We fund and fast-track Israeli founders breaking into the US market. Leading seed rounds. Investing early. Really early.
We seed superpowers
Just like we did for SentinelOne, which delivers endpoint security software that defends against every type of attack, at every stage in the threat lifecycle.
CEO & Co-Founder
We’ll find your first customers
Just like we did for HoneyBook, the all-in-one project, invoicing and payments management tool.
Dror Shimoni, Naama Alon, and Oz Alon
We back the next big thing
Just like we did with Imubit, which is unlocking new profits at hydrocarbon processing plants with new deep learning process control technology.
Gil Cohen and Prof. Nadav Cohen
We bring you to market
Just like we did with Stampli, which automates and streamlines the account payable process through its cloud-based invoice management software.
Eyal Feldman and Ofer Feldman
We'd love to be your first check
Just like we were for CyCognito, which uncovers and eliminates hidden risks across organizations’ IT ecosystems.
Rob Gurzeev and Dima Potekhin
We support you from Day One
And every day that follows.
Being in Silicon Valley makes a huge difference — of course, being closer to the market is key. But beyond that, this is a place where people don't judge you for having massive dreams of changing industries and creating global impact. They convince you to dream bigger and support you on your journey.”
The UpWest team is exceptional at helping you immerse yourself in the US market so you can meet your real customers and ultimately get a foothold where it matters the most. Our network has only grown exponentially over time.”
Operating early in Silicon Valley alongside the UpWest team opened a whole new world of possibilities for Stampli. We successfully onboarded new customers that supercharged our entire business.”
UpWest helped us create momentum — the entrepreneur’s ultimate weapon. Learning to create and leverage it is one of the first steps in our long and exciting journey to achieve success. The UpWest community is still a part of our company culture, it is like a family. It becomes part of your life.”
Portfolio Spotlight: InnerPlant
We are excited to spotlight our portfolio company InnerPlant, which launched the world’s first biosensor platform enabling crops to “talk” to their growers and signal stresses at the cellular level. Founded in 2018, InnerPlant is a US-based company with a team of 28 people, 70% of them being scientists. The company has raised a total of $24 million with UpWest being part of their first check at the Seed round. We sat down for a chat with Shely Aronov, InnerPlant’s Founder & CEO, to discuss her experience building a customer-driven company and how InnerPlant unlocks the future of AI and autonomy in agriculture.
Portfolio Spotlight: Canopy
We are excited to take you under the hood of our portfolio company Canopy, which launched the first Intelligent Care Platform (ICP) for oncology — a full suite of intelligent, electronic health record-integrated tools to help cancer centers continuously engage with their patients, streamline clinical workflows, and generate new revenue streams for their meaningful work. UpWest was Canopy’s first investor in 2018 and continues to support the company as it grows and reaches new heights.
The UpWest Founder Community Is Our Force Multiplier
Last month, we marked our 10-year anniversary. Over a decade ago we embarked on a journey to build UpWest and drive real impact for earliest-stage Israeli entrepreneurs breaking into the US market.
While this is an incredible milestone to celebrate on so many levels, for us it is first and foremost about acknowledging our Founder community as the lifeline of UpWest.