SkyDeck is UC Berkeley official startup accelerator and incubator. It helps entrepreneurs and transformational startups commercialize their innovations by accelerating startup ventures. The Company has a large and active network of advisors, partners, accredited investors and provides cohort teams with mentorship programs, coworking space, and exclusive events, as well as legal, financial, and technical resources.

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SkyDeck was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Berkeley, US

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Key People/Management at SkyDeck

Chon Tang

Chon Tang

Founding Partner
Caroline Winnett

Caroline Winnett

Executive Director
Sibyl Chen

Sibyl Chen

Senior Director, Program
Bree Cahill

Bree Cahill

Director of Partnerships
Randy Katz

Randy Katz

Rich Lyons

Rich Lyons

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SkyDeck Office Locations

SkyDeck has an office in Berkeley
Berkeley, US (HQ)
2150 Shattuck Ave., Penthouse Suite #1300 | SkyDeck
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SkyDeck Financials and Metrics

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$24 m


In total, SkyDeck had raised $24 m

SkyDeck Operating Metrics

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SkyDeck News and Updates

AppearMe, a Berkeley SkyDeck Startup for Appearance and Freelance Attorneys, Goes Nationwide

The largest and fastest-growing on-demand legal tech startup out of the UC Berkeley's SkyDeck Accelerator goes nationwide. Offering attorneys, law firms and legal departments a 60-second solution to finding freelance, appearance and deposition attorneys AppearMe is poised to revolutionize legal prac…

5 Berkeley SkyDeck startups that might change the way we live

Chon Tang, left, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund managing partner, Caroline Winnett, center, SkyDeck’s executive director, and Brian Bordley, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund principal, congratulate the current cohort of startups for their presentations during the Berkeley SkyDeck’s demo day at UC Berkeley on Tuesday, F…

SkyDeck Blogs

Newsletter – Sept 16, 2020

On September 15, SkyDeck’s first-ever remote cohort of 21 moonshot startups successfully pitched their ideas to over 1000 accredited investors. This cohort of global startups runs the full gamut of industries, from robotics, to health, to bioscience, to artificial intelligence. Under normal circumst…

Newsletter – July 7, 2020

Starting tomorrow, July 8th, any startup with at least one founder affiliated with any of the ten University of California campuses or based outside the US can apply to SkyDeck’s Fall 2020 Cohort. The deadline to apply is August 8th at 11:59PM PDT.  As a premier...

Berkeley Skydeck Teams Up With P&G Ventures To Host Skydeck’s P&G Ventures Pitch Challenge July 28th

UC Berkeley SkyDeck, the startup accelerator of the University of California at Berkeley, is announcing the upcoming Berkeley SkyDeck P&G Ventures Pitch Challenge. The challenge will be sponsored by the early-stage startup studio within Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), P&G Ventures. The pitch…

Newsletter – June 24, 2020

Seven SkyDeck startups have collectively raised $32 million in seed rounds by tapping into SkyDeck’s robust global network. The companies come from a range of sectors including AI and ML, robotics, fintech, medtech and more. Some of the companies which successfully closed funding rounds are: Coreshe…

7 SkyDeck startups raise $32 million amid pandemic

As the Bay Area hunkered down during shelter-in-place, UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck experienced the highest level of investment activity among its cohort startups in its 8-year history.

Berkeley SkyDeck Opens Applications for Spring Cohort

Berkeley SkyDeck Opens Applications for Spring Cohort as Accelerator Builds Global Exposure and Adds Partners
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SkyDeck Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SkyDeck founded?

    SkyDeck was founded in 2012.

  • Who are SkyDeck key executives?

    SkyDeck's key executives are Chon Tang, Caroline Winnett and Sibyl Chen.

  • How many employees does SkyDeck have?

    SkyDeck has 227 employees.

  • Who are SkyDeck competitors?

    Competitors of SkyDeck include Techstars, Alchemist Accelerator and Amplify Ventures.

  • Where is SkyDeck headquarters?

    SkyDeck headquarters is located at 2150 Shattuck Ave., Penthouse Suite #1300 | SkyDeck, Berkeley.

  • Where are SkyDeck offices?

    SkyDeck has an office in Berkeley.

  • How many offices does SkyDeck have?

    SkyDeck has 1 office.