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Berkeley SkyDeck, the global accelerator and hub for entrepreneurship, today announced that it will host its Batch 14 demo day on September 27.
Featuring 18 startups from four continents (North America, Asia, Australia and Europe), the upcoming Berkeley SkyDeck Demo Day will introduce Silicon Valley investors from some of the top venture capital firms to new opportunities in biotechnology, fintech, industrial AI, robotics, hardware, aerospace manufacturing, data and security, enterprise software, and more.
Each startup has five minutes to pitch to these investors.
Berkeley SkyDeck only accepts 1.5% of startups that apply for each of its cohorts. Cohort companies receive $200,000 in funding, $750,000 in free and discounted resources, and access to SkyDeck’s unparalleled network of UC Berkeley alumni, faculty, and advisors.
Berkeley SkyDeck alumni — which include Lime, Zephyrus Biosciences, Xendit and Skyloom — have strong track records in their respective industries, collectively raising more than $1.7 billion in funding. The recently launched Berkeley SkyDeck Europe is currently working with its first group of cohorts, who will present at their own Demo Day on October 20, 2022.
“Our Lot 14 startups are not just meeting the moment in their respective industries – they are launching their industries into the future. We are excited to see the steps they are taking to solve real problems and proud that the Berkeley ecosystem can help them on their journey,” Caroline Winnett, executive director of Berkeley SkyDeck, said in a statement. “Demo Day attendees will have many opportunities to explore, from best-in-class drug discovery platforms to digital twins, data security and beyond, and I’m sure they’ll be just as excited as us about this lot.”
Even as Batch 14 shares its innovations with Silicon Valley, Berkeley SkyDeck recently closed its applications for Batch 15, which will have a demo day in the spring of 2023. Batch 15 also represents the inaugural class with two new tracks: the Aero-Astro Track and the Blockchain/Crypto Track. These tracks, both led by experts in their respective fields, join Berkeley SkyDeck’s other focus areas: consumer technologies, enterprise software, biotechnology, green technologies, and more.
After successful investments from SkyDeck Fund I, Berkeley SkyDeck recently closed its $60 million SkyDeck Fund II. Now in its fourth year, the Fund has invested in 160 companies, representing a wide range of businesses and industries from 30 countries around the world. A next-generation venture capital fund, the SkyDeck Fund shares half of its profits with UC Berkeley, helping to further the university’s mission to deliver excellence in education.
“Demo Day represents the culmination of months of hard work and growth for these companies, and we are thrilled to have invested in them and introduced them to the broader Silicon Valley investment community,” said said Chon Tang, founding partner of the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, in a statement. “We look forward to seeing how these startups continue to learn, grow, and leverage the Berkeley SkyDeck ecosystem.”
The Berkeley SkyDeck Demo Day will take place from 3-6:30 p.m. PT on September 27 at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Accredited investors interested in receiving an invitation to the exclusive demo day can apply through this link.
Lot 14 start-ups
Crypto Arsenal (Taipei)
ATDev (Los Angeles)
Collection (New York/France)
Endometry (San Mateo)
Health Music (Sydney)
Appa Health (Oakland)
Alyra (San Francisco and San Diego)
Datadogz (New York)
WavePhotonics (Cambridge, UK)
ZHealth (San Francisco)
Freight Shipping (San Francisco)
Rangeview (Berkeley/Los Angeles)
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