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Incubator/Accelerator
skydeck.berkeley.edu

Investments

154

Portfolio Exits

3

Funds

2

Partners & Customers

4

About Berkeley SkyDeck

Berkeley SkyDeck is a campus startup accelerator, with a dedicated fund that will donate half of the fund profits back to UC Berkeley. SkyDeck combines the consulting know-how of traditional accelerators with the vast resources of its research university.

Headquarters Location

2150 Shattuck Avenue Penthouse

Berkeley, California, 94704,

United States

510-859-8643

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Berkeley SkyDeck Opens Applications for 16th Cohort of #Startups

Jan 19, 2023

ERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkeley SkyDeck, the global hub for entrepreneurship and leading accelerator, today announced that applications are now open for its 16th cohort, with a final deadline of February 17, 2023. Startups can apply here across a variety of specialized tracks such as Bio, Aero-Astro, Blockchain/Crypto, Chip and more. In addition, SkyDeck will continue to look for and select companies with significant potential for further venture capital investment across all industries. SkyDeck is also committed to elevating and selecting startups founded and led by people of color, women, and other underrepresented groups in the venture capital space. “Despite economic headwinds, innovation never slows down, and the current economic conditions mean that the resources offered by Berkeley SkyDeck are more important than ever for startups looking to take the next steps in their journeys,” said Caroline Winnett, Executive Director of Berkeley SkyDeck. “We welcome both UC Berkeley and University of California affiliates, as well as international founders, to apply for this batch and tell us about their moonshot solutions.” The highly selective and extensive Berkeley SkyDeck application process results in approximately 20 to 25 startups per cohort for the Berkeley SkyDeck program, and 10 startups for the SkyDeck Europe program, with a startup acceptance rate of just over 1.5%. Each Berkeley SkyDeck cohort company receives $200,000 in funding, $750,000 worth of free and discounted resources and access to SkyDeck’s unsurpassed network of UC Berkeley alumni, faculty and advisors. SkyDeck Europe companies receive €145,000, plus the same access to our resources and world-class network. Alumni of Berkeley SkyDeck have collectively raised more than $1.7 billion and enjoyed great success in their respective industries. “We are confident there are strong startups with compelling founders who can benefit from the vast resources that SkyDeck has to offer,” said Chon Tang, Founding Partner, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. “With our global reach, we are able to find ideas and technologies that might otherwise go unnoticed by venture capital, and I am looking forward to seeing what we uncover with these applicants.” The $60 million SkyDeck Fund II, which closed in March 2022, actively funds companies representing 30 separate countries to date. Its portfolio currently includes 160 companies. The SkyDeck Fund then shares half of all profits with UC Berkeley, which continue to fuel the university’s mission of creating tomorrow’s leaders by pushing the boundaries of and expanding access to knowledge. Berkeley SkyDeck will host interviews between March 6 - April 7, 2023. The five-month program will run from May through September 2023. Berkeley SkyDeck will host the cohort’s Demo Day for investors on September 19, 2023. Demo Day for SkyDeck Europe will be in October 2023. About Berkeley SkyDeck Berkeley SkyDeck is a leading accelerator and the global hub for entrepreneurship. As UC Berkeley’s largest and most prominent accelerator, SkyDeck combines hands-on mentorship with the vast resources of its research university. SkyDeck is the only accelerator of its kind that offers the value of a dedicated investment fund alongside the resources and network of a top university. To date, SkyDeck startups have raised more than $1.7 billion in aggregate. Participating startups have access to SkyDeck’s 500 advisors and mentors, 70 industry partners, and a network of more than 510,000 UC Berkeley alumni. For more information, see skydeck.berkeley.edu. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Disclaimer: The text above is a press release that was not written by Finyear.com. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Avertissement : Le texte ci-dessus est un communiqué de presse qui n'a pas été rédigé par Finyear.com. L'émetteur est seul responsable du contenu de cette annonce. Fintech, Blockchain News by Finyear

Berkeley SkyDeck Investments

154 Investments

Berkeley SkyDeck has made 154 investments. Their latest investment was in Wave as part of their Seed on October 10, 2022.

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Berkeley SkyDeck Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/25/2022

Seed

Wave

$0.15M

Yes

1

10/25/2022

Seed

BiomimX

$0.15M

Yes

1

10/25/2022

Seed

Quasara

$0.15M

Yes

1

10/25/2022

Seed

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$99M

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10

10/25/2022

Seed

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$99M

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10

Date

10/25/2022

10/25/2022

10/25/2022

10/25/2022

10/25/2022

Round

Seed

Seed

Seed

Seed

Seed

Company

Wave

BiomimX

Quasara

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Amount

$0.15M

$0.15M

$0.15M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

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Berkeley SkyDeck Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Berkeley SkyDeck has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SwiftMotion on October 06, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

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10/6/2022

Acq - Fin

$99M

1

12/14/2021

Acquired

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10

9/1/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/6/2022

12/14/2021

9/1/2021

Exit

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Berkeley SkyDeck Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Berkeley SkyDeck has 2 funds, including SkyDeck Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

3/24/2022

SkyDeck Fund II

$60M

1

9/5/2018

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

3/24/2022

9/5/2018

Fund

SkyDeck Fund II

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund I

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Amount

$60M

$99M

Sources

1

10

Berkeley SkyDeck Partners & Customers

4 Partners and customers

Berkeley SkyDeck has 4 strategic partners and customers. Berkeley SkyDeck recently partnered with Talent Academy on June 6, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/1/2021

Partner

Brazil

3/23/2021

Partner

Ireland

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4/16/2019

Partner

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5/17/2017

Vendor

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Date

6/1/2021

3/23/2021

4/16/2019

5/17/2017

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Vendor

Business Partner

Country

Brazil

Ireland

United States

United States

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Berkeley SkyDeck Team

8 Team Members

Berkeley SkyDeck has 8 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Martin Gomez

Founder

Current

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