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.”
From Our First Check to IPO — SentinelOne is Now Public on the NYSE
Today is a special day for us at UpWest, as our portfolio company SentinelOne — where we were the first check in 2013 and strong believers from Day Zero — officially IPOed on the NYSE under the ticker “S”. This marks the first IPO from the UpWest portfolio.
Our investment in Balance — First Digital Checkout Platform for B2B Businesses
Today we are excited to announce our investment in Balance, a new company we backed in 2020 which is now officially out of stealth.
Welcoming Our Second Unicorn: HoneyBook
Today one of our early portfolio startups HoneyBook announced its Series D round of $155M at over $1 billion valuation. We are very excited and thrilled for the whole team and the founders Oz, Naama, and Dror recognized in 2013 a trend towards self-employment growing but saw that independent service-based businesses were not set up to succeed in a digital age.