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December 16th, 2020
Farewell 2020!


(Photo credit: Ethan Epstein)

SkyDeck bids a sincere farewell to 2020...a most challenging year ever! Our founders, SkyAdvisors & Mentors, and our greater community have shown incredible resilience and GO BEARS spirit. In spite of a global pandemic, SkyDeck had some high points: Yet another record number of applications. The first exit by a startup in the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund portfolio. Fantastic guest speakers for our program like Brad Bao, co-founder of Lime. We are grateful to all of you for helping and supporting our moonshot startups. Here’s to a new year fueled by innovation and the powerful visions of the world’s great founders. And less Zoom!  Welcome 2021!

Cal Students: THANK YOU for attending the Spring 2021 Intern Fair!

It was great to see all the amazing Cal students at our Spring 2021 Intern Fair on December 9th! If there was a company you didn’t get a chance to meet, feel free to reach out directly via the contact emails on this form.

SkyTeam News
 

Hopeful

Hopeful Inc (Fall ‘20 Cohort)  has just been named one of the Top101 Analytics Startups of 2020 by The Startup Pill!

4D Sight

Riot Games invested in 4D Sight (Spring ‘20 Cohort) as a strategic partner! 4D Sight will also be working closely with Riot to help monetize top titles including League of Legends and Valorant. 4D Sight has also announced a partnership with Activision Blizzard to help them monetize Call of Duty League and Overwatch League all through the 2021 season!

Dispatch Goods

Dispatch (Spring ‘20 Cohort) has two exciting partnerships! Imperfect Foods to allow their customers to return ice gel packs into the reusable system. Imperfect will be collecting their gel packs back from customers on new delivery days, and then Dispatch Goods will wash, sanitize & repackage them for reuse! Also, Zuni Cafe has taken the plunge to become the first restaurant in the US to go 100% reusable for all of their takeout orders.

Go360

Go360 (Fall ‘19 Cohort) successfully developed a prototype street view camera and deployed it to service 2 proof of concept studies.Go360 is now focused on developing real time scene construction algorithms to replace the need for prior maps in self driving cars.

Cosm Medical

Cosm Medical (Fall ‘20 GIP) recently was featured in an engineering.com article on their work with Autodesk to develop advanced ultrasound, AI and parametric modeling to create biocompatible devices.

EmoteWell

EmoteWell (Fall ‘20 HotDesk) has launched their first MVP! EmoteWell is a digital therapeutic journal delivering exercises scientifically proven to provide emotional benefits such as less anxiety and more optimism. Check it out at https://emotewell.com/ and get 50% off with the code SKYDECK2020.


Upcoming Events
 

January 25th: Applications open for next SkyDeck cohort!

SkyDeck is on the hunt for top startups!  Applications for the Spring 2021 Cohort will open beginning January 25th. As a top global accelerator, SkyDeck offers a 6-month acceleration program, access to a vast network of advisors and top-notch UC Berkeley faculty as well as research/laboratory resources. If you or founders you know are interested, be sure to mark your calendars! More information to be released soon!


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