120+ Women Spearheading Advances in Visual Tech and AI
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by Kat Lopez
1w ago
In the past decade, we've experienced many remarkable technical advancements. Starting with the emergence of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, then came Generative Adversarial Networks, and now there is the advent of Generative AI. Throughout, visual technologies have enabled computers to see. The majority of data our brains analyze is visual so the majority of data that AI will analyze will be visual as well. Visual data and visual technologies are critical for the success of artificial intelligence horizontally across all sectors. Here at LDV Capital, we’ve been investing exclusively in v ..read more
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Visual Tech Advancements in Life Sciences & Biotech Paving the Way for Longer and Healthier Lives
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by Kat Lopez
3w ago
As the biotech industry heavily relies on data filtering, analysis, and sharing, visual technologies play a critical role in detecting and imaging biological systems. This paves the way for the future of life sciences tools, enabling next-generation therapeutics, biomanufacturing, and longevity. At our 10th Annual LDV Vision Summit earlier this year, a panel of experts delved into these topics and explored various critical aspects shaping the future of biotechnology. These leaders are pushing the boundaries of overcoming complex genetic diseases, improving health span, and providing actionabl ..read more
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Thank You For Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary LDV Vision Summit With Us!
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by Kat Lopez
2M ago
Wow! In 2024, we celebrated our 10th LDV Vision Summit Anniversary! People from over 30 countries were part of our premier global gathering in visual tech & AI. Ten years ago, together with Dr. Serge Belongie, a professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and Cornell Tech at the time (now a professor at the University of Copenhagen and the head of the Danish Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence, as well as LDV Capital Expert in Residence), we hosted the inaugural summit. This began a great tradition for top technologists, investors, and entrepreneurs in New York and from arou ..read more
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Structuring a Sustainable Future: Visual Technology is Advancing the Discovery & Development of New Materials
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by Evan nisselson
2M ago
The world's brightest fluorescent materials, called SMILES (small-molecule, ionic isolation lattices), hold promise for advancing technologies like solar panels, solid-state lasers, medical imaging devices, and 3D displays. © Amar Flood/Indiana University. In November 2023, Google DeepMind published a new AI model that uses deep learning to discover new materials faster than ever before. DeepMind’s tool, called Graph Networks for Materials Exploration (GNoME), has already predicted more than 2.2 million hypothetical materials. Over 700 new materials are being manufactured and tested in-lab. B ..read more
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Roelof Botha of Sequoia Says 'To Be Successful in This Business, You Have to Be Contrarian and Right'
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by Kat Lopez
2M ago
On March 21, we will celebrate our 10th LDV Vision Summit Anniversary! It’s a premier global gathering for people in the visual tech sector. Every year we bring together an impressive array of brilliant speakers, ranging from tech giants to under-the-radar startups, esteemed research labs and leading venture capital firms. We are thrilled to announce the fireside chat between LDV Capital’s Evan Nisselson and Roelof Botha, Managing Partner and Steward of Sequoia Capital. Roelof has spent over 20 years building companies in Silicon Valley. He began within the walls of nascent PayPal, which he j ..read more
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Partnering with Sonus Microsystems to Deliver the Next-Gen Ultrasound For Remote Diagnostic Imaging
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by Kat Lopez
3M ago
(R-L) Sonus CEO & President Hani Eskandari, Co-founder & Director of R&D Carlos Gerardo and Evan Nisselson, General Partner at LDV Capital, holding a wafer that contains several ultrasound transducers, which has been fabricated in less than 24 hours. Sonus Microsystems is unveiling the next generation of ultrasound technology, delivering remote diagnostic imaging, without the need to go to a clinic or hospital. Born at the University of British Columbia, Sonus is developing the tools needed to turn remote diagnostic imaging and monitoring into a reality. The team is led by four Ph ..read more
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The Age of New Medicines: How AI is Empowering & Disrupting the Discovery of Proteins, Biologics, Therapeutics & Materials
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by Kat Lopez
3M ago
Visual technologies empower and disrupt the scientific process in life sciences, biotech, advanced materials, and beyond. These transformations are poised to have a profound impact on both business and society at large. We invest in people building businesses powered by visual technology and AI. This thesis has not changed since the founding of LDV Capital in 2012. On March 21, we will celebrate our 10th LDV Vision Summit Anniversary! It’s a premier global gathering for people in the visual tech sector. Every year we bring together an impressive array of brilliant speakers, ranging from t ..read more
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​Over 10 Years of Insights on Visual Technologies & AI From Leaders ​a​t DeepMind, Sequoia Capital, Meta, Union Square Ventures,​ Snap and More​
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by Kat Lopez
6M ago
As the only fund that exclusively invests in visual technologies and AI, in 2014, we at LDV Capital started our Annual LDV Vision Summit to cultivate a strong and vibrant community of entrepreneurs, deep tech researchers and investors interested in viewing the world through this lens. Visual technologies typically leverage computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to analyze visual data. Initially perceived as "cute, niche and science fiction," the landscape has transformed, with thousands of visual tech companies providing tremendous value across all sectors (see our por ..read more
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LDV Community is Helping Each Other Succeed: October 2023 Happy Hour Photos
LDV Capital Blog
by Kat Lopez
7M ago
Here at LDV Capital, we invest in people building businesses powered by visual technologies. We thrive on collaborating with deep tech teams leveraging computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to analyze visual data. We are the only venture capital firm with this thesis. Our Vision events bring together the world’s brightest technology innovators, serial entrepreneurs, deep tech researchers and investors to discuss the latest trends in visual tech and AI. Check out a few photographs from our most recent invite-only Happy Hour event hosted in New York City below and RSVP t ..read more
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Living Longer & Healthier: How Visual Tech will Advance Accelerations in Life Sciences & Biotech
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by Evan nisselson
7M ago
©Sangharsh Lohakare The global bioeconomy, defined as all activity enabled by innovation and research in biotechnology, accounted for about $5 trillion, or nearly 6% of global GDP in 2019. By 2030, the world bioeconomy is expected to exceed $20 trillion in GDP. As the biotech industry relies heavily on data filtering, analysis and sharing, visual technologies will become critical for the detection and imaging of biological systems, paving the way for the future of life sciences tools enabling next-generation therapeutics, biomanufacturing & longevity. Since 2012, we at LDV Capital have be ..read more
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