Strawberry Creek Ventures Community Newsletter — November 2022

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

Written by

Matt Caspari

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2 min

IN THIS ISSUE: Join Strawberry Creek Fund 6; register for an introduction to the fund webinar on November 9 or 22; join a Haas author event in Menlo Park on November 17; an update from portfolio company FreeWire; portfolio company news on Movandi, Zycada, Verishop, and Baffle; and more.

Join Strawberry Creek Ventures Fund 6!

Strawberry Creek Fund 6 is open to our entire community. If you would like to learn more about venture capital and Strawberry Creek, join an intro to the fund webinar on Nov. 9 or Nov. 22. You can also connect with us 1×1 for specific questions or visit our secure portal to access all fund materials. 


An Introduction to Strawberry Creek Ventures

Wednesday, November 9, 11:00 AM PT
Tuesday, November 22, 9:00 AM PT

Join Managing Partner Matt Caspari for an overview of Strawberry Creek Ventures. He will review the goal and structure of the fund, the benefits of diversifying into VC, and recent investment activity.


Bay Area Burnout: Meet Haas Alumni and Authors Laila Tarraf and Mike Trigg

Thursday, November 17, 5:30 PM PT

Strawberry Creek Ventures is hosting Haas authors Laila Tarraf (MBA ’98) and Mike Trigg (MBA ’98) for an event organized by the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network Silicon Valley Chapter. 

Strawberry Creek Portfolio Update

FreeWire is a mobility technology company that develops smart, flexible, battery-integrated electric vehicle chargers as an alternative to current infrastructure-heavy chargers. The company just hit a key milestone — the first installation of its chargers at Phillips 66’s flagship fuel station near its headquarters in Houston. This is the first step in the partnership between FreeWire and Phillips to install chargers at 7,000 Phillips 66, Conoco, and 76 branded U.S sites and other strategic locations. Strawberry Creek Ventures deployed capital in the company’s $15 million Series A in December 2018 and $50 million Series C in January 2021.


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We invite existing investors to visit your Club portal for updates from Managing Partner Matt Caspari and our team, including webinars and events, Syndications, portfolio news, and more. Visit Club Portal »

What’s New at Alumni Ventures

Nothing Ventured: In the latest episode of our series “Nothing Ventured,” Alumni Ventures Chief Community Officer Luke Antal explains the stages of venture investing, from seed capital to Series A rounds to growth financing. Watch Now »

Synthesis Case Study: A prime example of AV’s value-add is our collaboration with Synthesis, an innovative learning experience created by the founder of a school for Elon Musk’s children. The program is designed to cultivate student voice, strategic thinking, and collaborative problem solving for kids ages 6 to 14. Learn 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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