One Way Ventures Newsletter
Q1-23 investment note.
Welcome to our Q1 newsletter! As we reflect on the first few months of the year, we're excited to share some updates on what's been happening at our firm. This quarter, we made two new investments, and we're proud of the progress our portfolio companies have made in navigating a tighter capital environment. We're particularly excited for our companies that are benefiting from growing market interest in generative AI, including Zero Systems, Helm AI, and Lazarus Forms.
~ The One Way Team
New Investments in Q1
Impilo | Digital Health
Impilo is a vertically integrated logistics and data solution for remote patient monitoring devices. The company was founded by Josh Stein, an immigrant from South Africa, who previously founded Loop Health. We co-led the $4M+ series seed round alongside our friends at 2048 Ventures.
We were impressed by Josh’s hustle and scaling of the company while being very capital efficient. We strongly believe that remote patient monitoring will grow to be a much larger part of the healthcare system, creating massive value for both patients and providers. To do so requires platforms like Impilo Health.
ImmuneBridge | BioTech
ImmuneBridge develops allogeneic cellular immunotherapies for cancer using natural killer cells in a novel way. The company was founded by Peretz Partensky, who immigrated from the Soviet Union in 1989. Peretz holds an MPhil and Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California. Jesse Cotar, CSO and co-founder, holds a Ph.D. in Immunology, T-cell biology, and cancer therapeutics.
Even though we never invest in biotech, our strong relationship with the CEO and his passion for our immigrant founder mission enabled us to get a significant allocation in an oversubscribed round led by top-tier biotech investors.
✈️ Destinus, the hypersonic hydrogen-powered jet aiming to cut flights from Europe to Australia to just 4 hours, lands €12M in grants from the Spanish government
☁️ Britive raises $20.5M Series B led by Pelio Ventures to scale cloud security solutions [TechCrunch]
👗 DressX is revolutionizing the digital fashion industry with their $15M Series A raise [Forbes]
🤖 Botpress integrates ChatGPT to build the next generation of chatbots [TechCrunch]
Global News + Resources
The Women of Inc’s Female Founder 200 list.
The Legal Aspects Of Early-Stage Startup Fundraising
The Hive Index: a directory of searchable online communities, organized by topics across all major platforms (Reddit, FB, Slack, Discord).
Laid Off on an H-1B? Here's What You Should Know.
Interested in working for a venture-backed startup? Explore some of our handpicked selections below or visit our careers page to learn more:
Financial Controller at GreenEye Technology (📍 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel)
Controller at Burqup (📍 San Fransisco, CA)
Talent Acquisition Partner at Preply (📍 Barcelona, Spain)
Warehouse Recruiter at Easyship (📍 California, USA)
Sales Engineer at Lazarus Forms (📍 Remote)
Borderless Disruption is our monthly blog. Read here and subscribe if you’re interested in topics spanning immigration, tech, and their global impact.
Read our most recent publications, co-authored with Gravitate AI, “Why B2B companies need more than ChatGPT for AI product strategy”.
Here’s what we’re reading
Lex: Will Young Americans Want to Work in Semiconductor Manufacturing?
Alissa: The AI State of the Union
Leo: AI, NIL, and Zero Trust Authenticity