startups

"If you're a startup targeting the North American market -- and we all are -- you have to be there from day one. You have to feel the market, meet your clients, and talk to investors who are immersed in your market. I guarantee it will dramatically improve your understanding and perception of the market, and in turn - transform your company. The UpWest Labs program is exceptional at doing just that: connecting you with Silicon Valley, allowing you to get a foothold where it matters the most".

Tomer Weingarten, CEO & Co-founder, Sentinel Labs - UpWest Labs Class #4 

(Founded and sold 2 startups, VP Products at Toluna)

 

 

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"The UpWest Labs impact on us was straightforward.  Before the program, we had one non-paying Israeli customer, and poor market understanding. After the program, we had three paying US customers, five more customers in the pipeline, and a clear vision going forward. Any questions?"

Omri Morgenshtern, CEO and Co-founder Qlika

(Talpiot Graduate, Winner of Israel’s Defense Prize, MSc Magna Cum Laude in Physics, Mathematics, CS)

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"What impressed me the most about UpWest Labs is its tight community of entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.  They work in unison and provided us the support we needed both in quantity and quality through opening doors to new customers and investments."

Yaniv Makover, CEO & Co-founder, KeyWee

(R&D Mgmt at NSN, US Dept of Homeland Security, BSc & MSc in CS)

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“UpWest Labs is unique in that it brings best of breed Israeli startups into the Silicon Valley ecosystem. We found that the access UpWest Labs gave us to smart people with relevant experience helped us go in the right direction quicker, as well as helping us close our seed round with amazing investors. We see the team at UpWest Labs as partners, and they continue to help and support us along the way.”

Tamar Yaniv, CEO & Co-founder Preen.me

(Director at bwin.party, MSc Industrial Design at Technion)

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"Participating in UpWest Labs played a pivotal role in our progress and provided us a unique opportunity for high-impact engagement with Silicon Valley and its business culture.  It significantly expanded our network and sharpened the focus in our product development".

Lior Romano, Co-founder & CEO, Contacts+

(VP Biz Dev at KR Aviation, MBA from Kellogg School of Mgmt, LLB from Tel Aviv Univ)

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"Silicon Valley is the natural environment for a mobile consumer startup such as Drippler. We're targeting the US market, and so taking part in UpWest Labs and physically being in Silicon Valley allowed us to get better feedback on the product and iterate quickly, market more efficiently, build relationships with business partners and most importantly - get help and advice from people with specific knowledge and expertise."

Matan Talmi, CEO & Co-founder, Drippler

(8200 Graduate, BSc Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv Univ)

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"Momentum is the entrepreneur's ultimate weapon. Learning to create momentum and use it is one of the first steps in our long and exciting journey. In our case, we succeeded in creating momentum during the UpWest Labs program by closely working with our partners and customers"

Oz Alon, CEO & Co-founder, HoneyBook

(LLM. LLB. BA., Law and Business Administration from IDC) 

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"In UpWest Labs we found not only mentors and network, but also an extremely familial place where people truly care and work towards the advancement of one another. Even though we were already based in the Silicon Valley, the intensity of the program, the numerous intros and mentors sessions allowed us to significantly advance our model, secure first partnerships with global leaders and raise funding."

Gilad Meiri, CEO & Co-founder, Neura

(University of Michigan, MBA 2010)

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To date, UpWest Labs graduates have raised more than $50M in funding with an average seed round of over $1M per company; Over 70% of the startups have raised follow-on funding, with a few of them acquired by the likes of Google and Priceline. To read more about our graduates, please see our blog.

We are thankful for the opportunity to work with and support the following startups and their exceptional teams:

Javelin Networks

Next generation defense layer for datacenters, preventing cyber attacks from occurring within the virtualized environment

ModusP

Intuitive research tool that allows legal professionals to build better arguments - faster!

Leaderz

Revolutionizes the way that communities collaborate

vBrand

Drives online user actions by turning videos into an interactive experience

Doomoro

Marketplace that connects businesses that need immediate online marketing services with 5-star freelancers.

Donde

An intuitive way for people to find products

PrimeQue

A cloud service aiming to become the last mile of business intelligence

BuzzSpice

An automated social media agent for small businesses

SlickLogin

Simple and secure authentication, replacing passwords everywhere on the web

CodersClan

Helps software developers resolve their time-wasting code problems as fast as possible

CyberX

An advanced security platform for critical networks

Neura

Neura consolidates and automates your connected environment

Reactful

Enables websites to listen & react to visitors in real time

Tapdog

A competitive intelligence platform, delivering actionable insights for organizations

Comeet

Helping companies make better hires

Dscovered

A genetic algorithm for design that simplifies creative processes

Sentinel

Developing the next generation of advanced threats protection

Qlika

A next generation marketing management platform, helping brands advertise across thousands of micro-markets

Qmerce

A dynamic, unified, and customized channel for brands to drive long term user engagement and loyalty

Ondigo

An automated CRM for small businesses

Veed.me

A video creation marketplace that connects businesses with talented videographers

Drippler

Helps users make the most of their mobile device by sharing the latest tips, software updates, app recommendations, accessory deals and more

Peer5

Helps video content providers improve video performance while reducing delivery costs

HoneyBook

Helps newlyweds share all digita media created in their wedding with family and friends

KeyWee

Keywee finds interested people for your content

Automate It

A mobile app designed to simplify your life by automatically performing various tasks on your smartphone

Tenfoot

The easiest way to create a mobile-optimized version for online stores

Superfly

A secure tool that combines flight information with personal travel preferences, helping people organize and maximize their travel rewards

Preen.me

Personalized, relevant, social recommendations for beauty products

Bites

 A second screen mobile application that enhances the live television viewing experience

Deja

A personalized TV channel on mobile and tablet devices, streaming the freshest videos curated by your friends

Groovideo

An application for creating personalized, custom-made group videos with friends and family for any occasion

Playerduel

A mobile platform that transforms any single-player game into "play with friends" game

Contacts+

Mobile application that offers one place to connect, however you want, with the people you care about

Senexx

A "Question and Answers" solution for the enterprise

Invi

Share pictures, videos and much more within your mobile text conversations, as beautiful and interactive content

Offscale

Database version control - Git for databases

Tradyo

Buy and sell used goods safely with others around you

Bfly

A mobile game that enables users to meet new people, both locally and around the world