Strawberry Creek Ventures Community Newsletter — June 2022
Content at the intersection of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and our UC Berkeley community.
IN THIS ISSUE: Join an upcoming TechCrunch session, recent networking and happy hour event hosted by Strawberry Creek, read feature stories on StackHawk and Divergent, portfolio companies in the news, and more.
Strawberry Creek Fund 5: Accepting Signatures Until June 30!
Our team is helping investors finalize their paperwork, and we are taking final calls for a few open spots. Interested investors should create an account and log in to Strawberry Creek’s data room to access all fund materials and make a commitment. If you have any investing questions, connect with us for a short 1×1 call.
TechCrunch Sessions: Climate Tech
Managing Partner Matt Caspari will be speaking at an upcoming TechCrunch Climate Tech event at UC Berkeley on June 14. Learn about new market forces, planet-aiding startups, and the psychology motivating this new era of climate tech innovation. Featured guests include Bill Gates and Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Use the code global50 for 50% off your ticket.
Strawberry Creek Ventures: Networking & Community Happy Hour
After all of the virtual experiences of the past two years, we were excited to be able to come together for an in-person, informal networking happy hour event. The Menlo Park event brought together the Strawberry Creek Ventures team, Investment Committee Members, portfolio company CEOs, fund investors, and venture capitalists for a night of networking, connection, and cocktails.
Strawberry Creek Portfolio Spotlights
StackHawk helps developers implement security testing before applications are pushed into production. The company’s security testing software — built for automation in CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery) — makes it simple for developers to find, triage, and fix application security bugs. Read Feature Story »
Strawberry Creek Portfolio Companies in the News
- Mahmee Raises $9.2 Million Series A Funding (Finsmes)
- Mythical Games Will Make NFL Rivals Blockchain Football Game (VentureBeat)
- Mainspring Energy Closes on More Than $150 Million in Series E Funding (Microgrid)
- UNITY Biotech Announces Appointment of Accomplished Finance and Operations Executive (Bakersfield)
FOR CURRENT INVESTORS
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A Deep Dive Into Valuations
Our latest eGuide discusses how early-stage companies are valued, methods venture capitalists use to assess a company’s worth, how these numbers change across different fundraising stages, and more. Visit our Club portal to read the piece and other exclusive content from Managing Partner Matt Caspari and our team. Visit Club Portal »
Campus and Community Update
Khatharya Um, UC Berkeley’s first female Cambodian American professor, narrowly escaped life under the Khmer Rouge. In this feature, Khatharya shares her story to empower students. Read More »
What’s New at Alumni Ventures
Our Perspective on the Growth of ClimateTech Investing
According to a PitchBook report, global investors closed as many climate-focused funds in 2021 as were raised during the previous five years combined. Alumni Ventures Managing Partner Matt Caspari and Partner Erik Hammer spoke with Venture Capital Journal to discuss the influx of capital VCs that are deploying into ClimateTech. Read More »
AV Talent Referrals
Interested in joining a cutting-edge startup or know someone who might be? Our portfolio companies are growing and always looking for high-caliber talent. Check out their open positions on our job board. If you find a match, fill out this short form, and we will try to make a personal referral. Visit Job Board »