Berkeley SkyDeck Fund

Beginning with the Spring 2018 SkyDeck cohort, each of the 20 companies accepted into the SkyDeck full cohort will be eligible for investment of up to $100,000 from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. Created as a joint venture among UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, Haas School of Business, and the Vice Chancellor for Research Office, SkyDeck Berkeley has become the apex startup launchpad for UC Berkeley-affiliated entrepreneurs. As one of the first in-house public research university accelerator programs, our goal is to foster entrepreneurial excellence through personalized and specialized engagement to our teams by providing access to our network of advisors, investors, workshops and other resources.

Susan Blanco

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Brian Bordley

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Benjamin Dahl

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Josh Elman

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Jerome Engel

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David T. Jiang

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Chon Tang

General Partner

560 past transactions

Augmental Technologies, Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Augmental Technologies, Inc. develops application, that integrates with the human body to enable access to information and assistance. The company offers augmented reality, assistive technology, and situational impairment. Augmental Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

lastbit

Seed Round in 2019
Lastbit is building a global payment network - using the bitcoin lightning network - to enable anyone, anywhere to pay or get paid instantly and for low fees. Our MVP in Europe features debit cards and IBANs in mobile applications that interface directly with Bitcoin and Euros.

Kiwi Campus

Pre Seed Round in 2018
Kiwi Campus, often referred to as Kiwi, is an on demand convenience service that delivers what you need, day or night. Our Kiwibots - cute little delivery robots - deliver right up to your doorstep. Kiwibot is making deliveries more affordable and accessible for communities. We're helping people with deliveries that are cheaper and faster than ever before. Kiwibots mesh seamlessly within the fabric of our sidewalks and empower anyone to get anything they want in under 30 minutes.

Wildfire

Non Equity Assistance in 2016
Wildfire notifies you in real-time when a major event (from safety to a celebrity sighting) occurs near you!

Bustle App

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Bustle App is a social network that increases the interconnectedness in a community. The company was founded by Gavril Moniaga, Manreet Atwal, and Stephen Boyle and is based in Berkeley, California.

Dough Pay

Seed Round in 2019
Dough Pay LLC develops and delivers a meal plan program that allows groups to receive discounts at nearby restaurants. It offers its application to student bodies, academic departments, athletes, and student organizations. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Aura health

Non Equity Assistance in 2017
Aura health develops a mindfulness meditation iOS and Android application for stress and anxiety. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Sutro

Non Equity Assistance in 2016
Sutro has built an IoT solution for managing water quality, including a patent-pending sensor. Our users simply drop the Sutro device in a body of water to receive water quality information and management instructions. Because of our deep subject matter expertise, we’re initially launching into the domestic $13B market for residential swimming pools and spas, although we will ultimately impact the global $600B water market with our powerful product. Residential pool owners currently spend 40+ hours and $1,500+ annually on pool maintenance; Sutro’s $300 solution provides a 10x improved experience at a 5x reduced cost. Sutro is currently raising a $2M seed investment, closing summer 2016. They’re passionate about improving water security because water is their most important resource; if you feel similarly, come join us to make an impact.

Sereneti Kitchen

Non Equity Assistance in 2016
Sereneti Kitchen aims to automate cooking in the home kitchen through innovative robotics. Load fresh ingredients into the Sereneti Machine, sync the machine to a smart device, choose the recipe that corresponds to the ingredients, and cooking automatically begins without any further actions. Think Keurig Machine, except only for food.

Fullsend

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Fullsend is an online marketplace that offers snacks and drinks. The company also offers same-day delivery.

1s1 Energy

Pre Seed Round in 2020
1s1 Energy is developing material technology for PEM water electrolysis systems for green hydrogen production. The company's mission is to develop viable and scalable solutions to reduce carbon emissions within the decade. 1s1 Energy Inc. was founded in 2019 by Daniel Sobek, Sukanta Bhattacharyya, and T. Don Tilley.

Voyage Biomedical Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Voyage Biomedical Inc. manufactures and supplies a device for limiting brain damage during an ischemic stroke. It offers Voyage Brain Cooling System that help patients in ending brain damage due to cerebral ischemia. Voyage Biomedical Inc. was founded in 2018 and is based in Emeryville, California.

Prophecy.io

Seed Round in 2019
Prophecy.io is a Cloud Native Data Engineering product built on Spark & Kubernetes. We help enterprises modernize their data engineering with open runtimes and hybrid cloud deployments. We do this by automatically migrating existing ETL workflows to Apache Spark and providing a full stack data engineering product on Cloud Native infrastructure.

XPose Therapeutics

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
XPose Therapeutics is an early-stage drug discovery company leveraging a cutting-edge approach using experimental information on 3D protein-ligand interactions as a starting point to discover and develop target-specific small molecule cancer therapeutics for traditionally “undruggable” targets.

covexo

Seed Round in 2019
covexo provides software and services for cloud-native applications.

Verge.Capital

Grant in 2020
Finclude offers financial well being services that empower EU citizens fair access to credit and expand the retail credit markets for financial institutions.

Featureform

Seed Round in 2021
Featureform standardizes how features are defined, managed, and shared.

Wellnite

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Wellnite makes high-quality mental healthcare services accessible to everyone regardless of zip code or insurance coverage.

Deep Isolation

Non Equity Assistance in 2018
Deep Isolation, Inc. develops nuclear waste storage and disposal solutions. Its solution places spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in horizontal drill hole repositories located deep underground in suitable rock formations. Deep Isolation, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Berkeley, California with an additional office in London, United Kingdom. It also has sales offices in Tokyo, Japan; and Washington, District of Columbia.

The Viva Way

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
The Viva Way offers programs that improve well-being and reduce the rates of preventable disease. Viva was founded by Catherine and Ashten who discovered holistic health as a way to heal and grow.

Numericcal Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Numericcal Inc. operates a platform for deployment, optimization, and management of Deep Neural Network (DNN) models on Edge devices. The platform can be used by software developers looking to leverage Deep Neural Network technology in their mobile, embedded, and IoT products . Numericcal Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Tilden Bio

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Tilden Bio develops photosynthetic bioproducts including natural plant essential oils, cannabinoids, and biopharmaceutical proteins. The company was incorporated in 2019 founded by Jerry Riessen.
Taiwan User-Friendly Sensor and Tech develops IoT system for on-site food allergen detection. The company’s products include multi-channel commercial detection module used in food processing industries, restaurants, and hypermarkets; and portable device for personal use. Taiwan User-Friendly Sensor and Tech is based in China.

RefiRx

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
RefiRx is an online lending platform that provides transparent and anonymous auctions. It provides a one-stop source portal to the mass market from loan origination to closing. RefiRx was founded in 2019 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Skylab Technologies

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Skylab Technologies Inc. is a Vancouver-based computational photography SaaS company that focuses on the next generation of AI-powered photography tools. We develop image processing algorithms using a proprietary dataset of high-resolution images. To date, we have processed over one million portraits for commercial purposes.

Ottometric

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Ottometric Inc. develops an industry-specific autonomous vehicle safety service platform that is able to provide an intelligent verification framework that gives a deeper understanding of events and anomalies. The cloud-based platform utilizes big data to determine the effectiveness of systems in real-world scenarios. It does this through the integration of artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, and computer vision. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Newton, Massachusetts.

Thryft

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
We simplify the fragmented, 5-6 step process of selling on Instagram into a single checkout link that sellers can generate from Instagram posts. We also help Instagram sellers ship easier and at the lowest rates, and manage their revenues and orders through a simple dashboard.

Jenova

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
Jenova is an AI system built to automate the fundamental valuation process. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in New York, United States.

Xoba, Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Xoba is creating a single search experience for knowledge workers that enables them to easily find information within their organization, regardless of how it is organized or structured. At their best, tools are natural extensions of the mind and catapult productivity to new heights. In this day and age, we have a huge influx of tools and information at our disposal, but none are intuitive enough for people to use them seamlessly. Xoba closes this gap by structuring information for you in the way you think, extending your knowledge base and amplifying your productivity. Xoba is founded by engineers and product managers from Cisco Meraki and Nuro.

SoftRides

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
SoftRides, Inc. develops artificial intelligence and smartphone image sensor based software that detects distracted driving behavior and provides real time alerts. The company has a browser-based plug-in which can run a sophisticated neural network on the edge, used to monitor user expressions, glance direction, and surrounding environment. SoftRides, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in the United States.

Seamless Microsystems, Inc.

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Seamless Microsystems offers patented Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs). Our first generation of products is for the medical imaging and 4G/WiFI markets. We have silicon-proven devices from TSMC’s 28nm HPM process and test results are available under NDA. Our next generation of products is geared for the high bandwidth requirements needed for LIDAR, 5G wireless, and G.fast communication systems. Using continuous-time sigma-delta ADCs reduce system cost as it relaxes the anti-aliasing requirements. In addition, because of the input being resistive instead of capacitive like most ADCs, it lowers the power requirements of the input buffer. Also, our ADCs are able to tolerate a lot of clock jitter which allows the system designer to use less-costly PLLs for clock generation.

Bhejona - Stadhawk Logistics Pvt LTD

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
We provide on demand cleaning & laundry services to Gen Z customers staying in large urban centers like the corporate hubs in Gurgaon near Delhi. This segment of customers are very different from the earlier generations. They are digital natives, always on the go and feel extremely lazy & inconvenienced when it comes to doing household chores. However, this habit makes them vulnerable to severe health and hygiene issues especially in the post Covid19 world. Our solution is easy, reliable, available at the click of a mobile phone button and doesn't burn pockets. Our services encompass a revolutionary contact-less laundry process with end-to-end UV protection. Our deep cleaning services provide holistic germ free sanitizing along with it.

Ricco Motors

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Ricco Motors provides maintenance and repair of quads and motorized 2-wheelers. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Valgelon-La Rochette, France.

HUMM Technologies Pty Ltd

Convertible Note in 2018
humm harnesses cutting-edge neuroscience into products that allow people to learn faster and perform better. humm is working to bring the incredible results of neuroscience research out of the lab and into non-invasive wearables that improve the quality of life for everyday people. The company is starting with a convenient wearable patch that improved working memory by 20% in its randomized trial, overseen by scientists from UCSF and Berkeley.

Seventh.ai, Inc.

Non Equity Assistance in 2018
Seventh.ai, Inc. operates an intellectual property (IP) platform that allows founders, researchers, small businesses, and legal practitioners to organize and manage their IP. It provides inventors, tech entrepreneurs, and startup CEOs with access to patenting tools; and allows founders to accelerate their go-to-market strategy by accumulating a portfolio of patents pending. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Picoyune

Non Equity Assistance in 2014
Picoyune is a chemical sensing company whose patented plasmonic film technology can replace a lab’s bench worth of equipment with a robust portable detector that anyone can operate. Our first target is mercury, a potent neurotoxin and global pollutant.

EyeLevel.ai

Non Equity Assistance in 2018
EyeLevel.ai is the world’s leading native marketing platform for chat and conversational experiences. We use the rich data set generated by user interactions with messaging and chat AI assistants to create more contextual, personalized connections between brands and consumers. Our customers are brands and businesses, across dozens of industries, who value engaging with customers and users through unique, targeted, highly personalized experiences. Our clients understand how critical it is to position their business or brand at eye level for every customer interaction.

Dispatch Goods Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Dispatch Goods Inc. manufactures reusable steel containers and boxes for food delivery ecosystem. The company offers containers for the elimination of the disposable food ware. It serves restaurants and food trucks. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Vistalent, Inc.

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
VisTalent transcribes job interviews to empower workplaces and make holistic evaluations. The company was founded in 2019 by Christy Chen and is based in Berkeley, California, United States.

Impressivo, Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Impressivo, Inc. engages in developing fabric 3D touch sensors for smart wearables, Internet of things (IoT) devices, automotive, digital healthcare, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) interfaces. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Naming Matters

Non Equity Assistance in 2017
Naming Matters is an automated branding platform that facilitates and supports the creation and and vetting of new names and brands. The patented platform applies data visualization, NLP, and AI to this expensive and time-consuming process, saving hundreds of dollars and hours. It combines algorithms, natural language processing, phonetic similarity, and advanced search techniques to rate, rank, and visualize names that are the same or similar — which could prevent people from building the brand they want.

Thrive Education

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Thrive Education, Inc. operates an online evaluation platform for people with learning differences, such as dyslexia. Its evaluations include tests of cognitive and intellectual ability, phonological awareness, reading comprehension and fluency, listening comprehension, decoding, spelling, vocabulary, and arithmetic. The company’s evaluations also indicate other learning differences, attention issues, and developmental disorders, such as dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Thrive Education, Inc. was founded in 2018 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Verne

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
Verne is a cleantech startup accelerating pioneering a new high-density, low-cost, and lightweight hydrogen storage system. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Berkeley, California, United States.

TheBOLT

Pre Seed Round in 2020
TheBOLT is a technology company that allows International freelancers to receive payments from American clients. It was founded in 2018 by Alexey Lebed and is based in Berkeley, California, United States.

SuperAnnotate Al Stockholm

Seed Round in 2019
SuperAnnotate provides super-fast (10-20x) and pixel accurate image annotation based on their AI-powered one-click object selection technology. They help companies from Autonomous Vehicles, Consumer, Retail, Security and Surveillance, Medical, etc. in acquiring high-quality training data while saving time and money and accelerating their computer vision projects.

Via Analytics

Non Equity Assistance in 2012
Via Analytics provides a range of research and deployment solutions to its clients. The company’s range of solutions include Tempo, Ecovia, and Avi. Tempo provides fleet synchronization solutions. Ecovia provides visual driving recommendations. Avi enables its users to monitor their vehicle fleet. Furthermore, it offers analytics and consulting services to its clients. Via Analytics is based in California.

Tatum Limited

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
Tatum Limited develops block chain API that enables access to software developers for advanced block chain infrastructure and backend. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

SUPERMERCADO RED

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
RED Supermarket started its operations in Oruro city (Bolivia) in february of 2019. Oruro city counts with 538.200 habitants and its main activity is mining. The 80% of its economy is informal, that means that businesses do not pay taxes and not registered as microbusinesses and businesses in the country.   For the sale of food and cleaning products, there are markets and fairs selling exposed to sun and antihygienic products, additionally there are no existence of controlling expiration dates, because they are alterated by merchants; there are no health controls either due to manipulation and storage of products. Generally, the provenance of products are from contraband.   There is a poblational segment in economics, mainly composed by women with dependent tiny economic initiatives. Unfortunately, they do not have the opportunity to access to quality products because they do not know how and because of their life routine.   Considerating the segment and their limitations for purchasing products, RED Supermarket counts with a strategic selling location in Oruro city and a modern, hygienic and comfortable building with easy accessibility for physically disabled costumers. We work directly with more than 80 supplier companies which are importers and producers, thanks to negotiations with the mentioned companies, we have the possibility to sell our products at an informal market Price but considering taxes set by the law, which allows us to guarantee our products procedence, expiration dates and manipulation until they arrive to our supermarket. It is very important to mention that the supermarket also sells other companies products such as clothes, shoes and even restaurant food, this process has been done thanks to selling gift cards, which can be exchangeable in correspondant places. RED Supermarket issues a tax invoice for each sales transaction.   Cash sellings are for customers who can pay with money or debit-credit cards, additionally we can sell through our website or our APP with the same way of paying.   Based on credit selling, RED Supermarket has 4 types of customers:   Companies workers. Neighbour stores. Contract with companies. Other people. The way of selling to companies workers, works when there is a written agreement between the Company and supermarket. Companies workers can purchase their products with credit paying (depending on the amount of money established by the Company they work for)   It is important to mention that the Company we have an agreement with, do not need to do a payment to the supermarket due to the benefits that are given to their employees. Credits payment time is máximum three months with an interest rate.   To do a credit selling, previously the customer must purschase products with a payment time of one month with a payment way called “trusted” (ther is no tax interests or any administrative fee while paying). In this sense, the customer is considered responsible, because is forced to pay at the correct time.   Neighbour stores can access to purchase all of our products, considering our prices lower tan theirs. Considering them as persons without a continuous source of earnings, we evaluate our clients credit.   RED Supermarket can do agreements with different nonprofit companies, in order to provide benefits to its donators or funders, in that way is encouraged to catch more help so they can achieve their goals. According to an observation from credit customers, they come to the supermarket with their families so they can purchase products based on the diversity of their needs, achieving empowerment credit title, leading to a monthly major liquidity in order to pay other obligations.   All credit transactions are reported to the credit information bureau of Bolivia.   An essencial element of RED Supermarket is constant innovation, in order to comply the line of business, technological and metodological platforms has been created that allows flexibility and diferentiation. We count with an integrated web system, web page and an app that does selling transactions.

CirQLoop

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
CirQLoop is a provider of undisclosed products and services.

Hopeful Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Hopeful Inc. is a company that helps nonprofits drive donations, reduce operating costs, and make better decisions using data. We do this through a machine learning driven analytics dashboard that enables nonprofits to analyze trends in their social media strategy, monitor their supporters' engagement, and proactively create programs to better drive donations through data-driven decision-making. We are a Canadian company based out of the Ryerson DMZ Tech Accelerator, and our currently in the process of working with nonprofits in Canada and the United States.

The Hurd

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
The Hurd creates man-made cellulosic fiber pulp from agricultural waste. Agrilose is used to make lyocell or viscose/rayon, a sustainable and tree-free product with the same quality and price as tree pulp. The Hurd Co. was founded in 2019 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Stip

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Stip is an AI-based solution that makes Social & Digital Customer Support 300% more efficient. We believe human interaction is the real value of Customer Support. That’s why, contrarily to a chatbot, we maximise operators’ efficiency by cutting out all miscellaneous work, helping them focus just on solving their customers problems in one interaction. We already work with 4 enterprise customers in Europe and we are now launching US market. Our clients experienced: - 70% reduction of Customer Care costs - 80% decrease of ticket management time - 10% Customer Satisfaction increase per month Stip bridges the gap between the best Customer Experience and greatest Customer Support effectiveness.

Loak

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
Loak is an online marketplace that features and sells different kinds of sneakers.

ConnectMD

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
ConnectMD is a communication platform that connects patients and doctors via video calls or text messages. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

VCfund.me

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
VCfund.me is a data-driven venture capital fundraising platform. It is an ultimate matching platform for the startup industry. At its core is a revolutionary AI-powered matching engine for companies and investors built around a comprehensive, proprietary industry database. It uses state of the art algorithms that keep improving with the use of machine learning. It is designed as a community-driven data platform, not just a directory, where community members can enjoy many benefits.

QuaCell Biotechnology, Co., Ltd.

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Quacell Biotechnology is a contract research organization focusing on biologics development and production. The company was founded in 2018 and is located in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China.

Ensighta

Non Equity Assistance in 2012
Ensighta providing computer programming services.

ImmunoMind

Pre Seed Round in 2020
ImmunoMind Inc. develops and operates an AI based platform that offers discovery of drug development programs using single-cell immunogenomics technologies. The company's products include Immunarch AI, an AI platform for precision drug discovery and Immunarch, an industry standard open source R package for bioinformatics explorations. ImmunoMind Inc. was founded in 2017 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Market Games

Non Equity Assistance in 2018
Market Games develops business games and other digital resources that enable students to learn core functions of a business through play. It operates a web platform that uses a gamified learning experience to teach real-world business skills. Market Games was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

DynaMap

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Founded in 2017, Ziiko Robotics is an autonomous vehicle startup that has developed an electric, autonomous mobility platform suitable for a wide variety of uses. Our initial focus is on the ground service equipment market, partnering with airlines and cargo carriers to significantly reduce operating costs and improve safety by removing human operators from GSE on the tarmac.

Coraleer

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
Coraleer develops Autonomous Surface Vehicles for researchers and coral reed explorers. The company's products are built with the image taking capabilities, easily transportable, and equipped to gather spatiotemporal coral reef data. Coraleer is headquartered in Berkeley, California.

Wing AI Technologies, Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Wing is a 24/7 mobile assistant powered by humans & AI that handles anything as long as it is legal and possible. Wing automates the process of getting things done on-demand for users with cutting edge technology and a strong partnership network. Wing is the only mobile on-demand concierge service app in the space that learns about the user and leverages AI to improve its service. Wing is also the only service that offers a monthly subscription for unlimited requests, at a price point that is affordable to the mass market.
PTW Design & Development Inc. manufactures and sells assistive technology solutions for people with physical limitations. It offers AireTOUCH, a low-force accessibility switch that can be used in wheelchairs by individuals with limited finger strength and dexterity. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Impressivo, Inc.

Non Equity Assistance in 2018
Impressivo, Inc. engages in developing fabric 3D touch sensors for smart wearables, Internet of things (IoT) devices, automotive, digital healthcare, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) interfaces. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Seamless Microsystems, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Seamless Microsystems offers patented Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs). Our first generation of products is for the medical imaging and 4G/WiFI markets. We have silicon-proven devices from TSMC’s 28nm HPM process and test results are available under NDA. Our next generation of products is geared for the high bandwidth requirements needed for LIDAR, 5G wireless, and G.fast communication systems. Using continuous-time sigma-delta ADCs reduce system cost as it relaxes the anti-aliasing requirements. In addition, because of the input being resistive instead of capacitive like most ADCs, it lowers the power requirements of the input buffer. Also, our ADCs are able to tolerate a lot of clock jitter which allows the system designer to use less-costly PLLs for clock generation.

Buck.ai

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Buck.ai designs and develops process automation platform. It offers artificial intelligence based robotic process automation (RPA) platform that enables businesses to automate their key operations and customer experience. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Berkeley, California.

Tine Health

Non Equity Assistance in 2015
Tine Health is a SaaS-based augmented reality platform that enables hospitals to augment medical devices with quick 60 to 90-second video based instructions, for nurses and doctors to use as part of their clinical workflow. Tine Health has already been deployed at a number of hospitals around the country where it has helped reduce error rates of critical workflows by over 50%. Tine Health's platform works with iOS and Android-based devices as well as augmented reality headsets such as Microsoft HoloLens and Google Glass. Learn more here: http://tinehealth.com/overviewvideo/

Triton Cloud

Non Equity Assistance in 2018
Triton provides management of containers with user and operator portals, APIs, and built-in features of monitoring, storage, and security.

Nventi

Non Equity Assistance in 2015
Nventi helps organizations commercialize technology in an unprecedented way. They are building a collaborative platform where organizations can acquire, sell or license technology faster, easier and with much more predictable outcomes. It is a business intelligence platform that is not only content-rich, intuitive, and useful, but also widely applicable and customizable. Their platform will create a process that can rapidly analyze structured and unstructured datasets to query, identify and visualize hidden values and insights in a new and unprecedented way. Nventi was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Orca

Seed Round in 2018
Orca's mission is to help teams do sales better by exploring ways to spark conversations with leads the right way. They come from diverse backgrounds and are united by an enthusiasm for great products and delightful customer experiences. Since launching in January 2018, Orca now powers 150+ sales teams from around the world. Their software is used and trusted by sales and marketing teams of every shape and size.

TomoCredit

Seed Round in 2019
TomoCredit is building the next generation credit card designed for Millennials with no credit history or credit score by analyzing alternative data sources through its proprietary algorithm. founding team is made up of immigrant founders who all felt the challenge of getting a credit card as foreign nationals. The team is comprised of alum from Coinbase, The Kenetic Hedge Fund and Google and have attended schools including MIT and UC Berkeley.

Learning Bytes (PVT)

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Learning Bytes (PVT) operates an online tutoring platform that provides real-time video sessions from local and foreign teachers. It offers tutoring sessions for various courses like IGCSE/O-level, A-level, SAT, Matric, FSC, and more. The company’s platform uses its own learning management system named Intellectus to provide tutoring sessions. It also provides college counseling services to students. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Konviv

Non Equity Assistance in 2018
Konviv, Inc. designs and develops financial software solution that helps users to build better financial behavior. The company offers Konviv, a money coach application that connects bank accounts and uses artificial intelligence to helps users to manage money in real time. Konviv, Inc. Konviv, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Triton

Seed Round in 2018
Triton helps content companies turn users into subscribers. We allow them to understand their behavioral segments and conversion funnel, then we optimize their user journey with personalization to directly drive more subscriptions.

Ariadne Maps UG

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Ariadne Maps is a high technology company that provides detailed customer analytics with its cutting edge artificial intelligence approach. Ariadne enables indoor and outdoor localization and tracking in publicly accessible areas such as train stations, malls as well as shops and airports. They make use of advanced artificial intelligence algorithms for precise and anonymous tracking of passengers and customers to help businesses to optimize their infrastructure for minimizing congestion hence dwell time, advertising and marketing while maximizing satisfaction and experience of consumers.

BrandBacker

Non Equity Assistance in 2011
BrandBacker is the fastest growing influencer content marketing network online. We help brands connect with over 50,000 Influencers and Creators who promote products by creating original articles, reviews, videos & social posts to over 2 billion followers. BrandBacker helps brands reach millions of new customers while tracking every read, click, share, like, tweet, reblog & more. Thousands of people read and interact with content created through BrandBacker everyday.

AHEAD

Seed Round in 2018
AHEAD Medicine focuses on developing AI-enabled immunoprofiling diagnostic for cancer precision medicine. Our lead product is AHEAD-flow platform, a machine learning based, fully automated analysis tool for clinical cytometry exams on blood cancer patients that is 100 times faster than current method. Here is the demo of our prototype: https://youtu.be/qcom2_RBDsA We have published our works in multiple international congresses and peer-reviewed journals. Our full list of publication could be found here: https://aheadmedicine.com/publications We also have co-development projects with pharmaceutical companies for immuno-oncology companion/complementary diagnostics in the pipeline. Currently, we are raising an equity round to establish a quality management system, complete FDA pre-submission meeting and kick off external validation study for our leading product AHEAD-flow platform.

Unifyre

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Developer of a mobile application intended to use crowd action to organize movements and gatherings. The company's platform lets users to check-In after completing the action with their location or a photo to demonstrate follow-through, enabling users to join or gather people for a social change, personal growth and impactful events.

Wetravel, Inc.

Non Equity Assistance in 2016
Wetravel, Inc. operates an online platform/marketplace for managing and promoting group trips, dance tours, and yoga retreats. Its platform allows users to create trip page; promote trips and privately invite participants via social media and email; and collect deposits, set custom prices, and issue refunds. The company’s booking and payment platform includes various features for bank and credit card payments, automatic image search and import, collection of traveler information, reviews and automated post-trip surveys, deposit collection and refunds, downloading excel file of traveler information, and more. Wetravel, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Friday Night Labs

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
We are building P2P data marketplaces in high impact verticals, such as compensation. SalaryMonk.com is our first product.

Wheel the World Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Wheel the World Inc. provides tour services for people with disabilities, their friends, and family worldwide. The company provides destinations, tours packages, tours and activities, and accommodation services through its online portal. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Qolifly LLC

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Qolifly LLC develops a platform that allows customers to earn cash and other prizes on a delayed flight. Its platform tracks the flight and pays when a delay occurs. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

BitcoinDB

Non Equity Assistance in 2018
BitcoinDB is a database designed to store all data in the bitcoin cash blockchain. The company was founded by Dr. Clemens Ley and is based in Berkeley, California.

Fibulas

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
Fibulas is a developer of sample processing and cryopreservation technologies. The company consists of a team of scientists, designers, and problem-solvers. Fibulas is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York with an office in Guangzhou, China.

WhatElse

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
WhatElse.io is a business productivity solution that provides relevant content to saves customer-oriented teams many hours. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Truffl

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
Truffl is a travel planning app that allows users to interact and find recommendations from the people they trust. The company was founded by Eric Om and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.

Turing Chain

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
TuringCerts helps universities and government agencies issue e-certificates on the Blockchain across London, Taipei, Hong Kong, Jakarta, and San Francisco. Both UC Berkeley Law Executive Education and National Tsing Hua University adopt TuringCerts to provide tamper-proof and globally accessible e-certificates for their students. TuringCerts has been recognized as US Top-5 & Best Innovation in Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund Jumpstarter 2019, America's 3rd-Place in Microsoft Imagine Cup 2020, and Top-5 in Google Singularity Impact APAC 2020!

Inteliclinic

Non Equity Assistance in 2016
Artificial intelligence technologies and biological signal processing systems

Flourish Savings

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Flourish Savings is a digital engagement platform for financial institutions. it makes it easy for banks, credit unions, lenders, and others to implement digital solutions that attract consumers new to financial services and drive meaningful financial actions. Its system enables its customers to drive new deposits, deepen relationships, and increase revenue.

Adulis Software

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Adulis Software is a technology company developing online ordering management solutions for restaurants.

MINWO

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
MINWO's mission is to close the wealth gap for minorities and women in the U.S. by building products that empower them in entrepreneurship, personal finance, and professional development.

Navii

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Navii is an augmented indoor navigation application that provides onscreen turn-by-turn guidance. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Smile Standard

Non Equity Assistance in 2020
Smile Standard is an application that enables users to access their dental records and connects them with expert dentists. The company was founded by Amin Samadian. .

SMBX, Inc.

Seed Round in 2021
SMBX, Inc. operates an online funding portal, which offers a small business marketplace network for buying and selling small business financial securities and bonds. The company’s portal enable users to discover and invest in businesses and enables small businesses to offer bonds directly to the public without banks and standard regulatory fees. It also operates a mobile application to provide its services. SMBX, Inc. was formerly known as Peerhood, LLC. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.