Kane Hsieh Partner
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.
PaperFoam is a global provider of high end sustainable packaging solutions. Our proprietary packaging material combines distinctive aesthetics with functionality and minimal environmental impact.
Arnaud Kraaijvanger Vice President, Marketing Insights and Operations
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.
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.
VIncent Laurense PhD Candidate Autonomous Vehicle Control
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.
Brian Jacobs Founder & General Partner
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.com, SuccessFactors, Veeva Systems, Yammer, Box, and Lithium.
Loek Janssen Co-Founder & CTO
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.
Jobert Abma Co-Founder
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.
Christiaan Vorkink Vice President
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.
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.
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.
Sanne Manders Chief Operating Officer
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.
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.
Casey Sackett VP Engineering
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.
Louis Jonckheere Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
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.
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.
Guenevere Prawiroatmodjo Quantum Engineer
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.
Richard Pieters President Products
Stefan de Kok Senior Scientist
ENGINEERING BIOLOGY TO SHAPE THE WORLD AROUND US
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.
🎪 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 dancefloor.