F50 invites top startups to Connect Lounge to showcase to hundreds of investors

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We are opening applications to participate at the F50 Connect Lounge during the Global Capital Summit on September 21!

The F50 Connect Lounge offers a platform to highlight the latest cutting edge technology companies and demonstrate their products. With only 12 tables total in the lounge, exhibitors will have a unique spotlight to showcase their technologies to over 500 investors, corporate venture executives, asset managers, and CEOs from top technology companies.

We welcome applications from all growth-stage companies in the AI, Robotics, IoT, HealthTech, DeepTech, and other verticals. Applications will close on Thursday, September 7th.


Use code ” ​SVENETWORK ” for 50% off all ticket types

The startup must have raised a venture round led by a local top VC or a public company. 
Round – Pre-Series A to C
Sector – DeepTech, HealthTech, IoT, AI/Robotics, and others
F50 Connect Lounge details:
  • One cocktail style table top with 12 square foot spacing
  • Visibility to 500+ attendees, including over 350 VC executives
    • Newsletter promotion: a brief introduction of all founders at Connect Lounge through the F50 mailing list with over 40,000 subscribers
  • A private deal room where exhibitors can pitch to a select group of investors
  • F50 Concierge service where a Connector will be assigned to understand your business and help connect you with strategic contacts
    • The $5,000 cost includes two complimentary tickets and one Industry Insider pass
If you have any questions about the F50 Connect Lounge application process, please email connect@f50.io
F50 Residence Program
F50 is looking for a few amazing people to join our Residence Program as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) or Investor in Residence (IIR) on a part-time basis. The main responsibilities will be searching and evaluating potential amazing startups, and engaging investors in the ecosystem broadly for a our primary products. Find out more here.
About the Global Capital Summit
The Global Capital Summit (GCS) is an exclusive, bi-annual gathering where the most forward-thinking global investors meet Silicon Valley’s leading venture capitalists, asset managers, and CEOs of the most promising private growth companies. The program extends over two full days and includes highly interactive sessions covering top technology and investment trends, along with post-series B company presentations by proven entrepreneurs who are leveraging innovation to build large businesses. GCS will also include a private VIP reception where attendees can enjoy high-level networking with both speakers and fellow attendees.
David Chao is the Co-Founder & General Partner at DCM Ventures. He has been listed as one of the top venture capitalists in Asia and the U.S. by Forbes Magazine since 2004 and was named to the Forbes Midas List Hall of Fame in 2016.
Paul Holland is a General Partner at Foundation Capital. He has helped to generate over $13B in market capitalization in his operating career. He invests in the IT, consumer, and digital energy sectors.
Roy Bahat is the Head of Bloomberg Beta, a venture fund solely backed by Bloomberg L.P. that is recognized as the #2 investor in AI.
Sandy Carter is the VP of Amazon Web Services. She is consistently recognized as one of the most influential and powerful women in technology.
Steve Stevanovich is a leading Chicago philanthropist who sits on the Board of Governors at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the oldest and largest U.S. national lab.
Detlef Pohl is a Managing Partner at Siemens Venture Capital, the venture arm of a global powerhouse in the fields of industry, energy, and healthcare and for infrastructure solutions.
Grant Allen is Senior Vice President of ABB Technology Ventures, the strategic venture capital unit of ABB (NYSE: ABB).

Founder Bootcamp’s Demo Night for Investors: Oct 3rd

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Oct 3rd, Founder Bootcamp will host its first Demo Night for investors. This event is free for investors. We already have more than 15 accredit investors registered. Investor registration at :https://goo.gl/forms/ZXH8N0Jdt8pemZkk1 (verification needed)

Besides the Founder Bootcamp founders, we are looking for few more amazing founders who has angel or VC funding to present. To apply the presentation at the bootcamp: https://goo.gl/forms/sfjxJknLF17nf0u13

This event is free to accredit investors, and cost $100 for non investors

Tentative Agenda:

3PM: Pitch Review (presenter only)

4PM: Mentoring / Investor Panel (presenter only)

5PM Keynote

5:15PM: Pitch start

6:30PM: Investor Review Panel

7PM Reception & Food

Here are all the mentors / instructors for the boocamp:

• James (Jim) F. Jensen, Partner, Perkins Coie

• Bill Reichert,  Managing Director, Garage Ventures

• Naeem Zafar, serial entrepreneur, faculty of UC Berkeley, UCSF, Ozyegin University and LUMS

• Anil Advani, Managing Partner, Inventus Law

• Lu Zhang, Fusion Fund founding partner, also know as NewGen capital

• Mei Xu, Partner, CPA, Moss Adams, LLP

• David Cao, Founder & CEO F50, Host of Startup Tea Talk, Founding Partner, F50 Ventures

• Li Sun, Bessmer venture partner

• Susan Hobbs, Partner at CrunchFund

• Canice Wu, Vice President of Corporate Innovation at RocketSpaceAnu (Anurag)

Nigam,Former Angel Investor, Former Serial Entrepreneur Turned Professional Startup Advisor

• Sumeet Jain, Co-Founder & General Partner at Luma Capital Partners

F50 & Google Developers Presents: Founder World 2015

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Join over 10,000 Entrepreneurs at SF’s largest grassroots startup conference

Date: October 27-28

Location: Pier 27, San Francisco

RSVP Here: http://www.founderworld.com/conference/

Founder World is the largest startup and investment ecosystem conference in the world for founders, developers and members of the broader entrepreneurial community. Join fellow founders from all stages and get matched with the resources, education and people you’ll need to help build your startup. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn, grow and share your business!
F50 and Google will be powering this event at Pier 27 overlooking the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The agenda includes expos, demos, a huge job fair and a chance to compete for a spot in F50’s Season 6 Summit! Attend educational workshops, watch investor panels, keynote speeches and join in on interactive activities to teach you how to navigate your startup journey.

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F50 Just Closed More Than $2 Million in Seed Round Funding

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Online Platform Private Beta Scheduled to Launch in June 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2015 — F50, a private co-investment platform, announced today the successful close of its seed round for more than $2 million from a group of investment funds and angel investors. The company will use the funds to grow its team, particularly by adding developers to launch its online platform, and to expand its network of investors.

F50 has built a private network to help 1000+ investors from around the world access and share great deals. Simultaneously, F50 has helped many members of its 230+ selected founders in their seed or angel round.

“We founded F50 last year on top of Silicon Valley’s largest entrepreneur community to connect founders by providing them access to a global network of smart capital,” said David Cao, Founder & CEO of F50. “Our relationships with key influencers in the startup community, including corporations like Google and accelerator programs like StartX, have been very helpful in our success to date.”

“F50 is supporting the startup ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs with strategic investors globally. It’s great to have received such strong support from our diversified strategic partners,” said Bill Reichert, Co-founder of F50 and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures.

The company’s founding team includes Eric Ly, the Co-founder and former CTO of LinkedIn, as well as Tel Iiu, the former EVP of Tencent. F50 will host a series of private, offline-to-online events for its Network members this June, including an invitation-only F50 Season 5 Summit in downtown San Francisco to showcase 100 startups across eight major verticals to more than 400 investors worldwide.

About F50

F50 is a private co-investment platform that connects a network of high-quality founders with smart capital. F50’s curated platform of select early-stage startups provides deal flow for member investors. The easy, fast submission process together with regular, live-pitching events provides an ideal way for founders to secure early stage capital quickly from a global base of smart investors. For more information, visit www.f50.io.

Contact: Allison Carleton
Public Relations
Phone: (415) 323-6581
Email: a@f50.io

Funded! Global Edition

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Join SVE at Funded! Global Edition – a conference with investor conversations capped off with a startup job fair and a big networking party.  This will be the largest SVE event to date with 1000+ founders and 100+ startups recruiting! Get there early to hear from the following investors:

  • Dave Bell – Founder of Gummicube
  • Dr. Ossama Hassanein – Partner of Newbury Ventures
  • Erik Lassila – Managing Partner of ShengJing Group
  • Bill Santana Li – Founder of Knightscope
  • Bill Reichert – Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures
  • Mark Siegel – Managing Partner of Menlo Ventures
  • Hans Tung – Managing Partner of GGV Capital

Follow us @SVEntrepeneur, #fundedSVE

There will be a job fair, complimentary beer, wine & pizza, and a networking party that you won’t want to miss!  Think free food and drinks, a startup job fair, a DJ, and a room full of founders all at an innovative new event space at Bespoke in the heart of San Francisco.

Thanks to our sponsors ShengJing and F50, Funded! Global Edition is totally free! All that is needed on your part is to RSVP on Eventbrite.


  • 2:00pm – Doors open
  • 2:30-6:00pm – Investor conversations, Post series-A Founder panel, and keynote
  • 6:00-8:00pm – Job fair and networking party

We can’t wait to see you there, and please spread the word!

P.S. Interested in a FREE recruiting table at our conference? Fill out this form.  Don’t forget to post your jobs up at SVE’s startup job board here.
As mentioned, this premier event is brought to you by our generous sponsors, ShengJing group and F50. ShengJing will be hosting the Global Innovation Awards in September, featuring $1.5M in cash awards & $150M investment for the winners: f50.io/gia. Meet some of the competing startups at SVE’s Funded! conference.

Resonant Games LLC Won the Gaming Pitch Demo Day Followed by Sending.IO

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Winner’s Introduction

Adaptablox.com by Resonant Games: Video chat with educational games and activities

600_415697672Resonant Games is a studio that specializes in social apps with synchronous interactivity. Our team has been working together for the past 15 years developing Social Games, Virtual Worlds and F2P Mobile Games.

As parents with distant relatives we recognized the need for an accessible video chat application for distributed families. With Adaptablox.com we set out to create a video chat platform that would allow participants to join in a shared space with one click (no download or plugin required). Once connected, family members can synchronously share content like toys, books and educational games to add context to the conversation. Eventually, family members will be able to upload photos, create drawings together and record their session for sharing externally.

Our demo at Adaptablox.com is a prototype of what will ultimately evolve into a HUB for the distributed family. We are excited about the enthusiasm for our video chat platform because we know that it solves a real problem and we are anxious to take it to the next level.

For anyone that is interested in discussing investment opportunities please reach out to us at hello@resonantgames.com

Bart Yeary CPO

Bart is a master of F2P monetization and user experience design. He was most recently Product Owner at NaturalMotion Games, a leading social games company focused on delivering console quality games on iOS and Android. Bart was formerly Sr. Director of Product for FooMojo Inc. (backed by $10 million in venture capital from Softbank). Bart also has extensive experience in the Advertising industry having worked as a Sr. Art Director for Razorfish and as a freelance interactive designer for Leo Burnett and Cramer Krasselt. Earlier in his career Bart pioneered the development of browser based virtual worlds when he launched Faketown.com in 1999. Bart lives in San Mateo Ca. with his wife and their 3 year old son (more than 600 miles from the nearest family member!).

Runner up’s Introduction

Sending.iO: We focus on using Email to help game developers acquire, retain, and monetize their users.

sending_blackLogoSending.IO is the ONLY company focused on delivering email technology and services to the gaming industry.  We help game publishers acquire, retain, and monetize their users via sophisticated behavioral targeting and email technology. Our service is free for game publishers and we give 70% of revenue back to the publisher for utilizing our monetization solution.

Sending.IO’s Team

¤Lee An.  BA EE Princeton.  MS EE Stanford. Serial entrepreneur since 1996.  4 startups.  First two raised combined $30M in VC financing.Nettangerine profitable since year 1, generated cumulative sales over $50M.

¤Scott Wang. BS Computer Science Stanford. 15 years development experience.  Senior engineering manager at Yahoo responsible for media properties.  Monthly users exceeding 100M.   Expert in highly scalable web and mobile services.

¤Amy Monier.  BA Arizona State.  9 years agency and online marketing experience.  Expertise in SEO, Email marketing, monetization, and customer acquisition.


We’ve selected seven gaming startups to pitch next Thursday evening in SF!

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Join us on Oct 9th Thursday @Pivotal Labs in San Francisco.

Judge of Panel

• Patrick Mork, EIR at Signia, X-Googler, Disruptor, C-level Start-Up Builder

• Ann Burkett, Venture Partner at F50

• Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat

Pitching Startups

• ZRDS Games: Mobile phone entertainment for Kids

• Figure Of Speech: Cards Against Humanity Reinvented for Mobile

• Asylum Labs: Innovative Mobile Social Casino games

• Resonant Games LLC: Video chat with educational games and activities

• Senetur: Platform to allow game teams and studios to find talent, prototype faster, decrease time to market, and connect publishing opportunities outside of conferences

• Hero Systems & Mechanics: Developing a mobile game that connects to a physical toy swords. A mobile apps powers two opposing toy swords. During a toy sword fight NFC and bluetooth signals are sent between them and their mobile apps and a winner is determined

•  Sending.iO: We focus on using Email to help game developers acquire, retain, and monetize their users.

  • Patrick Mork, EIR at Signia, X-Googler, Disruptor, C-level Start-Up Builder

Multi-cultural, multi-lingual start-up senior executive. Worked in US / Europe / LATAM and speak 4 languages fluently.

Former global head of marketing for Google play; worked in 5 start-ups including one as CEO / co-founder and two more as board advisor. 14 Years experience in mobile content / mobile games / app retail and distribution.

Currently EIR at Signia seeking CEO / No2 role in a high growth start-up in mobile content, education, health or consumer services where strategy, marketing, and entrepreneurial drive (mixed with a bit of “madness”) can help make a significant impact for a company with big ambitions.

  • Ann Burkett, Venture Partner at F50

Ann Burkett is a Venture Partner with with F50 Venture focusing on and recommending game companies for investment in the 500k and 2Million range. She has run Game Dojos which was the original incubator for Plain Vanilla Games “Quizup” which has over 200million active users and recently raised $20Million from Sequoia Capital, with participation from all existing investors, including Tencent, Greycroft Partners, IDG Ventures, BOLDstart Ventures, CrunchFund. Game Dojos also had in its class Focused Apps LLC a small independent whose Hit Tennis games have been downloaded over 30million times. A developer by training her team also worked on games which have had up to 10million active users. She loves unique and independent games and teams that can be crafted to also be successful and has been known to show up to Gamesbeat in bad teeshirts.

She currently also founded and runs the HTML5 Developers Conference which is the currently the largest JavaScript/HTML5/CSS/node.js technology focused conference in the world. She also founded and runs IOTAconf Internet of Things Conference. HTML5Devconf, IOTACconf and F50.io will be held at Moscone Center SF in San Francisco on Oct 20, 21 with training the following week.

  • Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat

“I’ve been a business journalist since 1988. most of that time i’ve focused on technology journalism. In 2002, I published a book on the making of the Xbox, “Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft’s Plan To Unleash an Entertainment Revolution.” My second book, “The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft’s Next-Generation Video Game Console,” launched in 2006. The information is at www.spiderworks.com/xbox360. Now I’m a lead writer on the digital media blog at www.venturebeat.com”
Specialties:video games, computer hardware, chips, digital media