5 Israeli startups graduated UpWest Labs’ 5th accelerator cycle. 6th cycle on the way
UpWest Labs, the startup accelerator founded by Gil Ben-Artzy and Shuly Galili, is gearing up for its 6th cycle where it will mentor several Israeli companies and afford them the opportunity to work on and develop their product in the heart of Silicon Valley. In the mean time, 5 Israeli startups just graduated the 5th cycle: Get to know the new alumni:
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For 3 months startup participants will have up to 20 thousand dollars of living allowance to spend from the accelerator, share a workspace and gain access to the vast resources of the UpWest Labs network. At the end of the cycle these startups will have the opportunity to present in front of investors at a special event.
To date, the accelerator has a resume of some 25 companies and over 100 entrepreneurs who succeeded in establishing strong partnerships with some of the biggest names in hi-tech, like Google, Facebook, Dropbox, LinkedIn and others. Among these companies are names Geektime readers are sure to be familiar with; Invi, for example, who recently completed a $3M financing round, and Contacts+ who received $1M in funding.
Meet the companies
Five Israeli startups participated in the 5th cycle of the accelerator. These companies are:
Neura – a network of ‘things’; Neura allows its users to draw connections between people, profiles, devices and locations – creating a sort of personalized internet of relevance for every user.
Reactful – is a predictive learning tool drawing from individual and collective user behaviors to manufacture a personalized environment on websites for each and every visitor. The technology uses its real-time analytics to serve up the optimal mix of content and presentation to help prolong user engagement and increase closing rates of onsite user activity.
TapDog – is a competitive intelligence platform providing practical insights for, and into organizations. The company prefers to remain in stealth as far as details are concerned, but makes it clear that their solution will not require any special training or software implementation.
Comeet – helps companies hire better employees. Instead of spending vast amounts of time and money to interview candidates, the company offers a focused approach of hiring managers and employees through a tool that makes the process simpler and quicker for interviewers. Comeet also works with a third party tool through which companies can find relevant candidates to be approached for interviews.
Dscovered – has developed a genetic algorithm for designers and design processes in order to simplify the creation process. Using mapping technology, designers and customers can save time and money often wasted on various iterations. In addition, the company helps match clients with graphic designers of shared tastes and styles.
3 months is all you need
UpWest Labs believes that three months is enough to equip startups with the tools and understanding they need to be successful. Over the three months, companies establish relationships with potential partners and investors who can be of invaluable use, long after graduating from the program.