March 2, 2021
Accredited investors can now apply for invite to SkyDeck’s Batch 11 Demo Day

Jonathan Tan, CEO of Coreshell Technologies, at the last SkyDeck Demo Day. Photo Credit: Marla Aufmuth.

Named by Forbes as one of the top five university accelerators, Berkeley SkyDeck is proud to announce its Batch 11 Virtual Demo Day on Wednesday, April 7th from 3 - 6pm. This invite-only event is open to accredited investors. Investors interest in joining for the first time can apply here. If you have previously attended, there is no need to apply again.

Carta CEO Henry Ward speaks to SkyDeck startups

Ward shared insights on best practices for building a robust network of founders, investors, employees, and service providers as he grew his company. Carta's valuation to date is close to $6.9B. Ward elaborated on his ways to build network effects businesses, how to identify n-of-1 markets, and how network effects have contributed to the success of Carta and many other companies including Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and Facebook.

SkyDeck regularly hosts workshops featuring known tech founders to provide SkyDeck founders with opportunities to learn from some of the most talented and successful entrepreneurs.

Top 3 Reasons Startups should join an accelerator

In her latest blog post on Medium, SkyDeck Executive Director Caroline Winnett highlights three reasons startups might consider joining an accelerator. From establishing connections to mastering your pitch, the value proposition of joining SkyDeck has only grown in the past year. 

Legalpad Shares Post-Accelerator Checklist for International Founders

Legalpad, a SkyDeck resource partner, shares ideas on how startups can smoothly transition from an accelerator into the real world. From applying to visas to staying connected with your network, Legalpad's recent blog post covers everything international startups should do to find success in their market. 

SkyTeam News (Fall '18 Cohort) just raised $6.75M from Signalfire and other tech entrepreneurs to expand its data engineering platform. Launched in 2017, harnesses the power of cloud architecture to uniquely merge code and visual development. 
Symbio Robotics
Symbio Robotics has successfully closed $30M in funding, and will be working with Toyota and Nissan to increase robotic assembly efficiency.
Docuvision has been recently acquired by Onetrust. Docuvision’s (Fall ‘19 Cohort) technology alongside OneTrust will deliver the first fully automated tool that helps privacy, legal, and information security teams find, redact, and protect sensitive and personal information in documents and emails.
Developing precision biological processes, Nexilico (Fall ‘19 HotDesk), in collaboration with Microvi Biotech Inc, received a $1.12M grant from the National Institutes of Health. Applying both machine learning and bioinformatics, this project will develop a new generation of biological treatment processes.
RJH Biosciences
RJH Biosciences (Fall ‘20 Cohort) has announced collaborations with Kernal Biologics and CasZyme LLC to create new reagents for CRISPR and mRNA therapies, and to realize the dream of gene-based medicines. 
HiGeorge (Fall ‘19 HotDesk) has launched a data visualization partnership with Tribune Media and SFGate to better educate readers on public health data. HiGeorge enables all publishers to easily create compelling visualizations from public data as seen here.
Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 11th: Big Give

Consider supporting SkyDeck on March 11th during Berkeley's annual Big Give! Visit us online to sponsor programs such as SkyDeck, participate in contests, and more in #CalBigGive.

Friday, March 12th: Women in Tech Symposium

CITRIS and the Women in Tech Initiative at UC will be hosting the Women in Tech Symposium, showcasing issues, sector opportunities, and the career paths of experts in human-computer interaction. The symposium is open to everyone, allowing a broad audience the chance to join the conversation about the future of human-computer interaction.


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