Hemi and our portfolio companies have appeared in The TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and other leading publications.
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).
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).
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.
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 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.