Global Capital Summit 2018-03-04T21:18:52+00:00

F50 Global Capital Summit

Menlo Park, CA • March 29 at 1:00PM

F50 and Peakview Capital, the investment advisory arm of Shengjing Group and the largest global fund of funds (FOF) in China, hosted the F50 Global Capital Summit on Tuesday, March 29 at Sandhill Road in Menlo Park.

The summit brought together influential Chinese investors, corporate strategics, and Silicon Valley venture capitalists for an afternoon of insightful discussion and networking. Investors gathered and connected with other VCs as well as select rising star CEOs from F50’s network, who shared their perspectives on securing smart capital that adds value to their companies and the importance of selecting strategic investors for rapid global growth.

The summit featured presentations from innovative startups AltspaceVR, Quanergy, VOKE VR and others. Investors from leading firms such as Boost VC, Intel Capital, and Menlo Ventures shared their perspectives on the current global investment market.

Attending firms included:
• Cagan McAfee Capital Partners
• DFJ Dragon Fund
• IPV Capital
• FinSight Ventures
• FOSUN Kinzon Capital
• FoxConn
• Netposa Technologies, Ltd.
• Newbury Ventures
• NewGen Venture Partners
• Woodside Capital Partners

 

Thank you to our sponsor Peakview Capital and our partner Dentons for their support.

Featured Speakers

Agenda

1:00pm
Check-in & Networking

1:45pm
Welcome Remarks by F50

David Cao, CEO & Founder, F50

1:50pm
Raising Global Capital

Moderator: Leslie Hook, Reporter, Financial Times

Panelists:
Erik Lassila, U.S. Managing Partner, Peakview Capital
Venky Ganesan, Managing Director, Menlo Ventures
David Cao, CEO & Founder, F50

2:20pm
Startup Presentations

Fireside Chat with Quanergy

Moderator: Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chairman, Rising Tide Fund
Speaker: Louay Eldada, CEO & Co-Founder, Quanergy

Fireside Chat with DarcMatter

Moderator: Bill Reichert, Managing Partner, F50 Garage Venture Fund
Speaker: Sang Lee, CEO & Founder, DarcMatter

Fireside Chat with Plastiq

Moderator: Alex Prokhorov, Partner, Finsight Ventures
Speaker: Eliot Buchanan, CEO & Co-Founder, Plastiq

LightSail Energy Presentation

Danielle Fong, Co-Founder

Knightscope Presentation

William Santana Li, CEO

700Bikes Presentation

Xiangdong Zhang, Co-Founder & CEO, 700Bikes

CoolChip Technologies Presentation

William Sanchez, Co-Founder & CEO

3:40pm
Global Innovation Awards 2016

Erik Lassila, U.S. Managing Partner, Peakview Capital

GIA 2015 Finalist Datometry Presentation

Mike Waas, Founder & CEO

4:00pm
Virtual Reality (VR) Presentations

VOKE VR Presentation

Dr. Uma Jayaram, Co-Founder & COO

AltspaceVR Presentation

Eric Romo, Founder & CEO

4:40pm
Investor Panel

Moderator: Peter Su, Partner, Dentons

Panelists:
Mark Goldstein, Founder, BadAss Advisors / Partner, Efficient Capacity LLC
Sanjit Dang, Investment Director, Intel Capital
Adam Draper, Founder & CEO, Boost VC
Justin Chan, CEO, VentureShares

5:00pm
Closing Remarks

Martin Stroka, Co-Founder, F50
Eric Ly, Co-Founder, F50, Presdo

5:00pm
Networking Reception
*Agenda subject to change

Speakers

VENKY GANESAN

Menlo Ventures
Managing Director

Venky joined Menlo Ventures in 2013 and focuses on investments in the consumer and enterprise sectors. He currently serves on the board of Avi Networks, BitSight, Gild, Machine Zone, Rover, Takipi, UpCounsel, and Waterline Data Science.

DANIELLE FONG

LightSail Energy
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Danielle graduated from Dalhousie University and entered the Ph.D. program in Plasma Physics at Princeton. She founded LightSail Energy, which made a thermodynamic breakthrough in the field of compressed air energy storage. Danielle has been named to the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 and the Forbes 30 Under 30.

UMA JAYARAM

VOKE VR
Co-Founder

Dr. Uma Jayaram’s expertise is in the areas of virtual reality, new media, enterprise systems and artificial intelligence. Dr. Jayaram is an entrepreneur and has co-founded several companies. She is a co-founder and Executive Vice President of VOKE, a new media company that brings Virtual Reality based media experiences to sports and concerts.

ERIK LASSILA

Peakview Capital
U.S. Managing Partner

Erik Lassila is Managing Partner of Peakview Capital, heading US investments and operations. Erik has been a venture capitalist and fund of funds manager for nearly 20 years. He was a general partner in funds totaling $540 million of committed capital.

ALEXANDER PROKHOROV

Finsight Ventures
Partner

Alexander Prokhorov is a partner at FinSight. He began his career in financial advisory group at Ernst & Young in New York, and has worked for two multi-billion dollar family offices focusing on global private equity and venture capital investments.

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. During his career at Ford Motor Company, Bill held over 12 business and technical positions, focused on 4 continents, cutting across each functional area.

ELIOT BUCHANAN

Plastiq
Co-Founder & CEO

Eliot Buchanan is co-founder and CEO of Plastiq, which he launched when he was 22. He is a creator of disruptive business model innovation, and has been actively engaged in several ventures driven by that imperative. A native Canadian, Eliot holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University.

LESLIE HOOK

Financial Times
San Francisco Correspondent

Leslie Hook is a San Francisco Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering e-commerce and the gig economy, including companies like Amazon, Uber and Airbnb. Previously she was a columnist writing about public tech companies for Lex, the finance column on the back page of the FT.

SANJIT DANG

Intel Capital
Investment Director

Sanjit Dang is an Investment Director at Intel Capital. He drives investments across Consumer and Enterprise sectors in various domains like Security, Machine Learning, eCommerce, etc. He has also driven several investments in Big Data, IoT and Cloud Computing.

MARK GOLDSTEIN

BadAss Advisors
Founder

Mark has co-founded a dozen or so fin tech, SaaS, e-commerce, retail, green tech, online gaming and music ventures over the past 25 years and Co-Founded Bad Ass Advisors (www.badassadvisors.com). He also oversee investment fund Efficient Capacity LLC that makes about 50 investments a year.

DAVID CAO

F50
CEO & Founder

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 SVE, the world’s largest entrepreneur community, and Silicon Valley Android Developers, the largest Android F2F community.

PETER SU

Dentons
Partner

Pete’s practice concentrates on intellectual property counseling, technology-based litigation and technology licensing for US, Asian and European clients. Ingrained in the Silicon Valley ecosystem for more than 15 years, he counsels startups and multinationals to protect and litigate companies’ intellectual property.

ERIC ROMO

AltspaceVR
Founder & CEO

Eric is the Founder and CEO of AltspaceVR, a virtual reality software company building a new communication platform. AltspaceVR is the only cross-platform VR communication solution, allowing interaction between users of Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

ADAM DRAPER

Boost VC
Founder & CEO

Adam Draper is a fourth generation venture capitalist. He is an avid block chain and VR enthusiast. His favorite movie is Notting Hill and his dream is to assist in the creation of the first flying Iron Man suit. Before starting Boost, Adam angel invested in 20 companies including Coinbase, Plangrid and Practice Fusion.

SANG LEE

DarcMatter
CEO & Founder

Sang H. Lee is the CEO and founder of DarcMatter, a technology platform that enhances the capital connectivity between issuers and qualified investors in the alternative securities space. DarcMatter allows issuers and investors greater access through its transparent and seamless platform to raise capital and invest more efficiently.

BILL REICHERT

Managing Partner
F50 Garage Venture Fund

Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies.

OSSAMA HASSANEIN, PH.D.

Rising Tide Fund
Chairman

Ossama is an entrepreneur, mentor, and venture capitalist. Over the last 30 years, he has managed over $1 billion of international technology funds in diverse leadership roles.

DR. LOUAY ELDADA

CEO & Co-Founder
Quanergy

Louay Eldada, CEO & Co-founder of Quanergy, is a seasoned entrepreneur who has started several companies and has sold 3 businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Quanergy Systems is currently developing the world’s leading LiDAR by using data to disrupt and revolutionize digital navigation and location based services.

MIKE WAAS

Founder
Datometry

Mike started Datometry after having spent 20+ years in database research and commercial database development. Most recently, Mike was Sr. Director of Engineering at Pivotal, heading up Greenplum’s Advanced R&D team.

BLAISE ZEREGA

Editor in Chief
VentureBeat

Blaise Zerega is an entrepreneurial media executive with a proven record of conceiving, launching, and turning around online video and media businesses at the industry’s highest levels.

WILLIAM SANCHEZ

Co-Founder & CEO
CoolChip Technologies

William Sanchez brings nearly a decade of experience in the semiconductor industry with expertise in power electronics, low-power VLSI, high-speed communication systems, feedback and digital systems. Dr. Sanchez holds B.Sc., M.Eng. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from MIT.

JUSTIN CHAN

CEO
VentureShares

VentureShares is an online private market for high net worth individual investors seeking access to proven tech startups and shareholders seeking liquidity Pre-IPO. VentureShares focuses on both primary and secondary shares investments in late stage Unicorns, in China and Silicon Valley.

ERIC LY

Co-Founder
F50

Eric was a co-founder at LinkedIn, where he was the founding CTO and a VP. At LinkedIn, Eric helped create some of its core product features, which enabled the company to reach profitability and a quickly growing user base.

XIANGDONG ZHANG

Co-Founder & CEO
700Bikes

XD Zhang serves as Co-founder and CEO in 700Bike, the company which redefines new generation of Smart Urban Bike. So far 700Bike unveiled four series urban bikes and APP with innovative features, such as anti-theft, locating, tracking and data record. Zhang awarded “IT Man of the Year” in 2010 by GQ, and again “Mr Bicycle” in 2015.

Peakview Capital is the investment advisory arm of Shengjing Group and the largest global fund of funds (FOF) in China. The fi rm manages investments in China, the U.S., Israel, and other parts of the world. With a global reputation and an extensive network of relationships, Peakview helps its investors build diverse portfolios through investing in the highest-performing funds.