Ken Goldberg and The House Fund discuss the opportunities and challenges in state-of-the-art robotics for Manufacturing and Logistics.

Today we talk with renowned roboticist Ken Goldberg on the current state of robotics, and how rising use of e-commerce, surged by COVID-19, has accelerated the need for automation in Manufacturing and Logistics. Ken is in conversation with Cameron Baradar, Partner at The House Fund.

Ken Goldberg is a William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, at UC Berkeley, Industrial Engineering / Operations Research (IEOR) Dept., Director of the AUTOLab (automation research), and CPAR (CITRIS people and robots), Founding Member and…

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Edward Kleinhans to The House Fund family as our General Counsel. As 2020 comes to a close, we are pumped to have such a talented team member on this journey with us. Edward (who often goes by Eddy) is essential as we continue to lean in and support our portfolio companies during these uncertain times.

Eddy joins The House Fund as General Counsel, bringing 20+ years of legal and operating experience to the team. Eddy most recently served as the Chief Business Officer and Interim CEO for Myoscience, Inc. and was an integral…

Our Acknowledgement

As leaders in the community, we have a responsibility to make space for more diverse voices in the startup and venture industries. I have not done enough. I could have done more before. And the reality is, the murder of George Floyd (among countless others) and the global protests are a wake up call for myself and our firm.

I, and we, are here now. We stand with the Black community in saying Black Lives Matter, and are committed to ensuring that all of our practices as a company are not just inclusive, but proactively Anti-Racist. …

L to R: Emily Hanks (Head of Community and Marketing) and Conrad Voorsanger (Partner, focused on Operations)

We are thrilled to welcome Conrad Voorsanger and Emily Hanks to The House Fund family as our new Partner focused on Operations, and Head of Community and Marketing, respectively. Despite these chaotic and challenging times, The House Fund is more focused than ever on investing in exceptional talent from the Berkeley community and ensuring our portfolio is equipped for success. These two new leaders come to the The House Fund at a time when we must increase our ability to support our portfolio and make new investments.

At The House Fund we are — and have been since our inception…

Today we are thrilled to announce The House Fund II, a $44M pre-seed and early stage fund dedicated to startups from the remarkable 600,000 person Berkeley network, based in Berkeley and around the world.

UC Berkeley is one of the most renowned institutions globally. And we are here to amplify its founders and startups far and wide.

We’re also placing an even larger emphasis on Artificial Intelligence with this fund because AI not only has the potential to be the next century defining technology, but the best minds doing breakthrough work are also on our very own campus. …

The House Fund is a pre-seed & early stage venture capital fund and the first fund fully focused on Berkeley. The House Fund was started in 2016 by Berkeley alumni Jeremy Fiance and Cameron Baradar who saw an immediate and unmet need of funding and support for Berkeley entrepreneurs at the earliest stage of the startup lifecycle.

Since inception, The House Fund has invested in Berkeley’s best startups across the alumni, faculty, and recent graduate ecosystems, including Flexport, Superhuman, and tbh (acquired by Facebook). …

L to R: Arjun Arora (Part-Time Partner), Annie Tsai (Part-Time Partner), and Brett Wilson (Venture Partner)

We are proud to welcome Annie Tsai, Former CCO at Demandforce and DoubleDutch, and Arjun Arora, Former Founder and CEO of ReTargeter, to our team as Part-Time Partners.

In these roles, Arjun and Annie will mentor The House Fund’s founders, source deals, conduct due diligence on investments, and drive the next wave of great Berkeley startups. With their involvement and tremendous networks, we are excited to double down on building support for Berkeley’s massive alumni base of over 500,000 living Golden Bears spread out across the country and internationally.

Arjun and Annie join Brett Wilson, Former Co-Founder & CEO of…

We are proud to welcome Brett Wilson, Co-founder and CEO of TubeMogul, and Jason Wang, Co-founder and founding CEO of Caviar, as Part-Time Partners in The House Fund. In this role, Brett and Jason will mentor The House Fund’s founders, as well as help source deals, conduct due diligence on investments, and drive the next wave of great Berkeley startups.

As a student entrepreneur at UC Berkeley in 2013, I was a year into building a startup, struggling, and seeking inspiration. I needed an accessible role model — someone in the Cal community.

At the time, the lives of…

I am excited to announce The House Fund, a $6M pre-seed and seed stage venture fund. We’re the first fund focused fully on Berkeley, investing in student, faculty, and alumni startups.

We believe a University ecosystem is an ideal place to start up and Berkeley’s is one of the best around. But there’s still a huge need for strengthened community and funding support.

The House Fund marks a new chapter for the Berkeley startup community. It represents the culmination of more than five years working as an entrepreneur myself while co-launching several initiatives designed to realize Berkeley’s startup potential.

A Student Entrepreneur on Campus 5+ Years Ago


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