What’s Fifty Years?

Fifty Years is a San Francisco based venture capital firm that supports entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with technology. Fifty Years has seeded many startups shaping the world for the better — companies like Memphis Meats (culturing meat to eat), Solugen (engineering enzymes to produce industrial chemicals sustainably), and Astranis (building small satellites to cover the earth in internet). Fifty Years even seeded the company that built this very site — Substack! You can see a full list of the teams we’re supporting here.

Fifty Years also runs Impact.Tech, a community of entrepreneurs combining purpose with profit. Impact.Tech hosts events for those interested in having a massive positive impact through technology entrepreneurship.

What’s the deal with this newsletter?

The Fifty Years Newsletter will be the first place we share announcements about new company partnerships, posts about our particular take on technology and entrepreneurship, and details about upcoming Fifty Years and Impact.Tech events.

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