On June 21, Silicon Catalyst and Google presented a Semiconductor Venture Capital Panel at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco, CA.
What does the future hold for semiconductor industry startups?
While semiconductors were once a haven for entrepreneurism and startups starting back in the 1960's with companies like Fairchild and Intel giving birth to "Silicon Valley," startups are now more synonymous with consumer apps than the semiconductor industry. The industry is seeing a tremendous shift in terms of the number of seed and series A deals with semiconductor startups but megatrends around mobile, IoT, and data center are driving a new wave of semiconductor startups as well as semiconductor startup incubators and accelerators.
Silicon Catalyst's Startup Seminar panelists were from leading venture capital firms in the Bay Area including Lux Capital, Presidio Partners, and Stern Ventures who shared their thoughts on startups, venture capital, and the semiconductor industry. This event was organized by Silicon Catalyst, the industry's first incubator for semiconductor solution start-ups, and Google Developers Launchpad. The event was one of several conducted throughout the course of the year to enrich, enlighten, and inform members of the semiconductor startup community. If you haven't yet attended one of our events, we strongly encourage you to do so in the future.
Distinguished panelists included:
- Shahin Farshchi, Lux Capital
- Faysal Sohail, Presidio Partners
- Cang Quach, Stern Ventures
Google Developers Launchpad is a mentorship-based global startup program. Launchpad works with startups through a range of tailored events, from accelerator bootcamps to technical training. Since 2011, Launchpad has delivered over 50,000 hours of mentoring to startups in more than 25 countries.