Seth Bannon is Founding Partner at Fifty Years, a San Francisco based seed fund that backs entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with deep technology. Seth has seeded many breakout startups shaping the world for the better – companies like Solugen (carbon negative chemicals), Upside Foods (formerly Memphis Meats, culturing meat to eat), Opentrons (robots to automate biology), and Astranis (small satellites to cover the earth in internet). Passionate about helping PhDs spinout startups from academia, he and Fifty Years recently published the Spinout Playbook, and are on a path to help 5,000 scientists start companies. Before founding Fifty Years, Seth was previously founder & CEO of a startup. Seth can occasionally be found in parks around the world attempting to hustle chess hustlers.