The 6th annual F50 Global Capital Summit® Austin (Formally Spring Summit) 2021 announced Dixon Doll as a keynote speaker.

Dixon will be speaking about how a vibrant venture ecosystem is vital and the keys to global innovation and entrepreneurial leadership in a post-pandemic world.

About Dixon Doll

For more than 35 years, Dixon has influenced and guided entrepreneurs, investors, and executives in the computer, communications, and internet industries. In the mid-1980s, Dixon co-founded the VC industry’s first fund focused on telecom at Accel Partners. Dixon founded DCM Ventures, formerly (Doll Capital Management), where he built a leading, global VC firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Tokyo. DCM is also widely regarded as the first Silicon Valley venture firm to successfully invest in China, Japan, and the US. His diverse experience also includes strategy consulting, teaching, authoring two books, many Bloomberg Television appearances, economic policy leadership, non-profit fundraising & investment management, and innovative philanthropic accomplishments. He also served on the Board of DirecTV for five years before its acquisition by AT&T in 2015. Dixon currently serves as a director on the boards of Prime Impact Acquisition I (NYSE: PIAI.U) and Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDRU).

In 2021, Dixon received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Venture Capital from the U.S. National Venture Capital Association. He was named to the Forbes Midas List for four consecutive years in the early 2000’s and received the 2013 Special Achievement Award in VC from the International Business Forum. Dixon was elected to the Board of the U.S. National Venture Capital Association in 2005, serving on the Executive Committee and as Chairman in 2008/9. Under Dixon’s leadership as chairman, the NVCA developed a widely embraced set of recommendations (NVCA 4-Pillar Plan) to stimulate liquidity in the U.S. VC industry. This plan resulted in bipartisan US Congressional support for new job creation legislation and simplification of the IPO process. Known as the JOBS Act, President Obama signed it into law in 2012. It has been subsequently enhanced and is widely regarded as a major catalyst for recent domestic and global technology innovation waves.

Dixon currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and is on the Boards of the Papal Foundation (Rome), Catholic Investment Services (CIS), the San Francisco Opera Association, the Asian Art Museum (AAM) of San Francisco, and the University of San Francisco. He also serves on the Board of Overseers for the Hoover Institute at Stanford. He currently chairs USF’s Investment Committee, and serves on the Investment Advisory Board for Amadeus Capital (UK). Dixon is also on the investment committees for the SF Opera, the Papal Foundation and the AAM.

About F50 Global Capital Summit™ and Organizer

About F50 Ventures & F50

F50 identifies the most promising early-stage technology companies in North America by leveraging the collective intelligence of its deep roots of startup communities, the large reach of corporate partners and investor network, and industry experts. We support the growth of these companies with corporate partnerships, market development, and venture financing; together with our global network. F50 is based in Austin Texas, and Silicon Valley.

F50 Ventures is an early-stage investment firm focus on Silicon Valley and Austin, invested in 30+ startups. .Our portfolio: Knightsope (IPO 2021), Doc.AI (IPO 2021), Plastic, Flirtey, Oculii, Voke VR (Sold to Intel), Invi (Sold to Google), Gummicube.

About SVE – SIlicon Valley Entrepreneur and Startups

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (SVE) is the largest grassroots movement of founders and developers in the Bay Area since 2008.  Now with 100,000+ members on meetup and linkedin, we have events every week:

  • SVE Demo: the largest  and oldest community demo event.
  • SVE Mixer
  • Hiking
  • SVE Talk

About the F50 Global Capital Summit® 

The Global Capital Summit®  is organized by F50 Global,LLC. The Summit finds and connects the next generation of world-changing tech innovations with partnerships to power their long-term impact.  The Summit will be hosted in Austin in Spring, and Silicon Valley in the Fall.

The summit will feature 60+ extraordinary sessions, 100+ speakers, and 1000+ attendees from world-leading corporations and the global investment ecosystem. The attendees are corporate executives, Angel investors, VCs, and a group of high-potential local founders.

Past F50 Speakers:

Investors (VC, Corporate Ventures, PE):

Aaref Hilaly, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Adam Goldberg, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Amit Shah, Partner, Artiman Ventures
Benjamin Ling, General Partner, Khosla Ventures
Blake Masters, COO, Thiel Capital
Camille Samuels, Partner, Venrock
Christopher Schaepe, Founder, Lightspeed Ventures Partners
Dave Munichiello, General Partner, Google Ventures
David Cao, Partner, F50 Ventures | F50 Elevate
David Chao, Co-Founder & General Partner, DCM Ventures
David Zilberman, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Dixon Doll, General Partner, Impact VC
Dr. Gary Gershony, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA, FRCPC, Director of Cardiovascular Research, John Muir Health Cardiovascular Institute
Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chairman, Rising Tide Fund
Ethan Kurzweil, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Grant Allen, Head of Ventures, ABB Technology Ventures
Guy Kawasaki, Co-Founder, Garage Technology Ventures
Hans Tung, Partner, GGV Capital
Hilary Gosher, Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
Ibrahim Ajami, Head, Mubadala Ventures; Mubadala Investment Company
Jagdeep Singh Bachher, Chief Investment Officer, University California – Office of President
James Hardiman, Partner, Data Collective
James Sowers, Angel investor, PopUp Ventures, Forbes top 50 Angel Investor
Keith Teare, Partner, ADV Capital
Kiyotake Kumazawa, General Manager, Hitachi
Leslie Bottorff, Managing Director, Healthcare, GE Ventures
Lu Zhang, Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund
Mark Siegel, Partner & Managing Director, Menlo Ventures
Nikolai Oreshkin,Elysium Venture Capital,Managing Partner
Orrin Ailloni-Charas, MD, MBA, Managing Partner at Global Health Impact Fund
Paul Holland, General Partner, Foundation Capital
Paul Singh, Angel Investor, Board Member, Tie
Pavan Kumar, Partner, F50 Elevate
Peter Hebert, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lux Capital
Phil Sanderson, Managing Director, IDG Ventures
Philipe Kahn, Inventor, Founder of FullPower, LightSurf, Starfish,Borland Soft
Ramneek Gupta, Managing Director & Co-head Global Venture Investing, Citi Ventures
Randy Williams, CEO & Founder, Keiretsu Forum
Randy Williams,Keiretsu Forum,CEO/Founder
Richard Fang, Managing Partner, Hunniwell Lake Ventures
Rishi Garg, Partner, Mayfield
Robert Mittendorff, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Roy Bahat, Head, Bloomberg Beta
Saeed Amidi, Founder &CEO, Plug & Play
Sanjit Singh Dang, PhD, Chairman and Co-founder, U First Capital
Scott Frederick, Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Shawn Carolan, Partner, Menlo Ventures
Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates
Vanessa Larco, Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
Vijay Pande, General Partner, Andreesen Horowitz
Vish Mishra, Managing Director, Bluevine Capital, Former President, TieSV

Angelo Del Priore, Partner, HP Tech Ventures
Brian Modoff, EVP, Qualcomm
Carlos Cordero, Director, Cisco Global Infrastructure Funds
Keith Krach, Chairman, DocuSign
Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist, Microsoft Azure Global
Roy Geva Glasberg, Founder & Global Manager, Google Global Accelerator
Tanya Loh, Strategic Partnerships, M12 – Microsoft’s Venture Fund
Tatyana Mamut, PhD, General Manager, Amazon Web Service


Blaise Zerega, Editor in Chief, VentureBeat

Gene Teare, Head of Content, Crunchbase

Josh Constine, Editor-at-Large, TechCrunch

Kate O’Keeffe, Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Rebecca Fannin, Forbes Contributor, Founder, Silicon Dragon

Tom Giles, Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg

Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health, President

Influencers (Professors, leaders):

Baron Davis, Angel Investor, Two-time NBA All-Star
Caroline Winnett, Executive Director, Berkeley Skydeck
Daniel Burnett, Professor, UCSF
Daniel Kraft, Chair for Medicine, Singularity University
Daniel Kraft, Chair of Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University
Dr. Heldley Rees,Poole Hospital (NHS)
Dr. Minesh Khashu M.B.B.S, MD, FRCPCH, FRSA, Q Fellow (Health Foundation & NHSI), Consultant Neonatologist, Poole Hospital NHS
Dr. Oana Marcu, Scientist, SETI(NASA)
Dr. Patrick Caroll, CMO, Hims/Hers
Dr. Patrick Carroll, CMO, HIMS/HERS; Former Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens
Dr. Sean Randolph, Sr. Director, Bay Area Council Institute
Dr. Shafi Ahmed,”Professor, Associate Dean”,Barts Medical School
Jeremy Hillman, Head of Global Communications & Strategy, The World Bank
Keith Krach, Chairman, DocuSign
Myron Scholes, Professor/Economic Nobel Prize Winner, Stanford GSB
Stephaine Marrus, Managing Director, UCSF Entrepreneur Center
Steve Stevanovich, Member Board of Governors, U.S. Department, Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory
Thomas C. Südhof, Nobel Laureate, 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Vitaly Vanshelboim, COO, United Nation Project Office