May Newsletter

Featuring Yoav Einav of Guidde 🎥

In this episode, we chatted with Yoav Einav, the co-founder and CPO of Guidde, the first and only video platform designed for software enablement that enables you to capture, organize and share videos at the point of need. In the conversation Yoav discusses how Guidde built extremely effective design partnerships (skip ahead to minute 12:05 to dive straight into this), how they’re finding PMF, and advice for product managers or VP Products ready to take the leap into becoming a founder.

9 Founders with 9 Pieces Of Advice On The Downturn ✍️

Recently, we chatted with some of our veteran founders from StashGustoMeshRapydAuthomizeKooplyVortex ImagingProspa, and Anchor about what advice they’d give to other founders when it comes to dealing with the current downturn. Read their helpful and on-point recommendations in our newest blog:

Entrée Portfolio Updates 📣👏

🤝 Blink (Israel Fund III) launched The Ops Community as a place for cloud engineers to share tips & tricks, tutorials and career insights.

 

🚎  Bookaway (Israel Early Growth I) announced $35m in Series C funding to expand its business allowing travelers to book buses, private transfers, ferries, and trains in advance and online.

 

🚘  Carma (Global Fund III), an Australian car platform, announced a $52m Series A fundraise.

 

💡 Classiq (Israel Fund III) was recognized as an honoree for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2022 for its Quantum Software Development Platform.

 

📱 Empathy’s (Israel Early Growth I) app was named as a finalist in the 2022 Apple Design Competition which is widely acknowledged as the industry’s most prestigious software award.

 

💳 Fundbox (Israel Fund I) partnered with Visa for small business payment solutions and launched the Fundbox Flex Visa Debit Card.

 

🐮 Imagindairy (Israel Fund III), a producer of animal-free milk proteins, announced a $15m seed extension, bringing its seed round total to $28 million.

 

🚀  Mesh Payments (Israel Early Growth I), Empathy (Israel Early Growth I), Classiq Technologies (Israel Fund III), and BeeHero (Global Fund II) were listed by Calcalist כלכליסט as 4 of the 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups! 🇮🇱

 

💻 Novu (Israel Fund III) raised $6.6 million in seed funding to build open source notification infrastructure for developers.

 

🦄  Perimeter 81 (Israel Early Growth I) reached unicorn status with a $100 million Series C fundraise. The cybersecurity company has seen its valuation increase 5x to $1B since its last funding round.

 

📊  Rivery (Israel Early Growth I) closed a $30M Series B fundraise to expand its data infrastructure solution.

 

🥇  SWAPP (Israel Fund II) was recognized as the Startup of the Year in the Middle East Startup Competition (MESA) hosted by the Ministry Of Economy, UAE for its AI-powered platform providing architectural design and planning services.

Find your next role with Entrée's new job board 🤝

There are currently 350+ open positions in 30 selected Entrée Capital portfolio companies and they are all listed on our new job board. Launch your career or find your next leadership role with an Entrée supported startup today!

Thanks for joining us at our Summer Cocktail Party

Last week we were happy to host our annual Summer Cocktail Party right on the Tel Aviv beach, where we welcomed more than 200 founders, investors, and Israeli ecosystem leaders. Thank you to all that joined us for the evening.

🐦 What we’re reading

🐦 What we’re reading

In this 55-part Twitter thread (long, but worth the read), Kirill Naumov, a Wharton student and crypto researcher goes “back to basics” on Uniswap, Balancer, Curve. He posits that understanding DeFi fundamentals is crucial for analyzing newer projects, and we agree.

🎤 Take a listen

🎤 Take a listen

🎙 In this Hebrew “The Marker” podcast, Avi Eyal goes deep (and somewhat controversially) into the reasons for the recent shift in technology stock prices, what led to the current downturn, and what the consequences might be for the entire economy.

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