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 (synthetic biology to produce industrial chemicals sustainably), Upside Foods (formerly Memphis Meats, culturing meat to eat), Substack (the future of journalism), Astranis (small satellites to cover the earth in internet), and Opentrons (robots to automate biology).
Seth is also Co-founder of Impact.Tech, a community of entrepreneurs combining purpose with profit. A graduate of Y Combinator, he was Founder & CEO of a startup Amicus. Seth can occasionally be found in parks around the world attempting to hustle chess hustlers.