Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in AI Startups

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College of San Mateo Campus

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd · San Mateo, CA

How to find us

Go to Building 10, 2nd Floor - the Bay View Dining Room.

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The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event.

Park in student lots 8, 9, 6, or 2. Parking is okay in these lots and free for this event. (Normal campus parking regulations won't be enforced.)

Lot 8 is closest to the meeting space.

Go to College Center - Building 10, Bay View Dining Room (2nd floor).

Please review the campus map in advance so you can find the meeting space and parking seamlessly.


There is a cover charge for this event.

A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation.

Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending.

Take advantage of early responder pricing!

Slots are limited. First come, first served!

First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees

Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees

Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees

Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees

In order to attend, you must register and pay here:

Please bring your printed ticket to the event.

Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door.

A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss investment AI startups and the latest innovations in AI -- and what to expect throughout 2019.

(This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.)

If you are an AI startup and would like space on a demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email message to:


Put this in the subject header:

T 7/23 Startup Demo Table


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion, Q & A

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking

About the Panelists:

(More panelists TBA.)

Jennifer Vancini is a general partner with Mighty Capital. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of technologies, with extensive experience in the mobile and security industries. She has held management and executive roles in start-ups and innovation units of large organizations including Price Waterhouse, Nokia, the Symbian Foundation and Telefonica, and has served on several boards.

Nuno Goncalves Pedro is a venture partner with Grishin Robotics, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm focused on smart hardware investments. He is also the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, a quantitative early stage venture capital fund focused on early-stage consumer mobile and deep software (artificial intelligence and blockchain).

Homan Yuen is a Partner at Fusion Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on being the first institutional capital into innovative companies bringing technologies to market. The firm has over 50 industrial, enterprise, and healthcare technology companies in the portfolio. Homan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science from Stanford University and his B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley. Homan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science from Stanford University and his B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley.

George Arabian is a start up veteran and managing partner of Steelhead Ventures, a micro venture capital fund with seed stage investments in companies his brother and partner, Gary and him truly believe in. He works with founders, other venture partners, thought leaders and executive teams who are making a positive difference in their communities and the future of our world. Steelhead’s portfolio includes 30+ visionary founders.

About the Moderator:

Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California ( ( Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation.