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Driving Growth in New Industry Inflections: Accelerating Deeptech Through VCs and Accelerators

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA Tuesday, July 09
3:30pm to 4:45pm

Innovations driven by semiconductors are enabling growth across multiple inflections - AI, AR/ VR, Autonomous Vehicles, Industrial IoT, Robotics, Healthcare etc. Our panel of leading VCs (strategic and financial) and a hardware accelerator will discuss how and where they are investing in these semiconductor-driven inflections. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs pursuing these deeptech-driven market inflections. We will discuss whether the opportunities are in trailing edge or leading edge nodes. The panelists will also share the best practices for building  successful startups. 

Opening: Om Nalamasu, PhD, Senior VP, CTO, Applied Materials

Moderator: Ray Tiernan, Freelance Journalist
Panelists:

  • Shahin Farshchi, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Lux Capital

  • Trina Van Pelt, VP, Senior Managing Director,¬†Intel Capital

  • Aymeric Renard, General Partner, Hardware Club

  • Rajesh Swaminathan, GM, Applied Ventures

  • Howard Zemsky, President, CEO & Commissioner, Empire State Development (ESD)

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