VC  UpWest Labs

     Office Locations:

550 S. California Avenue, Suite 1
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 917-514-4664



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    UpWest Labs is a Silicon Valley-based seed fund that looks to invest in and partner with Israeli startups that are targeting the U.S. market. To date, UpWest Labs portfolio startups have raised more than $100M 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 firms such as Google and Priceline. The UpWest Labs program provides up to $25k to cover a startups' costs during the first 4 months in Silicon Valley. Participants are supported by a network of experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and executives.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Gil Ben-Artzy Partner
    Lia Cromwell Venture Associate
    Liron Petrushka Partner
    Michal Soen Director, Programs & Operations
    Shuly Galili Partner


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