The Nexus of Asian Capital & Israeli Innovation

Guanxi /gwaen-si/

guan| a point where two things connect 
xi| denotes "in relation"

Upround /up-round/ 

the pre-money valuation of the current round is higher than the post-money valuation of the last round

Upround Ventures enables China to leverage the next round of Israeli innovation. Asian investors seek innovation in the “Start-up Nation” but can’t succeed alone – they need a trusted on the ground partner. As a boutique investment advisory firm, our focus is building strategic investments and partnerships to cultivate long term successful relationships – Guanxi
Asia is a major market target for Israeli entrepreneurs shifting East as an initial or critical target market and require strategic investment partners to succeed. These serial entrepreneurs seek value-add capital and investors who deliver key vertical expertise and know-how and assist with market penetration in Asia.
Headquartered in Israel with investment partners in China, Hong Kong and Australia, Upround curates growth oriented Israeli startups via the lens of our Asian investor network. Leveraging our industry insights, advisors’ expertise and co-investor relationships, our team selects only a few companies based on superiority of the team, business traction and market relevance.


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  • "Actually, what I like about Upround Ventures is that you are very focused on the Asian market which is pretty difficult to get in to. Your focus on this market really helped us penetrate - not only in the aspect of funding but also businesswise."   

                                                                                    - Moshe Vaknin | YouAppi, CEO

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    # of active Asian family offices, corporate venture & private equity investors turning to Upround in 2015



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    of Upround's portfolio companies are led by serial entrepreneurs

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    Sector Focus:

    IoT, Digital Health, eCommerce, Big Data, Fintech, Security

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    Tech startups referred to Upround Ventures
    by early stage investors, corporate accelerators, other entrepreneurs
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    Upround Ventures investment partners located in Hong Kong, Shanghai, San Francisco, Melbourne and Perth