SKYNEWS

SkyChat with Arman Zand

SkyDeck’s Advisor network is filled with talented and passionate industry experts. We look forward to not only seeing their continued mentorship for our teams but also getting to know our them better throughout the year. Today, we learn more about SkyAdvisor Arman...

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund Closes Oversubscribed $24MM Round

BERKELEY, CALIF. – The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund has closed its first investment with an oversubscribed round of $24 million, including investments from Sequoia Capital and Mayfair Venture Capital. The Spring 2018 SkyDeck cohort teams were the first SkyTeams to receive fund investments: a $100,000 cash investment...

SkyTeam Spotlight with NextBiotics

SkyDeck Intern, Kiana Parker, had the opportunity to sit down with Maricel Saenz, Co-Founder of NextBiotics. Prior to forming NextBiotics, Maricel and her Co-Founders, Angie and Jorge Bardales, attended the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University. NextBiotics builds biotechnology addressing antibiotic resistance...

SkyDeck Launches a Roundtable Series

Last month, SkyDeck launched a new series of “Brownbag Lunch and Roundtable Discussions.” These discussions bring in experts from various fields to discuss topics relevant to SkyDeck Founders as well as to the entire Berkeley Innovation community. The first event brought in SkyDeck alumni who shared...

SkyTeam Spotlight with Inkspace Imaging

SkyDeck Intern, Kevin Ley, had the opportunity to sit down with Balthazar Lechene, Inkspace Imaging Co-Founder. Balthazar is from France, attended Ecole Polytechnique for his undergraduate degree, holds a Masters in Engineering from Cornell, and a PhD from Université Grenoble. InkSpace...

Mixer with the Haas Startup Squad

SkyDeck hosted a mixer to kick off its new Haas Startup Squad on Tuesday, January 16th.  The Haas Startup Squad (HSS) is a new program, coordinated by Haas MBA student Ludwig Schoenack. The HSS pairs talented MBA students with SkyDeck’s 90+ teams based on each...

SkyDeck Welcomes 16 New Portfolio Startups

The UC Berkeley SkyDeck startup accelerator has announced the 16 teams accepted into the Spring 2018 cohort. Teams will receive support and mentorship valued at more than $200,000 per company, and an additional $100,000 in funding from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. View SkyDeck's current portfolio...

Haas Startup Squad Launches!

SkyDeck is pleased to welcome the first official cohort of the UC Berkeley Haas Startup Squad! The HSS, founded by 1st year Haas MBA student Ludwig Schoenack, will pair the most talented, driven and motivated MBA students with startups based on their specific needs sourced...

SkyDeck Holiday Gift Guide

With turkey leftovers on their final days and holiday music taking over the radio waves, our thoughts are on making your holiday shopping as Berkeley-founder-friendly and painless as possible! With that in mind, take a peek below at our holiday gift guide - the fa...

Intern at SkyDeck During Spring 2018!

We're looking for social media marketing and event management interns to help us with accelerator operations and promotion! Opportunities to learn and grow will come quickly in this role, as we look for self-starters who are interested in joining the UC Berkeley Innovation ecosystem. While these...