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Silicon Valley Teahouse Message Board › Reminder: Tomorrow DeepTech Summit 9AM - 7PM

Reminder: Tomorrow DeepTech Summit 9AM - 7PM

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F50’s annual flagship tech event for investors Silicon Valley DeepTech Summit 2018 is tomorrow! It features the most innovative technology companies in North America.

Silicon Valley Deeptech Summit 2018 is F50's second annual tech event for investors. With strong interest from investors in our ecosystem, it's shaping up to be a flagship tech event in the valley. The hottest, sexiest tech startups in Deeptech and Healthtech will speak at this event.

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Featured Companies, Speakers and Attendees


8:00 AM Checking In & Networking

9:00 AM Opening Remarks Bruce Ge, President, F50

9:05 AM

Fireside Chat
Baron Davis, Angel Investor, two-time NBA All-Star
Rana Gujral, Entrepreneur/EIR, F50

9:23 AM

Venture Driving DeepTech Innovation
Sanjit Singh Dang, PhD, Managing Director, Intel Capital
Tianyu Zhu, Partner, Bluerun Ventures
Sunil Nagaraj, Founding Partner, ubiquity
Moderator: David Cao, CEO and Chairman, F50

9:45 AM

Fireside Chat: Project Malta (Energy Storage)
Dr. Siyuan Xin, Project Malta (Energy Storage)
Wei Jiang, Partner, Zhenfund

Fireside Chat: Paxata

Paxata, Prakash Nanduri, CEO

Anshul Agarwal, IIR, F50

Fireside Chat: Element Analytics
Element Analytics, Andy Bane, CE
Anshul Agarwal, IIR, F50

Presentation: Skyworks Global Inc
John Michel, Director, Executive Committee

Fireside Chat: Area17
Area17, Pooj Preena, CEO
Raj Singh, EIR, SRI

Presentation: Jobs2Careers
Jobs2Careers, Bruce Ge, Founder and Chairman

10:05 AM

The Phenomena of ICO
Duncan Davidson, Partner, Bullpen Capital
Walter De Brouwer, CEO, Doc.AI

11:05 AM

The Source of DeepTech Innovation
Ali Farahanchi, Danhua Capital
Sean Languedoc, CEO, Code in Canada
Ademo Resi, Founder, Founder’s Institute
Moderator: Michael Fox, Silicon Valley Emissary at Global Corporate Venturing

11:30AM-12:20PM DeepTech Startup Demo

conceptVIZ – Andrew Brissette
JustDo – Gregory Greenberg
Ponder – Manshu Agarwal – Vladislav Voroninski
Pettingpet Inc. – Fiona Gao
IntelliVision – Tony Lacy-Thompson
SUCI TECH – Michael Wang
Swyft – Gower Smith

12:00 PM Lunch Break Starts

1:00 PM
Afternoon HealthTech Welcome
David Cao, CEO and Chairman, F50

1:05 PM
The Major Disruptive Forces shaping the market and the opportunity to work with legacy stakeholders to create large sustainable healthcare businesses
Daniel Kraft, Chair of Medicine, Singularity Exponential
Jeff Gruen, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Clinical Innovation Officer and Managing Director, Huron

1:35 PM
Emerging Technologies that are disrupting healthcare
Mark Goldstein, Founder and Managing Partner,
Lu Zhang, Fusion Fund ( A.K.A. NewGen Capital)
David Chen, Operating Partner, Sequoia CBC Cross-Border Digital
Moderator: Maria Malavenda, Founder and CEO, EVVEMI

2:10 PM-3:20 PM
HealthTech Fireside Chat & Presentations

Fireside Chat: Mammoth Diagnostics
Mammoth Diagnostics, Trevor Martin, CEO
Ursheet Parikh, Partner, Mayfield

Fireside Chat: NeuCyte
NeuCyte, Jonathan Davila, CEO
Jun Li, Founding Partner, Wisemont Capital

Presentation: AngelMD
AngelMD, CEO, Tobin Arthur

Fireside Chat: Neuro Therapeutics
Neuro Therapeutics, CEO, Leslie Sherlin, PhD
Scott Kelly, Partner, Black Dog Venture Partners

3:20 PM-4:00 PM

HealthTech Startup Demo
iAssay – Lonnie Adelman
Seattle Gummy Company – Connie Wan
Bikanta Corporation – Ambika Bumb, PhD
Fibralign – Greg King

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
HealthTech Fireside Chat & Presentations

Fireside Chat: Subtle Medical
Subtle Medical, Enhao Gong, CEO
Wei Jiang, Partner, Zhenfund

Fireside Chat: Wearless Tech
Wearless Tech, Siva Nattamai,CEO
Ajay Ramachandran
Founding Partner, Happiness Ventures

Presentation: Mission Bio
Mission Bio, Charlie Silver, CEO

Presentation: Atomwise
Atomwise, Alexander Levy, COO

5:15 PM Closing Remarks

3:00 PM Bar opens

5:30 PM Networking Reception


Mission Bio is a company of passionate people dedicated to solving complex biological problems with precision engineering, innovative biochemistry, and supported bioinformatics. Mission Bio raised $18 Million in Series-A funding led by Mayfield Fund.

Dandelion is a home geothermal company offering affordable geothermal installations that provide heating, cooling and hot water to homes by exchanging heat with the ground beneath them. Dandelion became an independent company in Spring 2017, after getting started at X, "the innovation engine of Alphabet."

Subtle, Inc., is a medical imaging software company. The goal is to improve the quality, value, and accessibility of medical imaging by significantly reducing cost, imaging time, and radiation dose, using deep learning algorithms.

Based in Seattle, Washington, AngelMD is a powerful crowd-funding platform and network connecting medical startups, physicians, investors and industry with the goal of better outcomes.

NeuCyte, is an early-stage biotechnology company focused on advancing the drug discovery process by using cell-based target-identification and drug-discovery platforms. The technology accelerates lead drug identification and optimization.

The iAssay System is the world’s only truly handheld device and the 1st Open Platform/Universal Testing for wirelessly connected Point of Care diagnostics. Our device is smart phone embedded, giving maximum utility through unlimited apps designed for the system. The only device truly suitable for home health care diagnostics (Dx).

Mindstrong Health is transforming the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health disorders through the ubiquity of mobile technology. Mindstrong Health raised $14 Million in Series-A funding led by Foresite Capital and ARCH Venture Partners.

Neuro Therapeutics, Inc distributes neuroscience-based tools to help people unlock their full potential through improved brain performance. is a blockchain-based AI that performs deep learning computations on quantified biology for predictive analytics & personal health insights. has successfully raised $12.3 Million

Skyworks Global Inc is the world leader in the science and technology of ‘Sustained Autorotative Flight’ in the form of gyroplanes and gyrodynes. Skyworks Global is a recognized as the world's leading authority on a sustained autorotative flight with approximately 40 patents issued and several more underway.

Paxata is the first Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform built for the analyst to turn raw data into ready data for analytics. Paxata raised $33.5 Million in Series-D funding by Intel Capital, Cisco, Accel Partners, Microsoft Ventures, and more.

Element Analytics organizes industrial data into an accessible and useful form and transforms it into actionable insights that help people make the best-informed decisions for greater worker safety, sustainability, and business profit. Element Analytics raises $7M in seed funding from KPCB.

Peloton is a connected and automated vehicle technology company dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of the $700 billion U.S. trucking industry and other global automotive markets. Peloton closed a $60 million Series B funding round led by Omnitracs, a fleet services company that spun out of Qualcomm. The round includes existing investors Intel Capital, DENSO International America, Castrol innoVentures, Lockheed Martin, Nokia Growth Partners, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Volvo Group Capital, Sandhill Angels, Band of Angels and Birchmere Ventures.

Mammoth Diagnostics are creating the next generation diagnostics platform using CRISPR technology.


Baron Davis (Angel Investor, American professional basketball player) is an entrepreneur, investor, and two-time NBA All-Star and record-holder, over a thirteen-year career. Baron is also the founder of several companies, including Sports and Lifestyle in Culture (SLIC), The Black Santa Company, BIG and No Label.

Ursheet Parikh (Partner, Mayfield) had the experience of humbling failures and soaring successes in building category-defining businesses from concept to product through revenue scale. Mayfield is a global venture capital firm with over $2.7 billion under management which was founded in 1969 with a people-first philosophy.

Duncan Davidson (Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital) is a serial entrepreneur who most notably founded Covad Communications (the leading independent DSL provider, went public and reached a market value of $9B) and Sky Pilot Networks (developer of outdoor wireless mesh systems, acquired by Trillium in 2009 for connectivity to smart meters). Bullpen Capital is an early-stage venture fund being formed to make follow-on investments in Internet technology companies that have been initially funded by super-angel capital efficient funds.

Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Advisor Fund) is an active angel investor, Board member and/or Adviser to over 50 firms. The Advisors fund is a venture fund investing in early-stage health tech and vertical SaaS businesses backed by Marc Benioff. To date over 100 investments have been made.

Sanjit Dang (Managing Director, Intel Capital) is Managing Director at Intel Capital. He drives investments in Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics, eCommerce, Virtual Reality, etc. He has had several Exits within 1 year of investment with excellent financial returns - eg VokeVR (acq within 7 months of investment), Basis Science (Wearables, acq Intel) and Maginatics (Cloud Storage, acq EMC).

Wei Jiang (Partner, ZhenFund) is with ZhenFund which currently dominates China’s early-stage venture capital scene and is rapidly expanding its U.S. Wei currently lead Google Marketing for Greater China (China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong). Have built successful start-ups in both Silicon Valley and China. Held senior executive positions at leading technology companies such as Google, eBay, Intuit, and GE.

Jun Li (Founding Partner, Wisemont Capital) is founder and General Partner of Wisemont Capital, a VC fund focused on early stage technology startups, especially in B2B and enterprise software, IoT, and healthcare. Jun is also a member of Tsinghua Entrepreneur and Executive Club (TEEC), mentoring and contributing to the startups communities in both US and China for many years.

Lu Zhang (Founding partner, NewGen Capital) is the Founding and Managing Partner of NewGen Capital. Prior to starting NewGen, she was a Venture Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. She participated in over 20 investments and assist M&A of the portfolios. She was awarded the Forbes US 30 under 30 & Featured as the Honoree of VC category.

Wei Guo (Founding Partner, UpHonest Capital) founded UpHonest Capital in 2016. UpHonest Capital invests in angel stage, seed stage and Series A companies, and provides precise cross-border market and product integration to its portfolio companies.

Adam Goldberg (Partner, Lightspeed) graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in systems. At Stanford, he was a founding partner of the Dorm Room Fund in conjunction with First Round Capital. Lightspeed Venture Partners has 24 early stage enterprise investments that have gone public, the most of any fund in the world.

Shankar Chandran (MD, Samsung Catalyst Fund) is Managing Director and Head of the Samsung Catalyst Fund (SCF), Samsung Electronics’ early-stage venture capital investment fund focused on core technology areas including smart machines, Internet of Things, smart health, deep learning/AI, cloud infrastructure and device level technologies.

Akhil Saklecha (General Partner, Artiman Ventures) focuses on early-stage investments with an interest towards medical technology. Akhil has over 15 years of experience in medicine and healthcare management. As a Partner at Artiman, he has led investments in Slive, CellMax Life, DMS Networks and HomeUnion.

Ali Farahanchi (Vice President, Danhua Capital) is with DHVC (Danhua Capital), founded in 2013 with over 550M USD under management, invests across early to growth stage technology firms. Top-notch strategic and value-added LPs include Alibaba, Baidu, JD, Lenovo, CTrip, Sina and other top-tier institutional investors.

Tianyu Zhu (Partner, Bluerun Ventures), also known as Terry, is a Co-Owner of Ever Bliss Fund, L.P and Joyful Bliss Limited. Mr. Zhu is a Partner, Investment Director and Director of BlueRun Ventures. He joined the BlueRun Ventures in 2009. Mr. Zhu focuses on new media, wireless and internet consumer services in China.

Raj Singh (Stanford Research Institute) Co-founded Tempo AI (acq'd by Salesforce), co-founded YumYum Labs/AllTheCooks (acq'd by Cookpad), founding BD guy at Skyfire (acq'd by Opera). Have shipped multiple apps that have organically held top 100 in their category in the App Store. Prod experience w/ acquisition and retention (and some experience w/monetization, particularly advertising and IAP). Tech experience w/ mobile, web, search and AI related technologies (eg NLP, machine learning, computer vision).

Ajay Ramachandran (Founding Partner, Happiness Venture), Happiness Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies led by entrepreneurs who have a passion and mission to make the world a happier place. With $480mm under management, the fund group concentrates on both early stage (Seed and Series A) start-ups and growth stage companies.

Maria Malavenda (CEO, EVVEMI) wears real hats: entrepreneur, marketer, technologist, evangelist, and negotiator. Her training comes from working within the MIT and Harvard communities, launching 3 successful technology businesses and business breadth from Deloitte, Monster, and Johnson & Johnson.

Bruce Ge (CEO and founder, Jobs2Careers) is the CEO and founder of Jobs2Careers, which he founded in 2010. Bruce leads branding, strategy, financing, recruiting, and training for the company. Jobs2Careers is the leading pay-per-application talent marketplace. The site has over 20 million unique monthly users and receives over 2 billion job searches monthly.

Rana Gujral (Vice President, Logitech Rana) is an Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor. In 2014, he founded TiZE, a Cloud software for specialty chemicals, and held the role of CEO until his exit in 2016. He is currently leading Smart Home engineering initiatives at Logitech and an advisor to several startups. Rana is a contributing columnist at TechCrunch and Forbes and was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine and the ‘US China Pioneer’ Award by IEIE 2017.

Bill Yao (Angel Investor, Venture Partner, Blue Run China) is the founder and President of PPLive Corp. Bill started the world’s first P2P media platform PPLive in 2004. PPLive Corp. received six rounds of investments from notable investors like Softbank Group, SBCVC, DFJ, Bluerun Venture, etc., with investment amounts totaling $780 million.

Wendy Kok (Managing Partner, Mighty Capital, Formerly Sequoia China) seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in investment management, corporate finance, and tax structuring. Active in angel investments in the Bay Area. Before joining Mighty Capital as the Partner, Wendy was the CFO of Sequoia Capital China. Wendy Kok has over 15 years of experience in financial, tax and investment fields.

Xi Cao (Partner, Sequoia Capital), Managing Director of Sequoia Capital China. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2013, Mr.Cao worked for Cowin Venture Capital Investments Ltd., as TMT investment director and had led several investments.

Xiaobo Wu (Economics) is Qiushi Chair Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management, Dean of School of Management and Director of National Institute for Innovation Management at Zhejiang University, China. He is honored as Chang Jiang Scholar Professor by Ministry of Education, China, and Smiths Chair Professor at Leeds University, UK. He is Senior Vice President of International Council for Small Business.

Hongbo Cui (CEO, Shanghai BrandWizz Consulting), professional in branding management, digital branding.

Gordon Gao (Founder, Hangjin Education), the Global Frontiers in Science and Technology Program for Chinese Business Leaders.

Jie Shen (Vice President, Focus Media Focus), Media Information Technology formerly Focus Media Holding is a Chinese company which operates the largest out-of-home advertising network in that country, consisting predominantly of digital signage screens, and claims to own the country's largest Internet advertising agency.

Ningning Yang (VP, Joyoung), China's largest soybean milk machine company. Joyoung Multifunction Soymilk Maker is the latest product developed by Joyoung with nearly 20 years of research and development.

Shengdong Pang (CEO,, is a Chinese web directory founded in 2005. The website is the second most used web directory in China. It is ranked 47th place in China and has a world wide ranking of 419 on Alexa. It is hosted at Abitcool China Inc. Beijing, China.

Bangrui Chen (CEO, Tiancheng Controls), Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd., formerly known as Tiantai Automobile Accessories Factory, was founded in 1992 and specializes in the development, production, sale, and service of vehicle seats

Ping Wang (Lianhe Chemical Technology Co.,Ltd.), Lianhetech is a leading solution & service provider for chemistry and technology focusing on four global markets.

Jixiang Ruan (CEO, JACK SEWING MACHINE CO. LTD.), established from August 27th, 2003 in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China, JACK SEWING MACHINE CO. LTD., start sewing machine industry from July 18, 1995. And ever since 2010, the sales amount of JACK is leading in global sales with the absolute advantage of the lockstitch, overlock

Norm Gitis (Managing Partner, Lymo Ventures LP), Investments in MedTech, biotech, and nanotech startup companies.

Jens Francis (Founder, angelMD), co-founded and built the leading capital development network in medical science. Since its founding, the angelMD network has grown to encompass nearly 1000 companies with a market value in excess of $2B.


Ajay Ramachandran, Founding Partner, Happiness Ventures

Akhil Saklecha, Partner, Artiman Ventures

Ali Farahanchi, VP, Danhua Capital

Baron Davis, Angel Investor, American professional basketball player

David Chen, Operating Partner, Sequoia Broadband Capital

Duncan Davidson, Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital

Jeff Gruen, Managing Partner/Chief Medical Officer, Huron

Jun Li, Founding Partner, Wisemont Capital

Lu Zhang, Founding Partner, NewGen Capital

Mark Goldstein, Managing Partner, Advisor Fund

Mike Xu, Managing Partner, Fosun Capital

Sanjit Dang, Managing Director, Intel Capital

Scott Kelly, Managing Partner, Black Dog Ventures

Shankar Chandran, MD, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Tianyu Zhu, Partner, Bluerun Ventures

Ursheet Parikh, Partner, Mayfield

Wei Guo, Founding Partner, Uphonest Capital

Wei Jiang, Partner, Zhenfund

Xing Meng, VP, Shunwei Capital

Adam Sciambi , CEO, Mission Bio

Alex , CTO, Atomwise

Bruce Ge, Advisor, F50

Connie Wan, CEO, Seattle Gummy Company

Founder, Element Analytics

Founder, Paxata

Haoen Gong, CEO, Subtle Medical

James Plante, Founder, Klotho

Jeffery Gruen, Head of Care Delivery Transformation, Entrepreneurial Innovation and Physician Council Practices , PWC

John Michel, Executive Director, Skyworks Global Inc

Jonathan Davila , NeuCyte

Leslie Sherlin, Founder & CEO & Chief Science Officer, Neuro Therapeutics

Lonnie Adelman, CEO, iAssay

Maria Malavenda, CEO, EVVEMI

Qiang Gan, Stanford Post PhD in BioTech

Raj Singh, Founder, SRI

Rana Gujral, VP, Logitech

Siva Nattamai, CEO, Wearless Tech

Steven Hong, COO, Oculii

Tobin Arthur, CEO, AngelMD

Trevor Martin, Founder, Mammoth Diagnostics

Walter De Brouwer, Founder, Doc.AI

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About DeepTech Summit:
Deep technology is increasingly becoming a major component of the Silicon Valley ecosystem. Founded on scientific discovery or engineering innovation, DeepTech is creating new opportunities in multiple markets. With the potential for incredible returns, this is an opportune time for investors to support these innovative companies in the life sciences, energy, clean technology, computer sciences, materials, and chemical sectors.

Over 200 of Silicon Valley and China’s leading DeepTech experts will gather on January 16, 2018 for F50’s exclusive DeepTech Summit for investors. Guests will collaborate on the future state of DeepTech in Silicon Valley and discuss the latest market trends. 20 of the most impactful Series A and B DeepTech companies will speak on their engineering innovations. The conference will conclude with a networking reception for an evening of insightful discussion.

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