June Newsletter

Featuring Romi Gubes of Sensi

In this episode, we chatted with Romi Gubes, Co-Founder and CEO of Sensi the world’s first in-home virtual care agent, empowering long-term care providers to overcome some of the biggest challenges in the industry. In the conversation Romi discussed the importance of building a “lean” way to explore things and build successful POCs, how to read user reviews and interview early customers to find the right PMF, how Sensi approaches B2B2C, and more.

 

Crypto: From Hype to Infrastructure ?

In June 2022, Bitcoin was down to less than $20k, crypto fund 3ac entered liquidations, Coinbase laid off 18% of its workforce (1,100 employees), and more. Read more about what advice we’re giving to our crypto founders on how to build for boom when the crypto market is bust in this blog by Entrée’s crypto investor, Tomer Niv:

 

Entrée Portfolio Updates ??

Authomize (Israel Fund II) welcomed Palo Alto Networks President Shailesh Rao and SentinelOne CMO Daniel Bernard to its advisory board and was named winner at the Global InfoSec Awards.

 

Blue White Robotics (Israel Fund II) were recognized as the AgriTech category winners in the semi-final of “UK Tech Rocketship Awards” at London’s Tech Week.

 

Carma (Global Fund III) partnered with Plenti to deliver finance to customers buying their vehicles through Carma’s end-to-end digital platform.

 

??‍? Classiq (Israel Fund III) announced a strategic investment from global business leaders, and is now integrated with Amazon Braket.

 

Empathy (Israel Early Growth I) partnered with New York Life Group Benefit Solutions to provide bereavement care to more employees.

 

☁️ Helios (Israel Fund III) announced the launch of its cloud-native development platform and a $5M seed round.

 

Mono (Global Fund III) was accepted into the inaugural cohort of the Mastercard Start Path Open Banking Program.

 

Obligo (Israel Fund II) partnered with Wells Fargo to help rid landlords and renters from the burden of security deposit.

 

?? re:cap (Global Fund III) announced international expansion and launched its non-dilutive funding platform in the Netherlands and announced Silicon Valley Bank as the major institutional investor behind their $100M funding.

 

❄️ Rivery (Israel Early Growth I) launched its next-generation CDC (Change Data Capture) at Snowflake Summit 2022 in Las Vegas.

 

SciFi Foods (Israel Fund III)  raised $29 million and taps former impossible foods exec as new board member.

 

Sesame (Global Fund II) closed $27M in funding to grow its pay-per-visit healthcare marketplace.

 

??‍?? Stash (Global Fund I) partnered with The Brooklyn Bank to produce the first annual Black Money Forum on Juneteenth at The Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.

 

SWAPP  (Israel Fund II) was listed as one of the UK’s top 101 Real Estate companies by ​Estate Innovation.

 

⚙️ Tarabut Gateway (Global Fund III) was selected by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as its preferred technical platform partner for its new Open Finance Lab.

Why we invested in Helios ?

Portfolio co. Helios just launched its cloud-native development platform and announced $5M in seed financing. Read more about why we were proud to co-lead the round and support Eli CohenRan Nozik, and the team in their journey to enable dev-teams to analyze and test distributed development systems.

Join Entrée at our upcoming July event ?

We’re looking forward to co-hosting the following event this month:

  • Design Partnerships 101 with Entrée Capital and 8200 EISP
    On July 27th we will be joining 8200 EISP to co-host a session in Tel Aviv for founders that are graduates of any 8200 program on how to build, manage, and succeed with early-stage design partners. To learn more about the event, see if you qualify for attendance, and register, click HERE.

? What we're reading

? What we're reading

“A picture says a thousands words…” or so they say. This powerful (but at the same time light and fun) Twitter thread shows “10 psychological visuals that will change your perspective on life.” We liked it and thought that you might too.

? Take a listen

? Take a listen

? In “The Playbook: Lessons from 200+ Company Stories,” a special episode of the “Acquired” podcast, the hosts revisited 12 favorite lessons from 200+ company stories shared with them over the past 7 years. Worth the listen:

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