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2015 – A Banner Year for Growing UpWest Startups
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2015 – A Banner Year for Growing UpWest Startups

When we founded UpWest in 2012 and launched our fund to invest in seed-stage startups, we knew that this would be a long-term journey. We believed that despite the high risk — and the guarantee that we would make mistakes — we could play a significant role in helping our startups grow and scale within […]

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uMake Raises $5M Series A
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uMake Raises $5M Series A

We are excited to share today’s news from UpWest portfolio company uMake as they announce an additional $5.2M in financing, which will be used to further disrupt the multi-billion 3D design market. You can read the full announcement here. The 3D market has seen an explosion of interest on the back of new hardware to create […]

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Peer5 Raises $1M Seed
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Peer5 Raises $1M Seed

We are excited to share today’s news from UpWest portfolio company Peer5 as they announce $1M in Seed financing, which will be used to disrupt the multi-billion content delivery market. You can read the full announcement here. Co-founded by Hadar Weiss, CEO, and Shachar Zohar, CTO, Peer5 provides a hybrid platform that uses both HTTP and P2P mesh networks to […]

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Neura Raises $11M Series A
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Neura Raises $11M Series A

We are excited to share today’s news from UpWest portfolio company Neura as they announce an additional $11M in financing, which will be used to further disrupt the multi-billion IoT market. You can read the full announcement here. Neura enables smarter technology, powered by trust. Bringing context to the Internet of Things, Neura recognizes behavior patterns, […]

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Introducing New Portfolio Additions
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Introducing New Portfolio Additions

We are excited to introduce the most recent investments by UpWest. Please meet the 5 new teams we’ve been working with in the last few months that will be joining our family of companies: SwiftShift, CustomersHQ, Take&Make, Jolt, and ClipCall. ClipCall is a real time, on demand mobile video platform for hiring any service professional. […]

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UMake Launches on iPad Pro
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UMake Launches on iPad Pro

UMake, the company that enables you to sketch in 3D on the iPad, recently caught attention at the Apple Keynote iPad Pro event. As part of the iPad Pro launch this past week, UMake was quoted in Apple’s official press release, received great media coverage, and was the only iPad app to be featured on the front of the App store […]

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SentinelOne Raises $25M Series B
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SentinelOne Raises $25M Series B

We are excited to share today’s news from UpWest portfolio company SentinelOne as they announce an additional $25M in financing, which will be used to further disrupt the multi-billion dollar anti-virus (AV) market. You can read the full announcement here. SentinelOne is transforming endpoint security to protect organizations against advanced, nation state and unknown threats. […]

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uMake Beta Launches To Positive Reviews
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uMake Beta Launches To Positive Reviews

UpWest portfolio company UMake (Batch #7) recently released the private beta version of their 3D design application. Since they launched, UMake has received amazing reviews from leading publications and individuals within the 3D design community. For example, read this great product review published in CarBodyDesign (check out the demo videos), and see the screenshots published in SolidSmack. Nyko de […]

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CodersClan and VeedMe Join Forces to Take #1 Spot on Product Hunt
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CodersClan and VeedMe Join Forces to Take #1 Spot on Product Hunt

It’s been a wild few weeks for our friends at CodersClan (Batch #6) and VeedMe (Batch #4), who recently launched a joint-side project called Coverr on Product Hunt. In VeedMe CEO Yoav Hornung’s own words: “Hi everyone, Yoav here, one of the “founders” of Coverr. why the dashes? Coverr was built as a joint initiative between […]

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Apester Raises $5M Series A
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Apester Raises $5M Series A

  Congratulations to Moti and the rest of the Apester team (Batch #4) on raising a $5M Series A round led by Mangrove Capital Partners. They are achieving amazing momentum by working with over 400 publishers to date, and will use the new funding to fuel their expansion to the US. To read more, see TechCrunch.  

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