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. 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.

“Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location.”

- Reid Hoffman

Jeff Gruen,M.D.,M.B.A.

Chief Clinical Innovation Officer and Managing Director

Wei Jiang


Ursheet Parikh


Daniel Kraft

Chair of Medicine

Baron Davis

Angel Investor

Sean Languedoc


Jun Li

Founding Partner

Duncan Davidson

Managing Partner

Mark Goldstein

Managing Partner

Lu Zhang

Founder and Managing Partner

Wei Guo

Founding Partner

Michael Fox

Silicon Valeey Emissary at MIT Venture Mentor

Adam Goldburg


Shankar Chandran


Akhil Saklecha

General Partner

Ali Farahanchi

Vice President

Sanjit Dang

Managing Director

Xing Meng


Terry Zhu


Shuja Keen


Gabriel Kra

Managing Director

Dharmesh Thakker

General Partner

Ken Elefant


David Chen

Operating Partner

Ajay Ramachandran

Managing Partner

Dr. Paul Dagum


Leslie Sherlin


Walter De Brouwer


John Michel


James Plante


Trevor Martin


Haoen Gong


Kathy Hannun


Tobin Arthur


Siva Nattamai


Charlie Silver


Lonnie Adelman


Jonathan Davila


Connie Wan


Bill Yao

Angel Investor, Venture Partner

Xi Cao


Wendy Kok

Managing Partner

Norm Gitis

Managing Partner

Nina Miao


Jens Francis


Raj Singh

Managing Director

Maria Malavenda


Bruce Ge


Rana Gujral


Anshul Agarwal

Investor In Residence



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.
concept VIZ is launching our “five dimensional clock” digital assistant at F50 Deep Tech Summit.  A clock so intelligent, it can see the future: your future.  Operating as a giant vision board of all the areas of a user’s life.  The system can plan a user’s entire life and the user can window into all points in the future, to see if a series of goals are attainable, or not; given the user’s work life balance.  A very powerful tool, the clock empowers global users to reach their goals via a digital assistant’s management of the user’s or business’ time and objectives.
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.” 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
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. is an elite team of mathematicians and engineers, building the next generation of AI perception software for autonomy, with a primary focus on computer vision and sensor fusion for L4/L5 self-driving applications. Our core IP is a fundamentally different approach to machine perception, which does not rely on human annotation. Since our algorithms are able to learn from raw sensor data, our deep neural networks are informed by vastly mode data than competing approaches, resulting in the development of superior perception systems for a tiny fraction of the development price.
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).
IntelliVision is the market leader and innovator in providing “Video Intelligence and Smart Cameras with Analytics.” Offering unique patented technology for video analytics processing, searching, video data mining, and analyzing vast amounts of real-time or stored video on a device or in the Cloud, IntelliVision has been recognized as the “Brains Behind the Eyes” for many camera applications.
JustDo is an accomplished innovative software platform which is enabling end-user to build on a fly complex data-driven applications to integrate and analyze data from various data sources.It is empowering user to manipulate data from different data servers as well as spreadsheets on the same screen without any help of programmer effortlessly with user-friendly (‘LEGO’ like) graphical tools. Company delivers trial and production versions, support, consulting and licensing.
KLOTHO Therapeutics (KTI) is a biotechnology company developing a patent-pending Klotho protein that has great potential to redefine society’s experience with aging.
Mammoth Diagnostics are creating the next generation diagnostics platform using CRISPR technology.
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.
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.
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.
Neuro Therapeutics, Inc distributes neuroscience-based tools to help people unlock their full potential through improved brain performance.
Oculii is a radar sensor developer with 4D radar design and fusion. Oculii is invested by Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a $300m fund to invest in autonomous driving technologies.
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.
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. is a large scalable website, which integrates Pet and pet supplies online purchasing E-Commerce, Pet Offline to Online service platform, personalized new pet services, pet new AR social forum, Pet Mobile service app, pet AR game, one-stop, ,customized, and close-looped integrated website.
Ponder is a platform for matchmaking. It decentralizes matchmaking allowing anyone to play matchmaker for friends and other community members, and to profit from doing so.
Seattle Gummy Company (SGC) is an R&D focused developer and manufacturer of nutraceutical supplements. By combining herbal medicine with modern dietary science, SGC specializes in formulating Functional Gummy™ products based on comprehensive research and scientifically proven results.
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.
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.
Cocoon Cam is a patent pending non-invasive video monitor and phone application duo that provides parents information about the baby’s sleeping position, skin temperature, and respiration patterns. Key benefits parents will receive visual and measured reassurance that their baby is safe and well.
Wyre is replacing banking technologies that have been stagnant for over 30 years. Our technology allows us to transfer money into some of the most difficult to reach markets.
The Silicon Valley DeepTech Connect Lounge is the ideal place for leading Silicon Valley companies to exhibit their latest technologies. The Connect Lounge will host a total of 15 ground-breaking startups to showcase their technologies to attendees, investors, and press.
  • 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

  • Presentation: Oculii
    Oculii, Steven Hong, COO

  • Fireside Chat: Paxata
    Paxata, Prakash Nanduri, CEO
    Anshul Agarwal, IIR, F50

  • Fireside Chat: Element Analytics
    Element Analytics, Andy Bane, CEO
    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

  • 11:30 AM-12:20 PM

    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


  • 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
    Boon VR – Ridhima Parvathaneni

  • 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

  • Fireside Chat: Artiman Ventures
    Akhil Saklecha, Partner, Artiman Ventures
    Murray Newlands, Entrepreneur, Contributor Forbes

  • 5:15 PM

    Closing Remarks

  • 3:00 PM

    Bar opens

  • 5:30 PM

    Networking Reception