Our host Denis Kalyshkin, Principal at I2BF Global Ventures, and invited speaker Brian Bordley, Principal at Berkeley SkyDeck Fund will discuss the acceleration program at Berkley SkyDeck accelerator for international startups expanding to the US.
Brian is a Principal at Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. He spent years working at early stage startups (3 exits + 1 soon to be IPO) before joining venture capital in 2018. He has since made 100+ investments in early-stage companies from around the world. His fund looks to invest in global startups looking to access customers & capital from Silicon Valley.
I2BF Global Ventures
Denis Kalyshkin is a principal at I2BF Global Ventures, a New York venture capital firm. He has 6+ years investing globally in boring and unsexy industries like Manufacturing, Construction, or Utility disrupted by Frontier Tech such as Vertical SaaS, AI, AR, VR, IoT, Robotics & Automation, and other B2B solutions. Prior to joining I2BF, he held various positions in sales and analytics and co-founded a startup in the marketing tech sector. Aside from his current position at I2BF, Denis runs a non-profit initiative Ask VC promoting entrepreneurship in emerging countries, mentoring startups, and holding webinars.