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Events

December 12, 2018 - Last week, Hemi’s Amy Gu spoke at Toyota AI Ventures & SPARX’s event Accelerating Innovation. Amy shared her insights on the funding landscape in the AV space with 150 fellow investors, entrepreneurs, and industry execs. Thanks to moderator Edward Niedermeyer from Automotive News and fellow panelists Jim Adler from Toyota AI Ventures, Samantha Huang from BMW i Ventures, and Seiji Miyasaka from SPARX.

December 11, 2018 - With China poised as the world’s largest mobility market, Hemi Ventures is selecting 50 Movers: Mobility in China. Our judging panel will identify the top 50 mobility innovators in China. Our judges are world-class venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, and senior corporate leaders including Dennis Clark, Managing Director at Honda Innovations, Steve McGrath, Investment Director at Shell Ventures, and Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director at Toyota AI Ventures.

December 10, 2018 - Thank you to all of our friends, partners, founders, and sponsors who attended Hemi’s annual summit and celebrated this year’s success. From AI paired with Spumante to Biotech with Cabernet, our sommelier, Henriette Steinrueck from Castello di Amorosa Winery, did an amazing job pairing wine and food with our emerging technologies. If you missed out this year, we hope you’ll be able to join us for next year.

December 7, 2018 - Today we have a fantastic lineup of speakers for Hemi’s Annual Summit and it's sure to be an exciting afternoon of emerging technology paired with wine. This has become a tradition for Hemi in the past year, and we can’t wait to celebrate the tradition together with our founders and friends.

December 5, 2018 - What is the next generation of vehicle infrastructure? How about the next smart city infrastructure? Join us at the Hemi Annual Summit to find out when we hear from Yao Zhai, the co-founder of DynaMap, and Stanford Professor, Kincho Law, on how to build infrastructure to prepare for autonomous vehicles to go mainstream.

December 4, 2018 - Why was Epinomics chosen as the first acquisition of 10X Genomics? Paul Giresi and Fergus Chan, founders of Epinomics, will be speaking during a fireside chat at Hemi’s Annual Summit about being founders and the dynamics of going through an acquisition.

December 3, 2018 - This Friday at the Hemi Annual Summit, thought leaders will share their perspectives on 10 emerging technologies that are poised to change the world in the upcoming year. Guests will rub elbows with innovation-driven executives from Amazon, Astella, CalPERS, Continental, Ford Motor Company, Google, Honda of America Mfg., Inc., Hyundai Illumina, Intel Labs, Mitsui, Novartis, Prologis, Shell, and more.

November 29, 2018 - Robert Kozikowski, from our portfolio company Tensorflight spoke at this year’s Global Reinsurance, the largest insurtech event to take place in Bermuda. Kozikowski showcased TensorFlight’s ability to automatically analyze satellite, aerial, drone, and street view imagery in order to automate manual in-person property inspections.

November 27, 2018 - In an earlier interview with Hemi, Kamal Obbad, co-founder and CEO of portfolio company Nebula Genomics, shares how they want to enable doctors to make data-driven patient decisions. In an era where you see AI and big data flowing in other industries, this hasn’t been the case in healthcare. Join us on December 7th at Hemi’s Annual Summit to hear Kamal reveal how offering full genome sequencing for free will transform the world of healthcare.

November 26, 2018 - Algorithms for Quantum Computers were listed by Scientific America as a top emerging technology which is why we are excited to have Alexei Marchenkov speaking at our Annual Summit. Marchenkov is the founder of Bleximo Corp., a leading startup building quantum accelerators for real-world applications. Want to see how quickly quantum computers could catch up to or even outperform classical computers? Join us for the 2019 Top 10 Emerging Technologies & Wine Pairing on December 7th.

November 19, 2018 - Our portfolio founder Stephanie Culler, Co-Founder & CEO of Persephone Biome, will be speaking at our Annual Summit on December 7th. Earlier this year she spoke at TEDx 2018 Revelations about how her work on cancer treatment was selected as one of the Top Breakthroughs by Science Magazine in 2010 and the progress she’s made on curing cancer since.

November 20, 2018 - UCSF professors, Marina Sirota and Jimmie Ye, will be speaking on the newest breakthrough in computational genetics at the Hemi Annual Summit on December 7th. Collectively, they have published over 130 papers in top journals like Science and Nature and Cell. Marina was selected for the AMIA Young Investigator Award and Jimmie was Awarded a Human Cell Atlas pilot grant.

November 14, 2018 - This morning, Hemi’s Amy Gu was in DC speaking at NVCA's Emerging Technology Meets National Security conference. She was joined by John Eisenberg, National Security Council Legal Advisor and Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs, Eric Chewning, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Sanchitha Jayaram, Chief of Foreign Investment and Corporate Engagement at Department of Justice), and Christa Brzozowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Trade and Transport at Department of Homeland Security, and many others. They discussed how national security is impacting the venture capital and startup ecosystem.

November 13, 2018 - David Gunning, Program Manager at DARPA, will be speaking at Hemi’s Annual Summit about the latest research on incorporating common sense in machine learning. The Machine Common Sense program was launched by DARPA this October.

November 12, 2018 - We are excited to have Ed Colgate, Professor at Northwestern University and co-founder of Tanvas speaking at our Annual Summit about connecting people in a digital world through rich touch interactions. Dr. Colgate has been a leader in the field of haptic interface for three decades, and is a serial entrepreneur whose principal research interest is human-robot interaction.

November 6, 2018 - On November 14, Hemi’s Amy Gu will speak at “How Security Issues are Impacting Startups and VCs” together with partner at Kleiner Perkins, 500 Startups, and others to represent emerging technology investors. Hemi will talk about emerging technology interests and operating realities by explaining how young companies innovate, their need for capital to grow, and the role of venture capital.

November 5, 2018 - Hemi is excited to announce this year’s Annual Summit: The 2019 Top 10 Emerging Technologies & Wine Pairing XYZ Technology Forum, happening on Dec 7th. The conference brings together leading experts from top research institutes, promising startup founders, industry veterans, VCs, and other thought leaders to discuss the top 10 emerging technologies that may disrupt the industry in the upcoming year. Mark your calendar for this premier event that includes a special wine pairing curated with the trending technologies.

November 1, 2018 - Hemi was honored to be invited by IFC - International Finance Corporation to its annual Emerging Markets Venture Forum, an invite-only event that brings together an unmatched group of over 100 top CEOs, founders, investors, and executives. Together with Jim Kim, current president of the World Bank Group, Hemi joined the discussion on global technology trends, promising innovations, and how venture capital can spur impact in emerging markets.

October 31, 2018 - As a pioneer in the mobility sector, Hemi Ventures was invited to speak on the Growth and Social Value of Enterprises panel at Shell’s Powering Progress Together conference in Xi’an. Amy Gu sat on a panel moderated by Joanna Cochrane, VP of Social Performance at Shell, to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship on clean energy and social impact.

October 30, 2018 - Hemi’s Justin Li attended the BIO Investor Forum, which focuses on investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. Hemi shared its view on the newest technology trends in immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, and digital health initiatives with partners like Bristol-Myers Squibb, Astellas Pharma, The Scripps Research Institute and many others.

October 24, 2018 - Our portfolio company Apprentice attended the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit. Their biggest learning from the show was that the rest of the industry is stuck on telepresence and simple step-by-step instructions, which presents a great opportunity for Apprentice’s product to build a more efficient production cycle.

October 18, 2018 - With a deep knowledge of acquisition in the emerging technology sector, Hemi’s Amy Gu was joined on stage at China’s M&A Forum by Bennett Cohen, Investment Manager Shell Ventures, Ashley He, Senior Investment Director of CTrip, and Christian Noske, Managing Director of Alliance Ventures.

October 18, 2018 - Hemi hosted first and second year students and Sloan fellows from Stanford University Graduate School of Business to stop by their office in Palo Alto. Together with Amy Gu (Stanford GSB ‘09) and our portfolio founder Fergus Chan, they enjoyed beer and wine as they shared their diverse experiences. Many will go on to become tech rebels who will transform the world with business advancements and cutting-edge technology.

October 4, 2018 - Hemi’s Justin Li hosted our Path to Series A: Bio Demo Day. As our portfolio companies have achieved proof-of-concept, de-risked their technologies, and have promising data to present, we brought them together with seasoned industry leaders to help take their operations to the next level.

September 27, 2018 - Hemi hosted “Fleetonomy: Building an Army of Autonomous Vehicles.” This workshop included multiple panels that addressed the why, what, and when behind the autonomous fleets of today. Sessions covered topics including ridesharing and remote operation, scaling technology for urban and long haul scenarios, and how autonomous machines are accelerating the flow of retail goods.

September 6, 2018 - Hemi’s Justin Li spoke on the Personalized Medicine Panel at RESI Boston. Justin was joined by Noel Jee from Illumina Ventures, Tom Miller, Managing Director at GreyBird Ventures, LLC, Miro Venturi, Global Head – Diagnostics Biomarkers of Roche Diagnostics USA, and J.Carl Barrett, VP of Translational Sciences, Oncology at AstraZeneca. See pictures of RESI Bosoton here.

August 29, 2018 - NVCA and Citi Ventures hosted a Regulatory Roundtable on automation, AI, and workforce development this week in San Francisco. Hemi's Amy Gu particpiated in a dynamic discussion that raised key questions and challenges on this topic and addressed retraining, employment law, adoption misconceptions, productivity impact, and communicating with lawmakers and the public.  Learn more about the NVCA here

July 31, 2018 - The Silicon Valley Business Journal was proud to honor the winners of its 40 Under 40 awards for 2018.  Amy Gu, Hemi’s founder, was excited to be included in this group of up-and-coming leaders in Silicon Valley who have distinguished themselves in their fields before the age of 40.  See more here.

July 12, 2018 - Hemi’s Amy Gu was a featured speaker at the 2018 Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco.  Amy shared what she looks for in an “investible” company and that’s the technology, the problems it can solve, and the management team. Learn more about AVS here.

June 26, 2018 -  Hemi Academy was excited to have Bu Zheng, VP of Security & Safety Technology Group, host a workshop with our portfolio founders to share his insights on how to build a great product as a serial entrepreneur. The most important lesson, he said, is to choose the right investors. Click here for a picture.

June 4-7, 2018 - Hemi was excited to judge two sessions at the 2018 BIO International Convention held in Boston. Hemi also hosted a reception to greet the most talented academic, scientists and founders in town. Read more here.

May 30, 2018 - Hemi portfolio company, Apprentice, exhibited at the annual Augmented World Expo (AWE), the world's number one AR+VR conference and expo, in San Jose, CA. Nabil Hajj Chehade, Vice President of Product & Technology, shared insights about Apprentice's future vision on the AR. Learn more here.

April 14, 2018 - Hemi presented at a Health Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University exploring the cross-section section between data and the biotech world. Hemi is excited about how AI is now being applied to multiple fields, tools, technologies, and platforms in the fields of therapeutics and diagnostics. Read more here.

March 28, 2018 - Hemi Ventures hosted the Data in Biotech event in SF where industry and academic experts shared perspectives on how computation, machine learning, and big data are transforming biotech. Read more here.

January 31, 2018 - Amy Gu is speaking at BMW iVentures' inaugural Urban Mobility Forum (read her takeaways).

Dec 15, 2017 - Hemi launches XYZ Technology Forum, where industry and academic experts discuss the 2018 Top 10 Emerging Technology Predictions report (download) at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco.

Nov 6, 2017 - The Future of Driverless Cars: 2017 China Investment Summit is a closed door session where executives from Baidu, JD X, Chery, GAC, Nvidia, and Maniv among other experts share their insights on the road to full autonomy. 

Oct 12, 2017 - Hemi Autonomous Demo Day is an invite-only event offering investors and industry leaders an intimate look at innovations from five portfolio startups: Point One, PlusAI, Skymind, Starsky Robotics, and Polysync.

Sep 23, 2017 - Reimagining Cancer Forum brings together R&D experts to discuss using bioinformatics for cancer treatments, next-generation sequencing technologies, and machine learning for improving drug discoveries (register here).

Aug 26, 2017 - The 2017 Intelligence in Medicine Summit (IMS2017) will host academia and industry to discuss topics including AI’s role in assisting clinical diagnosis and in advancing human well-being.  

June 26-27, 2017 - O'Reilly's Artificial Intelligence conference highlights "Put AI to Work" and features a Skymind session on using Deeplearning4 for analyzing neural networks. 

June 22, 2017 - Hemi is sponsoring the Form Through Narrative: New Chinese Art opening reception to bring together contemporary storytelling and emerging technologies (more info). 

News

November 28, 2018 - Congratulations to our portfolio company PlusAI, Inc. and rebels David Liu and Hao Zheng who have raised Series A led by Sequoia Capital and established strategic cooperation with FAW Group, Full Truck Alliance (FTA) and NVIDIA on large-scale deployment of self-driving trucks in China starting in 2021. Hemi is proud to have supported their vision since the very beginning and excited to see such an important milestone achieved in 2018.

November 21, 2018 - Congratulations to the Alcatraz team and CEO Vince Gaydarzhiev on our second year of partnership. We’re glad to see the team expand and the company continue to grow. Alcatraz is on a mission is to make authentication secure and frictionless.

November 15, 2018 - Our portfolio company Nebula Genomics just launched their platform live at www.nebula.org. We’re proud of the three visionary rebels George Church, Dennis Grishin, and Kamal Obbad for achieving another important milestone in democratizing genomic data.

November 7, 2018 - 10x Genomics, which recently acquired Epinomics, one of Hemi’s portfolio companies, was ranked number one among the Bay Area’s 100 fastest-growing private companies of 2018 by San Francisco Business Times. Via the acquisition, Epinomics will give researchers and drug-development companies a better tool to uncover the biological mechanisms of the epigenome.

October 29, 2018 - The New Jersey Tech Council recently selected our portfolio company Apprentice.io as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Technology Award for its innovation and leadership within life science industries. The New Jersey-based startup has tripled in size and customer reach, adding numerous top Fortune 100 clients across the U.S., Asia, South America and Europe.

October 25, 2018 - We are happy to celebrate our second anniversary with Robert Kozikowski, Zbigniew Wojna, and the entire Tensorflight team. Tensorflight specializes in automated analysis of satellite and street view imagery for the insurance industry.

October 22, 2018 - Forbes recently asked Amy Gu what single trait makes her business competitive. Amy responded, “The team is something we pay a lot of attention to — particularly how passionate they are.” She went on to explain, “Sometimes ideas come from a random thing in your life. But that random idea will somehow become a big idea if you have the right people with the right passion.” Read the full article here.

October 17, 2018 - Persephone Biome, one of our portfolio companies, is working hard to understand the human microbiome. If you are currently a cancer patient, you can help advance cancer research by donating your stool sample. Learn more here.

October 16, 2018 - Our portfolio company Paladin Cyber, a protection and insurance firm, raised $3.6 Million seed round. Paladin also announced the launch of its insurance product in Arizona, which will soon be followed by Oregon, Colorado, and Nevada. Hemi continued to participate in this round and looks forward to watching this tech rebel company continue to disrupt the industry. Read the article here.

October 11, 2018 - Congratulation to PolySync, Greg Drew (CEO), Ken Keiter (CTO) and the entire team on our second year together. We’re excited about their DriveKit development platform for autonomous vehicles.

October 10, 2018 - Sam Cooper, co-founder of Phenomic AI, has always had a passion for math and technology, so it’s no surprise that this windsurfer has become a tech rebel. In his interview with Hemi, Sam shares how Phenomic AI is breaking boundaries in the biotech industry to accelerate drug discovery with AI and deep learning. Read the full interview here.

October 9, 2018 - Hemi’s Amy Gu shares her experiences as one of the few female founding partners in the industry in an interview with VC Experts Blog. Amy is passionate about helping rebels follow their dreams to change the world. Read the article here.

October 4, 2018 - Congratulations to Starsky Robotics and co-founders Stefan Seltz-Axmacher and Kartik Tiwari on our 2nd Anniversary together. We invested in Starsky when it was just a 4 person team in San Francisco, and we’re proud to see how the team has grown.

September 25, 2018 -Hemi’s portfolio company Paladin announced their partnership with Boost Insurance as their first insurtech partner, taking next step in reshaping the insurance industry. Together with the exciting news, Paladin also appointed Josh Riley as head of insurance. The company will continue to develop risk management services with risk transfer to help clients manage complex cyber-related exposures. Read the press release here.

September 18, 2018 - Our portfolio company Apprentice.io raised $8M Series A for the first conversational AR and AI Platform. Hemi participated in the Series A and looks forward to continuing the journey with these tech rebels as they change the way humans work. Read the press release here.

September 17, 2018 - Hemi’s Amy Gu was featured as part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, Rising Stars in VC, a blog series that showcases individuals in the venture industry. In her interview, Amy said, "I am one of the few female founding partners in the industry, and this is by far the most challenging work I’ve ever had. I hope by seeing my success, people will realize that there are great female investors that can bring tremendous value to the table, not because of their gender, but because of their strength." Read the full interview here.

September 11, 2018 - Hemi’s Amy Gu has been featured by both the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the Upstart 50, together with other leading investors including Laura Deming, founder of The Longevity Fund, Steven Hoffman (Captain Hoff), Chairman and CEO of Founders Space, and Joseph Huang, CEO of StartX. Learn more about Upstart 50.

August 29, 2018 - Hemi announced their new investment in Nebula Genomics, the startup that wants to put the entire human genome on the blockchain.  Nebula announced the raise of $4.3 million in Series A. Get the details here.

August 28, 2018 - Our portfolio company Epinomics made headline news with CNBC when they announced their acquisition by 10x Genomics. The company was founded by a team of professors and graduates from Stanford University including Paul Giresi, Fergus Chan, Howard Chang, and William Greenleaf. Learn more here.

July 19, 2018 - Both corporate and financial investors have realized the importance of different use cases emerging in the autonomous vehicle industry.  In this article, Automated Vehicle Summit: The Software vs. The Hardware Battle, Hemi’s Amy Gu shares how to assess the probability of success when scalability is years down the road.

July 2, 2018 - Our portfolio company Starsky Robotics continues to make headlines. They were recently featured in an article by Peggy Fisher about how the trucking industry is bracing for technology disruption. Click to read the article.  

June 28, 2018 - Congratulations to Tanvas for winning Gold at the Festival of Media Global Awards with MediaCom Global for the Tanvas Touch enabled app 'Gillette BabyFace.' Learn more about the project here.

June 25, 2018 - Skymind is taking part in a documentary film about AI. “Standing at the Forefront of Chinese Artificial Intelligence” is currently shooting in China and is expected to be released at the end of this year.  While you’re waiting, you can catch Chris Nicholson, CEO of Skymind in a previous documentary, "Road to A.I.”  

June 18, 2018 - Starsky Robotics is mentioned in this article about the future of autonomous trucking.  They are currently running autonomous trucks on the highway, using remote operation for the first and last mile.

June 13, 2018 - Paladin Cyber launched their cyber tools which are now live in Product Hunt. Learn more about Paladin Cyber here.

June 11, 2018 - Our portfolio company, Skymind, is partnering with ePlus, a long time Cisco Gold Partner, to provide a Machine Learning starter kit based on Cisco HyperFlex and Skymind Intelligent Layer (SKIL) software. Click here for more details.

June 11, 2018 - Our portfolio company, Polysync is proud to announce the appointment of Greg Drew as their new Chief Executive Officer.

May 16, 2018 - PolySync, was featured in an article about the growing ecosystem of mobility companies in the Ann Arbor area. PolySync's DriveKit vehicle control interface can turn your vehicle into a remote-control car with a simple one-hour installation.

May 9, 2018 - Starsky Robotics is mentioned in this article that discusses how the terminology in the self-driving car industry is too vague, causing many of the problems we’ve seen recently. At Hemi, we believe the companies we’ve invested in, like Starsky, will help to make the industry safer.

May 7, 2018 - Have some fun with this Deeplearning4j trivia from our portfolio company, Skymind, and Jaxenter!

May 5, 2018 - Congratulations to founders Aaron Nathan and Bryan Galusha and everyone at Point One Navigation on being named a TiE50's Top Startup.

May 1, 2018 - BioAesthetics, a company transforming plastic and reconstructive surgeries through regenerative medicine, closed a financing round led by Hemi Ventures. Hemi is excited to join the BioAesthetics team on their journey to innovate patient care through regenerative medicine. Read more here.

Mar 28, 2018 - Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars, has raised a $6 million seed round from Gradient Ventures with participation from Hemi Ventures and Horizon Ventures.

Mar 28, 2018 - "How A VC Managing Partner Identifies Truly Innovative Ideas"  Amy Gu’s latest interview with Fast Company, shared her thoughts around mentoring founders to help them build innovative ideas into businesses.

Aug 21, 2017 - Skymind is hosting a deep learning training series in Toronto, New York City, Washington DC, and online.  

Jun 22, 2017 - Bloomberg rides along with Starsky Robotics to learn how AV technologies will fill the trucker shortage and improve jobs for remaining truckers. 

Jun 20, 2017 - NVCA interviews Amy Gu on how her entrepreneurship background enables her to help technical founders understand business building strategies.

Jun 8, 2017 - Skymind talks to InfoWorld about the key disadvantages Google must overcome to win the enterprise AI wars from Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM.

May 23, 2017 - Financial Times cites Amy Gu and PolySync's take that driverless car startups should focus on solving real-world problems and having sustaining revenue model rather than worrying about quick exits.

May 22, 2017 - TechCrunch quotes Skymind on how Apple is falling behind Google in machine and deep-learning. 

May 17, 2017 - Skymind's CEO comments on Google's AI stack in Wired

April 19, 2017 - Amy Gu shares her insights on fund formation on a panel at Orrick law firm. 

April 17, 2017 - Point One provides high precision localization and camera data from its winning run at the SelfRacingCars event.

April 2, 2017 - Point One wins self-driving car race at the Thunderhill West race track in Northern California. 

March 29, 2017 - Financial Times interviews PolySync on the need for AV software to handle the rare anomalies that could throw AI off course.   

February 28, 2017 - Starsky Robotics launches autonomous trucks that give drivers remote control.

January 20, 2017 - MIT Technology Review names Amy Gu a judge for "The world's top ten breakthrough technology in 2017."

December 6, 2016 - Business Insider highlights Skymind one of the top enterprise startups to work for in 2017

November 17, 2016 - PolySync wins 2016 Top Ten Automotive Startups™ Competition At LA Auto Show's AutoMobility LA™ for its operating system that simplifies and accelerates the development, testing, and implementation of autonomous driving technologies.