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.
Bruce H. Caldwell is the founder and CEO of 3Bar Biologics Inc., a seed-stage startup spinout from The Ohio State University dedicated to improving yield and productivity in agriculture. Prior to starting 3Bar, Mr. Caldwell served as Senior Vice President of R&D for Scotts Miracle-Gro, where he led a global organization in the creation and [...] The post […]
Linda Elkins’ career spans nearly 20 years, in which time she’s served in multiple roles at W. L. Gore & Associates. In the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Medical Products Division, Linda led new product development teams from ideation to commercial launch, drove technical project development and resourcing and obtained two patents. Linda earned Master of Scien […]
International serial entrepreneur, start-up mentor, and venture capitalist, Sylvia Bambra brings twenty-five years of international enterprise start-up, management and consortium building in Canada and the USA. Sylvia graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with an Honors Degree in Nutrition Science, Business Administration, and Social Policy. S […]
Stas is an investor, a serial entrepreneur, and co-founder of three Silicon Valley startups. Stas is a Managing Partner of TEC Ventures, an early-stage technology venture fund, based in the Silicon Valley, and a founder of TEC Club (www.tecglobal.org), a network of thousands of high-tech professionals, investors, and angels from all over the world, with [... […]
New York transplant to the SF Bay Area. Psyched to be in the mix with so many fascinating technologists that are building great products and changing the way we work and play. The post Rolfe Winkler appeared first on F50.
Tanya drives partnerships for M12, working with leading founders and funders to surface trends and insights, as well as investment, partnership, and M&A opportunities. She has built and brought to market several startups from scratch to launch to growth and exit. She was early at Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), and co-founded a startup acquired by [...] […]
Larry Li is a Founder and Managing Partner at AMINO Capital. He serves on the boards of String Lab (incubated Dfinity, and Phi), SkuChain, Candy House, Battlefy, etc. and leads investments in companies with success exits or growth, such as Assemblage (acquired by Cisco), Orbeus (acquired by Amazon), Ozlo (acquired by Facebook), Woomoo (acquired by [...] The […]
Robert is the CTO and Chief Architect at Castlight Health and has been with Castlight since 2011. Castlight's health navigation platform helps its customers' employees and their families improve their health journey, whether they are healthy, managing a condition, or actively seeking medical care. Robert led the engineering teams that built Castlig […]
Bioenvironmental engineering. Treatment of agricultural and food wastes for pollution prevention and resource utilization; air quality control for animal and human environments; study of biological, physical, and chemical processing techniques for organic waste conversion and nutrient management; control of gaseous and particulate emissions from animal feedl […]
SVE Hiking Monthly @ Stanford DishOctober 27, 2019 at 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm2673 Alpine Rd (2673 Alpine Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028)Join this social hiking event with SVE (Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs). It's an ideal way to practice your pitch, make new connections and get some fresh air. We'll hike approximately 5 miles round trip. Here's our agenda: 8:45 AM - Arrive9:00 AM - Introductions9:15 AM - Start hiking10:00 AM - Pitching (near the Stanford Dish)11:15 AM…
SVE Demo Night - #SVEDemo | SVE.ioOctober 30, 2019 at 1:00 am – 3:00 amGoogle Building TC6 (815 11th Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089)SVEDemo, the largest community demo event in Silicon Valley / SF Network with founders, Angels, corporate, investors and professionals.http://sve.io/sve/demo This special event is supported by F50 Elevate (http://f50.io/sve.io)SVEDemo would like to serve as a launch pad for new and innovative products. We welcome HealthTech, Green Tech, DeepTech. Together with community media SVE.io, and couple developer…
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SVE Demo - SF @ Microsoft | SVE.io SVDN November 16, 2019 at 1:00 am – 3:00 am680 Folsom St (680 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107)As early-stage fundraising has become more difficult than ever, SVE and F50 Elevate will help you break through this problem. SVEDemo is the largest community demo event in Silicon Valley/SF. Its network includes founders, Angels, corporate, investors and professionals. Come join us on August 23rd at Microsoft Reactor for SVEDemo Night. Please fill this application…
SVE Hiking Monthly @ Stanford DishNovember 24, 2019 at 4:45 pm – 7:15 pmJoin this social hiking event with SVE (Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs). It's an ideal way to practice your pitch, make new connections and get some fresh air. We'll hike approximately 5 miles round trip. Here's our agenda: 8:45 AM - Arrive9:00 AM - Introductions9:15 AM - Start hiking10:00 AM - Pitching (near the Stanford Dish)11:15 AM…