September 21st AgendaThe Cycle of Innovation: Is this the peak?
Paul Holland, Partner, Foundation Capital
David Chao, Co-Founder & General Partner, DCM Ventures
Kate O’Keefe, Reporter, Wall Street Journal (Moderator)Early Stage Investment in DeepTech
David Xu, Founder, Angel Camp
Amit Shah, Partner, Artiman Ventures
Shahin Farshchi, Partner, Lux Capital
Peter Su, Partner, Dentons
Rebecca Fannin, Founder, Silicon Dragon (Moderator)
Emerging New Forces on Sand Hill
Jun Li, General Partner, Wisemont Capital
Andrew Chung, Founder & Managing Partner, 1955 Capital
Susan Hobbs, Partner, CrunchFund
Gené Teare, Head of Content, Crunchbase (Moderator)
Global Impact: How Venture Capital helps startups benefiting over 1 Billion people
Mark Minivich, Venture Partner & Head of Advisory Board, GVA Capital
Jeremy Hillman, Head of Global Communications & Strategy, The World Bank
Steve Stevanovich, Member of the Board of Governors, Argonne National Labs
Katie Roof, Senior Writer, TechCrunch (Moderator)
Corporate Innovation through Venture Investment
Charles Fan, CTO, Cheetah Mobile
Grant Allen, Managing Director, ABB Technology Ventures
Steve Mitzenmacher, VP Corporate Development, NetApp
Kiyotak Kumazawa, Hitachi
Jinpei Li, Partner, LightFusion Capital (Moderator)
Current Technology Innovation for the Future
Rishi Garg, Partner, Mayfield
Nick Raynes, Film Producer, Director
Ramneek Gupta, Managing Director & Co-head, Global Venture Investing at Citi Ventures
Steven Chen, Lenovo
Diana Ding, CEO & Founder, DingDingTV (Moderator)
What’s next for IPOs and M&A?
Joydeep Bhattacharyya, Partner, Canaan Partners
Jon Sakoda, Partner, NEA
Jack Jia, Partner, GSR Ventures
John Doricko, Managing Partner, LightFusion Capital (Moderator)
September 20th Agenda *Note: Private, invitation-onlyCross Boarder Investor Forum Location: Stanford University
Connie Sheng, Founding Managing Partner, Nautilus Venture Partners
Jun Li, Founding Partner, Wisemont Capital
Jinpei, Partner, LightFusion CapitalF50 Connect Founder Summit Location: F50
Richard Howe, Chairman, Inuvo
David Cao, Founder & CEO, F50
Tong Weiliang, Founding Partner, Phoenix Tree Capital Partners
Bruce Ge, CEO, Jobs 2 Careers
John Doricko, LightFusion Capital, Managing Partner
Benny Ye, CEO, Homaer Finance
D-Wave designs and manufactures quantum computing and superconducting electronics. It offers D-Wave One system, a computing system that is designed for industrial problems encountered by Fortune 500 companies, government, and academia. The company also provides customer support, site preparation, site installation, training packages, and on-site engineer support services. D-Wave Systems Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Burnaby, Canada. The company has additional offices and R&D facilities in Palo Alto, California.
Zipline builds products that improve access to healthcare and saves lives. Zipline created Zip, a small robot airplane designed for a high level of safety, using many of the same approaches as commercial airliners. It can carry vaccines, medicine, or blood.
XTI Aircraft Company was founded in 2012 to transform flight for the commercial marketplace, ultimately bringing a family of vertical takeoff planes to market. With its eXtended Technology and Innovation, the TriFan 600 is the world’s first vertical takeoff airplane. XTI is founded in a culture of customer-focused problem solving to meet the evolving needs of modern travelers and promises to change flight and personal freedom and mobility by air travel forever.
Boom Technology is making supersonic passenger travel into reality by making a supersonic airliner. Supersonic flight has existed for 70 years, but until now, it hasn’t been efficient enough for routine travel. Boom’s airliner enables fares 75% lower than Concorde, about the same price as today’s business class tickets. This advance in efficiency is made possible by a breakthrough aerodynamic design, state-of-the-art engines, and advanced composites.
AeroFarms is on a mission to transform agriculture by building and operating environmentally responsible farms throughout the world to enable local production at scale and nourish our communities with safe, nutritious, and delicious food. AeroFarms is the commercial leader in indoor farming. They grow without sun or soil in a fully-controlled indoor environment. They have optimized their patented aeroponic growing system for faster harvest cycles, predictable results, superior food safety and less environmental impact.
Fisker Inc. is an American automaker based in California USA, revolutionizing the development of electric vehicles with game changing battery solutions. Developing unique, high-performance, electric vehicles with new game-changing battery technology, their mission is to bring to life the next generation of electric vehicles to meet the challenges of range and cost.
Rescale offers a software platform and hardware infrastructure for companies to perform scientific and engineering simulation. Rescale’s mission is to provide a highly powerful simulation platform that empowers the world’s engineers and scientists to develop the most innovative products and perform groundbreaking research and development..
Knightscope is developing an autonomous technology platform that fuses robotics, predictive analytics and collaborative social engagement to predict and prevent crime. Deployment of the platform will empower public and private sectors to proactively build stronger, safer communities, ultimately saving money and lives.
Apeel Sciences creates edible products from natural plant extracts that allow organic and conventional growers to reduce reliance on pesticides, increase produce quality, and provide superior shelf life. Apeel Sciences is committed to being a technological and environmental leader in the agricultural industry, enabling widespread, positive impacts through the development of high-performance pre- and post-harvest products and processes that conserve our precious natural resources and safeguard the Earth’s delicate ecological balance.
Chatbot startup Hugging Face has raised a $4 million seed round led by Ronny Conway from a_capital. Existing investors Betaworks, SV Angel and Kevin Durant are also participating. I already reviewed Hugging Face so I won’t write the same thing again. But the startup has been building a chatbot app with a strong personality for […]
Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference & Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the heart of London’s “Tech City” area, followed by our startup awards dinner and fantastic party and celebration of European startups! The event is run in partnership […]
Baidu, the Chinese search giant, is spinning out its business unit responsible for utility apps and its mobile ad business to sharpen its focus on artificial intelligence. As part of the spin-out, Baidu is selling a large chunk of its equity in the ‘Global DU’ business to as-yet-undisclosed investors. The plan is to sell “a […]
Real Vision is entering the crowded business and financial new space with a bang. The company, which recently raised a $10 million Series B after a $5 million A round, is working on a number of new initiatives including distribution on Apple TV, a content distribution partnership with Thomson Reuters and an upcoming documentary on […]
While knowledge workers are handling increasingly difficult tasks — ones that may be much easier to handle with just a Python script — Alex Yaseen thinks that in the future not everyone will actually need to learn how to code. Instead, he hopes that tools like the one he’s building, called Parabola, will bridge that gap […]
Quit Genius, the YC-backed app that helps users quit smoking, has today announced the close of an additional $1.1 million, bringing their seed round to a cool $2 million. Village Global VC, Pioneer Fund, Arab Angel VC, Max Mullen of Instacart, Olivia Teich of Dropbox, Paul Rosania of Slack, Ariel Polar of Strava, Eric Reis, […]
Amuse, the Swedish startup that offers a free distribution service for artists wanting to get their music on Spotify, Apple Music et al., coupled with what it’s calling a “next generation” record label, has raised $15.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Lakestar, and Raine Ventures, and will be used to […]
If you’ve ever worked in an office building, chances are somebody issued you a keycard or NFC-enabled badge to open the doors to the building. Those cards and badges do their job, but they can be both cumbersome and prone to problems. Openpath wants to do away with all of these issues and add a […]
As companies start to gather more and more data on their users and customers, including a firehose of information from a nigh-endless flow of tests, managing and maintaining that data isn’t the only place companies are hitting a wall — and figuring out who can actually access it is becoming just as big of a […]
As sensors become cheaper and easier to install, the whole process of maintaining equipment and assets is starting to shift from just scrambling to fix problems to getting a hold of issues before they get out of control. That’s opened the door for startups like Fiix, which are creating workflow software that helps companies manage […]
Friends, Happy Hour!May 26, 2018 at 1:00 am – 4:00 amHacker Dojo (3350 Thomas Rd, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, CA)This is an open public networking event for people who like to meet and be involved in a social activity over the weekend in the local area. To participate please fill out LEARN-YOUR-BEST-MATCHES (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekpvdu__WG1nm59GN9p-9nn3MbGzqSinksuy2RXD9d-Mdtmg/viewform) (<=CLICK NOW) Everyone is welcome. The event is about Friends, Groups, Food, Drink, Travel, Hiking, Camping, Sports, Arts, Music, Dance, Films,…
Founder Hiking Monthly @ Stanford DishMay 27, 2018 at 3:45 pm – 6:15 pmStanford Dish Alpine Entrance (2-8 Piers Ln, Portola Valley, CA 94028)Join this social hiking event with SVE! Stanford Dish, estimated 5.5 miles for the round trip. Agenda:8:45 Arrive9am Introduction9:05 Hiking Start10AM Elevator Pitch near Dish.11:15AM == Be well prepared! This hiking is not for people who rarely exercise. Its medium. Making sure the difficulty level of the event IS NOT beyond the limits of your…
Entrepreneur Mixer and Happy HourJune 6, 2018 at 12:00 am – 3:00 amSports Page (1431 Plymouth St, Mountain View, CA 94043)Entrepreneurs, Founders, Investors, Dreamers Are you looking for co-founders, partners, core team members, advisors for your start-up? Together we make Start-up's fun with pool, darts, volleyball, ping pong, beer, friendship and much more. Be sure to bring cash or credit card for Happy Hour Food and Drinks at Sports Page. And have your business cards…
Blockchain Demo NightJune 8, 2018 at 12:30 am – 4:00 amJoin the SVE entrepreneur community for our monthly Demo night: https://sve.io/demo/Our June Demo night is for Blockchain startup only. Network with founders, investors and professionals. Pitch your startup to a panel of VCs/Angels at the largest Entrepreneurs community, in the heart of Silicon Valley! Nominate a startup, or apply here (https://goo.gl/forms/uEJ0I5W6kkYmijKv1). ------------------------------------------ === AGENDA ===…
SF Blockchain Demo NightJune 20, 2018 at 12:30 am – 3:30 amSan Francisco ( - Exact Location Will Be Emailed To You, San Francisco, CA)Join our monthly Demo night @ SF! Network with founders, investors and professionals. Pitch your startup to a panel of VCs/Angels at the largest Entrepreneurs community, in the heart of Silicon Valley! Nominate a startup, or apply here (https://goo.gl/forms/uEJ0I5W6kkYmijKv1). ------------------------------------------ === AGENDA === 5:30PM Networking 6:00PM Opening & Introduction6:05PM Speaker 6:15PM Startup Pitch Total 8…