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SkyAlum Lucid VR: Picture-Perfect

SkyAlum Lucid VR’s year has been close to picture-perfect having won the Red Herring Top 100 Startups Award, a competition featuring startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Lucid VR’s camera, LucidCam, creates videos from VR headsets.  LucidCam differs from other VR cameras in that it...

SkyFounder Spotlight: YC Chen of SkyTeam Infinite Uptime

This week’s spotlight is on SkyTeam Infinite Uptime co-founder YC Chen. Infinite Uptime provides an IoT platform that automates predictive maintenance for industrial machines, with an initial focus on the manufacturing industry. Q: What problem does your startup solve? A: Unplanned downtime. As our name suggests, we aim to create uptime...

SkyFounder Spotlight: Jill Fuss of SkyTeam CinderBio

This week’s spotlight is on SkyTeam CinderBio co-founder Jill Fuss. CinderBio harnesses three billion years of biology for today’s green industry. They use the most extreme microbes on Earth to make a new class of ultra-stable enzyme formulations for industrial applications. Q: What problem does your startup solve? A: We are...

SkyDeck Legal Workshop – Building your IP Castle with SkyDeck Partner Venable Law

Henry Daley, partners at Venable LLP, held a “Building your IP Castle” workshop at SkyDeck to give SkyTeams legal advice relevant to early-stage businesses. Specifically, Venable LLP covered many facets of IP, leading SkyTeams through discussions of provisionals, patents, scope of rights and trademarks. Although all of...

SkyFounder Spotlight: Mack Gamahewage of SkyTeam ReThink Medical

This week's spotlight is on SkyTeam ReThink Medical co-founder Mack Gamahewage. ReThink Medical produces a remote patient physiologic monitor for predicting heart failure related hospitalizations, enabling preventative interventions. Q: What problem does your startup solve? A: ReThink Medical solves the problem of managing heart failure.  Heart failure is a...

SkyAlum Civil Maps Raises $6.6 Million Seed Round

SkyAlum Civil Maps just raised a $6.6 million seed funding round from a group of investors, including Ford Motor Company, and was featured in WIRED and Fortune Magazine. The Berkeley-based startup builds artificial intelligence that allows autonomous vehicles to navigate safely and securely. The goal is...

SkyTeam The Town Kitchen With Its Name Up in Lights

SkyTeam Town Kitchen is well positioned on its trajectory to success with having recently received both the Youth Opportunity award at the Oakland Indie Awards and the Most Community-Oriented Employer at the 2016 Work Local Awards. Additionally, The Town Kitchen literally has its name up...

SkyFounder Spotlight: Ronald Kwok of SkyTeam Alike Audience

This is the first edition of our weekly SkyFounder Spotlight where we receive insight into the entrepreneurial pursuits of SkyDeck founders. Our first spotlight is on SkyTeam Alike Audiences co-founder Ronald Kwok. Alike Audience is a mobile data management platform that empowers marketers, media agencies, and publishers...

SkyAlum Stroll Health Featured on News Channel KTVU

SkyAlum Stroll Health was featured in an episode on the news channel KTVU for their support of a greater emphasis on tech education in general curriculum. Stroll has hired 12 computer science student interns to contribute to their startup for the summer. Co-founder Jordan Epstein...

BAM Design Module – Software Prototyping with SkyAdvisor Tim Smith

SkyAdvisor Tim Smith held a Software Prototyping workshop as part of SkyDeck’s BAM Design Module last Wednesday. The Software Prototyping workshop consisted of two parts: the first was an informational overview of prototyping, and the second was an interactive workshop where Tim challenged the SkyTeams to create...