Strawberry Creek Ventures Community Newsletter — May 2022

Content at the intersection of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and our UC Berkeley community

Written by

Matt Caspari

Published on


2 min

IN THIS ISSUE: Haas Alumni Conference, read a feature story on 8base, portfolio companies in the news, and more.

Strawberry Creek Portfolio Spotlight

8base is a low-code, full stack development platform helping entrepreneurs and creators in established companies bring their product visions to life faster, better, and more economically. Strawberry Creek invested in the company’s $10.6 million Series A led by Foundry Group. Read Feature Story »

Haas Alumni Conference

Strawberry Creek Managing Partner Matt Caspari recently attended the annual Haas Alumni Conference at UC Berkeley — a day-long event open to all Berkeley Haas alumni, students, and friends. The conference kicked off with a welcome by Dean Ann Harrison followed by an alumni keynote address from Alvaro Silberstein, FTMBA 17, the CEO & Co-Founder of Wheel the World. Participants also had the opportunity to choose from concurrent conference sessions, as well as participate in a lunchtime alumni benefits expo, fellow alumni-led HaasX talks, and a closing reception.


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Semi-Annual Investor Reports

Our latest Investor Reports are now available. These are semi-annual updates covering our fund’s performance and some of the exciting steps our portfolio companies have taken over the past ~6 months. Visit our Club portal to view your reports and read other exclusive updates from Managing Partner Matt Caspari and our team.

Campus and Community Update

Nine UC Berkeley faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), bringing the total number of living AAAS members at Berkeley to about 275. Read More »

What’s New at Alumni Ventures

AV portfolio company Axiom Space became the first organization to deliver an all-private crew of astronauts to the International Space Station. Watch exclusive footage our team captured during the launch. 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 »

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