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We invite you to attend our upcoming quarterly Astor Perkins’ All Things Deep Tech & Survival Event. See sample past event videos.

Astor Perkins is a venture capital fund focused on deep tech, sustainability & survival. We partner with global leaders on their mission to build and protect the future cities on Earth and in space. In the complex sectors of deep tech and human survival, we believe no other firm offers the depth and breadth of domain expertise, experience and mission-critical advice to achieve best-in-class results. Our relentless pursuit of excellence in our specialization and impact is unrivaled in the industry.

The Astor Perkins virtual event will gather prominent institutional investors, VCs, family offices and UHNWIs, including 200+ luminary investors, speakers and panelists, 20+ leading startups and 500+ attendees. Our speakers are Nobel laureates, researchers and scientists from Google X, Google Quantum lab, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, and leading national labs, and practitioners forging new possibilities across domains such as survival & longevity, biotech, life sciences, health, agtech, foodtech, climate change mitigation & adaptation, sustainability, impact investing, AI/ML/DL/NN, robotics, autonomy, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity, renewable energy & storage, hydrogen, nuclear fusion, quantum computing, quantum information/ teleportation, space, rockets, satellites, satellite servicing, space tourism, space stations, lunar moon base, asteroid mining, and terraforming, to name a few.

Program Agenda

(All times in New York/ EST)

8:50 AM: Opening Keynote: Welcome to All Things Deep Tech & Survival

TRACK 1

QUANTUM COMPUTING & CYBERSECURITY

9:00 AM: Quantum computing panel:

Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ

Dan Caruso, Executive Chairman at ColdQuanta

Professor Winfried Hensinger, Head of Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group & Director of Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies

William Hurley, CEO of Strangeworks & Chair of the Quantum Standards Working Group at the IEEE

Dr. Joe Fitzsimons, CEO of Horizon Quantum Computing

9:30 AM: Cybersecurity panel:

Peter Yapp, Partner at Schillings & Former Deputy Director of UK's National Cyber Security Centre

Owen Duckman, Managing Director at Family Office at Wittington Investments

Frank Cress, Chief Technology Officer of Tawani Enterprises, Inc., a Private Family Office

Neel Mullick, Chief Information Security Officer of Trusted Family, Founded by Private Family Offices

10:00 AM: Growth-Stage Startups: Series A - D

Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ - SPAC

Ilana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits - Series A

10:30 AM: Early Stage Startups: Pre-seed - Seed/Series A

Dr. Winfried Hensinger, CEO of Universal Quantum - Series A

11:00 AM: Networking

AI, ROBOTICS & AUTONOMY

11:30 AM: Robotics panel:

Dr. Henrik Christensen, Co-founder of Robust.AI and Director of the Contextual Robotics Institute and the Qualcomm Chancellor's Chair in Robot Systems at UCSD

Milton Guerry, President of International Federation of Robotics & President of Schunk

Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka, Partner at Canaan

Benjamin Gibbs, CEO of Ready Robotics

12:00 PM: AI ethics panel: Safe and just application of all-seeing algorithms

Nell Watson, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Vice-Chair, IEEE P7001, AI Faculty, Singularity University, Chairs, EthicsNet, CulturalPeace, EDCsymbol, Pacha.org, Chair IEEE ECPAIS Transparency Experts Focus Group

Evanna Hu, Partner & CEO of Omelas, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Lecturer at NATO, Chairman of the Board of Re:Coded

Patricia Shaw, IEEE ECPAIS Ethical Certification and IEEE P7003 Standards Member and Contributing Writer, Tech Ethics Policy, Governance and Legal Consultant

12:30 PM: Autonomous vehicles panel:

Dr. Maha Achour, CEO of Metawave

Quin Garcia, Managing Director at Autotech Ventures

1:00 PM: Growth-Stage Startups: Series A - D

Benjamin Gibbs, CEO of Ready Robotics - Series C2

1:30 PM: Early Stage Startups: Pre-seed - Seed/Series A

Eric Aguilar, CEO of Omnitron Sensors

2:00 PM: Networking

SPACE

2:30 PM: Space panel:

Tess Hatch, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

Jeff Crusey, Investment Manager at Seraphim Capital

Blair DeWitt, CEO of Lunar Station Corp

Simon Gwozdz, CEO of Equatorial Space Systems

James Powell, Co-Founder of Dawn Aerospace

3:00 PM: Growth-Stage Startups: Series A - D

Christian Patouraux, CEO of Kacific Broadband Satellites - Series C2

Fabien Jordan, CEO of Astrocast - Series B

3:30 PM: Early Stage Startups: Pre-seed - Seed/Series A

Patrick Shannon, CEO of TrustPoint

4:00 PM: Networking

4:30 PM: Adjournment

TRACK 2

LONGEVITY, BIOTECH & LIFE SCIENCES

9:00 AM: Longevity: Radically reversing aging:

Dr. Joao Pedro De Magalhaes, Professor at University of Liverpool and Chief Scientific Officer at Centaura

Professor Nir Barzilai, Founding Director of the Institute for Aging Research, the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Dr. Eric Verdin, President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging

9:30 AM: Optimizing human performance: Flow energy:

Susan Paley, CEO of DropLabs & Former CEO of Beats by Dr. Dre, acquired by Apple

Julianne Hough, CEO of KINRGY, American dancer, actress, singer and songwriter, Primetime Emmy Awards winner for Dancing with the Stars

Damian Vaughn, Retired American Football tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Assistant Clinical Professor of Product Management at University of Oregon

Dr. Chris Bertram, Director of Applied Neuroscience at EXOS and Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley

John Amaral, Founder of Body Centered Leadership

10:00 AM: Growth-Stage Startups: Series A - D

Mike Graffeo, CEO of FluidForm - Series B

10:30 AM: Networking

11:00 AM: Networking

SUSTAINABILITY & IMPACT INVESTING

11:30 AM: IFC/World Bank Operating Principles on Impact Management:

Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer at the IFC

Herve Duteil, Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas at BNP Paribas

12:00 PM: Next-gen impact investing: Next generation private family offices:

Kate Gardner, 2nd Gen, Founder of Trust Fund Ventures

Taylor Adams, 6th Gen, Founding Partner and CEO of Belief Partners

Mason Angel, 2nd Gen, Associate at Industrious Ventures

Claiborne Haw, 3rd/4th Gen, NextGen Investor & Family Office Coordinator

FOODTECH & AGTECH

12:30 PM: Agtech & foodtech panel:

Will Wells, CEO of Hummingbird Technologies

Sophie Hackford, Co-Founder of 1715 Labs and Technology Advisor to John Deere

Christian Shearer, Chief Investment Officer of Regen Network

Alexander van de Koevering, Founder & Managing Director of Rabo Carbon Bank

1:00 PM: Networking

1:30 PM: Early Stage Startups: Pre-seed - Seed/Series A

Dr. Alex Ivanenko, CEO of HyPoint

Gary Agnew, CEO of Ideon Technologies

2:00 PM: Networking

RENEWABLES & CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION & ADAPTATION

2:30 PM: The hydrogen economy:

Dimitar Enchev, Managing Partner at Postscriptum Ventures

Dr. Alex Ivanenko, CEO of HyPoint

Andrew Coors, CEO of Modulus Hydrogen

3:00 PM: Growth-Stage Startups: Series A - D

Daniel Katz, CEO of Orbital Sidekick - Series B

3:30 PM: Early Stage Startups: Pre-seed - Seed/Series A

Andrew Coors, CEO of Modulus Hydrogen

Guillermo Valenzuela, CEO of Aistech Space

4:00 PM: Networking

4:30 PM: Adjournment

Testimonials from Investors

"High-quality speakers!"

“Cutting-edge content!”

“Big focus on sustainability & climate change.”

“I’m very impressed by the quality of the startups."

“Love your deep tech focus!”

"Well-curated, high-caliber startups!"

"You guys did an incredible job with due diligence!"

"There were many exceptional startups!”

“I can’t wait to come back!”

Previous/ Current Participants (Partial List)

Aaron Burnett, CEO of Spaced Ventures

Abe Usher, Co-CEO of Black Cape

Adam Van Etten, SpaceNet Advisory Council Co-Chair and Chief Data Scientist at IN-Q-Tel

Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO of SecurityScorecard

Alex Fair, Managing Partner at MedStartr Ventures

Andrew Christian Davis, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Techstars

Andrew Coors, CEO of Steelhead Composites

Ben Rifkin, CEO & President at Ten Eighty Capital

Benny Buller, CEO of VELO3D

Bernard Paternina, Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Equity and Fixed Income Portfolios at Silvercrest Asset Management

Blair DeWitt, CEO of Lunar Station Corporation

Bobby Healy, CEO of Manna Drone Delivery

Brad Bogolea, CEO of Simbe Robotics

Brad Truesdell, CEO of Tomahawk Robotics

Brian Ruszczyk, CEO of Earth First Food Ventures

Caleb Carr, CEO of Vita Inclinata

CAPT Scott Tait (USN, Ret), CEO of Pacific Science & Engineering

Carl-Peter Forster, Chairman of Numerous Boards & Former CEO & MD at Tata Motors, COO & President GM Europe

Catherine Flax Former, Former CMO of JPMorgan

Charles Miller, CEO of Lynk Global

Chris Ho, Associate Director at Vickers Venture Partners

COL Shane Taylor, Program Manager at US Army Acquisition Corps.

Daisuke Nogiwa, Associate Director at FUJI Innovation Lab

Dan Madden, Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, National Security Innovation Network, U.S. Department of Defense

Daniel Theobald, CEO of Vecna Robotics

Dave Talenfeld, CEO of Botanisol Analytics

David Aschenbroich, Partner at Pecari Ventures

Donna Lecky, Managing Director at HealthVenture

Dr. Bob Baxley, CTO of Bastille Networks

Dr. Chess Stetson, CEO of dRISK.ai

Dr. Dejan Hušman, CEO of denovoMATRIX

Dr. Ermina Topintzi, COO of Earth First Food Ventures

Dr. Ian Seiferling, CEO of AdaViv

Dr. Ioana Cozmuta, Former Research Scientist at NASA & CEO of G-Space

Dr. Jacob Elmer, Chief Scientist at Elmer Tech

Dr. Jamie Bacher, CEO of Boost Biome

Dr. Jim Flatt, CEO of BrightSeed

Dr. Liam Collins, Retired Colonel & Executive Director at Viola Foundation

Dr. Lorenzo Feruglio, CEO of AIKO

Dr. Nabiha Saklayen, CEO of Cellino Biotech

Dr. Siamak Hesar, CEO of Kayhan Space

Dr. Sicco Popma, CEO of Elmer Tech

Dr. Winfried Hensinger, Head of Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group & Director of Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies at University of Sussex

Dylan E. Taylor, Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space Holdings

Ed De Reyes, CEO of Sabrewing Aircraft Company

Eric Aguilar, CEO of Omnitron Sensors

Eric Marton, Venture Partner at Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

Eric Perreca, Managing Partner at Onset Capital/ Blue Marble Capital Partners & Former Navy SEAL Team Officer

Eric Stallmer, EVP at Voyager Space Holdings and Former President of Commercial Spaceflight Federation, National Space Council, FAA COMSTAC

Ethan Escowitz, CEO of Arris Composites

Fabien Jordan, CEO of Astrocast

Fengru Lin, CEO of TurtleTree Labs

Florin Mihoc, Venture Partner of ffVC

General Mark J. O'Neil, Retired Army General

Glenn Cowan, Founder of One9 Investments & Retired Special Operations Squadron Commander

Granville Ungerleider, President and Member of the Executive Committee at Ellington Healthcare Asset Management LLC & NSIP LLC

Greg Shepard, Founder of BOSS Capital Partners

Gregg Rotenberg, CEO of Smart Wires

Guillermo Valenzuela, CEO of Aistech Space

Harpreet Singh Rai, CEO of Oura

Heather Richman, Founder of Defense Investor Network

J. Brant Arseneau, Partner at 9Point8 Capital

James Powell, Co-Founder at Dawn Aerospace

Jeff Crusey, Investment Manager at Seraphim Capital

Jeff Ransdell, Managing Director at Fuel Venture Capital

Joel Ifill, CEO of DASH Systems

Jonathan Fentzke, Managing Director at Techstars Allied Space Accelerator

Julian Roeoes, Partner and Head of Americas at Picus Capital

Kate Gardner, Founder of Trust Fund Ventures

Keith Masback, Former CEO of USGIF and Former Director Source Operations Group at NGA USGIF & NGA

Krish Ramadurai, Principal at Neue Fund

Lieutenant General John "JT" Thomson III, Retired Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Lisa Rich, Managing Partner at Hemisphere Ventures

LT. Col Jennifer "JJ" Snow, CTO of Air Force/AFWERX

Maha Achour, CEO of Metawave

Mario Mena, Venture Investor at Aldavia Ventures

Mark Accomando, Partner at Heartland Ventures

Mark Thomann, Managing Partner at Spiral Sun Ventures

Martin Dober, SVP & Managing Director at ID Ventures

Matt Kozlov, Managing Director, Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator

Max Rye, Co-Founder & Chief Strategist at TurtleTree Labs

Maximilian Winter, CEO of Neue Fund

Michael Ginsberg, Doctor of Engineering Candidate, Solar PV Systems at Columbia University

Michael Mealling, General Partner at Starbridge Venture Capital

Mor Limanovic, Partner at Herzog Fox & Neeman

Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer at IFC

Ola Sars, Chairman & CEO of Soundtrack Your Brand

Orin Hoffman, Venture Partner at The Engine (MIT)

Pascal Bornet, Former Head of AI, Automation & Digital Innovation at McKinsey

Per Wimmer, Founder of Wimmer Family Office

Peter Yapp, Partner at Schillings & Former Deputy Director of UK's National Cyber Security Centre

Professor Nir Barzilai, Founding Director of the Institute for Aging Research, the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Quin Garcia, Managing Director at Autotech Ventures

Quinn Barry, Investor at 8VC

Ricardo Radwanski, CFO of Earth First Food Ventures

Ricardo Taveras, Venture Capital Investor at Taveras Private Holdings

Richard Hanbury, CEO of Sana Health

Risei Goto, Associate at AP Ventures

Rob Lindsay, VC Investor

Sam Korus, Analyst at ARK Investment Management

Samir Chokshi, Investor at Magara Capital

Scott Amyx, Managing Partner at Astor Perkins

Sean Drake, Founder & Managing Partner at Stony Lonesome Group

Sean O'Dowd, Managing Director at Silvercrest Asset Management

Sergey Young, Founder of Longevity Vision Fund

Sharad Mishra, MD, Investment Advisor at MedStartr Ventures

Sri Muthu, CEO & Managing Founder at HealthVenture

Stephan Reckie, Co-Founding Managing Member at Angelus Funding

Stephen Rodriguez, Founder & Managing Partner at One Defense

Steven Jorgenson, General Partner at Starbridge Venture Capital

Susan Paley, CEO of DropLabs

Szymon Gwozdz, CEO of Equatorial Space Systems

Terry Virts, Retired NASA Astronaut, International Space Station Commander and Colonel in the United States Air Force

Tess Hatch, Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners

Theresa Tribble, Operating Partner at The Engine (MIT)

Tony Martens, CEO of Plantible Foods

Trent Huang, CTO of Omnitron Sensors

William Hurley, CEO of Strangeworks & Chair of the Quantum Standards Working Group at the IEEE

William Pomerantz, Vice President of Special Projects at Virgin Orbit

Yoon Auh, CEO of NUTS Technologies

Yun Li, Ph.D, Managing Director at VIC Technology Venture Development

Resources

Astor Perkins website (International access)

Astor Perkins LinkedIn page

Quarterly event series

Sample event videos

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