Tech and business-focused media such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Reuters, National Venture Capital Association, etc., have already interviewed and published articles about Hemi Ventures.  


Dec 15, 2017 - XYZ Technology Forum: Top 10 Emerging Technologies. We are excited to bring you the XYZ Technology Forum, a premier conference that brings together leading professors, successful startup founders, and thought leaders. This group of renowned experts will be discussing 2018’s top 10 emerging technologies that have the potential to change the world. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to catch a glimpse of the future on December 15th at the Palace Hotel.  Check out the event, please visit here. Download the 2018 Top 10 emerging technology predictions here.

Nov 6, 2017 - The Future of Driverless Cars: 2017 China Investment Summit. The close door event which brings together industry thought leaders for a candid and lively discussion around the road to full autonomy. Industry leaders from China & US - including OEMs, investors and startups will join “The Future of Driverless Cars: 2017 China Investment Summit” on November 6th in Beijing to talk about the future of transportation. Featured speakers include executives from Baidu, JD X, Chery, GAC, Nvidia, Maniv, Plus AI, and more. 

Oct 12, 2017 - Hemi Autonomous Demo Day. It is an invite-only event, our goal is to give investors and industry leaders an intimate look at 5 of our portfolio companies that are building innovative solutions. Point One, PlusAI, Skymind, Starsky Robotics and Polysync.

Sep 23, 2017 - Reimagining Cancer - Hemi Ventures Forum. We brings the experts in cancer-related research and development who will discuss utilizing bioinformatics to understand cancer treatments with next-generation sequencing technologies; using machine learning to help support medical decisions; implementing innovative technologies to improve drug discoveries. To sign up the event, please visit here.

Aug 30, 2017 - The 2017 Intelligence in Medicine Summit(IMS2017), an international conference bridging communities from academia and industry, was hosted August 26, 2017 at the Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center at Stanford University. The conference covered various topics on AI’s role in assisting clinical diagnosis in medicine, promoting the growth of artificial intelligence’s role in advancing human wellbeing. To view the rest of the article, visit here. 

June 26-27 - New York - O'Reilly's Artificial Intelligence conference - Put AI to Work.  Sign up for Neural networks for time series analysis using Deeplearning4J training. 

June 22 - On June 22, Hemi Ventures sponsored the Form Through Narrative: New Chinese Art opening reception, paying its respects to global perspectives and contemporary storytelling. To learn more, visit here. 


Aug 21, 2017 - Portfolio company Skymind is providing deep learning training classes.They have workshops Scheduled for Toronto, New York City, Washington DC and a virtual class delivered online.  

Jun 22, 2017 - "At the autonomous [truck] driving startup Starsky Robotics, the present and future of U.S. employment ride in the same cab". 

Jun 20, 2017 - Emerging managers are pushing the VC industry forward -  “It’s good for emerging managers to have an angle to differentiate themselves,” said Amy Gu, Managing Partner of Palo Alto-based Hemi Ventures and new NVCA Member. “As a former entrepreneur, I had the experience of building and growing a company from a very small to a very large size, which gave me great experiences and connections for becoming an investor and helped give us our angle of being a ‘helpful’ VC for founders.” “We’re very patient with our companies. We like to help founders in the areas they need to learn more, which is usually less on the tech side and more on the business side, learning how to fail fast, try new things, work on it, and make the turnaround faster than others,” said Gu.

Jun 8, 2017 - “Google has never understood enterprise,” asserts Chris Nicholson, CEO of Skymind. Google leads in cutting edge AI research, but lags behind Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM in market share for enterprise cloud and AI solutions. To win the enterprise AI wars, the search giant must overcome two key disadvantages.

May 23, 2017 - Driverless car startups should focus on solving real-world problems and having sustaining revenue model rather than worrying about quick exit, comments Amy Gu, Partner at Hemi Ventures and Josh Hartung, CEO of Polysync in today's Financial Times article: Driverless car inspire a new gold rush in California

May 22, 2017 - “Google is applying machine and deep-learning to about 2,500 different use cases internally now. Apple should be doing the same,” asserted Chris Nicholson, CEO of Skymind, the creators of the DL4J deep learning library in a recent Tech Crunch article. He also commented on Google's AI stack, “The question is: how easy is it?” says Chris Nicholson, [...] “Do you have to be a Google engineer to understand the stack?” in a Wired article.

April 19, 2017 - Hemi Ventures' managing partner, Amy Gu, shared her insights on fund formation on a panel at Orrick law firm. 

April 17, 2017 - Point One has shared their data from their winning run at the SelfRacingCars event this April. High precision localization data and camera data available to anyone: https://lnkd.in/gQCdStt

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

March 29, 2017 - “Safety is really not about the 99 per cent use case, it is about the .00001 per cent of the time something crazy happens,” explains Josh Hartung, founder of PolySync, a start-up that makes software for self-driving cars

February 28, 2017 - Hemi Ventures' portfolio company, Starsky Robotics, came out of stealth. The company has already used its autonomous trucks for paid jobs, including a 5,000-lb haul covering 140 miles, with 85% of those driven by the truck itself.

January 20, 2017 - Hemi Ventures' Founding Partner, Amy Gu, to be a judge at MIT Technology Review's "The world's top ten breakthrough technology in 2017" China showcase on February 21

December 6, 2016 - Business Insider names our portfolio company, Skymind, as one of the top enterprise startups to work for in 2017. Skymind cofounder Adam Gibson and top engineer Josh Patterson were tapped by famed tech publisher O'Reilly to write its guide to "deep learning," a core technology in building AI

November 17, 2016 - Hemi Venture's portfolio company, PolySync, wins 2016 Top Ten Automotive Startups™ Competition At LA Auto Show's AutoMobility LA™.  PolySync was chosen for developing an operating system that helps to simplify and accelerate the development, testing and implementation of autonomous driving technologies