Augmented Reality VC Investor Fireside Chat and Panel
Come join Google Launchpad & fellow Augmented Reality + Computer Vision folks for our fun-packed event!
Our Final Event for 2018! Meet the investors of 6D.ai and Escher Reality!
This event is sponsored by Epic. Epic is a mobile wallet and self-checkout app incorporating Computer Vision and Augmented Reality. Sign Me Up as a Beta User!
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration and Networking
7:00pm - 7:10pm: Opening remarks by Sheng Huang
7:10pm - 8:00pm: Augmented Reality VC Investor Fireside Chat and Panel
Victor Wang - Head of Investments, HOF Capital; Investor, Terraform Labs; Limited Partner, MetaStable Capital; Investor, drive.ai; Mentor, Alchemist Accelerator; B.A., Pre-Medicine, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Victor Wang is a technology-focused VC and growth equity investor interested in frontier technologies including augmented reality. He is especially interested in working with brilliant, ambitious, mission-driven, and long-term-focused entrepreneurs developing game-changing products and technologies, pursuing enormous market opportunities, and intent on building massive, enduring businesses.
Prior to joining HOF Capital, Victor spent 4 years as a technology investment banker and startup advisor in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and London, helping VC-backed technology startups raise funding and achieve successful exits.
Before that, Victor worked in management and operations, leading a team of 150+ employees generating $30M+ of annual revenue.
Earlier in his career, Victor conducted genetic technology research at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Cell Biology with a Minor in Nutritional Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
Greg Castle - Managing Partner, Anorak Ventures; BS, Marketing & International Business, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Prashant Fonseka - Principal, Tuesday Capital; Bachelor of Arts, Economics and History, Claremont McKenna College.
Prashant Fonseka is a Principal at Tuesday Capital, where his primary responsibilities include portfolio company advisement and decision-making on fund investments, with secondary roles in due diligence and market analysis prior to fund investment.
A key part of the Tuesday team, Prashant’s wide-ranging interests in deep technologies such as AR and AI have served the team well in making informed decisions on investments in complex, rapidly-advancing markets.
Nathaniel Krasnoff - Associate, Wildcat Venture Partners; Global Shaper - San Francisco Hub, World Economic Forum; Masters, Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Nathaniel Krasnoff is an investor at Wildcat Venture Partners, an early stage Bay Area based VC looking at how intelligent systems affect a broad range of verticals including Workforce Innovation, retail, supply chain, logistics, fintech, edtech, insuretech, digital health, enterprise iOT, and others. Nathaniel is a recovering engineer with a passion for developing new products and initiatives that improve the lives of the people who use them. To date, he has spent the majority of his professional career developing technology in the spaces of augmented reality (AR) and transportation through which he designed and built AR motorcycle helmets and electric race boats, and is a proud member of World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Initiative.
- Sheng Huang, Moderator - Head of Business Operations, Sturfee; Head of Product, REVL Ltd; User Operations, Niantic; Local Product Incubation - Operations Strategy, Google; MBA, London Business School; BS, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Sheng Huang is the Head of Business Operations at Sturfee, a computer vision company that creates the world’s first city-scale visual positioning service (VPS). Prior to Sturfee, he was an early member of Niantic Labs, helping them scale user operations to support millions on Ingress. Before Niantic, Sheng was part of the strategy team in Google’s internal incubator for local products such as Wallet, Offers, and indoor maps. Sheng did his MBA at the London Business School and undergraduate business and legal degrees from UC Berkeley.
8:00pm - 9:00pm: Networking
Venue: Galvanize (44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105).
Venue Sponsor: Google Launchpad
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