50 Investors  Advisors in your corner 




About The Batchery

The Batchery is a Berkeley-based global incubator for seed stage startups ready to go from idea to launch at lightning speed.

We are a community of 50 veteran investors and advisors ready to provide you with ideas, insights, and networks.

We are the global gateway to Silicon Valley, with the best in office space, tools, and partnerships for entrepreneurs in the Bay Area,
around the US, and internationally.


Meet our Team

David Koehn


Kal Deutsch

CEO - Managing Partner
Jeff Wallace

Jeff Wallace

President - Managing Partner
Garrett Koehn

Garrett Koehn

Managing Partner
Sarosh Kumana

Sarosh Kumana

Managing Partner

Laura Swan

Managing Partner
Steve Lamont

Steve Lamont

Managing Partner
Andre Carothers

Andre Carothers

Managing Partner

Our Investor/Advisors

Rick Lazansky
Managing Partner

Sarosh Kumana
Managing Partner

Kal Deutsch
Managing Partner

Garrett Koehn
Managing Partner

Steve Yorg
Managing Partner

Reena Jadhav
Founder at StartupDen

Andre Carothers
Member, Keiretsu Forum & Board Member of Mother Jones

Robert Chinn
Managing Director at Accenture Strategy, Member, Berkeley Angel Network

Jake Chapman
Partner at Sazze Partners

Yasser Chaudhry
Principal Consultant & Managing Partner

Derek Chu
Successful Social Media Company Co-Founder, 13 Years in Financial Services

Lisa Danzig
Vaccines and Diagnostics R&D and Medical Advisor

Curtis Dudnick
Partner at FlyWheel Group

Nicolas El Baze
General Partner, Partech Ventures

Jeff Wallace
President at Global Kinetics

Niels Fache
VP & GM at Keysight Technologies, Member, Sand Hill Angels

Syed Gilani
General Manager at Mentor Graphics, Member, Sand Hill Angels

S. Marlene Grenon
Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF

Ben Grossman
Principal at Selhurst Media Ventures, Former Head of Global Operations, Twitter

Aaron Hayes
Consultant, Technical Operations Manager, Double Fine Productions

Jonathan Hawkins
President, Benu, Inc.

David Herbst
Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Member, Sand Hill Angels

Arding Hsu
past President & CEO Siemens Technology-To-Business Center (TTB)

Leonid Igolnik
Vice President of Engineering, Service Management at CA Technologies, Member, Sand Hill Angels

Sarbjeet Johal
Sr. Director Cloud Architecture at Oracle

Ryan Kennedy
SVP, BB&T Liberty, Member, Sand Hill Angels

Ed Dua
Partner at Tilden Capital

Vijay Kumar
Global Vice President at Kony, Inc.

Leonard Lafrance
Member, Sierra Angels

Steve Lamont
Advisor, Former CEO

Stefan Lai
Independent Consultant at Skladvisor, Member, Sand Hill Angels

Jim Obsitnik
GVP & General Manager, Oracle

Ken Petersen
Founder/Operating Member, Bancroft Retail Group, LLC and Partner, University Press Books / Berkeley
Larry Rowe
UC Berkeley EECS Professor for 27 Years, Co-Founder of Ingres Corporation

David Sacarelos
CPA at Seiler LLP, Member, Sand Hill Angels

Laura Swan
Member, Angel Investor at Sand Hill Angels

Clifford Tong
CEO at Diverse Management, Member, Berkeley Angel Network

Shaw Zhang
HP Software PS Chief Architect

Linda Meyers
Managing Director at BankVision, Inc

Chris McCulloch

David Koehn
VP Product Management at D2L

Paul Butterworth
CTO Emotive

Alexis Moore-Jones
Owner at Studio Mechanics

Anne-Sophie Moore-Jones
Director of Sales at Exquisite Surfaces

Dmitriy Kustov, CPA
Principal at Kustov & Associates, Inc.





The Program

How we Work

The Batchery is owned and operated by 50 investors and advisors who want to help you grow your startup.

After you submit your Application, we contact you for a screening interview. The top applicants are invited to join the Batchery incubation program.

Being part of the Batchery gives you a great working space, world-class mentoring, access to the 50 Batchery investor/advisors and their amazing networks, intensive learning and a community of breathtakingly smart entrepreneurs. Ground zero for startup success.






The Advantage



Awesome workspace

Great community of entrepreneurs

Healthy snacks & caffeinated beverages

Pitch practice & feedback

Internet, conference rooms & office resources

Business Development

Angel and VC visits

“Business Problem” visits from corporations

Workshops and Speakers

Guides for HR, Legal, Marketing, Cloud Services, Sales, Financial, etc.

Most importantly, invaluable access to 50 investors who have been founders of dozens of start-ups, are current or former execs from Google, Oracle, Accenture, Synopsys and more. As well as well known venture capitalists and seasoned Angel investors from Sand Hill Angels and other angel groups.


We are looking for our first class of The Batchery Born Startups.

Innovators looking for a great place to work in Berkeley learn more:

 Inquire Here

Questions? Get in touch at: [email protected]