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Director: Buck/Cardinal Board of Directors
Director, Stanford AI Lab
Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
Vice President for Human Resources
Vice President for Public Affairs
Vice President for Alumni Affairs and President, Stanford Alumni Association
Vice President, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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Stanford University

Stanford is recognized as one of the world’s leading universities. Their renowned faculty offers students a remarkable range of academic pursuits that are paired with an extraordinary breadth of extracurricular activities and opportunities for research and public service.

In the Founding Grant, Jane and Leland Stanford stated the university’s mission: to prepare students “for personal success and direct usefulness in life” and “promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” More than a century later, Stanford University remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing their students for leadership in today’s complex world.

In recent years, they have launched university-wide initiatives on human health, the environment and sustainability, international affairs and the arts. They believe that collaboration across disciplines will be key to future advances, and multidisciplinary research and teaching are at the heart of these new initiatives.

Their undergraduate students are an important part of these efforts. Over the past decade, innovations in undergraduate education at Stanford include opportunities for students to work with faculty in small classes from their first days on campus. In this community of scholars, there is no greater thrill than being at the edge of a field and advancing the frontier of knowledge, and they offer undergraduates numerous opportunities to work closely with faculty and researchers.

The pioneering spirit that inspired Jane and Leland Stanford to start this university more than a century ago and that helped build Silicon Valley at the doorstep of the campus encourages boldness in everything we do — whether those efforts occur in the library, in the classroom, in a laboratory, in a theater or on an athletic field.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
MedWhat 2/2014Seed$560k4
Kidaptive 11/2013Series B$10.1M8
Basis Science 10/2013Series B$23M8
DataFox 10/2013Seed$1.45M11
StartX 9/2013Grant$3.6M1
SIPX 8/2013Series B$4M4
iRhythm Technologies 4/2013Series D$16M5
Radius Inc. 1/2013Series A$12.4M5
Autogrid 10/2012Venture Round$9M3
Duck Duck Moose 9/2012Series A$7M3
SmartDrive Systems 6/2012Venture Round$47M3
Gauss Surgical 12/2011Seed7
RF Surgical Systems 9/2011Venture Round$12M3
Alpine Data Labs 5/2011Series A$7.5M4
BeachMint 12/2010Venture Round$10M4
ASSIA 10/2010Series D$20.8M9
Aryaka Networks 9/2010Series A$14M4
Adometry 6/2010Series C$6M4
ASSIA 11/2009Venture Round$10M5
iRhythm Technologies 5/2009Series B$6.5M3
LightPole 3/2008Series A$1.6M2
Rubicon Project 1/2008Series B$15M6
Proofpoint 10/2003Series B$9M3
Nanosolar 6/2003Series A$5M3
Sylantro 10/2000Series C$55M11



  1. edWhat raises seed capital for app to process detailed medical question ( [edit]
  2. Children’s Educational iPad App Maker Kidaptive Scores $10.1 Million Series B ( [edit]
  3. Basis Science Raises $11.75M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  4. DataFox Launches With Seed Backing Led by Google Ventures ( [edit]
  5. Stanford Grants $3.6M to StartX Accelerator ( [edit]
  6. SIPX Raises $4M In Series B Financing ( [edit]
  7. iRhythm Technologies Closes $16M Series D Venture Financing ( [edit]
  8. Local Business Sales Intelligence Platform Radius Raises $12.4M From American Express And Others ( [edit]
  9. AutoGrid Systems Secures $9 Million in Financing to Bring Big Data Analytics to the Energy Industry ( [edit]
  10. Kids App Maker Duck Duck Moose Raises $7M Series A From Sequoia, Lightspeed & Others ( [edit]
  11. SmartDrive Systems Raises $47M in Funding ( [edit]
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  13. F Surgical Systems Closes $12M Funding Round ( [edit]
  14. Alpine Data Labs Scores $7.5 Million To Help Companies Analyze Troves Of Data ( [edit]
  15. BeachMint Raises $10 Million For... ( [edit]
  17. Aryaka Launches Cloud-Based Application Acceleration and WAN Optimization Platform; Raises $14 Million in Funding ( [edit]
  18. Click Forensics Secures $6 Million in Funding to Expand Online Display Advertising Solutions (press release) ( [edit]
  19. ASSIA takes $10M to manage, speed DSL service ( [edit]
  20. iRhythm Raises Venture Capital Financing Round ( [edit]
  21. SEC D ( [edit]
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  23. Proofpoint Announces $9 Million in Series B Funding from Blue-Chip Venture Capital Firms ( [edit]
  24. Nanosolar Raises $5m in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  25. Sylantro Systems Raises $55 Million Series C Round ( [edit]
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