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Leaders at our Member organizations who are driving corporate innovation in exciting ways
Tom Gwinn
Investment Manager | Evonik
"Corporate VC is much newer, and startups are less used to crafting stories that appeal to strategic investors. We are most excited about symbiotic opportunities, where we can contribute to a startup’s success as significantly as they can to ours."

Tom Gwinn is an Investment Manager at Evonik Venture Capital (EVC) based in Silicon Valley. Tom has been actively involved in the technology community in the valley for over a decade. Prior to joining Evonik, Tom has held roles in venture capital investing, startup patent strategy, and applied physics research – providing a broad set of experiences to draw upon in support of Evonik’s investments.

Meet the team
A glimpse into our team members and what led them to Silicon Foundry
Liz Keen | Partner
Liz is a Partner at Silicon Foundry and an Operating Partner at ACME Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco. She has been known to ask an inordinate amount of questions and has a deep love for this quote: “A tribe of unusual suspects can change the world if it is connected in purposeful ways.” READ MORE
Thought leadership
Insights we've surfaced from the frontlines of the Silicon Valley ecosystem
Immersive Technology: What’s Next?
By Kenneth Jeng
As we enter 2021, practical virtual reality and augmented reality solutions appear to be at the cusp of a positive inflection point. Given the development of increasingly practical use cases for AR/VR, what’s next for immersive technology? At Silicon Foundry, we believe that three developments are worth keeping track of: AR Cloud, XR Streaming, and Brain-computer Interface. READ MORE
Where we'll be
Events on our radar this month

Pause Fest

March 1st-12th

Self-described as the "MTV of Innovation," Pause Fest is an independent, industry-driven digital startup and innovation conference with a mission to bring diverse intelligence together to fuel the next generation forward. The innovation focus is about people, mindset, and culture – for a good purpose.

The Tech Conference at HBS
March 6th

Held at Harvard Business School for the past 26 years, the Tech Conference is one of the largest student-run MBA technology conferences in the world. This year's conference will include Kevin O'Leary from Shark Tank, a live recording of the hit podcast Masters of Scale, and much more.

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit
March 9th-10th

A gathering of corporates, innovators, and investors from across the agriculture and food production supply chain to uncover disruption within the industry and identify the right business models to commercialize and scale the next generation of solutions -- with an eye towards net zero agriculture and supply chain resilience.

Bloomberg Equality Summit
March 16th-18th

Words matter. Actions matter more. As we turn the page on the most tumultuous year in modern history, corporate leaders and institutions are weighing bold and decisive action that reflects new and diverse voices in their ranks. Join leaders at the front lines of industry and policy to showcase this and other topics, as well as the steps they're taking to move forward.

EmTech Digital
March 23rd-25th

MIT Technology Review's annual event entirely focused on AI. Join EmTech Digital to learn from the experts how to make AI work for your business. Topics will include: AI’s transformation of the workplace and workforce, new developments in emotion AI, and the latest in artificial general intelligence.

What we're reading

Silicon Valley Won't Last Forever, and Texas Knows It Bloomberg

Reimagining Global Health After the Coronavirus BCG

Europe's most active corporate VCs target pandemic-proof startups Pitchbook

Gen Z is already shaking up the venture-capital industry Insider


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