Successful companies need a carefully-curated support network. Our platform provides
emerging companies with everything essential to become a category leader.

About Us

We didn’t plan on being a VC. We started UpWest because of our passion for helping Israeli founders — not just when they first come to the US, but for the long term. Spending the past decade helping incredible Israeli founders break or expand into the US, we’ve demonstrated that we provide substantial value to pre-Series A companies across domains, including connecting companies to major corporates and top tier investors.

Our platform provides invaluable support and includes a diverse group of founders, executives, domain experts, angels and institutional investors. Few people understand first-hand what it takes to get from an idea to a legitimate business. As founders ourselves, we know how important it is to have people that can really help you through those turbulent times.

Founder Dinners

Intimate gatherings with other UpWest entrepreneurs to share learnings and best practices

Hands-on Training

We bring in the best experts to teach our founders about developing business strategy, sales, customer development, etc


Our strong ecosystem of founders, investors, and execs are available for 1-on-1 sessions

The entrepreneurs I work with at UpWest are among the highest quality I come across: experienced and quick to adapt their businesses based on new learnings from the customers and the market.  They make significant progress as soon as they are on the ground in Palo Alto, and build momentum through their experiences at UpWest to gain traction.

–Raymond Stern, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ClearPath Partners

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.

–Tomer Weingarten, CEO & Co-Founder, SentinelOne

The UpWest team is exceptional at connecting you with Silicon Valley so you can feel the environment, meet your clients, and talk to investors — ultimately allowing you to get a foothold where it matters the most.

–Oz Alon, CEO & Co-Founder, HoneyBook