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UpWest Labs

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Gil Ben-Artzy Shuly Galili

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Total investments 116
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 83
Rounds per year 11.60
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
Exits 14
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
Summary

UpWest Labs is the famous VC, which was founded in 2012. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the UpWest Labs, startups are often financed by Hillsven Capital, Shruti Gandhi, Kima Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Spider Capital, Noam Bardin, Horizons Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Granite Hill Capital Partners, Data Collective DCVC, OurCrowd.

The real fund results show that this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this UpWest Labs performs on 16 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight HoneyBook, Airobotics, Backand. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Cyber Security, Analytics.

This organization was formed by Gil Ben-Artzy, Shuly Galili. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

InnerPlant

Agriculture
AgTech
Sensor
$16M19 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Balance

B2B
E-Commerce
FinTech
Payments
$56M26 Jul 2022 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

PerfectScale

Cloud Computing
Cloud Infrastructure
Software
$2M01 May 2022 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Expain

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
$13M17 Mar 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States

Lynx MD

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$12M13 Dec 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

CyCognito

Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Information Technology
Network Security
$100M01 Dec 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

zenity

Computer
Network Security
$5M18 Nov 2021 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

BeeHero

Agriculture
AgTech
Farming
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Social Impact
Software
$15M06 Oct 2021 Fresno, California, United States

Imubit Inc.

Artificial Intelligence
Energy
Machine Learning
$30M16 Aug 2021 Houston, Texas, United States
News
Stampli Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Stampli, a Mountain View, Calif.-based AI-driven AP Automation company which enables CFOs and controllers to close the disconnect between accounts payables and the broader organization, raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners with participation from SignalFire and Nextworld Capital, which joined UpWest, Hillsven, Bloomberg and Naver Corp.
– As part of this funding round, Praveen Akkiraju, Managing Director at Insight Partners, will join the Stampli Board of Directors.

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