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DeepTech Summit 2018 Featured Speakers & Guests, Demo Opportunities @ Connect Lounge

Applications are now open for Connect Lounge during the DeepTech Summit onJanuary 16!

The Connect Lounge offers a platform to highlight the latest cutting-edge technology companies and demonstrate their products. With 15 demo table spots, exhibitors standout in presence and catch much stronger spotlight to showcase their technologies to over 300 selective investors, experts, and leading deeptech & healthtech companies.

We welcome applications from all growth-stage companies in the AI, Robotics, IoT, HealthTech, DeepTech, and other verticals.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS & ATTENDEES
Baron Davis (Angel Investor, American professional basketball player) is an entrepreneur, investor, and two-time NBA All-Star and record-holder, over a thirteen-year career. Baron is also the founder of several companies, including Sports and Lifestyle in Culture (SLIC), The Black Santa Company, BIG and No Label.
Ursheet Parikh (Partner, Mayfield) had the experience of humbling failures and soaring successes in building category-defining businesses from concept to product through revenue scale. Mayfield is a global venture capital firm with over $2.7 billion under management which was founded in 1969 with a people-first philosophy.
Duncan Davidson (Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital) is a serial entrepreneur who most notably founded Covad Communications (the leading independent DSL provider, went public and reached a market value of $9B) and Sky Pilot Networks (developer of outdoor wireless mesh systems, acquired by Trillium in 2009 for connectivity to smart meters). Bullpen Capital is an early-stage venture fund being formed to make follow-on investments in Internet technology companies that have been initially funded by super-angel capital efficient funds.
Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Advisor Fund) is an active angel investor, Board member and/or Adviser to over 50 firms. The Advisors fund is a venture fund investing in early-stage health tech and vertical SaaS businesses backed by Marc Benioff. To date over 100 investments have been made.
Sanjit Dang (Managing Director, Intel Capital) is Managing Director at Intel Capital. He drives investments in Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics, eCommerce, Virtual Reality, etc. He has had several Exits within 1 year of investment with excellent financial returns – eg VokeVR (acq within 7 months of investment), Basis Science (Wearables, acq Intel) and Maginatics (Cloud Storage, acq EMC).
Wei Jiang (Partner, ZhenFund) is with ZhenFund which currently dominates China’s early-stage venture capital scene and is rapidly expanding its U.S.  Wei currently lead Google Marketing for Greater China (China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong).  Have built successful start-ups in both Silicon Valley and China. Held senior executive positions at leading technology companies such as Google, eBay, Intuit, and GE.
Jun Li (Founding Partner, Wisemont Capital) is founder and General Partner of Wisemont Capital, a VC fund focused on early stage technology startups, especially in B2B and enterprise software, IoT, and healthcare. Jun is also a member of Tsinghua Entrepreneur and Executive Club (TEEC), mentoring and contributing to the startups communities in both US and China for many years.
Lu Zhang (Founding partner, NewGen Capital) is the Founding and Managing Partner of NewGen Capital.  Prior to starting NewGen, she was a Venture Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. She participated in over 20 investments and assist M&A of the portfolios. She was awarded the Forbes US 30 under 30 & Featured as the Honoree of VC category.
Wei Guo (Founding Partner, UpHonest Capital) founded UpHonest Capital in 2016. UpHonest Capital invests in angel stage, seed stage and Series A companies, and provides precise cross-border market and product integration to its portfolio companies.
Adam Goldberg (Partner, Lightspeed) graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in systems. At Stanford, he was a founding partner of the Dorm Room Fund in conjunction with First Round Capital. Lightspeed Venture Partners has 24 early stage enterprise investments that have gone public, the most of any fund in the world.
Shankar Chandran (MD, Samsung Catalyst Fund) is Managing Director and Head of the Samsung Catalyst Fund (SCF), Samsung Electronics’ early-stage venture capital investment fund focused on core technology areas including smart machines, Internet of Things, smart health, deep learning/AI, cloud infrastructure and device level technologies.
Akhil Saklecha (General Partner, Artiman Ventures) focuses on early-stage investments with an interest towards medical technology. Akhil has over 15 years of experience in medicine and healthcare management. As a Partner at Artiman, he has led investments in Slive, CellMax Life, DMS Networks and HomeUnion.
Ali Farahanchi (Vice President, Danhua Capital) is with DHVC (Danhua Capital), founded in 2013 with over 550M USD under management, invests across early to growth stage technology firms. Top-notch strategic and value-added LPs include Alibaba, Baidu, JD, Lenovo, CTrip, Sina and other top-tier institutional investors.
Xing Meng (VP, Shunwei Capital) has extensive experience as an entrepreneur in building startups in the fields of artificial intelligence and online gaming. Prior to joining Shunwei, Xing founded and ran two image recognition startups in Silicon Valley and Beijing. Shunwei Capital, a five-year-old company, manages a total of USD 1.75 billion and CNY 1 billion in assets, Founded by Xiaomi CEO Leijun.
Tianyu Zhu (Partner, Bluerun Ventures)also known as Terry, is a Co-Owner of Ever Bliss Fund, L.P and Joyful Bliss Limited. Mr. Zhu is a Partner, Investment Director and Director of BlueRun Ventures. He joined the BlueRun Ventures in 2009. Mr. Zhu focuses on new media, wireless and internet consumer services in China.
Raj Singh (Stanford Research Institute) Co-founded Tempo AI (acq’d by Salesforce), co-founded YumYum Labs/AllTheCooks (acq’d by Cookpad), founding BD guy at Skyfire (acq’d by Opera). Have shipped multiple apps that have organically held top 100 in their category in the App Store. Prod experience w/ acquisition and retention (and some experience w/monetization, particularly advertising and IAP). Tech experience w/ mobile, web, search and AI related technologies (eg NLP, machine learning, computer vision).
Ajay Ramachandran (Founding Partner, Happiness Venture), Happiness Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies led by entrepreneurs who have a passion and mission to make the world a happier place. With $480mm under management, the fund group concentrates on both early stage (Seed and Series A) start-ups and growth stage companies.
Maria Malavenda (CEO, EVVEMI) wears real hats: entrepreneur, marketer, technologist, evangelist, and negotiator. Her training comes from working within the MIT and Harvard communities, launching 3 successful technology businesses and business breadth from Deloitte, Monster, and Johnson & Johnson.
Bruce Ge (CEO and founder, Jobs2Careers) is the CEO and founder of Jobs2Careers, which he founded in 2010. Bruce leads branding, strategy, financing, recruiting, and training for the company. Jobs2Careers is the leading pay-per-application talent marketplace. The site has over 20 million unique monthly users and receives over 2 billion job searches monthly.
Rana Gujral (Vice President, Logitech Rana) is an Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor. In 2014, he founded TiZE, a Cloud software for specialty chemicals, and held the role of CEO until his exit in 2016. He is currently leading Smart Home engineering initiatives at Logitech and an advisor to several startups. Rana is a contributing columnist at TechCrunch and Forbes and was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine and the ‘US China Pioneer’ Award by IEIE 2017.
Bill Yao (Angel Investor, Venture Partner, Blue Run China) is the founder and President of PPLive Corp. Bill started the world’s first P2P media platform PPLive in 2004. PPLive Corp. received six rounds of investments from notable investors like Softbank Group, SBCVC, DFJ, Bluerun Venture, etc., with investment amounts totaling $780 million.
Wendy Kok (Managing Partner, Mighty Capital, Formerly Sequoia China) seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in investment management, corporate finance, and tax structuring. Active in angel investments in the Bay Area. Before joining Mighty Capital as the Partner, Wendy was the CFO of Sequoia Capital China. Wendy Kok has over 15 years of experience in financial, tax and investment fields.
Xi Cao (Partner, Sequoia Capital)Managing Director of Sequoia Capital China. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2013, Mr.Cao worked for Cowin Venture Capital Investments Ltd., as TMT investment director and had led several investments.
Xiaobo Wu (Economics)  is Qiushi Chair Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management, Dean of School of Management and Director of National Institute for Innovation Management at Zhejiang University, China. He is honored as Chang Jiang Scholar Professor by Ministry of Education, China, and Smiths Chair Professor at Leeds University, UK. He is Senior Vice President of International Council for Small Business.
Hongbo Cui (CEO, Shanghai BrandWizz Consulting), professional in branding management, digital branding.
Gordon Gao (Founder, Hangjin Education), the Global Frontiers in Science and Technology Program for Chinese Business Leaders
Jie Shen (Vice President, Focus Media Focus), Media Information Technology formerly Focus Media Holding is a Chinese company which operates the largest out-of-home advertising network in that country, consisting predominantly of digital signage screens, and claims to own the country’s largest Internet advertising agency.
Ningning Yang (VP, Joyoung), China’s largest soybean milk machine company. Joyoung Multifunction Soymilk Maker is the latest product developed by Joyoung with nearly 20 years of research and development.
Shengdong Pang (CEO, 2345.com), 2345.com is a Chinese web directory founded in 2005. The website is the second most used web directory in China. It is ranked 47th place in China and has a world wide ranking of 419 on Alexa. It is hosted at Abitcool China Inc. Beijing, China.
Bangrui Chen (CEO, Tiancheng Controls), Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd., formerly known as Tiantai Automobile Accessories Factory, was founded in 1992 and specializes in the development, production, sale, and service of vehicle seats
 

Ping Wang (Lianhe Chemical Technology Co.,Ltd.), Lianhetech is a leading solution & service provider for chemistry and technology focusing on four global markets.

 

Jixiang Ruan (CEO, JACK SEWING MACHINE CO. LTD.), established from August 27th, 2003 in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China, JACK SEWING MACHINE CO. LTD., start sewing machine industry from July 18, 1995. And ever since 2010, the sales amount of JACK is leading in global sales with the absolute advantage of the lockstitch, overlock and interlock sewing machine.

Norm Gitis (Managing Partner, Lymo Ventures LP), Investments in MedTech, biotech, and nanotech startup companies.
Jens Francis (Founder, angelMD), co-founded and built the leading capital development network in medical science. Since its founding, the angelMD network has grown to encompass nearly 1000 companies with a market value in excess of $2B.
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