MODI'IN, Israel, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Upround Ventures (www.uproundventures.com) announced today that it will lead its second annual Israel-China Investment Continuum road trip next month, designed to introduce top emerging Israel-based technology companies to select strategic investment partners in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Upround Ventures has selected six Series A and B Israeli startups to participate in its upcoming Asian Road Trip, slated for November 9-16. These companies represent serial entrepreneurs with previous exits and IPO's, breakthrough technologies and a focused Asian strategy. The program will include intimate forums in each city with key private equity, venture capital and corporate investors in the areas of IoT, m-health, digital marketplace, big data, fintech, and mobile advertising.
"At Upround Ventures, our objective is to match high-potential Israeli tech startups with partners who don't just want to invest in these companies financially. These partners bring deep knowledge and key relationships in Asian markets that will help our startups gain access to new growth opportunities," said Esther Loewy, CEO and Founder of Upround Ventures. "The success of our first Asian Road Trip has positioned Upround as the go-to source for Asian capital seeking Israeli innovation. We plan to build on that momentum with this year's Israel-China Investment Continuum Program."
"Upround Ventures fills a key need for Israel-based technology companies by opening up new investment and market opportunities in Asian markets that would otherwise be out of our reach," said Viktor Ariel, CEO and Founder of Tekoia. "Our participation in the 2014 program was very rewarding – we secured investment and have already started making significant inroads into the Chinese market."
Israeli startups participating in this year's program include voice-recognition software firm Beyond Verbal, financial analytics software company BondIT, online price optimization technology company Quicklizard, smart universal remote technology firm Tekoia, mobile app optimizer YouAppi, and contextual mobile health company Helparound.
Global and Asian partners participating include ChinaAccelerator, DayDayUp, DLA Piper, IBM Alphazone, Garage Society, SOS Ventures, WECO, Vectr VC and Silicon Valley Bank. Investment partners from among these participants will take part in panel discussions in each city to share their views on the secrets of succeeding in China over the long term with the Israeli startups.
About Upround Ventures
Upround Ventures is a boutique venture advisory firm, creating dynamic interplay between Israeli technology innovation and investment and business expansion opportunities in the burgeoning Asian economic market. Upround is the go-to source for China investors –corporate and financial – for curated Series A and B Israeli startups.
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