Fifty Years is an entrepreneur-run early stage venture fund based in San Francisco, California focused on investing in technology companies. Fifty Years funds companies which are attempting to solve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on synthetic biology and food technology companies. Fifty Years VC focuses primarily on seed stage investments into companies with built products and some market validation.
In July 2019, Fifty Years VC announced they raised $50 million for their second fund. The fund will be used to invest in companies employing technology to improve food supply, healthcare and other areas with global impacts.
Fifty Years VC produces and supports Impact.Tech, which is an event series for scientists, entrepreneurs and investors focused on solving problems through business.
A diagnostic DNA testing company using quantified biological data.
Seattle Food Tech is a food manufacturing technology and production company producing plant-based meats. They make plant-based food and plant-based chicken nuggets.
Geltor is a cellular agriculture company making essential proteins, such as collagen and gelatin, using microbes in their own bio-fermentation recombinant protein production facility.
Astranis is a satellite communications company building small telecommunication satellites founded in 2015 by John Gedmark.
Bloom API is a healthcare company focused on communication practices.
An industrial biotech company developing a commercial bioprocess for manufacturing bio-based malonic acid.
Avro is a life sciences company, located in Canada and founded in 2016 by Shakir Lakhani and Keean Waterloo, Ontario, that makes skin patches capable of delivering generic drugs.
A company using RNA to diagnose disease and to develop biomarkers that predict treatment outcomes. Cofactor is founded by Jarret Glasscock.
A company developing blood testing device that utilizes deep learning and computer vision.
A speciality chemical manufacturing company replacing petroleum-based chemicals with alternatives made from plant-based substitutes.
64-x is a biotechnology company using genetic engineering to create organisms capable of performing biomanufacturing, bioremediation, and improve human health.
DNA synthesis company using enzymatic DNA synthesis based in San Francisco.
Boundary Layer Technologies is a company building hydrofoil cargo ships.
Brave Care is a pediatric urgent care clinic in Portland, Oregon founded in 2017 by Darius A Monsef IV.
Atom Computing Inc. manufactures scalable quantum computers out of individual atoms.
A company building robots to automate experiments of life scientists
A a biotechnology company developing a drug-screening platform for the acceleration of drug discovery by combining custom laboratory assay and proprietary machine learning algorithms.
Mylk Guys is a vegan grocery online store that delivers in San Francisco Bay Area. It participated in the S18 cohort of Y Combinator.
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Chafing Against Regulation, Silicon Valley Pivots to Pandemic
April 15, 2020
Climate change isn't going anywhere, and investment could soon rise - Marketplace
June 9, 2020
Deep tech VCs on what they view as some of the most impactful young startups right now
January 18, 2020
Fake-meat startups rake in cash amid food supply worries - BNN Bloomberg
May 1, 2020
Fifty Years — The new Silicon Valley VC that wants to save the world AND make money
Oct 3, 2016
Fifty Years Offers Unusual Funding to Its Startups Tackling Coronavirus
March 26, 2020
Fifty Years Raises Second Fund Focused on Biotech Startups
July 1, 2019
Fifty Years' $50 million fund signals tech's turn toward impact | ImpactAlpha
July 2, 2019
Meet The Forbes Under 30 Founders Leading The Next Billion-Dollar Startups
May 28, 2020
Silicon Valley is throwing money behind Covid-19 efforts, hoping for results
Shannon Liao, CNN Business
May 27, 2020
Taking risks on 'impact tech' to make exponential progress toward the global goals (video) | ImpactAlpha
October 31, 2019
Tech mobilization around COVID starts to show results | ImpactAlpha
April 8, 2020
Tech Startups Ask Workers to Trade In Salary for Stock
April 17, 2020
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
Danny In The Valley - Fifty Years' Seth Bannon: "Passing the Mr. Burns test"
Jan 24, 2020
Danny In The Valley: Fifty Years' Seth Bannon: "When a bear chases you into a tree, how do you get down?" on Apple Podcasts
March 25, 2020
Our Planet: Our Business.
June 27, 2019
Seth Bannon, Founding Partner at Fifty Years on How Science Startups Build the Future | Ausha
May 6, 2020
Seth Bannon: Combating pandemics with technology
April 8, 2020
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