Fresh Spot 🥬 by fresh.fund - Corona 😷 & Some Regular Updates 💬

Fresh Spot - thoughts from fresh.fund

Fresh Spot - a new and improved quarterly newsletter by fresh.fund.

Here you will find updates from us, our latest investments, portfolio company milestones, news form the ecosystem, job opportunities, interviews with founders and investors and content that we liked and recommend. We also post VC jobs and other opportunities on our Linkedin & Facebook. You are welcome to like both 🙏!

To begin with, these are some crazy and challenging times - but humor is always important to keep our spirits up 😂.

Stay healthy!


Book time 🕰️ with us 👩🏽‍🤝‍👩🏼

During these weird times we decided to give to the startup community in the best
way we know how - we will be opening up 4 hours of 1:1 online office hours for
early stage founders & hosting sessions with VC’s to help startups during these times.

Office hour topics will include: fundraising strategy (in the current climate), term sheet review (with Zaki Djemal) and storytelling / reviewing investor deck (with Michal Ner-David).

To sign up for meeting Zaki click HERE.
For meeting Michal click HERE.

We are also hosting an online session on Startup Budgeting in Times of Corona.
The session will be run by Gila Halleli Weiss, Fresh.fund CFO.
>> Wednesday, April 1st at 3PM.
ONLINE via this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/289523836
>> Register here.


😇 Our Portfolio’s - what they are up to

We are proud of what our portfolio companies are up to during these times.

  • Tailor-Ed are providing all teachers and schools with FREE, FULL access to http://Tailor-ED.com in order to meet the needs of their students during COVID-19 crisis.
    Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/t8pw69h

  • GiantLeap are continuing their FREE option through May 2020.
    GiantLeap provides knowledge, clarity, and guidance about your child’s development to help you make data-driven decisions from the comfort of your home


🎓 Our University Partnerships

  • University is getting prepared for the Shark Tank Competition in partnerships with HIL - Haifa Innovation Labs. 30+ startups applied and we are getting excited about the judging process… stay tuned!

  • For information on the competition and HIL - Haifa Innovation Lab: https://tinyurl.com/ruernx5

  • Cactus Capital team are not letting anything stop them and have launched their 3rd Investment round for Technological and social Ventures founded by BGU students or recent grads.
    The fund has already invested in 14 promising early-stage startups, who are making a difference, each in their own field.
    This is an amazing opportunity for student-ventures coming out of Ben Gurion University to get the funding and the support they need.

  • We are happy once again to be part of this amazing student-run fund and encourage all of you to take part.
    For more information visit the Cactus Capital website.
    For Applying press this Link.

💭 Some of our own thoughts

  • We really liked this article from the Washington Post: https://tinyurl.com/sb86xx9

  • And for those of you who always wanted to start a startup and never “had the time” - we took the time to create a guide for how to do this in ONE WEEK.
    #makethemostofcorona 💡
    Take a look here: https://tinyurl.com/uq5em9k

  • There have been lots of special social initiatives around Corona, but this one really inspired us: https://www.door2dor.co.il/
    The Door 2 Dor project allows the elderly who are at risk from the Covid19 epidemic to a keep day-to-day safe routine without leaving home.

🚪Do not miss - opportunities

  1. Check out this awesome initiative organised by the GroundUp Ventures team, Ground Up March Madness! They very quickly put together an online pitch session to leading VC’s in Israel.
    You can apply to pitch and also just register to attend online. All here.

  2. Our friends at Mati Haifa, ILab Haifa and VCforU have partnered up to help you apply for and receive funding for any tech solution that can be of help during the time of Covid-19.
    Apply here: 
    https://mati-covid19.gr8.com/


Fresh Spot is from the home of fresh.fund and is by Zaki Djemal and Michal Ner-David.
Zaki is the founder and Managing Partner at fresh.fund and Michal is anything community and partnerships. You can reach them both here: hi@fresh.fund