Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Ed Featherston, Rostyslav Demush, Jamie Madison, Jason Bloomberg, Greg Pierce

News Feed Item

Startups in Big Data, Mobile Enterprise, Smart Cities, Internet of Things and E-Commerce Wow Global Investors at Upround Ventures Innovation Summit in Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/14 -- Upround Ventures today announced highlights from the Upround Ventures Innovation Summit 2014, which gathered many of Israel's rising startups with global investors and corporate development executives on May 19th at IBM's Innovation Center in Israel. The event, themed "Finding and Building the Next Rising Stars," provided a platform for international perspectives on scouting for innovation and creating global winners.

Promising start-ups pitched five minutes about their unique innovations in hot technology areas including smart cities, mobile, media, big data, Internet, and the Internet of things. In the theme of democratizing the investment playing field, all speakers pitched to the start-ups and audience; even the keynote speakers were clocked at 15-minute microburst sessions.

"Investors from Russia, Hong Kong, the US and Israel were impressed with the caliber of the presenting companies. Careful preparation and guidance from our team, combined with winning innovations and an overall interest in the Israeli innovation economy, prompted progressive discussions," stated Esther Loewy, CEO and Founder of Upround Ventures.

"Guidance from the Upround Ventures team helped us net out our value proposition and business model in a way that appealed to an array of potential Series A investors," stated Eran Aloni, CEO of LeanCiti.

The Innovation Summit featured an impressive roster of speakers and nearly 20 pre-screened high-potential startups in several high-growth technologies areas, offering a global network of investors opportunities to explore business models and engage with the entrepreneurs leading the hot companies.

The following start-ups were showcased: [read startup impressions below]

  • Big Data and Mobile Enterprise - Cellarix, Parko, Pronto, Pythia, Robinlabs, Sqream
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities - DigiGage, LeanCiti, Seebo, Tekoia, Watercycle
  • Internet, E-Commerce and Mobile - English Apps, EZ Face, Quick Lizard, Rewardy, Trophit
  • Up & Comers - Amassare, Skulk, Triber

Upround Ventures identifies, evaluates, challenges and monitors the most promising Israeli start-ups. The firm's extensive premium dealflow generates graduates from leading accelerators, incubators and crowdfunding platforms, referred by angels, partners and serial entrepreneurs.

Innovation Summit: The Start-up Experience
"Upround Ventures gave SKULK the honor of presenting next to top-notch Israeli startups and the opportunity to introduce ourselves to some of the most important innovative VCs from Silicon Valley, Moscow and Hong Kong," explained Adi Ieger, CEO and Founder of Skulk (skulk.me). "Skulk is now moving forward with great new mentors and an expanded network that will help us make the next big leap."

"The Upround Ventures Innovation Summit was a golden opportunity to meet relevant, key players with outstanding experience and capabilities. In addition, we learned a great deal from observing other startup companies' presentations, business approaches and the feedback that was given by the participating investors," commented Amos Seri-Levi, CEO of Watercycle.

"We love working with the Upround Ventures team," exclaimed Yossi Cohen, CEO of QuickLizard. "They helped us refine our go-to-market pitch and value proposition specifically for the global investors who attended the Innovation Summit."

About Upround Ventures
Upround Ventures was founded by Esther Loewy to usher in a new era focused on helping startups bridge the Series A chasm. The firm engages premium, vetted startups with active, global investors to build relationships, create value and grow the global network. The Upround Ventures model provides quality startups with solid opportunities to succeed globally and become the next game changers. The overall service -- the professionalism, care and high-touch involvement -- are what closes quality deals. For more information about Upround Ventures and recent success stories, visit www.uproundventures.com, like us on Facebook or LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @UproundVentures

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2606618

Media Contact
Meira Primes
Upround Ventures
+972.58.459.6769
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@CloudExpo Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to gre...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored applications in several industries and discussed technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...