and much more to their text conversations, making their content more attractive and interactive. invi also announced that it raised $750,000 […]

READ MORE
UpWest Startup Preen.me Raises $800K In Seed
NEWS

UpWest Startup Preen.me Raises $800K In Seed

Congratulations to our alumni team Preen.me. Tamar Yaniv (CEO), Hagay Klorman (COO) and Nitzan Volman (CTO) for the recent announcement of funding.  We are excited to see all the amazing progress and not surprised by the explossive growth.   Preen..me team were part of UpWest Labs second batch in April -June 2012 and came into […]

READ MORE
Our Tel Aviv Summer Party Was Fun and Hot!
NEWS

Our Tel Aviv Summer Party Was Fun and Hot!

We found the hottest place in Jaffa “The Container”. It was hot, steamy and exploding with over 200 startup entrepreneurs and founders. Our Alumni teams from batch #1 and #2 reunited with so much energy and stories. Thanks to everyone who came. We had so much fun meeting new faces and welcoming you to UpWest […]

READ MORE
Class 2 Rocked!
NEWS

Class 2 Rocked!

Our second class just completed their Demo Day, all doing fantastically well 🙂   We were excited to host so many investors and friends of the program. Check out photos from the event on Facebook and our coverage on Techcrunch.

READ MORE
AngelList Meets UpWest Labs
NEWS

AngelList Meets UpWest Labs

We joined forces with Naval Ravikant CEO of AngelList to discuss seed investments in global startups. Over 100 entrepreneurs from around the world joined UpWest Labs founders at the cool new space of StartupHQ in San Francisco. We were very excited to have Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures and Jeff Clavier of SoftTechVC joining the […]

READ MORE