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.
Driverless truck company based in San Francisco, California.
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.
A satellite communications company building small telecommunication satellites.
Company working on in vitro diagnostics based in Canada.
Boundary Layer Technologies is a company building hydrofoil cargo ships.
A company developing smart contact lenses for monitoring glucose level in diabetic patients.
A company replacing petroleum-based chemicals with plant-derived alternatives
A company developing technology to increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries
Partner & Founder
Operations at Impact.tech
Partner & Founder
Chafing Against Regulation, Silicon Valley Pivots to Pandemic
April 15, 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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