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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

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