May
25
4:30 PM16:30

Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing

Eclectic IPA’s, imperial stouts and barbecue. Earned and offered.🤘

About

Beginning with Magnolia’s first brew of Blue Bell Bitter in 1997 to the latest Eclectic IPA or sour blended hybrid, the lineup at our Haight and Dogpatch pubs has beguiled customers for the past 20 years. We strive to make beers that we like to drink, as well as to provide things that will continually surprise and satisfy both regulars and passers-by who wander in for the first time.

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May
25
3:00 PM15:00

Root Ventures: Seed investors specializing in hardware and manufacturing

Kane Hsieh Partner

Before joining Root Ventures, Kane was founder and Head of Product at Brilliant Bicycle Co. He has also worked as an early-stage investor at RRE Ventures, a software engineer at Romotive, and a Project Manager at Microsoft. Kane has an AB in Computer Science from Harvard. He tweets at @Kane and @MachinePix

About

Root Ventures is a venture capital firm that offers investment services for companies utilizing hardware, development tools, and data science. It was founded in 2013 by Avidan Ross and is based in California.

Root Ventures Raises $30 Million Fund For Investing In Early-Stage Hardware Startups

Welcoming Chrissy Meyer to Root Ventures

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May
25
1:00 PM13:00

PaperFoam USA (Lunch Meeting)

Philip Bredt VP Business Development

PaperFoam is a global provider of high end sustainable packaging solutions. Our proprietary packaging material combines distinctive aesthetics with functionality and minimal environmental impact.

Van de Polder naar de Valley - De wereld achter een productverpakking

PAPERFOAM AND THE COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING REVOLUTION

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May
25
9:30 AM09:30

Genesys: Omnichannel Customer Experience – Cloud & On Premise

Arnaud Kraaijvanger Vice President, Marketing Operations

Arnaud is a seasoned marketing executive with 20 years experience. He has proven performance in strategic planning, alignment with sales, organizational development, acquisitions, and marketing execution across functional areas. He has deep domain expertise in analytics, demand creation, customer marketing, marketing automation, web strategy, customer satisfaction, partner programs, field marketing, and social media.

Deliver Next Generation Customer Experience Today

Genesys powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year and is the only company recognized by top industry analysts as a leader in both cloud and on-premise customer engagement solutions.

We passionately believe that great customer engagement drives great business outcomes. More than 10,000 companies in over 100 countries trust the industry’s #1 customer experience platform to orchestrate seamless omnichannel customer journeys and build lasting relationships.

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May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Stanford University

Dirk Hofland MSc Symbolic Systems
Danilo Verhaert MSc Embedded Systems
Sven Schmit PhD Computational & Mathematical Engineering

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.

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May
24
4:00 PM16:00

Automotive Innovation Facility | Revs Program at Stanford

VIncent Laurense PhD Candidate Autonomous Vehicle Control

An aerospace engineer graduated from Delft University of Technology, with a profound interest in automotive engineering challenges and research projects asking for innovative solutions. Recently started graduate studies (PhD) in the Dynamic Design Lab, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, focusing on autonomous vehicles and vehicle dynamics & control at the limits of handling.

About

The Revs Program at Stanford benefits from use of the Automotive Innovation Facility, which houses the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (often referred to as 'VAIL'), a state of the art vehicle research facility where interdisciplinary teams can work on projects that move vehicle technology forward. In order to improve safety, sustainability, performance, and enjoyment of automobiles, the Automotive Innovation Facility provides a place for researchers to test new ideas in real vehicles.

How Silicon Valley is inventing the future of cars

Autonomous car research at Stanford

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May
24
12:30 PM12:30

Emergence Capital: Enterprise Cloud VC Firm - Top Venture Capital

Brian Jacobs Founder & General Partner

When Brian founded Emergence Capital with Jason Green and Gordon Ritter, he wanted to build a culture of that combined winning BIG with humility. “We knew that we would compete with other strong venture firms in Silicon Valley who had established brands and really smart people. Our competitive advantage is our tight focus and our coordinated teamwork.” Intacct was a tiny company with less than $2 million of revenue when Brian recognized its potential to be a leader in the massive accounting software category. As the lead investor, he coached the management team as it established a scalable sales and marketing process, raised almost $100 million and sold the company to Sage Group in 2017.

Brian was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2006 and 2007. He is a board member of Bill.com, Donuts, Impartner, Drivewyze, Eversight and InsideView and AASCEND (the Autism Aspergers Spectrum Coalition for Education, Networking and Development.)

Prior to Emergence Capital, Brian had help to launch another venture capital firm. He was an early general partner at St. Paul Venture Capital (funded by Traveler’s Insurance) where he led the Silicon Valley office and helped to grow the firm to over $3 billion under management. Previously, Brian worked as a product development engineer for the Raychem Corporation, where he developed advanced software and electronic systems for military aircraft. He also has engineering and product development experience with RCA, Westinghouse, and Polaroid, and he holds several patents. Brian has a MS and BS in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Stanford.

About

Emergence Capital Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in early and growth-stage enterprise cloud visionaries. The firm’s investments include companies such as Salesforce.comSuccessFactorsVeeva SystemsYammer, Box, and Lithium. Emergence Capital Partners was co-founded by Jason GreenBrian Jacobs, and Gordon Ritter in 2003 and is based in San Mateo, California.

Emergence was awarded Venture Firm of the Year by the National Venture Capital Association in 2017.

Emergence Capital: The Sequoia of SaaS, aka the House that Salesforce.com Built

Emergence Capital, Long A Top SaaS Investor, Shifts Focus To The Next Big Thing

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May
24
10:30 AM10:30

Nova Credit: Access international credit reports

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Loek Janssen Co-Founder & CTO

Cofounder of Nova Credit, which makes software that lets immigrants share their home-country credit history with financial service providers. Lenders and property managers pay for these international credit reports to acquire new customers. This startup has raised $20 million from VCs like General Catalyst. In 2019 Loek was named Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30.

About

Nova started its journey as a graduate research project at Stanford University in 2015 and has since evolved into the premier cross-border credit reporting agency. Their team comes from all over the world is passionate about empowering consumers to use their data to improve financial access.

Today, Nova is a mission-driven company solving the problem of credit access for immigrants. We've built world-class technology to enable immigrants to transport their credit history around the world. They build integrations with credit databases internationally and allow lenders global access through a single API. In short, we've created the global platform for financial identity mobility so that immigrants never have to start from scratch again. Nova is revolutionizing the way consumers own and share their information and enabling them to access the credit and rentals they deserve.

This Alternative Credit Agency Lets Immigrants Bring Their Credit With Them

Nova Credit launching from Y Combinator to give immigrants access to U.S. credit

Stanford grads raise $20 million for a company that aims to make life cheaper and easier for immigrants

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May
23
3:30 PM15:30

HackerOne: Bug Bounty, Vulnerability Coordination

Jobert Abma Co-Founder

Jobert was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2017 for the Consumer Technology category. He attended Hanze University of Applied Sciences and studied Technical Computer Science. He started his first company, Online24, in 2007. In November 2012, he cofounded HackerOne, a bounty service platform directed at finding bugs in software. The company has raised $34 million and companies such as Adobe , Twitter , and LinkedIn have used HackerOne's services.

About

HackerOne is the #1 vulnerability management and bug bounty platform.

Our products and services - along with our community of more than 100,000 hackers who have earned more than $20M in bounty payouts as a result of their creative, intelligent work - empower security teams to take a proactive approach to protecting their applications, networks, and customers.

HackerOne's mission is to make the Internet safer for everyone and was founded by the pioneers behind bug bounty programs at Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

After cracking the US military, HackerOne gets $40 million in funding

Two Dutch Entrepreneurs Hacked 100 Companies to Become One of the Biggest Hacking Platforms in the World

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May
23
1:30 PM13:30

True Ventures: Investing in Founders of movements and products that capture the imagination

Christiaan Vorkink Vice President

Christiaan joined True in 2008 and today manages the True network, including all services, resources and events that support and connect companies in the True portfolio. His first foray into entrepreneurship came in elementary school when he and his best friend managed a newspaper delivery service in the small town in New Hampshire where they grew up. After college, he taught 8th, 10th and 11th grade history for two years in suburban New York before moving to Boston where he provided strategic and marketing support to local startups and venture capital firms. Prior to joining True, Christiaan was a senior analyst in the venture research group at Cambridge Associates and worked in network development at BrightRoll, one of True's first portfolio companies.

About

Founded in 2005, True Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups. With more than $1.4 billion under management, True provides seed and Series A funding to the most talented entrepreneurs in today’s fastest growing markets. The firm maintains a strong community that supports founders and their teams, helping True companies achieve higher levels of success and impact. To date, the firm has helped more than 250 companies launch and scale their businesses, creating over 10,000 jobs worldwide.

True is led by Partners Jon Callaghan, Phil Black, Puneet Agarwal, Adam D'Augelli, Toni Schneider (ex-CEO of Automattic), Tony Conrad (Founder of about.me and Sphere) and Om Malik (Founder of Giga Omni Media). The team also includes Venture Partners Rohit Sharma, Ann Crady Weiss, Kevin Rose, Amy Errett and Design Partner Jeff Veen.

The firm’s notable realizations include the following: Ring, acquired by Amazon; BrightRoll, acquired by Yahoo; Blue Bottle Coffee, acquired by Nestlé; Evident.io, acquired by Palo Alto Networks; Connectifier, acquired by LinkedIn/Microsoft; and Caspida, acquired by Splunk.

Other notable investments include Automattic (creators of WordPress), Duo Security, HashiCorp, Madison Reed, Namely, Peloton, ProsperWorks, Puppet Labs, Seurat Technologies, Splice, Teachers Pay Teachers and Zymergen.

True was awarded Venture Firm of the Year by the National Venture Capital Association in 2018.

At 10 Years Old, True Ventures Is Killing It

True Ventures Aims at Growth Rounds With New Fund

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May
23
11:45 AM11:45

Adyen - Wherever people pay (Lunch Meeting)

Adyen is a technology company that provides businesses with a single solution to accept payments anywhere in the world. The only provider of a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting merchants directly to Visa, MasterCard, and 250 other payment methods globally, Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store. Headquartered in Amsterdam and San Francisco, with offices across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Adyen serves more than 4,500 businesses, including 7 of the 10 largest U.S. Internet companies. Customers include Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, Evernote, Booking.com, Yelp, Vodafone, Superdry, Mango, Crocs, O’Neill, SoundCloud, KLM and JustFab.

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May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Bolt: Venture Capital at the intersection of hardware and software

Haje Jan Kamps Director Portfolio Services

Bolt is a venture capital firm investing at the intersection of hardware and software. Often writing founders their first check, Bolt focuses on pre-seed, pre-product companies.

Portfolio companies build a foundation for success by leveraging Bolt’s engineering team, prototyping environment, and experience building multi-billion dollar companies. Bolt has offices in San Francisco, Boston and New York City.

Bolt Goes Bigger, Raises $80M for Third Early-Stage Hardware Fund

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May
23
8:00 AM08:00

Flexport: Freight Forwarder & Customs Broker for Modern Logistics

Sanne Manders Chief Operating Officer

Sanne joined Flexport in 2014, soon after the company’s start. As COO, he is responsible for operations, procurement, and carrier relations across all modes of transportation. Before Flexport, he was at BCG, a global management consultancy, leading customer relations in logistics and supply chain practice. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University.

About

Flexport is a licensed customs brokerage and freight forwarder built around a modern web application. Our freight service includes an online dashboard for businesses to easily understand, purchase, manage and track the services required for global trade. Our team of logistics experts lets you focus on your core business by ensuring goods arrive to fulfillment/distribution centers on time and at the lowest cost.

Flexport's mission is to fix the user experience in global trade and bring the world free trade through technology.

Flexport’s epic plan to build a freight empire with its $110M raise

Freight Startup Flexport Raises $110 Million And Turns Down A $1 Billion Valuation

An App for Global Trade

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May
22
3:00 PM15:00

Tesla: Electric Cars, Solar Panels & Clean Energy Storage

About

Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California is one of the world’s most advanced automotive plants, with 5.3 million square feet of manufacturing and office space on 370 acres of land. Following the City of Fremont’s approval of Tesla’s expansion plans, the company will nearly double the size of the facility to almost 10 million square feet, creating thousands of new jobs in the coming years.

Prior to Tesla, the facility was home to General Motors from 1962 to 1982 and Toyota’s New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc (NUMMI) from 1984 until the partnership ended in 2009. Tesla purchased the facility in 2010 and extensively remodeled it before the first Model S rolled off the line in June 2012. To brighten what was once a dark, enclosed space, Tesla added skylights to provide workers with natural light and painted the floors with white epoxy to create a clean work environment. The facility also features a cafeteria, gym, health center and outdoor patios.

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May
22
10:00 AM10:00

Samasource | Data Project Management | Data Solution for Businesses

Casey Sackett VP Engineering

In 2018 Casey joined Woebot as CTO after several leadership positions at top technology companies, including Samasource, Alt12 Apps (acquired by the Honest Company), and Transpond (acquired by Webtrends). He has degrees in mathematics, philosophy, and management science from MIT.

About

Samasource is an award-winning technology social enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in poverty. Samasource offers data and content management services to leading enterprise clients, including Fortune 500 companies. By breaking down large projects into "microwork," Samasource is able to disperse complex projects to delivery centers across the globe.

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May
21
4:30 PM16:30

Showpad | Sales Enablement Platform

Louis Jonckheere Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Louis co-founded Showpad in 2011 with PJ Bouten and Peter Minne. As Chief Product Officer, Louis is responsible for leading the product, design, and engineering teams that deliver the only sales enablement platform that combines sales content, readiness, and engagement.

Showpad is the second company Louis has founded. Prior to founding Showpad, Louis and PJ founded In The Pocket, a leading mobile development agency. Louis continues to serve on the company’s board of directors. Prior to founding In The Pocket, Louis served as a Strategic Partnerships Manager at social media network Netlog, where he first met PJ. Louis holds master’s degrees in both law and business and serves on the board of directors of his alma mater — Vlerick Business School in Belgium.

About

Showpad is the SaaS platform for sales and marketing success. Bridging the gap between sales and marketing, Showpad enables companies to drive more revenue faster by empowering sales and marketing to sell the way buyers want to buy. Showpad delivers a better buyer experience, intelligent sales content and a scalable analytics-powered platform that’s smarter than traditional sales enablement.

Showpad closes $50M Series C to keep growing its SaaS sales productivity platform

Showpad's Chicago office to double in size after $25M funding

PJ Bouten's Showpad Bridges Gap Between Marketing Content And Sales Enablement

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May
21
2:00 PM14:00

UC Berkeley with Machiel Blok & Roel Dobbe

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Machiel Blok PhD Quantum Computing & Postdoctoral Researcher
Roel Dobbe PhD Candidate Systems & Control and Machine Learning

The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations."

From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world.

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May
21
11:30 AM11:30

Rigetti Computing: On a mission to build the world's most powerful computers

Guenevere Prawiroatmodjo Quantum Engineer

I'm a physicist and software engineer, specialized in developing software for characterization and control of quantum systems. Research background in quantum transport of single electrons in semiconductor spin qubits, optics in graphene, electron pairs at the complex oxide interface and control, readout and calibration of superconducting transmon qubits. Proficient in nano-fabrication, low-temperature experimental physics, agile software development, continuous integration, test-driven development and pair programming.

About

Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure. We also develop new algorithms for quantum computing, with a focus on near-term applications in computational chemistry and machine learning. Our product, Forest, is the world’s first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing.

THE QUANTUM COMPUTER FACTORY THAT’S TAKING ON GOOGLE AND IBM

A Startup Uses Quantum Computing to Boost Machine Learning

Y Combinator's quantum computing 'spaceshot' scores $64M from A16Z, others

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May
21
10:00 AM10:00

Zymergen: Searching beyond the bounds of human intuition

Richard Pieters President Products
‎Stefan de Kok Senior Scientist

At Zymergen, Richard is responsible for our overall products business. Prior to joining Zymergen he was President, Americas for DSM Engineering Plastics, headquartered in Detroit, MI, where he led growth of the business unit with Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, consumer electronics and packaging industries. Richard worked in a variety of leadership roles at companies including DSM and General Electric Plastics. He is certified GE Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has over 20 years of experience in the materials business living and working in Europe, the US and Asia. Richard graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the College of Advanced Technology in Haarlem, Netherlands, and holds an MBA from the University of Twente, Netherlands.

About

True innovation is about finding new and better ways to solve tough, real world problems that span industries — from agriculture to chemical manufacturing and healthcare. Zymergen is unlocking the power of biology to solve these problems with our customers. We engineer better microbes that make useful molecules, which are part of all the materials in our daily lives. We are engineering biology predictably, reliably and to levels of performance unattainable through traditional R&D methods. Our comprehensive approach brings together technology, automation, and biology with the most sophisticated capabilities in each. As a result, we deliver better economics for current products, help customers bring new products to market faster, and develop novel products the world has not yet seen.

Why SoftBank Just Led A $130 Million Mega Round Into Zymergen's Microbe-Creating Robots

These Startups Are Transforming Entire Industries With A.I.

A new breed of scientist, with brains of silicon

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Daybreaker: San Francisco, get ready to wake up and dance!

🎪 TWERK DU SOLEIL 🎪

Snag those early birds — we’re creating something special…

Join us Saturday, May 19th for a morning of yoga, fresh beats, special surprises and live performances. Wear funky stripes or polka dots and lezzgo to the twerkus. See you on the dance floor.

Early morning dance parties on rise in San Francisco

What A Sober 6 A.M. Rave Can Do For You

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