We’re building Honor for our own parents, and we’re building it for you too.
We want our parents to age gracefully and comfortably in their own homes.
We want them to stay connected to family and their communities.
We want them to thrive and be healthy.
The most complete redo of home care you can imagine.
Ryan Petersen, Founder & CEO
Sanne Manders, COO Flexport
Flexport is a licensed freight forwarder that uses people and software to manage the complexity of international trade. Shipping something from Shenzhen to Cincinnati or Rotterdam to LA requires complex coordination. Currently that’s done by telephones, spreadsheets, and fax machines. Flexport provides a web-based app that offers real-time visibility of your shipments. And we’re not just a software platform: Our experienced logistics and customs experts are here to help at every step of the way.
PaperFoam is a young and innovative packaging company based in the Netherlands. We specialize in Bio Based packaging solutions with extremely low carbon footprints. Our awardwinning Dutch Designs contribute to the sustainability goals of Nobel Biocare, Microsoft and Plantronics and others by becoming approved packaging suppliers.
All of our R&D, development, package design and mold manufacturing is managed from PaperFoam HQ in the Netherlands. Production facilities are located in Malaysia and the USA. We are expanding our services in the US with a customer experience centre in San Francisco.
Rescale provides the leading turn-key platform for running high performance computing and simulations in the enterprise. From engineering design to scientific computing and machine learning – scalable, secure, and on-demand HPC to deliver better results faster.
In 2009, three friends—Marco, Jonathan, and Sander—noticed a problem. Customers needed help connecting to qualified, local professionals. The same professionals needed customers. As a solution to bring the two together, Thumbtack was born.
Since then, we’ve helped millions of customers with their projects and generated more than $1 billion in annual revenue for our pros. We’re reshaping local economies. We’re changing lives. And true to the spirit of our customers and pros, we’re getting things done.
GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is an integrated product that unifies issues, code review, CI and CD into a single UI. GitLab Inc. offers self hosted products and SaaS plans for GitLab.com. GitLab is an open source project with a large community. Over 1800 people worldwide have contributed to GitLab! GitLab Inc. is an active participant in this community, see our stewardship of GitLab CE for more information. For a more customer focused overview see our pitches. We have a lot of information available online, see the primer for a good start.
Stanford University is one of the world's leading research universities. It is known for its entrepreneurial character, drawn from the legacy of its founders, Jane and Leland Stanford, and its relationship to Silicon Valley. Areas of excellence range from the humanities to social sciences to engineering and the sciences. Stanford is located in California's Bay Area, one of the most intellectually dynamic and culturally diverse areas of the nation.
Matt Ocko, Founding Partner
Jean Xin, Principal
Data Collective (DCVC) is a venture capital fund that backs entrepreneurs applying deep tech to transform giant industries. DCVC and its principals have supported brilliant people changing global-scale businesses for over twenty years, helping create tens of billions of dollars of wealth while also making the world a markedly better place.
DCVC brings to bear a unique model that unites a team of experienced venture capitalists with more than 50 technology executives and experts (CTOs, CIOs, Chief Scientists, Principal Engineers, Professors at Stanford, Berkeley, and major technical universities) with significant tenures at top 100 technology companies and research institutions worldwide.
DCVC focuses on Seed and Series A companies, and growth stage opportunities within its own portfolio.
DCVC’s strong network, operational experience and technical background delivers unique value to entrepreneurs. We still read code. We understand chip architecture and when to run BLAST versus Bowtie. We've built supercompute racks ourselves, and we know that degrees of freedom doesn’t mean how often a robot escapes. We know that PyTorch isn’t something you use to make crème brulee. And we will be there at 3 am to cheer the new build or at 7 am to help land that new customer.
GGV Capital was founded with the unique idea to have a single team operating in both China and the U.S. These two locations give our team a truly global perspective. The culmination of this is 15 years of experience identifying the next big trends in tech, internet, mobile, hardware, cloud and SaaS in the world’s two largest tech markets.
X is a team of inventors and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of backgrounds. We’re makers, engineers, and scientists with deep technical expertise who’ve come to X to bring our creations out of the lab and into the real world. And we love the challenge of the seemingly impossible and the potential to have an impact on millions of people’s lives.
The downside of the ever-decreasing cost of computing power is the ability for cybercriminals and adversaries to launch automated and sophisticated attacks at lower and lower costs. It is now cheaper than ever to conduct successful cyberattacks, which has led to an onslaught of malicious activity against organizations, threatening the foundations of trust in digital systems critical to business operations and innovative advantage.
The end goal of security is to enable your operations to flourish and keep your organization out of the headlines associated with cyber breaches. This means reducing the likelihood of a successful attack. By focusing on prevention, the Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform reduces cybersecurity risk to a manageable degree, allowing organizations to compartmentalize their most serious threats and focus on business operations.
Jobert Abma, Co-founder
Created by security leaders from Facebook, Microsoft and Google, HackerOne is the first vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform. We empower companies to protect consumer data, trust and loyalty by working with the global research community to surface your most relevant security issues. HackerOne is a venture-backed company with headquarters in San Francisco.
Alexander Mans, Co-Founder & CTO
With the power of machine learning, the convenience of cloud computing, and enterprise-level scalability and security, you can now integrate data, gain insights, and drive revenue like never before.
Loek Janssen, Co-Founder & CTO
he Nova team comes from all over the world and has experienced the challenge of not having a US credit history firsthand. We are passionate about solving this problem for all immigrants.
Nova has built the world’s first cross-border credit reporting agency. We are revolutionizing the way immigrants share their data and enabling them to access the credit and rentals they deserve. Our solution is truly global. Nova’s Credit Passport™ accompanies immigrants on all their moves, so they need never to start from scratch again.
Nova started its journey as a research project at Stanford, and was then incubated in the Bay Area. Nova is committed to helping all immigrants land on their feet and we are passionate about our social impact. We are proud to answer the White House’s call to action on the global refugee crisis and pledge to support financial inclusion for refugees by building data partnerships in their country of origin and connecting them with capital in the US.
Since 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem including SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners.
The Center is also known for developing the Berkeley Method, an internationally recognized approach to teaching technology entrepreneurship to undergraduates, innovation to Ph.D. students, and technology firm leadership to professionals and executives. As part of the Berkeley innovation ecosystem, the Sutardja Center also collaborates closely with the Jacob’s Institute for Design, the Haas Business School, and the CITRIS Foundry.
If you are interested in new ventures or innovation on the Berkeley campus or beyond, SCET is the place to be. The Center is located within the College of Engineering of UC Berkeley, specifically the Department Industrial Engineering & Operations Research.