August Newsletter

Featuring Meirav Oren of Versatile ?

“You need to be obsessed about the problem that you’re solving, understand your users, and the rest will follow.” Watch this founder spotlight with Meirav Oren of Versatile for insights about what it means to be category defining, how to think about “plans vs. actuals”, how to choose investors, and more:

Entrée Portfolio Co's Named in Forbes Cloud 100 List ☁️

We’re proud to share that four Entrée Capital portfolio companies were named in the seventh annual Forbes Cloud 100 list of the world’s top cloud companies. StripeGustoHiBob, and Rapyd were all recognized as standouts in tech’s “hottest category”.

Red Flags in Pitch Decks (and how to avoid them) ?

There are many great blogs out there on the topic of building effective pitch decks; however, we thought that it would be helpful to write one that is straight-forward about what turns investors off from certain decks – the red flags that founders should avoid. Read about 12 red flags in pre-seed pitch decks in our newest blog:

Register today for our Product Market Fit Event ?

This is your last chance to register to our upcoming Product Market Fit in Enterprise SaaS event on September 21st. Learn from Amir Orad (CEO, Sisense), Iris Shoor (Director of Product, LinkedIn), Adi Sharabani (CTO, Snyk), and Sagi Gidali (Co-Founder & CGO, Perimeter81) with opening remarks by David Roldán, Jr, (Head of Startup Business Development – EMEA at Amazon Web Services).

Entrée Portfolio Updates ??

Authomize (Israel Fund II) was made available on AWS Marketplace and welcomed René Bonvanie (CMO Emeritus of Palo Alto Networks) to its Board of Directors.  (Gloabl Fund III) a browser game marketplace built on the Solana blockchain launched its closed beta to empower independent game developers.


Dirty Labs (Global Fund II) launched in Whole Foods Market stores nationwide, marking its first entry into brick-and-mortar retail.


Fundbox (Israel Fund I) was named in the 2022 Inc5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.


?‍?‍? HiBob (Israel Fund I) HR management platform raised $150 million Series D at a $2.45 billion valuation.


☄️ LightSolver (Israel Fund II) achieved breakthrough results with the quantum-inspired simulator, as presented at the 3-Regular 3-XORSAT (3R3X) challenge.


⛓ Mural (Global Fund III) a blockchain startup helping global brands manage the DAO-related treasuries of their Web3 communities raised $5.6M in seed funding.


?? Pagaleve (Global Fund III) a Brazilian “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) fintech startup, raised R$130M Series A financing led by Salesforce Ventures (in its first investment in Brazil).


SeatGeek (Global Fund I) raised $238M at a $1.2bn valuation after postponing IPO plans.


Shopic (Israel Fund I) a smart cart solution already deployed by several leading grocery chains worldwide raised $35M Series B.


☁️ Stripe (Global Fund I) Gusto (Global Fund I) Rapyd (Global Fund II) and HiBob (Israel Fund I) were named in the Forbes Cloud100 2022 list


Tarabut Gateway (Global Fund III) was named as one of the Top 25 Fintech Companies in the Middle East for 2022 by Forbes MENA.

? What we're reading

? What we're reading

“The Power Law should be on every tech founder’s—and self-reflective VC’s—reading list…” Most of the books that we’ve suggested so far have been from the viewpoint of entrepreneurs who built companies with the backing of venture capitalists. In “The Power Law” however, Sebastian Mallaby writes from the perspective of the VCs themselves based on extensive interviews with some of the most successful venture capitalists. Read it if you want a dive into the minds of VCs

? Take a listen

? Take a listen

? In the Hebrew podcast “Crypto, Web3, NFTs, and Everything Between Them”, Entrée crypto investor Tomer Niv was invited to chat about how the crypto industry in Israel changed over the last three years, the state of the market, common crypto founder mistakes, and more. Tomer also recently joined the English podcast “High Tech on the Low” where he discussed how the current market is an opportunity for founders and entrepreneurs to innovate.

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