Strawberry Creek Ventures Community Newsletter — January 2023
Content at the intersection of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and our UC Berkeley community.
IN THIS ISSUE: Last call for Fund 6; discussion on how to diversify into VC in 2023 on January 18 and 20, join a Haas poker championship on 1/26; portfolio company news on Gilgamesh Pharmaceuticals, Divergent, Dataminr, FreeWire, and Finwave; learn about the latest advances in AI and ML on 1/26; and more.
Last Chance to Join Strawberry Creek Fund 6!
Don’t miss your chance to invest! Strawberry Creek Fund 6 is closing at the end of the month. If you would like to learn more, connect with us 1×1 or join an upcoming discussion about diversifying into VC with Matt Caspari on January 18 or 20. You can also visit our secure portal to access all fund materials.
Strawberry Creek Ventures: Diversify into VC in 2023
Join us for an upcoming live discussion on Wednesday, January 18, at 1:00 PM PT or Friday, January 20, at 11:00 AM PT to learn about the goal and structure of the fund, recent investment activity, and the benefits of diversifying into VC in 2023. Click below to learn more and register.
Haas Poker Championship at Strawberry Creek Ventures’ Office
Thursday, January 26, 6:00 PM PT in Menlo Park
Join us for an evening of friendly competition, fun, meeting new people, and an opportunity to support the Haas Annual Fund!
Strawberry Creek Portfolio Company News
Gilgamesh Pharmaceutical is working to reshape the treatment of mental illness by creating a portfolio of novel compounds that capture the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics. Strawberry Creek Ventures deployed capital in the company’s recent $39 million series B led by Prime Movers Lab. The capital will help advance Gilgamesh’s two lead programs for novel, patented antidepressants through efficacy studies. Strawberry Creek also invested in the company’s $27 million series A in May 2021, led by Prime Movers Lab.
MORE PORTFOLIO NEWS:
- Divergent Raises $100M to Accelerate 3D-Printed Auto Part Production (Built in LA)
- Dataminr Strengthens Corporate Market Advisory Board With Appointments of Experienced Security Leaders (PR Newswire)
- FreeWire Acquires Mobilyze.ai Platform to Enhance EV Charging Utilization Forecast Service Offering (PR Newswire)
- Finwave Joins MITRE Engenuity’s Semiconductor Alliance to Accelerate Semiconductor Innovation in the U.S. (GlobeNewswire)
The Latest Advances in AI and Machine Learning
Thursday, January 26, 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 PM ET
Join Managing Partner Matt Caspari and three founders of leading AI companies in the Alumni Ventures portfolio (Chooch, Synthesis AI, and DataHeroes) as they discuss the latest advances in AI, the exciting potential of innovating companies in this sector, and the impact of AI-related technology.
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