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Boxbot
Last-mile logistics, powered by automation.
Founder
Mark Godwin (Cal), Austin Oehlerking
PhD
Optimization, Machine Learning and Control 2011
Sector
Logistics, Robotics
Co-Investors
Toyota AI Fund, Artiman Ventures

Connect to the Cal
Knowledge Network.

Cal has some of the most brilliant minds and daring businesses in the world. Tesla. Apple. Intel. But it has never had a place to unite its entrepreneurs, until now.

This is The House.
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AI@The House

We're creating something with six of the top AI researchers in the world. Together, we're bringing together top mature AI companies, startups, and research to build a new global center of gravity of AI activity in Berkeley.
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50+

Startups

$2B+

Follow-on capital raised

10

Exits
See how we get there
Acquisitions
Follow-ons

We believe in Berkeley startups.

To join The House, we’ll talk to any bold startup who has at least one founder who is a UC Berkeley alumni, faculty member, student, or affiliate.
We make 2 types of investments:
Pre-Seed
Up to
$500,000
We like to be the first investor and are also happy to participate as part of a syndicate.
Early-Stage
Up to
$1,000,000
We'll follow a strong lead investor and participate as part of a Seed syndicate.
The energy, network, and resources that The House Fund brings to Berkeley is changing the landscape of entrepreneurship at Cal. They are bringing together the best resources and building a pathway of support for founders at all stages. Berkeley has been waiting for this.
The House Fund was one of our earliest supporters. They were helpful with recruiting and investor intros in Series A, and evangelized Superhuman far and wide. They work relentlessly for their startups. This is THE fund that Berkeley has always needed.
We are excited to work with The House Fund to invest in UC innovation and build a pioneering University venture fund. They’re really adding to the Berkeley startup ecosystem and providing a huge value add to Berkeley entrepreneurs.
The House is long overdue. The opportunity at Berkeley is tremendous. It’s been more difficult than we like to find all those opportunities... The House provides a single source of opportunities for us Series A investors.
Scott Shenker
Founder, Nefeli Networks & Nicira | Professor, EECS