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SVOD2018 Agenda and Video | SVOD - Silicon Valley Open Doors

SVOD2018 Agenda and Video

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Changing the World Order: 1 Bitcoin at a Time (VIDEO)

Speaker: Tim Draper, Founding Partner, Draper Associates and DFJ ($5B under management); #7 Forbes Midas List; Founder, Draper University, early investor in Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, Baidu, Twitter, Box, Coinbase, Solar City, Angel List, Twilio. Invested $19M in Bitcoin

Panel: Governments and States: Will High-Tech Transform or Eliminate You? (VIDEO)

Moderator: Andy Tsao, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Speakers:
Shlomi Kofman, Consul General, Israel
Kaspar Korjus, Managing Director, e-Residency, Estonia
Dr. Gemi José González López, Consul General, Mexico

Forging the Future: What’s Next? (VIDEO)

Speaker: Steve Jurvetson, Co-Founder, DFJ & Future Ventures; Early VC investor in SpaceX, Tesla, Planet, Synthetic Genomics, Hotmail and D-Wave

Investor Panel: Machine Learning / AI / Big Data (VIDEO)

Moderator: Geoffrey Baehr, General Partner, Almaz Capital Partners
Speakers:
Angelo Del Priore, Partner, HP Tech Ventures
Upal Basu, General Partner, NGP Capital
Aaron Jacobson, Partner, NEA
Anis Uzzaman, General Partner, Fenox Venture Capital
Ashmeet Sidana, General Partner, Engineering Capital

Machine Learning / AI / Big Data Startup Presentations (VIDEO)

  • DEEPMOTION – builds the motion AI that vastly reduces animation cost and creates life-like interactive digital humans
  • Krolm – Intelligent Recruiting Engine. We match companies and candidates based on their Rating.
  • Biolink.Tech – an AI-managed multi-factor biometric identification and behavioral scoring data platform, with private products and services build on it.
  • Helios Wire – Helios is building a satellite powered Internet of Things network with a focus on remote industrial devices worldwide.
  • Aromyx – Sensing and Artificial Intelligence to Digitize the Sense of Smell

Blockchain Beyond Crypto (VIDEO)

Fireside Chat with Susan Athey, Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Board Member, Expedia (market cap $16B) and Ripple (market cap $20B), and Lending Club (market cap $1.5B). Formerly, advisor to the CEO of Microsoft
Moderator: Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor at Buyouts Insider, PE Hub, & Venture Capital Journal

The SaaS of Tomorrow (VIDEO)

Fireside Chat with Alex Rosen, Managing Director, Ridge Ventures (formerly, IDG Ventures)
Moderator: Cromwell Schubarth, TechFlash Silicon Valley Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Investor Panel: Enterprise software / SaaS / Infrastructure (VIDEO)

Moderator: Mike Sandler, Founder/CEO, Epiphan Systems
Speakers:
Alex Rosen, Managing Director, Ridge Ventures (formerly, IDG Ventures)
Spencer Tall, Partner, Allegis Capital
Umesh Padval, Partner, Thomvest Ventures
Reza Malekzadeh, General Partner, Partech Ventures
Eric Buatois, General Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures
Ariel Tseitlin, Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Gary Little, Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures

Enterprise software / SaaS / Infrastructure Startup Presentations (VIDEO)

  • Sagisu – Sagisu offers logistics as a service platform – enabling brands & consumers a better way to manage returns & freight
  • OpenSea – a cargoship chartering marketplace allowing the right ship to find the best cargo in minutes.
  • TapClassifieds – TapClassifieds is a leading inventory based SaaS marketing automation platform with over 250 paying customers.
  • SYNAPS – App for remote working with customers and partners. Making external teamwork more productive & less work.
  • KWIPPED – is a B2B platform where businesses that need equipment can rent or lease from suppliers that have the equipment.
  • Allure Systems – To mirror the diversity of consumers, Allure Systems creates stunning visual experiences for clothing retailers, using augmented reality.

Exploring VR/AR Potential (VIDEO)

Fireside chat with Han Jin, Founder/CEO, Lucid
Moderator: Daniil Stolyarov, Partner, Almaz Capital Partners

Investor Panel: IoT/ VR/ Gadgets / Smart Home/ Hardware (VIDEO)

Moderator: Daniil Stolyarov, Partner, Almaz Capital Partners
Speakers:
Cyril Ebersweiler, General Partner, SOSV
Aymerik Renard, General Partner, Hardware Club
Lu Zhang, Managing Partner, Fusion Fund
Guy Resheff, Partner, Grove Ventures
Emily Becher, Head, Samsung NEXT International
Matt Carbonara, Senior Director, Cisco Investments

IoT/ VR/ Gadgets / Smart Home/ Hardware Startup Presentations (VIDEO)

  • Cubios – WOWCube – the World’s first portable twisty game console.
  • SmartGurlz – SmartGurlz is the New Age LeapFrog – a digital learning company with robots, wearables and apps for young girls.
  • ServerDome – is the next generation of hyper green data centers. In an exploding data world, we are set to become a billion $ company.
  • Serene Sensors – Mobile-operated, smart water analyzers to help safeguard drinking water quality.
  • SmartMimic – Makes your things smart by placing mimic on them. 50 different use case. Users create and publish their own scenarios.

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Investor Panel: Consumer Applications / Fitness / Digital Health / Lifestyle / E-Commerce (VIDEO)

Moderator: Michael Fertik, Managing Partner, Heroic Ventures
Speakers:
Zach Noorani, Partner, Foundation Capital
David Wu, General Partner, Maveron
John Dougery, Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners
Vishal Vasishth, Managing Director, Obvious Ventures
Kyle Lui, Principal, DCM Ventures
Ken Sobajima, Director of Investment, KDDI America

Consumer Applications / Fitness / Digital Health / Lifestyle / E-Commerce Startup Presentations (VIDEO)

  • BHander – crypto payment system built around safe and simple device: multicurrency hardware wallet with wireless access to blockchain
  • Lomics – Generation Z Visual Storytelling Platform
  • Odeeva – provides a monthly subscription of women’s, non-organic personal hygiene products, with a core focus on tampons, pads & liners.
  • World Mastery – CaaS company offering E-Learning content from celebrities to professionals (B2B) that want to apply these methodologies to their classes.
  • TruMe – developed and patented a new way to accurately report changes in the vitality of any human being.
  • uPhoria – is a new whitening experience marketed to dentists. Whiter teeth in only 4 minutes! Safe, Effective & Affordable.

Abundance…Not Disruption (VIDEO)

Keynote: Mike Maples, Founding Partner, Floodgate

Your Plastic Brain (VIDEO)

Keynote: Lara Boyd, Professor, Center for Brain Health, Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Motor Learning; Director, Brain Behaviour Lab, The University of British Columbia

Social Impact: Portable Identity and Financial Inclusion (VIDEO)

Fireside chat with Greg Kidd, Co-Founder/CEO, GlobalID; early investor & former Board Member, Ripple, Square and Twitter
Moderator: Galina Fedorova, Co-Founder & CEO, Gooddler; President, Gooddler Foundation; Co-Founder, Social Impact Youth Summit; Member, Strategic Group, UN Initiative The Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Actions

Investor Panel: Social Impact & Mission-Driven Companies (VIDEO)

Moderator: Galina Fedorova, Co-Founder & CEO, Gooddler; President, Gooddler Foundation; Co-Founder, Social Impact Youth Summit; Member, Strategic Group, UN Initiative The Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Actions
Speakers:
Dan Luscher Managing Director, ADAP
Matthew Davie, Managing Director, Financial Inclusion & Blockchain, Kiva
Greg Kidd, Co-Founder/CEO, GlobalID; early investor & former Board Member, Ripple, Square and Twitter
Patrick Guerra, Band of Angels
Shripriya Mahesh, Partner, Spero Ventures
Aarti Chandna, Partner, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund
Eyal Bilgrai, Impact Investor

Social Impact & Mission-driven Startup Presentations (VIDEO)

  • Countable – powers movements – we give everyone from individuals to organizations, everything they need to have impact.
  • BeeHero – BeeHero increases crop yields by empowering bees – the single most important pollinator of nature – using AI technology.
  • Harvesting – Connecting finance with farmers globally through Agriculture Intelligence Engine.
  • Sown to grow – Our goal-setting and reflection platform empowers students and helps them learn how to learn

Banking for the Unbanked: Financial Services for the Last 2.5B of the World’s Population (VIDEO)

Fireside Chat with Matthew Davie, Managing Director, Financial Inclusion & Blockchain, Kiva
Moderator: Kira Makagon, Executive VP, RingCentral (Market cap $5.8B)

Investor Panel: Blockchain / Cryptocurrency / Fintech (VIDEO)

Moderator: Vera Shokina, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Speakers:
Minal Hasan, Managing Director, K2 Global
Matthew Le Merle, Managing Partner, Keiretsu Capital
Duncan Davidson, General Partner, Bullpen Capital
Arvind Purushotham, Co-Head, Venture Capital Group, Citi Ventures
Don Butler, Partner, Thomvest Ventures
Victor Orlovsky, Managing Partner, FortRoss Ventures

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency/Fintech Startup Presentations (VIDEO)

  • Bizz Inc.’s vision is to be a CFO in your pocket. Financial dashboard and network for control and immediacy.
  • BuildingBits – a crowdfunding platform for anyone to invest in commercial property and to freely trade their shares on a secondary market.
  • Custos – uses blockchain incentives to harvest deep data. Media owners pay us to rapidly discover leaks of digital media.
  • Swaayed – the future of influencer marketing. Our tokenized smart campaigns guarantee higher ROI through performance based incentives.
  • ZAGG Network – will disrupt the GBRL Industry using its custom blockchain with the proprietary, ZAGG Protocol.

Terminator X: Rise of the Robots! (VIDEO)

Fireside chat with Dmitry Grishin, Founder, Grishin Robotics ($100M under management).
Moderator: Bill Reichert, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

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