Finding extraordinary founders from our community 

The 2nd annual SVE Demo 2021 on Dec 1- 8 globally online, now open for startup application and nomination! The event is hosted by the SVE (Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs), the largest grassroots community from Silicon Valley.

SVE Demo went online in March, 2020. The SVE Youtube Channel which hosted  the first SVE Demo 2020 globally as part of F50 Global Capital Summit 2020, and also SVE Demo Monthly, SVE Mixer and many other activities online since 2020, had  attracted 110K views since early 2020. The 2020 Grand winner AgriBody was acquired by Global Clean Energy Holdings in 2021, PhableCare raised $15M in 2021.

For the past decade, as the oldest and largest grassroot pitching meetup in Silicon Valley, SVE Demo monthly has been the place for founders to watch pitches, listen to investors, network and be part of a unique community。 The SVE Demo honored nearly 100 winners over the past 10 years, including several F50 Ventures Portfolio companies Oculii (Recently raised $50M), Invi (Acquired by Google), GummiCube (ASO SAAS), and many more..

Starting Dec 1st, 2021, in five tracks, with live pitches, mentor insights, featured startup presentations, etc.. Each sector will be  live for over 4 hours and many members of this community and global audience joined to watch founders, judges, investors and thought leaders share their views. 

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For sponsorship & partnership

SVE Demo 2021Summary 

Date: Dec 1 – 8

Five Tracks

  • HealthTech
  • Ag & FoodTech 
  • Property Tech
  • Sustainability 
  • General (All others, FinTech, DeepTech  etc)

Content format for  each tech track

  • Keynote & Welcome Remark
  • Speakers & Presentation 
  • Startup Pitch and Demo (4minutes each, plus Q&A)
  • Judge  Feedback & Roundtable
  • Winner Announcement

Organizational structure for each track:

Judging committee

Chair of track: lead the judging process 

Secretary (Organizer): lead the preselection and logistic process

Award for each category (TBC)

     SVE  Startup of Year 2021: selected by Judge for each category

     Best Pitch

General Award

     Most Potential Founders

     Best Women Founder

     Best Texas Founder

SVE Entrepreneur’s Choice:  by popular vote (TBC)

Prize for the winner (TBC, T&C applies): 

  • One more two winners in each category
  • Special Marketing & Mentoring Package by SVE  & F50 (50K value, no cost to founder, T&C applies)
  • $100K investment rights (Optional, conditions apply)
  • 2 mentoring sessions by judge
  • Founder Camp

About SVE 

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 80,000+ members on meetup and linkedin, we have multiple meetups every month:

  • SVE Demo: the largest and oldest community monthly & Annual pitching event.
  • SVE Mixer: finding co-founders, CTO, partners, and core team members
  • Hiking
  • SVE Talk: insightful talk with rising stars, successful founders, and investors
  • Founder Bootcamp

SVE Past Speakers

  • Jason Calacanis, Founder of Launch
  • Paul Holland, Partner, Foundation Capital
  • Josh Elman, Partner,  Greylock
  • Duncan Davidson, Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital
  • Peter Herbet, Lux Capital
  • Doug Renert,   Co-founder and Partner, Tandem Capital
  • Adam Goldburg, LightSpeed Ventures
  • Keith Teare, Accelerated Digital Ventures
  • Bill Reichert, Pegasus Ventures
  • Scott Armanini
  • Paul Singh, Tie Angels
  • Duncan Logan,   Founder & CEO Rocket Space
  • Sam Santhosh, Founder and CEO Medgenome Labs
  • Water Brouwer, Doc.AI / ShareCare (IPO 2021)
  • Sam Liang, Otter AI
  • Louay Eldada, CEO and Co-founder, Quanergy
  • Adam Draper, Funding Partner Boost VC
  • William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO, Knightscope, Inc. ($500M startup)
  • Raj Singh,  Lentil Al / Tempo

Past SVE Sponsors

  • Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Walmart, Yahoo, Samsong
  • Perkins and Coie,  Haynes and Boones,
  • GSB Labs, Hacker Dojo,  RocketSpace, WeWork
  • 100+ more

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David Cao, Managing Partner, F50 Ventures, Founder, SVE Managing Partner of F50 Ventures, CEO or F50, Founder of SVE David is a pioneer and passionate leader of the venture capital ecosystem in Silicon Valley, and built the F50 ecosystem system, where he drove the selection of 500 startups to the F50 platform, and lead the investment into 30 of them, including Knightsope (IPO 2021), Doc.AI (Sold at 20X), Plastic, Flirtey, Oculii, Voke VR (Sold to Intel), Invi (Sold to Google), David has intensive experience in healtech, deeptech. David founded Silicon Valley’s largest grassroot entrepreneur community SVE, where he hosted SVE Talk and SVE Demo. He is the producer of F50 Global Capital Summit, and F50 Global Insights youtube channel. He is also serving or served as an advisor for DocuSign, Ehouse Capital, Peakview Fund of Fund. David Cao was the Founder & CEO of GWC US (Sold to holding company); the founding president of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Toastmaster Club; founder and CEO of ExtendLogic (Acquired by BeyondSoft). Prior, he was the VP of Engineering at PlayPhone (Acquired by Gungho), a leading mobile entertainment in USA, and Engineering lead for LightSurf, acquired by VeriSign for 274M USD. SVE F50 Global Insights

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