Investing Profile

Lia Cromwell(590)

VC

Writing pre-seed & seed checks for founders innovating at the US-Israel tech junction

upwest.vcTel Aviv, Israel
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5 Investors

Connected to David Stark (Ground Up Ventures), Guy Katsovich (Fusion LA), Gil Dibner (Angular Ventures), and 2 other investors on Signal.

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UpWest Principal
$200K - $3.0M
$1.5M
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$18.4M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Balance
Pre-Seed+SeedJun 2020$5.5M
$31M
Co-investors: Mike Miller (Liquid 2 Ventures), Alexis Ohanian (Seven Seven Six), Rex Salisbury (Cambrian Ventures), Gil Ben-Artzy (UpWest), Sam Altman (Apollo Projects), Ben Lang
Aspecto
Pre-SeedSep 2019$1
$1
Co-investors: Gil Dibner (Angular Ventures)
CyCognito
Pre-SeedSep 2017
$150M
Co-investors: Arif Janmohamed (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Eric Wolford (Accel), John Thompson (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Ashvin Bachireddy (SV Angel), Dan Scheinman (Scheinman Angel Fund), Gil Ben-Artzy (UpWest), Umesh Padval (Thomvest Ventures), Ken Elefant (Sorenson Ventures)
Altostra
Pre-SeedN/A
Co-investors: Warren Weiss (WestWave Capital)
BeeHero
Pre-SeedN/A
$4M
Co-investors: Alireza Masrour (Plug & Play Ventures), Gil Ben-Artzy (UpWest), Yoav Ben-Shushan
Lynx.md
Pre-SeedN/A
Co-investors: Netalie Nadivi (Triventures), Gil Ben-Artzy (UpWest)
Simpo
Pre-SeedN/A
$4.5M
Co-investors: Satish Dharmaraj (Redpoint Ventures), Elad Gil
Zone7
Pre-SeedN/A
$8M
Co-investors: Bruce Taragin (Blumberg Capital), Gil Ben-Artzy (UpWest), Raanan Bar-Cohen (Resolute Ventures)
We are first check investors in Israeli founders building for the US market. We are most interested in backing teams with at least 1 Israeli founder who have (or plan to have) the CEO based in the US -- this is because we are big believers in being next to your customers and leading your GTM from your target market starting at the earliest stages.
We invest in pre-seed and seed stage Israeli founders looking to establish their operational HQ in the US from day one, with the CEO physically present in the US. For us, that means businesses targeting other geographies are not a fit.
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