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Welcoming Jared, Our New Venture Associate
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Welcoming Jared, Our New Venture Associate

Who Are You? I’m Jared Fleitman. I was born in Mountain View, CA and I spent most of my childhood in Orange County, CA in a city called Mission Viejo. I attended the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, where I studied Economics-Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. Fortunately, our football program wasn’t very strong […]

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Mentor Spotlight: Jody Shapiro, Eyal Shachar, Michael Fisher
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Mentor Spotlight: Jody Shapiro, Eyal Shachar, Michael Fisher

We’re excited to welcome three new mentors to the UpWest community: Jody Shapiro, Global Head of Google Analytics Premium, Eyal Shahar, Co-Founder and Product/UX Expert at Wondermall, and Michael Fisher, Regional Manager at Oracle.  About Jody: “Jody Shapiro leads Product Management for Google’s enterprise marketing analytics platform, Google Analytics Premium.  In this role, he’s responsible […]

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UpWest Backed Startup HoneyBook Raises $10M in Series A
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UpWest Backed Startup HoneyBook Raises $10M in Series A

We are excited for UpWest Alumni HoneyBook on an important milestone announcing Series A of $10M with backing from Aleph, Hillsven VC, James Currier and Stan Chudnovsky of Ooga Labs, Ev Williams, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Ben Ling of Khosla Ventures, Michael Birch of Bebo, and Ben Narasin. We’ve enjoyed watching Oz, Naama, Dror and […]

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Gartner Acquires UpWest Startup Senexx
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Gartner Acquires UpWest Startup Senexx

Congratulations to Senexx on their acquisition by Gartner! Senexx is a graduate of the first batch at UpWest, focusing on creating a cloud-based questions and answers platform that identifies and manages expertise within organizations. Gartner will be leveraging this acquisition to rapidly expand its Israeli R&D operations. More on this acquisition here.  We are excited […]

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Sentinel Labs Raises $12M to Build Next Generation of Security Infrastructure
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Sentinel Labs Raises $12M to Build Next Generation of Security Infrastructure

Congratulations to Sentinel Labs (UpWest Batch #4) for securing $12M in funding. The round was led by Tiger Global with participation from The Westly Group and existing investors, Accel Partners, Data Collective and Granite Hill Capital Partners.  The funds will be used to expand Sentinel’s offering, and for launching a complete next generation endpoint protection […]

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UpWest Startup Neura Raises $2M to Develop Internet of Things Ecosystem
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UpWest Startup Neura Raises $2M to Develop Internet of Things Ecosystem

Congratulations to Neura, an UpWest alumni startup that focuses on connecting the Internet of Things (IoT), for securing $2M in funding. The funds will be used to further fuel the development of Neura’s groundbreaking technology, which enables connected devices to offer a responsive and personal user experience by understanding an individual’s patterns and behaviors. Additionally, […]

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Introducing SimpleQL (PrimeQue): Launching a Predictive Search and BI Solution Today
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Introducing SimpleQL (PrimeQue): Launching a Predictive Search and BI Solution Today

UpWest graduate PrimeQue is now SimpleQL and launching into public beta today out of San Francisco DEMO Enterprise conference.  SimpleQL is an analytics solution designed from the ground up to dramatically increase the insights that enterprises are able to derive from their data. The SimpleQL search box, supported by its guided natural language and predictive […]

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Priceline Acquires UpWest Startup Qlika
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Priceline Acquires UpWest Startup Qlika

Congratulations to Qlika on their acquisition by Priceline! Qlika is a graduate of UpWest 4th class of startups.  Omri, Ittai and Idan built an incredibly powerful platform for optimizing online marketing campaigns for local markets, segments and media channels enabling advertisers in the $50B search industry to achieve as much as a 50% increase in ROI on a given […]

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Google and UpWest Join Forces to Close the Silicon Valley Gender Gap
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Google and UpWest Join Forces to Close the Silicon Valley Gender Gap

Google selects UpWest for their #40Forward program, helping to rethink the gender gap and supporting the UpWest female entrepreneur program UpWest, the only Silicon Valley accelerator for Israeli entrepreneurs, announced today a new program, financed by Google for Entrepreneurs, focused on closing the gender gap in Silicon Valley.  The Google for Entrepreneurs initiative, called the […]

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UpWest Startup SlickLogin Acquired by Google
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UpWest Startup SlickLogin Acquired by Google

Congratulations to the SlickLogin team on their acquisition by Google!  UpWest selected SlickLogin to join its 6th class in September 2013, and supported the company in their pursuit to solve today’s authentication problem and ultimately “kill the password” with their sophisticated UX and security solution.  During their time in Silicon Valley, the team worked hard to […]

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