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The Future of AI Infra: a Deep Dive & Panel Discussion

Hosted by Eastlink Capital & Future Builders
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Palo Alto, California
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Builders are flocking to the AI space right now to catch lightning in a bottle with their next great product. But the community is still piecing together what the future of the AI ecosystem will look like.

Join us to learn from a panel of industry and academic leaders about what they see on the horizon related to the AI landscape, and AI Infra/DevOps. Stick around afterwards to network with your peers in the space including fellow AI engineers, founders, and thought leaders!

Registration is free but limited to 60 people. Priority is given to early registration and builders in the AI space!


  • 1:30-2:00pm - Registration and Networking

  • 2:00-2:25pm - Greeting and Welcome

    • Steven Xi - Managing Partner, Eastlink Capital

    • Sky (Tian) Lan - Founder, Future Builders

  • 2:25-3:40pm - Speaker presentations

  • 3:40-4:20pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • 4:20-5:00pm - Networking Reception

Speakers & Panelists:

  • Bob van Luijt - Co-founder and CEO, Weaviate

  • Steven Xi - Managing Partner, Eastlink Capital

  • Mingxi Wu - CEO, TigerGraph

  • Nikita Shamgunov - CEO, Neon

  • Li Shen - SVP, PingCAP

  • Ofer Mendelevitch - Head of Developer Relations, Vectara

Eastlink Capital is a Menlo Park based VC firm focused on early-stage enterprise cloud, especially Data+AI infrastructure. We seek mission-driven founders with unique technologies. We've invested in industry leaders including Databricks, TigerGraph, StreamNative, MotherDuck, and many more.

Future Builders is a non-profit organization empowering aspiring entrepreneurs, including tech employees and academic researchers, to pursue startup ideas through side projects, hackathons, and pitch competitions, with the goal of transforming them into successful founders.

Co-hosted by Morrison Foerster. Morrison Foerster transforms complexity into advantage. With our collective intelligence, we shape powerful legal strategies that move your business forward while living our shared values.

Sponsor: Cooley LLP, a global law firm