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F50 Global Capital Summit 2020 calls global investors to support healthtech innovation for COVID19

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The 5th F50 Global Capital Summit® (GCS) Spring 2020 on June 16-17, with the theme Elevating HealthTech Innovation opens for speaker nomination. The event is co-hosted by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, UCSF Entrepreneur Center, and SVE (Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs). This special summit is calling investors, entrepreneurs, and physicians to support the innovations which are fighting with COVID-19. 

The spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the imperative for new technologies and solutions in the health and medical area. 20+ leaders including leading physicians, investors, and infinluciers had joined the Global Committee which is the volunteering advising board and curation of the content for the summit.  Innovators, leaders and influencers in the startup ecosystem, like you, are vital to accelerating progress worldwide. A public presentation including committee members, content tracks is included here.  The content will be featured on the F50 Global Insights Youtube channel.

The summit is one of Bay Area’s most sought after events for investors and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their long-term impact. 

Building on F50’s focus on healthtech innovation over the past year, the Summit is an outstanding opportunity to bring together healthtech experts, entrepreneurs, and the global investor community to elevate health innovation at this critical time.

Global Capital Summit – Confirmed Speakers

  • Bill Reichert,Garage Venture,Managing Director
  • Braj Agrawal, MD, Physician (Neurologist), Investor, Author, Chair IGS2020 at UCSF, Asst Prof Stanford
  • Brian Modoff, EVP, Qualcomm
  • Canice Wu, Vlocity, Head of Insurance Practice
  • Che Voigt,North Bay Angels,Board Chair
  • Daniel Kraft, Chair of Medicine, Singularity Exponential
  • David Cao, Partner, F50 | Hunnwell Lake Ventures
  • Dr. Daniel Teo, Founding Partner, Hunniwell Lake Ventures
  • Dr. Guoliang Yu,Crown Biosicence,Executive Chairman
  • Dr. Heldley Rees,Poole Hospital (NHS)
  • Dr. Mang Yu,Stanford University
  • 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. Ossama Hassanein, Chairman, Rising Tide Fund
  • 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
  • Dr. Shiyi Chen, Fudan University
  • Dr. Uli K. Chettipally, MD., MPH., Founder & President InnoMD
  • Dr. Xiang Qian, Medical Director, International Medical Services,Stanford Health Care
  • Gary Goldman MD, DDS, Sutter Enterprise Physician Informatics Lead
  • Haiping Hu, Chairman, Global Mentor Board,
  • Henry Xue,Stanford Angels,
  • James Sowers, Angel investor, PopUp Ventures, Forbes top 50 Angel Investor
  • Jinbo Liu, President, Netease USA
  • Jordan Wahbeh,Bay Angels,Managing Partner
  • Keith Teare, Angel Investor
  • Lu Zhang, Founding Partner, Fusion Capital
  • Nikolai Oreshkin,Elysium Venture Capital,Managing Partner
  • Orrin Ailloni-Charas, MD, MBA, Managing Partner at Global Health Impact Fund
  • Paul Singh, Angel Investor, Board Member, Tie
  • Pavan Kumar, Partner, F50 Elevate
  • Philipe Kahn, Inventor, Founder of FullPower, LightSurf, Starfish,Borland Soft
  • Randy Williams,Keiretsu Forum,CEO/Founder
  • Richard Fang,Hunniwell Lake Ventures,Founding Partner
  • Roger Royse, Partner,Hayne Boone
  • Roger Sanford Cofounder, Healthgrid
  • Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
  • Stephaine Marrus, Managing Director, UCSF Entrepreneur Center
  • Steve Lau, Founding Partner, Eagle Fund
  • Thomas C. Südhof, Nobel Laureate, 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Wei Zhou,Centrillion,CEO

The Summit is known for the exceptional quality of its speaking program as well as its select audience.  It will include around 60 speaking sessions, panel discussions, and invitational roundtable discussions for the industry leaders. This event is free to professional investors and medical professionals.  We hope to attract 100,000 attendees from around the world. Attendees from leading corporations, VCs, angel investors, founders and thought leaders will participate online.

More information

Register today for Comp ticket registration

https://forms.gle/k3Kn8wfhxvcENEJU9

Nominate a Speaker

This is our formal speaker invitation letter:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/covid-19elevating-healthtech-innovation-f50-global-capital-david-cao/

Here is the speaker registration / nomination form.

Volunteering

As a past volunteer leader myself for Startup Weekend, SVE ToastMasters,  SV Android, I would like to invite more experienced volunteers join the event as volunteers:

Donate services: summit@f50.io

Features  of the online  summit:

  • Keynote and thought leader presentation & insightful panels
  • Global Insights Investor Report
  • F50 Global Impact Awards
  • Executive (Speaker & VIP ) Roundtable discussions
  • Breakout sessions from India, Euroope, China, Latin America, Europe, etc.
  • F50 Elevate Connect Lounge

About F50:

F50 identifies the most promising early-stage technology companies in North America by leveraging the collective intelligence of its deep roots of Silicon Valley-based developer and 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.

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About the Global Capital Summit 2020

The Global Capital Summit®  is organized by F50, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs. The Summit finds and connects the next generation of world-changing tech innovations with partnerships to power their long-term impact. The summit will feature 60+ extraordinary sessions, and over 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. We dont expect to general any profit from this event. But if we do, we will donate the profit to the entrepreneur organizations who are helping the fight with COVID-19

Release of California-Israel Economic Report – Bay Area Council Economic Institute

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Invitation from Bay Area Council Economic Institute – Release of California-Israel Economic Report (Partner Event)

Exploring the incredible rise of Israel’s innovation and technology economy, its deep ties with California and the Bay Area, and the value those ties produce for the state’s economy.

We (BAC EI) are pleased to invite you the virtual release of the Economic Institute’s latest report, on the deep economic ties linking the Bay Area and California with Israel. Israel’s role as a major startup hub and source of innovation in fields such as water, agtech, fintech, healthech, mobility and cyber connect it intimately with Silicon Valley. That relationship is reflected in growing venture investment, large-scale acquisitions of Israeli companies, successful Israeli-founded unicorns and public companies in Silicon Valley, and extensive corporate and binational R&D. The release event, featuring Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll, Israel Innovation Authority CEO Dror Bin, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, and Senior Adviser to California’s Governor Dee Dee Myers, will discuss the roots of Israel’s innovation economy, California’s economic footprint in Israel, Israel’s economic presence in California, key technologies where that activity is focused, and opportunities for the future. We hope that you can join us on October 18 for this exploration of the relationship’s key connectors and the road that lies ahead.

Valley to Wadi: Israel’s Economic Ties with California

Join the Bay Area Council Economic Institute for the presentation of its new report on the rise of Israel’s innovation and technology economy, its deep ties with California and the Bay Area, and the value those ties produce for both economies. Economic Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph will review key findings from the report in a program that features a discussion of future ties with Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll, California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Israel Innovation Authority CEO Dror Bin, and California GO-Biz Senior Advisor and Director Dee Dee Myers.

Detail and Registration
https://register.seatrobot.com/?t=YAeB2Xaw8cEBUPfp2PZJ&brand=53518942f40fdf3e3b979e79

SVE Demo 2021 Calls for Global Startups

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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. 

Apply now: https://forms.gle/WWfwj1LdDa9zfMJy5

To join as judge or speaker: https://forms.gle/LqHwTzyzVpa36v6m8

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

https://www.youtube.com/c/SVESiliconValley/

TransformX AI Conference gather industry leaders for Driving AI from Experimentation to Reality

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SVDN would like to invite you to the TransformX AI Conference hosted by AI Camp, Driving AI from Experimentation to Reality.Join the two-day, virtual conference featuring 100+ speakers and 60+ sessions. We’re bringing together a community of leaders, visionaries, practitioners, and researchers across industries as we explore the shift from research to reality within AI and Machine Learning.
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— Register directly here ( https://bit.ly/3m4hQ4W ) to receive the join link to attend.– more information on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/developer-network/
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– Meet the world’s top experts on AI & Machine Learning.
– Engage with the AI & ML community through 1-to-1 Matching, video chat, and messaging.
– Gain practical knowledge and insights from industry experts.
– Watch sessions in real-time or at your own pace with on-demand viewing.

Featured Speakers:
* Andrew Ng, founder of deeplearning ai.* Fei-Fei Li, Stanford University.
* Eric Schmidt, Former CEO, Google.
* Jeff Weiner, Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
* Jerry Yang, Co-Founder, Yahoo!.
* Brad Porter, VP of Robotics and Distinguished Engineer, Amazon.
* Michael Kratsios, formerly 4th CTO of the United States.
* Dragomir Anguelov, Distinguished Scientist, Waymo.
* Selcuk Kopru, Head of ML and NLP, eBay.
* Chu-Cheng Hsieh, Chief Data Officer, Etsy.
* Hussein Mehanna, Head of AI, Cruise.
* Clement Delangue, Co-Founder & CEO , Hugging Face.* 100+ more

YOU’RE GOING!TransformX AI Conference with Andrew Ng, Feifei Li by AICampYour event has been scheduledSilicon Valley Developer Network (SVDN)

BuzzAR, Reimum won SVE Demo Sep 2021

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SVE Demo announced BuzzAR as the winner of SVE Demo Sep 2021. Buzz AR augment places and faces, empowering the next billion users. Buzz AR was recommended by Iddo Tal, CEO of Raising the Round.

BuzzAR Cofounder Bell Lah &

REITIUM won the second place. REITIUM is the blockchain, real estate marketplace allowing everyone the ability to invest in income producing properties starting with $100 and share the rental income and appreciation through fractional ownership.

SVE Demo Sep 2021 @ SVE Youtube Channel

Presented Judges (order by first name):
David Cao, F50 Ventures
Iddo Tal, Raise the Round, Former Google / Invi
Pavan Kumar, 3PM Ventures
Wendy Hua, Angel Investor / VC

About Bell Beh, CEO of BuzzAR

Bell Beh, co-founder & CEO at BuzzAR, bootstrapped from 0 to US$3mil for her business. She quit a six-figure legal career at Marina Bay Sands (part of Las Vegas Sands) and started everything from scratch. Fast forward, years later, she is running her own multi million dollar business. Her vision is to build her own billion dollar empire.

Most recently, the company, BuzzAR, has signed MoU with Alibaba’s affiliate, Cloudbae. Further, her previous employer, Marina Bay Sands (part of Las Vegas Sands) and Bailian Group, China’s largest state owned commercial distribution group are amongst her clients. 

Her team does not stop at US$3 million, our mission is to empower everyone to “create”. Therefore, we created this photo and video editing tool, “HappyToon’‘, a Face to Cartoon AI Animation app, with computer vision/AR and proprietary AI technology, allowing users to create funny memes, lipsync, animate with songs in 15 secs, with just a static photo. BuzzAR also builds live chat (beta) for people to wear a Happytoon avatar, chat and connect with others during this pandemic period.

Our next SVE Demo on October 12

https://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/wltdpsyccnbsb/

Join us August 20th, for the SVE Startup Bootcamp: Raise the Round

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The Live online bootcamp starts on Aug 20th at 5pm PST (8pm EST / 8am HKT, Aug 21st) and is 1.5 hours a day for 5 day (4 days + 1 bonus day)

Learn how to design a pitch that attracts investors in a live Zoom training led by Iddo Tal, who is the guy you want to learn from. Google acquired his latest startup (invi Messenger) and he has raised money from 100+ investors including F50, Ashton Kutcher, the richest family in Asia and executives from Google, Facebook, Paypal, Snap, Yahoo and Spotify.

LIVE STEP-BY-STEP TRAINING WITH IDDO: Crafting an elevator pitch that grabs the attention of investors​ ($997 value)

​​PERFORMANCE TRAINING: Top dos and don’ts when pitching the 4 types of investor personalities ($797 value)

​THE BASICS FOR A ROLLING CLOSING SEED ROUND: How to structure a round that investors like and that allows you to bring money in whenever you need ($697 Value)


Iddo Tal is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and the founder of 5 startups, the last of which was acquired by Google. His team merged with Google Messages taking the app to 600M users. Iddo founded Raise The Round, a LIVE online course for startup founders on how to raise their seed round.

Iddo shares a step-by-step strategy he used to raise money from 100+ investors including Ashton Kutcher, the richest family in Asia, F50 and executives from Google, Facebook, Paypal, Snap, Yahoo and Spotify. 750 startups have gone through the program this year; many have started to raise their round. 

Iddo has trained startups in fundraising at Google Launchpad, Stanford Cardinal Ventures, GSVlabs (OneValley), UC Berkeley SCET startup program, WiLab and other accelerators in the  Silicon Valley. To read more about his fundraising adventures go to iddo.me

Lu Zhang, Founding Partner at Fusion Fund, announced as a featured speaker at the F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 2021

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The 6th annual F50 Global Capital Summit® Austin 2021 announced Lu Zhang as a featured speaker, view her featured presentation below!

Lu Zhang is the Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund. Fusion Fund supports early-stage entrepreneurs who are looking to build globally disruptive companies using innovative technologies to drive systemic change.

About Lu Zhang

Lu leads the management team consisting of seasonal investors, distinguished entrepreneurs and top tier scientists. Recently, Lu is selected as 2018 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (Davos). Before this, she also got selected as Silicon Valley Women of Influence 2018 and Top 10 all America Chinese Youth. In 2017, she was awarded as the Forbes US 30 under 30 & Featured Honoree of VC category and also awarded as the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 of Finance category. In the same year, Lu was selected as the Town & Country 50 Modern Swans Influencer, representing top female entrepreneurs and influencers in the U.S.

Prior to starting Fusion Fund, Lu was a Venture Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. She was also the Founder and CEO of a medical device company focused on non-invasive technology for the early diagnosis of Type II diabetes (acquired in 2012). Lu is active in the entrepreneur and investor communities providing mentorship and serves as an advisor to programs like Microsoft AC, Singularity University, StartX at Stanford, and Youth Council of Future Forum. Lu received her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and holds several patents.

About the F50 Global Summit

The F50 Global Capital Summit® is one of the most sought-after events for VCs, Angels, LPs, Family Offices, Corporate Ventures, Successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their growth.  The event will be hosted online and the content will be featured on F50 Global and SVE Youtube Channels, Clubhouse, and our social media channel.

About the F50, LLC

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.

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Silicon Valley Investment Forum at the F50 Global Capital Summit – Austin 2021 Live on Youtube Now

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F50 Global Insight Channel youtube.com/c/F50F50

SVE Youtube Channel: http://youtube.com/c/SVESiliconValleySVE

Zoom Webinar: F50 VIP Room 483 965 100

F50 Global Insight Channel youtube.com/c/F50F50SVE Youtube Channel: http://youtube.com/c/SVESiliconValleySVEZoom Webinar: F50 VIP Room 483 965 100
LIVE @11:00 AM  CST / 9AM PST
ON ZOOM AND YOUTUBE
Panel: Woman In Startup Ventures
Moderator, Martín Martinez, Foudner Insitutte Texas
Lisa Besserman, Managing Director, EXPA VC
Jaleh Daie, Partner, Chairman, Aurora equity/ Chairman, AgFood Tech, Band of Angels
Lake Dai, Partner, LDV Partners
LIVE @11:30 AM CST / 9:30AM PST
Roundtable: Post Pandemic Investment

Nikolai Oreshkin
, Managing Partner, Elysium Venture Capital
Stephanie Campbell, General Partner, The Artemis Fund
Wendy Hua, Managing Partner, CZV Capital
Su Xu, Partner, Amino Capital
Canice Wu, SalesForce
Moderator, Pavan Kumar, 3PM Venrures
Moderator, David Cao, F50 Ventures
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Most Active New Venture Capital Firms Globally 2021 Released by F50 Global Insights

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F50 Global Insights, the research arm of the Austin-based venture network F50, is pleased to announce the compilation of the 50 Most Active New Venture Capital Firms Globally 2021, on June 22nd, the second day of F50 Global Capital Summit – Austin 2021.

The list is available for viewing at F50.io/Report.

This list features VC firms created after Jan 1st, 2019. With the boom in the global venture capital sector, F50 hopes to recognize the new VCs around the world who have actively invested and grown despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

This release marks the second day of F50’s Global Capital Summit®. Now, more than ever, it is important to stay connected with the venture capital and entrepreneurial community.

“I’ve always thought that times like these are the best times to be out there and deeply involved in global innovation and entrepreneurial leadership,” said Dixon Doll in his keynote presentation.

Be sure to tune in to hear insights from industry leaders from Austin, Silicon Valley, and beyond. 

Sean Randolph, Sr. Director at the Bay Area Economic Institute in his keynote presentation.

To hear more, join us for the Global Capital Summit, F50’s flagship event for its rapidly expanding startup venture ecosystem, which will take place virtually on June 22nd and June 29th. This summit connects American’s two largest startup economies: Texas Startup Venture Ecosystem and F50’s stronghold of Silicon Valley, as well as startup venture leaders from around the world. More information about the event can be found at SVE.io/category/F50.

About 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. 

PR Contact: pr@f50.io

50 Most Active New Venture Capital Firms Globally 2021

01 Advisors
100X.VC
40 North Ventures
468 Capital
AC Ventures (Indonesia)
Acrew Capital
Addition
Axia8 Ventures
Blockpact Capital
Blockstar Technologies
Calm Ventures
Celtic House Asia Partners
Chingona Ventures
Climate Capital
Concrete Rose Capital
Country Garden Venture Capital
Dark Horse Ventures
Earnest Capital
Emerging Ventures
Evangelion Capital
Flourish Ventures
Future Energy Ventures
Genesis Block Ventures
Hakuhodo DY Ventures
Hiro Capital
Hubble Investment
Inspired Capital (New York)
iSeed (India)
Kepple Africa Ventures
Latitude Ventures (London)
MaC Venture Capital
N49P
Nina Capital
Operator Collective
Operator Partners
Petrock Capital
Rarestone Capital
Rencent Capital
Ridgeline Partners
Robot Ventures
Roca X
SCB 10X
Stormbreaker
The Venture Collective
Uncorrelated Ventures
Veg Capital
Vendetta Capital
Wisdom Venture Capital
Work Life Ventures
York IE

Featured Videos from Day 1 of the F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 202

Sean Randolph, Senior Director at Bay Area Council Economic Institute to give a special presentation at the F50 Global Summit Austin 2021

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The 6th annual F50 Global Capital Summit® Austin 2021 announced Sean Randolph as a featured speaker.

Sean Randolph is Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, where he served as President & CEO from 1998-2015. In this capacity he also provides executive management to the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC).

About Sean Randolph

Dr. Randolph previously served as director of international trade for the State of California (1994–98), where he directed international programs to stimulate exports and introduce California companies to overseas markets. Before service with the state, he was Managing Director of the RSR Pacific Group, an international business consulting firm specializing in Asia and Latin America. His professional career includes extensive experience in the U.S. Government, where he served on Congress staffs (1976–1980), and the White House staff (1980–1981). Dr. Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities), and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and studied at the London School of Economics.

Executive with expertise in economic policy, technology and innovation, and international affairs. Extensive experience in federal and state government, business, and non-profit management. Frequent speaker and writer on economic issues, with over 200 published reports and articles on foreign affairs, international business and economic policy. Active kayaker and trail, mountain and ultramarathon runner.

About the F50 Global Summit

The F50 Global Capital Summit® is one of the most sought-after events for VCs, Angels, LPs, Family Offices, Corporate Ventures, Successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their growth.  The event will be hosted online and the content will be featured on F50 Global and SVE Youtube Channels, Clubhouse, and our social media channel.

About the F50, LLC

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.

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Kimberly Gramm, Associate Vice President Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Texas Tech University announced as a featured speaker at the F50 Global Summit Austin 2021

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The 6th annual F50 Global Capital Summit® Austin 2021 welcomed Kimberly Gramm as a featured speaker.

“We’ve launched 24 startups to date. Much of them have intellectual property that has been licensed to the startup and been classified as a university spinout. We are really a hub for the entire region of West Texas. We monitor the support that we give. To date, we usually get about 15,000 people coming through our facility”, said Kimberly Gramm in her featured presentation, linked below.

Kimberly serves as the primary point of contact for Texas Tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development initiatives, facilitating strategies, collaborations, and activities on behalf of the Office of Research and Innovation.

About Kimberly Gramm

Experienced executive leader with proven success and 12+ years in implementing community, industry, startup creation, economic development and university-wide collaboration activities for innovation-based entrepreneurship (I&E) through the encouragement of technology commercialization. Leads the visioning for the Texas Tech Innovation District effort with the City of Lubbock and Lubbock Economic Development Alliance. Areas of expertise include but not limited to: entrepreneurial program development, university venture capital fund development, Board development and active leadership positions, strategic corporate relationships, tech transfer, project & fiscal management, small business public policy, community & academic program development, implementation of sustainable and collaborative internal and external relations strategy, expert in securing significant federal, state, industry sponsored grant and philanthropic funding, expert in communications, marketing, & branding initiatives to advance strategic visibility and organizational reputation, and extensive experience commercializing university technology.

Goal and performance-oriented leader with a high degree of business acumen and strong abilities to negotiate, successful coordination of internal departments establishing performance goals and objectives, high-impact team management, and founder of two University accelerators. Highly collaborative, team-oriented, creative, excellent written and verbal communication skills, flexible, self-directed, self-starter, critical thinking leader with a passion to help others align with institutional goals striving for excellence. Under her leadership, TTU was awarded a $3.4M National Science Foundation Node I-Corps partner grant as well as an NSF I-Corps Site award of $257K focused on supporting lab-to-market innovations to de-risk technology. December 2018 she was awarded the Department of Commerce Regional Innovation Strategies Seed Competition grant to create a $3-10M Ag-Tech venture fund, the first in West Texas.

Specialties: Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, Education, Public-Private Partnerships, Econ Dev. Business Development, Community Engagement, Marketing & Branding Strategy, Board Development, University Venture Funds

About the F50 Global Summit

The F50 Global Capital Summit® is one of the most sought-after events for VCs, Angels, LPs, Family Offices, Corporate Ventures, Successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their growth.  The event will be hosted online and the content will be featured on F50 Global and SVE Youtube Channels, Clubhouse, and our social media channel.

About the F50, LLC

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.

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David Cao, Managing Partner at F50 Ventures, presents the opening welcome at the F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 2021

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F50 presents David Cao, Managing Partner at F50 Ventures, to welcome you to the 6th annual F50 Global Capital Summit® Austin 2021.

David will talk about connecting the city of Austin, Texas with Silicon Valley as well as Global Startup Ventures.

The F50 Global Capital Summit® is one of  the most sought after events for VCs, Angels, LPs, Family Offices, Corporate Ventures, Successful Entrepreneurs, Investors and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their growth.  The event will be hosted online and the content will be featured on F50 Global and SVE Youtube Channels, Clubhouse, and our social media channel.  F50 Global Capital Summit online in 2020 (Spring and Fall) had great success with 200,000+ views  globally on our youtube channels in 2020.

For the first time, the Spring summit of 2021 will be hosted in Austin— virtually connecting American’s two largest economies: Texas Startup Venture Ecosystem and F50’s stronghold of Silicon Valley, as well as startup venture leaders from India, Mexico, China, and around the world.  Building on F50’s focus on tech innovation over the past few years, the Summit is an outstanding opportunity to bring together experts, entrepreneurs, and the global investor community to explore the synergy between Texas and Silicon Valley.

About David Cao 

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, Seven.ai, Zeitro, Voke VR (Sold to Intel), Invi (Sold to Google), David has intensive experience in healthtech, deeptech.  

David founded Silicon Valley’s largest grassroots 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

Austin Investment Forum @ F50 Global Capital Summit – Austin 2021 Live on Youtube Now

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11:30AM Roundtable Live on Zoom
Austin 2030 Investor Roundtable

Krishna Srinivasan, General Partner, Liveoak Venture Partners
Stephanie Campbell, General Partner, The Artemis Fund
Jaleh Daie, Partner, Chairman, Aurora equity/ Chairman, AgFood Tech, Band of Angels
Lisa Besserman, Managing Director, EXPA VC
Andrew Romans, 7BC Venture Capital
Eric Kapinus, COO, International Accelerator
Han Shen, Managing Partner, iFly VC
Pavan Kumar, 3PM Ventures
Moderators:
David Cao, F50 Ventures
CS Freeland, Director, International Accelerator
Max Marty, CEO Civility

11:30AM CST Texas Startup Showcase
Zoom Webinar F50 VIP Room 483 965 100Ogallala Greens, Cory Roof
Youvize, Alex Foster
Flutin,Vishu Gupta
Zoom https://f50-io.zoom.us/j/483965100?pwd=QlorUDZ4aERzVjZTdXZYY0ltZmFGdz09
Passcode: 016218

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Texas’s Most Active Venture Capital and Angel Network Released by F50

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F50 Global Insights, the research arm of the Austin-based venture network F50, is pleased to announce the compilation of The 10 Most Active Angel Investment Groups and The 24 Most Active Venture Capital Firms in Texas 2021, on the first day of F50 Global Capital Summit – Austin 2021. F50 plans to continue to keep its network updated on leading investment firms in Texas and North America.

This release marks the beginning of F50’s Global Capital Summit®, F50’s flagship event for its rapidly expanding startup venture ecosystem, which will take place June 15-29th virtually. This summit connects American’s two largest economies: Texas Startup Venture Ecosystem and F50’s stronghold of Silicon Valley, as well as startup venture leaders from around the world. More information available at SVE.io/category/F50.

With the boom in Texas tech innovation, particularly in Austin, F50 hopes to recognize the VCs and Angel Networks who are actively investing in the region.

About 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.

PR Contact: pr@f50.io

F50 partners with Bay Area Economic Institute for the F50 Global Summit Austin 2021

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The F50 team is proud and excited to announce that we have partnered with International Accelerator (IA) for the upcoming F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 2021!

About The Bay Area Economic Institute

Since 1990, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute has served as a leading think tank focused on the economic and policy issues facing the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Bay Area, one of the most dynamic regions in the United States and the world’s leading center for technology and innovation. A valued forum for stakeholder engagement and a respected source of information and fact-based analysis, the Institute serves as a trusted partner and advisor to both business leaders and government officials. Through its economic and policy research and its many partnerships, the Institute addresses major factors impacting the competitiveness, economic development, and quality of life of the region and the state, including infrastructure, globalization, science and technology, and health policy. These range from short policy memos to in-depth reports informed by original economic and policy analysis and the surveying and convening of key business and civic leaders. It is guided by a Board of Advisors drawn from influential leaders in the corporate, academic, non-profit, and government sectors. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute provides a shared platform for leaders to act on key issues affecting the regional economy. It accomplishes this by producing focused analyses on key issues affecting the Bay Area and its future, and by mobilizing regional and state leaders to address those issues, based on working partnerships and a strong foundation of economic and policy analysis.

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About the F50 Global Summit

The F50 Global Capital Summit® is one of the most sought-after events for VCs, Angels, LPs, Family Offices, Corporate Ventures, Successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their growth.  The event will be hosted online and the content will be featured on F50 Global and SVE Youtube Channels, Clubhouse, and our social media channels.

About the F50, LLC

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.

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F50 partners with International Accelerator for the F50 Global Summit Austin 2021

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The F50 team is proud and excited to announce that we have partnered with International Accelerator (IA) for the upcoming F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 2021!

About International Accelerator

Founded in 2014, the International Accelerator focuses solely on identifying and engaging with foreign-born entrepreneurs who seek to scale their startups in the U.S. market. International Accelerator provides these companies with fundraising support, business development, mentorship, and networking opportunities. IA differentiates itself by serving these portfolio companies with a unique hands-on, bespoke approach, acting not only as a partner but as another cofounder. Startups are able to benefit from their broad range of skills and experience as: engineers, investors, marketers, entrepreneurs, economists, operators, business strategists, and more. IA is supported by a network of mentors as well as global advisors and partners who help to identify the best startups globally.

About the F50 Global Summit

The F50 Global Capital Summit® is one of the most sought-after events for VCs, Angels, LPs, Family Offices, Corporate Ventures, Successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their growth.  The event will be hosted online and the content will be featured on F50 Global and SVE Youtube Channels, Clubhouse, and our social media channels.

About the F50, LLC

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.

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F50 partners with SpringUp Capital for the F50 Global Summit Austin 2021

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The F50 team is excited to announce that we have partnered with SpringUp Capital for the F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 2021!

About SpringUp Capital

SpringUp Capital is a Micro-VC fund and Scale-Up Accelerator; focusing on spotting, funding, mentoring, and scaling start-ups. Supported by a strong accelerator program, SpringUp enables start-ups across the world to find markets to scale. Mission: We scale early-stage technology companies to rapidly grow their business and expand globally by providing international mentoring, global eco-system of accelerators & funding.

Spring Up Capital is supported by global investment, global accelerator programs, and technology start-up ecosystem; which will enable global technology companies to grow their business by providing expertise, ecosystem, and capital for the growth. SpringUp Capital has MOU signed across universities; global incubators and accelerators to facilitate exchange programs of start-ups. Differentiators and Approach We help startups to attain global scale, through SpringUp’s Accelerator Program; and help startups to grow to India, APAC, Europe, and North American markets.

Partner Team: A global partner team; with decades of PE, VC, and Business Growth experience ready to help. Engaged Execution Approach: Spring Up team will be part of the business execution, making those business connections, spending time in defining growth strategy, traveling with you to introduce to other incubators, and acting as a bouncing board for product innovation.

About the F50 Global Summit

The F50 Global Capital Summit® is one of the most sought-after events for VCs, Angels, LPs, Family Offices, Corporate Ventures, Successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their growth.  The event will be hosted online and the content will be featured on F50 Global and SVE Youtube Channels, Clubhouse, and our social media channel.

About the F50, LLC

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.

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SVE Demo Global Application is LIVE

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SVE and F50 Elevate are excited to announce that the application for our SVE Demo Global at the F50 Global Capital Summit is now live! As the Austin and Texas-wide startup community thrives, we wanted to bring more investor interest from Silicon Valley to connect the two ecosystems and bring opportunities to the startups and investors of Texas. As key players in this community, we wanted to reach out to offer you the opportunity to bring in one or two of your star entrepreneurs to show the best and brightest companies in our startup community during our Global Demo series. 
 The SVE Demo Global event is for selected startups from the venture capital and entrepreneur community. Startups are also from nominations by Mentors and Partner Organizations. 

Requirement: Full-time Founder, product prototype/MVP ready, already have seed funding.

Aspiring startups or their partners and investors can apply here

The deadline for the event is EOD Thursday, June 10th. Feel free to reach out to demo@sve.io if you have any questions.

Agenda of F50 Global Summit -Austin 2021

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The F50 team is excited to announce F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 2021 agenda! The day will be packed with insightful panel discussions, fireside chats, and presentations from great firms in the AI, HealthTech, and FinTech spaces.

F50 Global Capital Summit – Austin 2021

Zoom Webinar F50 VIP Room 483 965 100
F50 Global Insight Channel youtube.com/c/F50F50
SVE Youtube Channel: http://youtube.com/c/SVESiliconValleySVE

Ashley Jennings, Managing Director at the Texas Innovation Center, The University of Texas at Austin, to be a featured speaker at the F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 2021

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The 6th annual F50 Global Capital Summit® Austin (Formally Spring Summit) 2021 announced Ashley Jennings as a featured speaker.

Ashley is an award-winning entrepreneur and marketer with 10+ years of experience in project management, portfolio operations, media, fundraising, sales, event management, community engagement, strategic partnerships, and curriculum creation.

About Ashley Jennings

Ashley is a technology commercialization specialist for higher education. She works with researchers to take their discoveries from lab to market; from the classroom into the world.

She is a leader in diversity in tech thought with proven success in running marketing campaigns and creating high-impact programming that delivers results to meet business goals.

Core competencies:
• Account and Event Management
• Brand Messaging Development
• Business Administration
• Data Analytics
• Delivery of KPI’s
• Digital Media Technology
• Fundraising
• Policy Administration
• Public Relations
• Teamwork and Mentorship

—Currently helping manage a portfolio of 25+ companies— visit us at texasinnovationcenter.utexas.edu/

Her greatest joy is helping unlock potential in entrepreneurial ecosystems, with a focus on lifting up historically underserved and underrepresented communities.

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.

Check out the latest schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRfPkPaMnXzowBGTJZcD2IdE92YolSL4TDcWXm0pZSySz-8ePd4LRSrZhlT2MFyNk6jiXH2Ns0OTYxV/pubhtml?gid=1517640768&single=true

More info our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/F50F50/featured

About F50 Global, LLC

F50 Global Ecosystem Home – Connecting Innovations with global partnership

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.

Angelos Angelou, CEO of International Accelerator, to be a featured speaker at the F50 Global Capital Summit Austin 2021

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The 6th annual F50 Global Capital Summit® Austin (Formally Spring Summit) 2021 announced Angelos Angelou as a featured speaker.

About Angelos Angelou

Angelos is an expert on technology-based economic development, business accelerator programs, and Angel Investing. He specializes in strategic business planning and development, corporate site selection, incentives negotiation, economic research and analysis, public policy, litigation support, marketing and branding, public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurial accelerator programs. Angelos’ comments and insights are regularly sought by the national and international media.

Specialties: Energy, Green Energy (Clean Tech), Data Centers, Life Sciences, Computer & Electronics, Semiconductor Industry, Software Development, IT, Smart Cities

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.

Check out the latest schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRfPkPaMnXzowBGTJZcD2IdE92YolSL4TDcWXm0pZSySz-8ePd4LRSrZhlT2MFyNk6jiXH2Ns0OTYxV/pubhtml?gid=1517640768&single=true

More info our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/F50F50/featured

About F50 Global, LLC

F50 Global Ecosystem Home – Connecting Innovations with global partnership

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.