REMOTE PROGRAM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Starting with our Spring 2020 Cohort, SkyDeck has migrated its program temporarily to remote programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, our program remains as robust as ever and we continue to offer all services and benefits, with startups participating remotely from all over the world. Our startups continue to have the same high number of opportunities to network with investors, advisors, and to build community with fellow startups during this period. SkyDeck’s program has even expanded during this period, with more workshops, Advisors, and connections to UC Berkeley talent and alumni to help support our moonshot startups. Learn more in this video from SkyDeck’s Executive Director.

Here are a few alumni that went to the moon(and beyond)

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FOUNDERS

Berkeley Haas

PRODUCT

Mobility

INVESTORS

a16z, DCM, Danhua

$1B Valuation

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FOUNDERS

UCB Faculty and Graduate Students

PRODUCT

Western blotting at the single cell level

EXIT

Acquired for $13M with only $1.5M seed funding

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FOUNDER

UC Berkeley EECS Ph.D

PRODUCT

Ultra-low power ultrasonic sensor

EXIT

Acquired by TDK

FOUNDERS

UC Berkeley EECS PhD

PRODUCT

Robotics systems for manufacturing

INVESTORS

Andreesen Horowitz, Eclipse Ventures

Since 2012, Berkeley SkyDeck has been at the forefront of innovation. Our numbers speak for themselves.

$1B

Raised by SkyTeams

25

Series A, B rounds raised

11

Exits through acquisitions

650

Attendees at Demo Day

60%

SkyTeams received funding

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund

The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund is the investment partner for UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck Accelerator Program. They invest $100K into each startup that goes through SkyDeck, as well as participate in later stage investment rounds with Berkeley founders. They are a very active investor in the Bay Area, typically making over 40 investments each year.

 

In a first-of-its-kind, public-private partnership, the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund shares one-half of fund profits with UC Berkeley. This unique partnership will help support UC Berkeley education and create a source of funding for UC Berkeley’s public education mission.

 

The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund is run by Chon Tang, its Managing Partner, and Brian Bordley, Principal. Berkeley SkyDeck Fund is funded by organizations such as Sequoia Capital, Sierra Ventures, and Canvas Ventures, as well as other VC firms, individuals, and large corporations. Learn more at SkyDeck.vc

Our founders dare to strap themselves in
and launch into the unknown

SkyDeck Spring 2019 Cohort Companies

Our advisors have been known to launch their own moonshots

And many have done it more than once!

Berkeley Acceleration Method

Starting you off on the right foot. Two weeks of immersion into what makes a successful moonshot.

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Investors that have come along for the ride…

and Partners that make a difference!

and Partners that make a difference!

Gold and Silver Bear SkyDeck Industry Partners

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