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7 SkyDeck startups raise $32 million amid pandemic

As the Bay Area hunkered down during shelter-in-place, UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck experienced the highest level of investment activity among its cohort startups in its 8-year history.

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Newsletter – June 9, 2020

Caroline Winnett, SkyDeck’s Executive Director, was recently featured as one of SF Business Times’s most influential women of 2020! Professional violinist turned business leader, Winnett has led a remarkable career thus far and continues to play a powerful role in shaping the business world through her leadership…

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Newsletter – May 26, 2020

Over the past few years, SkyDeck has been growing its team of Faculty Advisors to help its startups tap into the deep expertise of leading research professionals. Today, SkyDeck is excited to announce that Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has become the Chair of Faculty Advisors.  

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Newsletter – May 5, 2020

On Friday, May 29th, SkyDeck will hold its first-ever virtual SkyDeck Alumni Reunion for startups that participated in the accelerator/cohort track. The event is the brainchild of the SkyDeck Alumni Council, a group of active alumni founders. “Particularly during this period of Coronavirus, bringing startup founders together…

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Newsletter – April 21, 2020

It may come as no surprise to Berkeley students who have come to know SkyDeck’s name across campus that SkyDeck places a huge emphasis on matching Cal students for internships with their startups. For the last cohort of SkyDeck startups, the average team hired 7 interns…

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Newsletter – April 7, 2020

Last Monday, SkyDeck welcomed 140 new startups to the program.  Of these startups, 24 startups joined the accelerator track. Selected from a pool of 1,600 applicants, these startups represent countless sectors including AI, enterprise software, robotics, health, bioscience, and consumer solutions. More than half of the…

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Berkeley SkyDeck announces biggest cohort from 11 countries, startups will collaborate remotely

UC Berkeley SkyDeck, the startup accelerator of the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), today announces it has enrolled its largest startup cohort ever with 24 companies from the U.S. and 10 other countries. The new spring group of startups specialize in a wide…

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Berkeley SkyDeck’s Global Reach Continues to Extend with Half of the Spring 2020 Coming from Outside the U.S.

Spring 2020 Cohort