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Knightscope NYC Showroom Brings “Security Team of the Future” to Midtown Manhattan


NEW YORK-Knightscope, Inc., developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, is celebrating the opening of its first Knightscope Showroom in New York City. Located at 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street) in the heart of midtown Manhattan conveniently near Grand Central Station, the Knightscope Showroom is a hands-on experience that lets visitors interact with the company’s award-winning team of security robots, including the K1 stationary machine, K3 indoor machine and K5 outdoor machine.

“There’s been a lot of talk about the roles robots will play in the future, especially as it pertains to security. We’re here to say ‘the future is now,’”

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“There’s been a lot of talk about the roles robots will play in the future, especially as it pertains to security. We’re here to say ‘the future is now,’” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope, Inc. “Knightscope is thrilled to be back in New York and we look forward to meeting with future clients and the community to answer questions and demonstrate the capabilities of our crime-fighting robots. The K1, K3, and K5 machines are here, and we’re inviting everyone to come down and meet Manhattan’s newest residents.”

As part of the Knightscope Showroom, visitors will experience the Knightscope Virtual Design Studio that Knightscope uses to develop new products. The company will also provide demonstrations of the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) user interface, which clients use for live monitoring and forensics. Additionally, the Knightscope Showroom will host a calendar of public and private events and demonstrations for guests and customers.

Knightscope robots are on display 24/7 at the Knightscope Showroom through November 30, 2018 with hands-on demos available to the public, by appointment. Reserve your session at www.knightscope.com/nyc or visit our on-site Knightscope swag shop from 9am – 6pm Eastern Time on weekdays to speak with a Knightscope Human. For more information, visit www.knightscope.com and follow on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.



WHAT: The Knightscope Showroom NYC now open in Midtown Manhattan
WHERE: 501 Lexington Ave (at 47th Street), New York, NY 10017
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays and by appointment through November 30, 2018

About Knightscope

Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley and builds the ultimate in security guards. Our security robots deter, detect and report…autonomously. Our long-term ambitious goal is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone. Learn more at www.knightscope.com.


Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575

Founder World gathered 2000+ developers, founders, and 200 community leaders


The largest community Conference Founder World, has attracted over 2000 blockchain developers, founders, community leaders at the largest community conference hosted by F50, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, US-China Blockchain Association, and Blockchain Founder Club at Sep 7-8 at Draper University & Palace of Fine Arts.

The Global Community Leadership Summit (GCLS)  at Sep 7 attracted over 200 communities leaders around the world together with many investors, and select founders. Community leaders from Google Developers, Microsoft, Consensys,  SVE, BFC, CUC, Crypto Weekly, T1000, Thon spoke at the event and shared their solutions about growing community in many different ways. Andy Tang, the Partner for Drap Associate, also the CEO of Draper University spoke at the GCLS, and expressed commitment in supporting the communities.

Many SF local communities participated in the main conference at Sep 8, DispatchLabs, US Angels, VC TaskForce, StarFish, UC Berkeley, OnePiece, and Cisco had produced educational boot camp content for developers or founders at the 5 side tracks of the conference.

Jeffrey Wernick who invested in Airbnb and Uber also bought lots of bitcoin took a very friendly position again the “winter” and chatted with many of the founders and he encouraged the audience to calm down in the winter. Gary Aguirre, former SEC expert, on the other hand, pointed out that the regulation will only get tougher.

DHVC CEO, Dispatch Lab CTO/VP,  Finox, CoinEgg CEO, and partners and executives from Node Capitol, Omega Capital, 8 Decimal Capital, Defy, Oracle, Cisco, Stanford, Berkeley also spoke at the event.

Founder World partner Dispatch Lab is creating a new DLT platform for Dapp developers. CTO Zane and VP of Marketing Darin Kotalik dida #betweentwoferns style chat about the blockchain and many tech issues. Zane Witherspoon also gave a great talk on how Blockchain can help all types of artists.

VEE (Virtual Economy Era, ticker: VVV), a Blockchain project led by legendary Blockchain developer and creator of PoS consensus Sunny King, participated Founder World conference and released a few technical features of SPoS, aka Supernode Proof of Stake. SPoS was designed for high-performance Blockchain infrastructure platform with constant block interval generated to stabilize throughput capacity. It also provided better security with cold minting. SPoS of Virtual Economy Era Mainnet would likely be starting with 15 Supernodes, while the total number of Supernodes could be increased to 30 and 60 potentially, depending on growth. Full version of SPoS technology yellow paper can be found on vee.tech.

Over 600 Silicon Valley Blockchain fans attended Mars Blockchain Summit Cohosted with F50


Mars Finance, the creator of one of China’s largest blockchain and cryptocurrency news networks, hosted its first US-based conference in Silicon Valley California yesterday, the Mars Blockchain Summit, co-hosted by F50, bringing together the top talent from China and around the world in the first global Blockchain leadership dialogue between China and the US.  The goal was to expose many of China’s top blockchain projects, developers, and thought leaders to the US market and US investors, and to promote collaboration between projects and leaders in both markets. The award-winning ex-Reuters Financial news reporter and global TV personality Vivi Lin presided as Master of Ceremonies over the event for the international audience. The conference was live-cast in Chinese and English languages.  

Fred Wang, the founder of Mars Finance and host of the popular Chinese blockchain interview series “10 Questions with Fred Wang” opened the event with a discussion on the future of blockchain development, the new vocabulary in China around “Blockchain+” companies, and with a call to service for his organization and its expansion into 3 major areas: “Platform, Community, and Ecology” with Consensus Labs’ blockchain incubator, as well as Mars Training Camp, community events, and the blockchain ecosystem as a whole where he promised to “actively join Blockchain experts to facilitate more communication” in a collaborative effort to promote blockchain technology growth globally.

Talks at the conference included discussions concerning the future development and growth of Blockchain technology.  Reese Jones, of Singularity University, compared the evolution of blockchain tech to the growth and evolution of the human genome, as a way for information to be carried, to flow, and also to self-replicate, noting that the Human Genome carries in it about 1.5GB of information, while the current Bitcoin Blockchain carries over 150GB of information. He concluded that there will most likely be many species of blockchains in use when the industry matures. Andrew Gu of Digital Horizon Venture Capital (DHVC) addressed the importance of value creation and blockchain’s mathematical foundations in moving the industry closer towards a future where everything and everyone can be verified as true. Peter Vessenes, founder of New Alchemy, one of the first organizations to help other blockchain projects tokenize, warned the attendees that though the market could heat up far more than it has to this point, there are many pitfalls to avoid if investing. Doa Yuan, Director of the Zhongguancun Blockchain Alliance, and Yifeng Mao, Founder of Goldpebble Research, discussed the Economy model of Blockchain. Former White House Advisor Franklin Urteaga discussed the similarities of gathering local, state, and federal government support for blockchain technology.  Fred Wang also hosted a fireside chat with Keith Teare, Founding Shareholder of TechCrunch, in which Keith shared how TechCrunch accidentally became the vehicle through which the Tech World gathers and collaborates and highlighting Mars’ efforts to do the same for the Blockchain community.

Panels were also held to collaboratively discuss important industry topics including public chain development, investment, and collaboration. Highlights included Marshal Webb of Path Network describing his work as a hacker and then as a security expert, and how his team was able to build a clearer measurement of Net Neutrality through data collected by their mobile app. Hua Chen showed off the new CoinXP decentralized exchange model.  Innovative projects were discussed on the panels including Dfinity, Celer Network, Ultrain, Quarkchain, PENTA, Oasis Labs, Bubi Network, DXchain, Ankr, Origo Network, AnChain.ai, ApolloX, BeeToken, ContentBox, HBUS, ExTrade, Bgogo, and OkCoin. Investment panels included experts from DHVC, Crypto Capital, BlockVC, Silverblock Capital, Lex-Box Capital, Purple Sky Capital, Fintech4Good, Huobi Academy, JRR Crypto, Bullpen Capital, DFund, Forge Lab, Node Capital, and Mars Finance’s own Consensus Lab. The SV Roadshow included Bay Angels, RedBank Capital, Aqua Fund, HongChang Capital, Spark Capital, CrunchFund, LD Capital, Sharp Eye Capital, NewStyle Capital, GBiB, Ledger Capital, NewDo Ventures, DGF Capital, OnFund, 8 Decimal Capital and US Angels.

“By bringing people together in the blockchain ecosystem from both China and the world, we are creating the perfect platform for an exchange of visions, technology, and capital, which is so timely during this crypto winter.” said the event host, Vivi Lin.

Fred Wang, the creator of the conference and Founder of Mars Finance, said “We want to be known for one word: ‘Service’. We want to serve the blockchain industry and use the attitude of ‘being in service’ to show our true desire to help inspire collaboration and growth in the industry. The future of Blockchain is the future for all of us.”

More conferences are being planned in the future.

For more information on the Summit, visit MarsFinance.io

For more information on Mars Finance, visit Huoxing24.com

For Press email, Ryan@BlockchainPR.io

F50 Blockchain Investment Report Featuring Most Active Investors


PALO ALTO, Calif., June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — F50 Synergy Blockchain Summit — F50, a Silicon Valley venture capital network, announced the F50 Blockchain Investment Report (Beta) of the most active blockchain investors from the United States and China @ F50’s Synergy Blockchain Summit in Palo Alto.  F50 evaluated over 1,000 investors and identified the top 50 that were investing in blockchain-related fields across various industries.

“We’re excited to announce our first F50 Blockchain Investment Report tailored to our network of investors and community of founders,” said Sergey Paramonov, Ph.D., Investor in Residence of F50. “The F50 Report presents a deep dive into the current blockchain investment landscape comprised of both traditional VCs and new blockchain-only investors. Here we examine recent market trends, identify top investors in the field and provide thoughtful insight into the global dynamic of the U.S. and Chinese blockchain investment markets.”

The F50 Synergy Blockchain Summit is a fusion of traditional venture capital and blockchain investment. The summit features over 50 global leaders from the top law firms, CPA’s, and VC’s in the investment ecosystem, along with extraordinary blockchain companies, and 400+ attendees from the venture capital and global investment community. Also included are select VC executives, influential long-term investors, corporate ventures and corporate executives, asset management companies, and a group of high potential local CEOs.

To view the report: http://f50.io/report

About F50

F50 is a venture capital platform focused on finding extraordinary startups in Silicon Valley and investing in them with its network of global capital. F50’s produces events including Global Capital Summit™, Synergy Blockchain Summit, and Founder World. Other products and services include the F50 Report, Corporate Services, and the F50 Ventures Fund.

Silicon Valley Blockchain Developer Hackathon attracted 350+ developers, including add-ons of training session, and hacker night

You are invited to join the 350+ people who had registered for this free Blockchain Developer Hackathon starting tomorrow.  With new developer training track and mini hackathon, and a big venue, we can host more people than we had planed five weeks ago. And many of investors from F50 global network would like to see the great demos Hacker Night and F50 Synergy Blockchain  Summit
One more reason: You can also select to show up only to the Hacker Night at Sunday which is the demo session of the hackathon.
This event was put together in just five weeks!  Its a great community effort supported by many volunteers, organizations, and sponsors.  If you would like to contribute the community, pls also come to meet the community leaders from SVE, Blockchain Founder Club, SVDN, and more.

F50 Synergy Blockchain Summit Presents: GrubMarket, uPower, Open Garden, GeniPaper, Nodel.io, Alza, DiFuon, Ponder

As a thank you to our dedicated community, we would like to offer you an exclusive discount code (F50COMMUNITY) for the F50 Synergy Blockchain Summit. We appreciate all that the community has done to help grow the venture & founder ecosystem in Silicon Valley, and we hope you join us as we pursue blockchain technology.
Reserve Your Spot!
50% Off Discount Code: F50COMMUNITY

Presenting Companies

Backed by the legendary GGV Capital, Grubmarket aims to make nutritious mostly organic foods from small producers accessible to customers who would want it but don’t like to, don’t live near or simply can’t afford to shop at farmer’s markets and other specialty groceries that have traditionally sold it.
On the cutting edge of blockchain proofing, UPower’s mission is to create a decentralized global clean energy trading ecosystem free of grid barriers, high intermediary costs and country specific restrictions. UPower is creating a blockchain based system that utilizes tokens to solve the world’s biggest issues surrounding clean energy production, storage, accessibility and payment.
With support of many big names such as Mark Cuban, Open Garden turns your phone into a hotspot and securely shares your WiFi connectivity to other Open Garden users in range. Other users never see your personal information or content. Depending on your phone and the speed of the connection, you can stream up to 4K video in real time through Open Garden. In early 2018, you can earn Open Garden cryptocurrency for sharing your connection. Use it to pay for bandwidth when you’re on the go, or convert it to local currency.
Genipaper is a one-stop media hub where you can create, distribute and process payments for high quality original film, gaming, sports and technology content. Our full-service studios allow you to create the content, our dedicated Blockchain smart contract exchange data center allows you to securely distribute the content and get payment instantly from OTT distributors or from the consumers directly.
Nodle is an IoT and connectivity network provider. The company has built a network for collecting data from remote devices that do not have regular Internet connections. This network is of value to companies that manufacture and/or own hardware and want to gather data from these remote devices.
ALZA is an end-to-end solution which links the dedicated high-throughput blockchain with self-organizing payment fields. This mechanism allows [an] arbitrary set of users to create payment fields that process extremely low latency transactions within each field. Therefore, users can make transactions almost immediately.
Difuon is a Decentralized Federated Ephemeral Edge Computing Platform and Marketplace.
Ponder is a mobile game for playing matchmaker where you can win real money for making successful matches. Ponder decentralizes matchmaking, allowing anybody to play matchmaker for their friends and a community of singles.
At F50’s Synergy Blockchain Summit, we’re bringing world class thought leaders together to present and share ideas on blockchain compliance and investment. This is NOT your typical blockchain event, it’s a deep dive into the current and future state of blockchain regulations along with a unique perspective from traditional venture capital.
*Agenda is subject to change.
Buy Tickets Here!
50% Off Discount Code: F50COMMUNITY

F50 Event Business is hiring: Conference Manager and Marketing Specialist for upcoming conferences


F50 Event Business Unit is hiring! Conference Program Manager & two event marketing specialists: Marketing Web Design & Social Media (Three positions)

F50’s event business unit produces some of Silicon Valley’s most influential investor events. Event BU is seeking three full time resources:

  • Conference Manager / Producer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Social Media Marketing Specialist

We are looking for people who are energetic and passionate in events / conference in startup venture ecosystem. If you are a self-driven and super energetic individual in the event producing or marketing space and want to pave a new way to make a big impact on the startup venture ecosystem, then this opportunity is for you!

  • Location: Palo Alto on Page Mill Road. Next to Stanford.
  • Start: Immediately.
  • Type: Full time staff
  • Level:  Entry to mid level

F50 Produces couple following conferences:

Conference Program Manager / Coordinator

A core team member driving F50’s conference and summit.

F50 also sponsor or partner with community events including Blockchain Developer Hackathon etc.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage F50 upcoming Summit / conference including budgeting, timeline, and content planning.
  • Drive and maintain relationship with executives participating in the programs,Manage communication between roughly hundreds of tier 1 venture capitals and founders.
  • Develop multiple event timelines leading up to event to insure all deadlines are met for all team members.
  • Propose and manage event budget to prevent overspending.Liaison between the venue, catering team, A/V and other logistical related communication needed.
  • Oversee event registration website (Eventbrite) to ensure quality attendees.
  • Curate interesting VC content/theme then identify speakers to speak at the Summits.
  • Assistant private receptions for top tier investors leaders globally and China.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • 2+ years of experience working with high class investment related events or large conference
  • Great communication skills, able to work individually as well as leading team members.
  • Candidates must have strong organizational skills and be extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with quality results
  • Candidate must demonstrate a high level of computer “efficiency.” Google Drive and social media must be second nature.
  • Consistent desire to go the extra mile and do more than what is asked, never less
  • Understand the startup environment,Prior experience with a startup company is a plus
  • Strong understanding of startup system and venture investment is a plus

Marketing and Web Development Specialist

You are a detail-oriented self-starter who will work closely with our core team members to drive the event homepage design and development of future F50 conferences or summit events. You will also work on content curation, marketing analytics, social media efforts, and partner outreach for these conferences.


  • Conference Event website design and development for our upcoming large conference/summit.
  • Banner, logo, basic graphic design for marketing materials, stage
  • Curation of event content with other team members.
  • Drive creating and executing strategic marketing plans.
  • Partner outreach and engagement.
  • Curate content for newsletters and blog updates.
  • Monitor our social media pages and answer community questions.


  • A massive amount of energy, a great attitude, creative problem solving skills, unstoppable drive to take ownership, and the maturity to commit to finishing projects.
  • Strong interest in entrepreneurship and events.
  • Basic understanding of Blockchain and Crypto space
  • Familiarity with Silicon Valley startups and investors and a general understanding of the investment process.
  • Should possess strong technical skills.
  • Should be a strategic thinker with an analytical mind.
  • Should have the ability to build relationships and work with founders, investors and partners.
  • Should have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Social Media Marketing Specialist

As a social media specialist, you will drive the social media marketing to increase our conference/event awareness on key social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube and WordPress. You will share useful content that generates awareness, and connect like-minded individuals in search of careers, and in the recruitment industry. We’re looking for a tech-savvy energetic individual who has a passion and knack for micro-blogging and creating mutually beneficial relationships. You will research opportunities to enhance our social media activities and our company presence online in a meaningful way.


  • Help identify opportunities that will promote growth on social media sites.
  • Execute social marketing campaigns, including marketing/new concepts, community-building efforts and promotions.
  • Establish new social media relationships and maintain existing ones by proactively engaging in discussions surrounding our content, events, and brand.
  • Listen to and monitor all social media outlets: pages, sites, blogs, etc. on a daily basis and post/respond on particular topics and respond to other posts/comments.
  • Engagement with communities in Meetup, Google+ and build our following based on valuable content and mutual sharing.
  • Assist in Press Release process.
  • Work closely with the Web team to ensure we’re fully leveraging the website for maximum impact/results.


  • Eat, sleep and breathe social media personally and professionally.
  • 1 to 2 years of professional experience using Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Linkedin or YouTube for a business or organization to support social media campaigns that engage with audience members.
  • Familiar with Meetup Groups and Facebook Groups.
  • Familiar with influencers in Blockchain and Crypto space
  • Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing.
  • Exceptional creative writing and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work individually on a project or in a small team environment.
  • Able to interact with many people and multiple interruptions while staying on task.
  • Strong computer and technology skills.

Email to join@f50 with a resume, availability to start and to interview, expectations, cover letter, and contact information.


Blockchain Founder Club (Beta) announced to connect the entrepreneurs in the blockchain community

The Founder Club now has a new name: Blockchain Founder Club (Beta). To embrace the booming for blockchain and cypto startups, the Blockchain Founder Club will focus on startups founders and developers in these sector for the foreseeable future. This is a great step to have a sector focused founder community.
The community plan to host following events:
Blockchain Demo Night Monthly
Blockchain Technology Meetup
Private Demo
Founder Bootcamp
Social Events
The Blockchain Founder Club is still in its beta version. To accomplish these goals, The community is looking for couple helpers:
1 One full time community manager / leader
This person can serve as my partner or my assistant depend on experience level. Need to be super energetic, self motivated, and passionate (and at lest basic understanding) to blockchain and crypto space.
2 Contributors
2-3 lead event organizer (Volunteer) for the community. to drive some of the community events.
email join@sve.io if you are interested.
And here are more ways to be part of the Blockchain Founder Club Community (Beta)
For those founders who are not involved in Blockchain, SVE meetup will cover SF for non blockchain related events (Health Tech, etc)
The Blockchain Founder Club will be officially launched after the team is assembled.

Silicon Valley Blockchain Week by SVE together with SVInsights, F50, 500 Startups



We’re bringing world class thought leaders together to present and share ideas on blockchain compliance and investment. This is NOT your typical blockchain event, it’s a deep dive into the current and future state of blockchain regulations along with a unique perspective from traditional venture capital.
20% Off Discount Code: SYNERGYSUPEREARLY
Here’s a look at the first round of speakers!


*Agenda is subject to change.
Reserve Your Spot!
20% Off Discount Code: SYNERGYSUPEREARLY

Blockchain Developer Hackathon Announced by a Group of Silicon Valley Communities


A group of Silicon Valley organizations teamed up announced the Silicon Valley Blockchain Hackathon at June 22-24 today Hackathon is brought you by Silicon Valley Developer Network to together with a group of organizations:

The Hackathon expects to bring over 200 attendees including developers, founders, and business analyst.  Here are some of the latest update from the organizers:

1 Prize for the winner

A $2M investment

We have sponsors who had informally agreed to put together a $2M crypto investment into the winne.  Hope we can get legal paperwork done soon for formal announcement

B Present at F50’ Synergy Blockchain Summit

F50 as strategic partner of this event will give marketing and BD support, and invite the winner to present to hundreds of investors in

2 Location / Venue

We have a tentative venue in Santa Clara. But if you somewhere closer to Palo Alto, please send to our way

3 Team

We have assembled a team of volunteers and couple partners for the hackathon and welcome new hands:   https://goo.gl/forms/YNpV1A8uX1bBxSLy1

4 Sponsor

Our team is working with couple sponsors including public chains, tool companies, startups in blockchain space for cover the cost of the event. If we have enough sponsor, we will increase the prize to the winner.


5 RSVP now is open:


Please use “I-SUPPORT” for 30% of of earlier bird discount ending next week

More upcoming community events:

Blockchain Demo Night June 7 (SV)

SF Blockchain Demo June 19

Blockchain Demo Night July 12

AI + Blockchain = Intelligence + Privacy, Archer Software @ Global Capital Summit 2018


Virgil Zhang, CEO & Founder, Archer Software Corporation

Moderator: Martin Chen, Managing Partner, G.D.V Capital

F50’s Synergy Blockchain Summit to connect two camps of investors


Join us at the Synergy Blockchain Summit, a fusion of traditional venture capital and blockchain investment. Meet VCs, Investors, Thought Leaders, and Select Entrepreneurs as we learn from industry experts about the future of Blockchain investment and token economy compliance.

The Summit will feature over 50 global leaders from the top law firms, CPA’s, and VC’s in the investment ecosystem, along with extraordinary Blockchain companies. Join 250+ attendees from the venture capital and global investment community, including select VC executives, influential long-term investors, corporate ventures and corporate executives, asset management companies, and a group of high potential local CEOs.

Synergy Themes

The key themes surrounding the Synergy Blockchain Summit include:

Compliance: Tax Law, Patents & Privacy, Utility Tokens – Crowdfunding Legislation, Security Tokens – Equity Act, and The Structure of a Crypto Fund.

Hybrid Investment – Tokens & Equity: Case Studies, and Prospective Studies

The Future50 Report on Blockchain VCs: Market Trends, and Top Blockchain Investor Ceremony

Emerging Blockchain Startup Presentations




Global Capital Summit Featuring 300+ Global Investors, LAST CHANCE for Early Bird Ticket

Join us at Global Capital Summit – Spring 2018. Prices will increase by next Monday, April 30th! This is your LAST CHANCE to get an additional 20% off the Early Bird tickets with code “F50NETWORK”.
Featured Guest List
  • Ling Gan, SF Holding, Deputy GM
  • Pramod Gosavi, VMware, Corporate Investments
  • Tracy Wang, ZZ Ventures, CEO
  • Allen Yang, Red Harp Corporation, CEO
  • Houman Haghighi, Qualcomm Ventures, Head of Business Development
  • Patrick Berbon, China Materialia VC fund, Managing Partner
  • Laura Collins, BDO USA LLP, Director
  • Cynthia Carrillo, Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Regional Director, Bay Area
  • Shirley Deng, Tencent, Business Development Manager
  • Sabya Das, Moneta Ventures, Partner
  • Jeff Chien, Plug and Play Tech Center, Head of China Partnership
  • Ludovic Copere, Sony Innovation Fund, Director
  • Mike Xu, Fosun Capital, Managing Director
  • Rose Gong, Fosun Capital, Managing Director
  • Hao Chen, DL Capitals, investor
  • Dmitry Alimov, Frontier Ventures, Founder
  • Norm Gitis, Lymo Ventures, Managing Partner
  • Steve Bernardez, ONSET Ventures, Partner
  • Wanlin Wang, Bibox, Co-Founder
  • Laird Cagan, RocketSpace Capital, Managing Partner
  • Helen Liang PhD, FoundersX Ventures, Managing Partner
  • Ann Shin, D.Ed, Fenoxvc, General Partner
  • Elise Huang, Gopher Asset, Managing Partner
  • Alfred Chu, DIR Ventures, Partner
  • Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics, Managing Director
  • Zhen Fang, Jupai Investment, Executive President-U.S Branch
  • Elaine Mo, Ascend Capital Partners, Vice President
  • Tim Kazurayama, Presidio Ventures, INC., Sr. Director
  • Robin Li, GGV Capital, GGV Capital
  • Benjamin Xu, XCapital Management, Managing Partner
  • Alexis Ji, Illumina ventures, Partner
  • Henry Wong, Garage TechVentures, Managing Director
  • Bill Liao, BDO USA LLP, Partner, China Desk Lead
  • Zhen Cao, JD Capital, JLab, Investment Director
  • Walter Liu, MediaTek Ventures, Investment Director
  • David Chen, HYSTA, Chairman
  • Gordon Wan, Zenity Ventures, Investment Director
  • Michael Novikov, Knowledge investments, knowledge investor
  • Robbi Magnuson, EFD Corp., President
  • Stefon Crawford, General Motors Ventures, VC Analyst
  • Gregory Castle, Anorak Ventures, Managing Partner
  • Radu B. Rusu, Fyusion, CEO
  • George Chen, Nautilus Venture Partners, Principal
  • Shuo Zhang, AuGC BioFund, Managing Partner
  • Regina Leung, Bay Angels, Executive Director Health Tech
  • Jun Hou, Fosun, Managing Director
  • Ben Shih, Icon Ventures, Partner
  • Yi Zhao, Westlake Ventures, CEO
  • Sylvia Chen, CyberPulse Limited, VP of Finance
  • Garrett Vygantas, OSF Healthcare Ventures, OSF Healthcare Ventures
  • Eric Ball, Impact Venture Capital, General Partner
  • Sean Jiam, NetApp, Inc., Senior Director, Corporate Development
  • Carol Mao, Fusion Fund, Vice President
  • Brett Brown, Xsolla Capital, Managing Partner
  • Eve Muradyan, Xsolla Capital, Director of Strategic Engagement
  • Ephraim Lindenbaum, Advance Ventures, Managing Director
  • Matt Cook, Braveship Media, Founder and CEO
  • Vadim Tarasov, Satellite Capital, Managing Partner
  • Bill Wang, 360, President, Overseas Gaming
  • Amy Gu, Hemi Ventures, Managing Partner
  • James Zhang, Shanda Group, Executive Director
  • Jeff Heely, MainBrace Capital, Founder
  • Danil Kislinskiy, IBConsulter, Founder
  • Lisa Gao, China Mobile Tech USA, President
  • Tony Ng, Mandra Capital, VC
  • David Austin, Machine.VC, Managing Director
  • Hermann Liu, Andra Capital, Managing Partner
  • Jasmine Zhang, Westlake Ventures, General Manager of Westlake Accelerator
  • Derek Acree, Finova Financial, Chief Legal Officer
  • Chenxu Zhang, Peakview Capital, Senior Investment Manager
  • Vivian Ling, Dragon solutions, CEO
  • Harper Gu, Apple Inc., SRE
  • Ekta Dang, Intel Capital, General Partner
  • Tai Hsia, XY Ventures, Managing Director
  • David Collier, Presidio Partners, Managing Director
  • Anshul Agarwal, Mitsui Investments, Director
  • Keyan Li, NewDo Venture, General Partner
  • Lake Dai, LDV Partners, Managing Director
  • Henry Fan, Crossvine Ventures, Managing Partners
  • Larry Chao, Ricoh Innovations Corporation, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Development
  • Brewer Stone, Nfluence Partners, Partner
  • Jack Jia, GSR Ventures, Partner
  • Yiting Wang, Cybernaut Westlake Partners, Investment Manager
  • Ben Stanzl, EIC, Managing Director
  • Wayne Zhang, LDV Parnters, Founding Partner
  • Ariel Arrieta, NXTP Labs, Managing Partner
  • Andy Wu, Suning International, Director of Corporate Development and Venture
  • Orrin Ailloni-Charas, angelMD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Zahava Stroud, Angel Launch, Investment Director
  • Luke Tang, TechCode Accelerator(US) Inc, General Manager
  • Paul Tuan, Andra Capital, Managing Director
  • Stephen Li, Huawei, VP to TP&C in North America
  • Howie Xu, Genesis Capital, Venture Partner
  • Cindy Wang, Westlake ventures, Director
  • Dien Yuen, Evercore Wealth Management, Managing Director
  • John Ricci, US Angels, MD
  • Tim Kazurayama, Presidio Ventures, Inc., Senior Director
  • Xi Fang, Button Capital, Managing Partner
  • Lily Lee, Button Capital, Founding Partner
  • Jake Yu, Peregrine Ventures, Managing Partner
  • + 300 More…


Connecting Traditional VCs with Blockchain

One of the most exciting developments in the technology space today is that of cryptocurrencies and their accompanying digital ledgers. F50’s Global Capital Summit will be an incredible opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors in the world of cryptocurrency to meet and discuss the exciting future of this industry.
In the last few years, Blockchain-based companies have gained a tremendous amount of support from traditional venture capital firms. As Blockchain — the world’s first truly transparent and secure digital transaction ledger — continues to develop and grow, VC investments should follow a similar trajectory.
As recently as 2012, venture capital firms accounted for just $2.13 million in Blockchain investments. By 2017, worldwide VC investments in Blockchain and Blockchain-based startups totaled over $900 million, a number which should rise again this year. Through February 2018, venture capital fundraising for Blockchain companies in 2018 was already over 40% of last year’s total.
On the other end of the funding spectrum, many startups are now self-funding by offering their own cryptocurrencies in an initial coin offering, or ICO. Last year alone, ICO-backed projects generated nearly $500 million in funding.
Much of the current Blockchain investment is coming from China, where a government-based investment group is starting a funding center specifically geared to Blockchain development. The future of cryptocurrency on the whole will likely rely greatly on investors and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and China teaming up.
As Bitcoin miners continue to bring more coins into circulation, the industry keeps climbing in value — creating fresh opportunities for forward-thinking entrepreneurs and investors alike. From VCs to ICOs, there’s a ton of funding being generated for smart startups.
F50’s Global Capital Summit will be attended by many of these founders and funders, and it’s exciting just to think about the various kinds of innovative developments that will arise from their partnerships.

New Directions in DeepTech Investment

What makes deep tech startups different than their digital cousins? What are the new expectations that investors have for startup funding? What do deep tech startups need (besides money)?
These questions—and their answers—signal a new direction in deep tech startup funding.
More Resources, More Business Savvy, More Collaboration The answers to these questions can be summarized in one word: more. Commercializing truly disruptive technology requires:
  • More development resources. More time, research resources and money to develop totally new technologies and commercialize new products.
  • More business awareness and skills. That means senior decision makers must have the ability to market a first-of-its-kind product before they launch it and review everything technological from a business point of view.
  • More non-financial support. Deep tech startups face challenges that go beyond capital. Survey respondents noted concern over the time to market of their innovations, needing more information about their economic environment and a wish to collaborate with corporate partners to fill gaps such as distribution networks and customer segmentation.
And oh yes, deep tech requires more patient investors. Deep tech payback periods are typically longer because it takes longer to get products to market.
Deep Tech Founders, Meet Local and International Investors
The only way to get meaningful answers to your investment and partnership questions is go meet local and international investors, investment strategists and good old-fashioned entrepreneurs.
On May 3rd, 2018, you can meet the F50 network at the Spring Global Capital Summit. This one-day event brings investing expertise to Palo Alto.
Join us for a day filled with information, startup presentations and networking with HealthTech, AI, Robotics, Materials Science and other Deep Tech founders. For agendas and detailed speakers’ information for this event, go to https://f50.io/gcs18

Henrik Fisker, Chairman & CEO of Fisker


SPEAKER: Henrik Fisker, Chairman & CEO
California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most stunning luxury electric vehicles complemented with the longest EV range on earth. The brainchild of EV pioneer and world-leading automotive designer, Henrik Fisker, Fisker Inc.’s mission is to set a new standard of excellence and performance in the electric vehicle industry – developing unique, high-performance electric vehicles with disruptive design and battery technology.

Boom, D-Wave, Rescale, and silicon valley’s best startups and investors on Youtube from Global Capital Summit

GCS 2018 Spring is one week away with a group of amazing founders and hundreds of investors.  Now, I would like to invite you to check out some of the videos from 2017 which we just released to get a sense of Silicon Valley’s best startups (Boom, D-Wave, Rescale, Fiskr, and many more)
The SVE Startup Talk Channel on Youtube
Also, check out Global Capital Summit 2018 featured companies: