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F50 DeepTech Summit 2018-03-04T21:18:50+00:00
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Palo Alto • January 12 at 12:30PM

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 100 of China and Silicon Valley’s leading DeepTech experts will gather on January 12 for F50’s first exclusive DeepTech Summit. 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.

AGENDA

12:30pm
Check-in & Networking
1:00pm
Welcome Remarks by F50
Martin Stroka, Co-Founder, F50
1:05pm
Welcome Remarks by Hundun University
Kevin Li, Founder, Hundun University
1:10pm
Presentations
Yuneec APV Presentation
Shan Phillips, CEO
Viv Labs Presentation
Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder & VP Engineering
Stratifyed Presentation
Derek Wang, Founder & CEO
Percolata Presentation
Greg Tanaka, Founder & CEO
Yunji Presentation
Zhi Tao, Co-Founder & CEO
Graphcore Presentation
Nigel Toon, CEO & Co-Founder
Futurus Technology Presentation
Alex Xu, CEO & Founder
Knightscope Presentation
William Li, Chairman & CEO
Citrine Informatics Presentation
Bryce Meredig, Ph. D., Founder & CSO
Zipline Presentation
Keller Rinaudo, Co-Founder & CEO
Ativa Medical Presentation
James M. McNally, Ph. D., President & CEO
Magnetic Insight Presentation
Anna Christensen, Co-Founder & CEO
Recursion Pharmaceuticals Presentation
Chris Gibson, Co-Founder & CEO
Atomwise Presentation
Alexander Levy, COO
4:00pm
Coffee Break
4:20pm
Presentations
Cue Presentation
Ayub Khattak, Co-Founder & CEO
Clear Labs Presentation
Mahni Ghorashi, Co-Founder & CMO
4:50pm
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
David Cao, Founding Partner, F50 Ventures
Speakers:
Sarah Guo, Partner, Greylock Partners
Harry Man Ho Kee, Partner, Matrix Partners China
Kelly Qiao, Managing Director, Fosun Tonghao
James Cham, Partner, Bloomberg Beta
5:25pm
Closing Remarks
5:30pm
Networking Reception
8:30pm
Networking Reception Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

FEATURED COMPANIES

FEATURED ATTENDEES

SPEAKERS

SCOTT PHOENIX

Vicarious
Co-Founder

Vicarious is building the next generation of artificial intelligence algorithms with notable investors like Zuckerberg, Bezos, Musk, and Thiel.

ADAM CHEYER

Viv Labs
Co-Founder

Adam Cheyer is Co-Founder and VP Engineering at Viv Labs, and previously was co-founder and VP Engineering at Siri, Inc. When Siri was acquired by Apple, he was a Director of Engineering in the iOS group. Adam also helped start two other companies, Sentient Technologies and Change.org, and is the author of 60 publications and 25 patents.

SARAH GUO

Greylock Partners
Partner

Sarah joined Greylock in 2013. Prior to Greylock, Sarah was at Goldman Sachs, where she invested in Dropbox and helped take Workday public. She advised pre-IPO private technology companies (as well as public clients including Zynga, Netflix and Nvidia) on strategic and financial issues. Previously, Sarah worked with Casa Systems, a venture-funded startup that enables cable operators to meet growing demand for broadband services.

KELLY QIAO

Fosun Tonghao
Managing Director

Jiying Qiao (Kelly), managing director at Fosun Tonghao, over 15 years of experience in R&D, sales and marketing, and investment in healthcare. Portfolios include Phoenix Healthcare Group (1515.HK), Chipscreen (cancer drug discovery), Ermao Caregiving (mobile senior caregiving), ACCB (molecular diagnostics), etc. Once worked at Temasek VC Vertex, BlueRun, Roche Diagnostics, GSK. PhD of biology and Bachelor of Chemistry from Tsinghua University, MBA in Finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

KELLER RINAUDO

Zipline
Co-Founder & CEO

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.

CHRISTOPHER GIBSON

Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Co-Founder & CEO

Chris completed his PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in the fall of 2013 before taking a leave of absence from medical school (he was enrolled in the MD/PhD program) to found and grow Recursion. He developed the core technology underlying this venture while in the lab of Dean Li.

MAHNI GHORASHI

Clear Labs
Co-Founder

Mahni leads commercial activities at Clear Labs, including strategy, marketing and business development. After graduating from MIT and getting his MBA, Mahni pursued his interest in big data and genomics as Head of Marketing at Bina Technologies (acquired Roche). In pursuit of his next adventure, Mahni co-founded Clear Labs to set a new standard in molecular food quality for the global food industry.

GREG TANAKA

Percolata
Founder & CEO

Percolata helps retailers better manage their employee workforce in a way that meets actual customer demand. Our goal is to shape the customer experience by ensuring that the best employees serve customers at the best times. And through our easy-to-use workforce optimization solution, Percolata leads the way in improving retail employee operations.

JAMES M. MCNALLY, PH. D.

Ativa Medical
President & CEO

Ativa Medical Corp. is a privately held, emerging growth medical diagnostic company developing and commercializing novel point-of-care diagnostic technologies.This technology will enable health care professionals to perform critical hematology and blood chemistry tests on-site and get accurate results within about 5 minutes.

ANNA CHRISTENSEN

Magnetic Insight
Co-Founder & CEO

Dr Christensen has spent the last 16 years commercializing platform technologies in imaging and diagnostics. Most recently, she led the in vivo imaging business for PerkinElmer Inc and Caliper Life Sciences as the global business leader. Prior to Caliper Life Sciences, she held senior management positions at DiscoverX and Molecular Devices.

AYUB KHATTAK

Cue
Co-Founder & CEO

Cue is a revolutionary new device that connects you to your health at the molecular level. Simply load a cartridge and add a sample to access deep information about your body, on demand and on your schedule. Discover every day how activity, food, and sleep shape your body’s story. And achieve meaningful, daily improvements to tell a new one.

DEREK WANG

Stratifyd
CEO and Founder

Derek Wang brought an academic approach to an existing challenge and assembled a team to develop a powerful yet simple method of identifying and visualizing both structured and unstructured data. By abandoning traditional models and processes and allowing augmented human intelligence through our patented machine learning, Stratifyd has enabled our customers to turn their unstructured and unused data into revenue opportunities.

ZHI TAO

Yunji
Co-Founder

Zhi Tao is the founder and CEO of two technology start-ups with overs 10 years of experience in sensors and automation. As a leader in design and development of autonomous robots in China, Yunji focuses on the commercialization of autonomous robots. “Yunji Hotel Staff Robot”, developed by Yunji, is the first autonomous robot in the hospitality industry, which can deliver items to guests.

HARRY MAN HO KEE

Matrix Partners China
Partner

In 2008, Harry joined Matrix Partners China as a founding member of the team with a focus on investments in the mobile internet sector. He led investments in Momo (Nasdaq: MOMO) and 21Vianet (Nasdaq: VNET). Prior to Matrix, he helped iKang (Nasdaq: KANG) with its IPO. He has been listed in ‘s 40 Under 40 in 2014 and 2015 as one of The most influential businessmen.

NIGEL TOON

Graphcore
Co-Founder & CEO

Nigel was CEO of two VC-backed silicon companies before founding Graphcore; Picochip, which was sold to Mindspeed in 2012 and most recently, XMOS, in which Graphcore was incubated for two years before being established as a separate entity in 2016. Before that he was co-founder of Icera, a 3G cellular modem chip company, where he led Sales and Marketing and was on the Board of Directors. Icera was sold to NVIDIA in 2011 for $435M.

JAMES CHAM

Bloomberg Beta
Partner

Mr. James Cham is a Partner at Bloomberg Beta L.P. At the firm, he focuses on investments in data-centric and machine learning-related companies. He has over five years of investing experience in the consumer services, enterprise software, and digital media space. Mr. Cham received an M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School where he was a Siebel Scholar and interned at Sun Microsystems. Mr. Cham earned an A.B. degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

ALEX XU

Futurus Technology
CEO & Founder

Futurus Technology is startup focusing on holography and augmented reality. We are the world only company making full-windshield size head-up-display, which is THE AR display for future vehicles. We are also the only company making media-free holographic display.

DAVID CAO

F50 Ventures
Founding Partner

David is a pioneer, believer, and a passionate leader of entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. He has founded several companies in the valley and also created Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups, the world’s largest entrepreneur community, Silicon Valley Android Developers, the largest Android F2F community, and a variety of other grassroot communities in Silicon Valley.

KEVIN LI

Hundun University
Founder

Most famous entrepreneurial professor in China.

WILLIAM SANTANA LI

Knightscope
Chairman & CEO

Bill is an American entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience and has a broad and deep range of expertise gained from several global assignments in the automotive sector and a number of startups. He is presently the Chairman and CEO of Knightscope, a developer of Autonomous Data Machines.

SHAN PHILLIPS

Yuneec APV
CEO

Shan Phillips is CEO of Yuneec USA. He has been part of management teams in technology-focused businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia. Shan has an undergraduate degree in applied math as well as an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

BRYCE MEREDIG, PH. D.

Citrine Informatics
Founder & CSO

Bryce Meredig did his Ph.D. at Northwestern with Prof. Chris Wolverton, where his research focused on first-principles modeling and data-driven materials discovery. In his spare time, he dabbles in sports analytics and performs and coaches improv.

BREWER STONE

F50 Ventures
Partner

Brewer Stone has extensive experience advising technology companies on cross-border capital raising and strategic acquisitions and working with the Venture Capital community in both the U.S. and Asia.

ALEXANDER LEVY

Atomwise
COO

Alexander is an entrepreneur with experience bringing technology from the lab to the market. As CEO of MyVoice, Alexander took software developed at the University of Toronto for people with speech disabilities into more than 30 countries and was featured by Discovery Channel, Engadget, Fast Company, BNN, CBC, and CTV. Alexander was named PROFIT Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year and the University of Toronto’s Inventor of the Year.

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