Murray Newlands | Editor and Publisher

Murray Newlands FRSA is an entrepreneur, business advisor and speaker. Newlands is also an adviser to the Draper Nexus Network of Things Fund that invests in IOT companies. He gives practical​ advice from the 1000’s of pitches he has heard for entrepreneurs and startups to grow their companies, get investment and succeed. Newlands received a Bachelor of Laws and he is qualified as a Lawyer. He gained his Green Card by being recognized by the US government as an “alien of extraordinary ability.” Newlands is the author of “Online Marketing: A User’s Manual” published by John Wiley & Sons. Newlands lives in Palo Alto.

David Cao | Publisher

David is a pioneer and passionate leader of the venture capital ecosystem in Silicon Valley. He has led the evaluation process of selecting 350 startups out of over 5000 startups during his first 2 ½ years at F50. He continued to lead the investment processes for over 30 of the selected startups. David is personally involved in A.I., Blockchain, Robotics, FinTech, and HealthTech.

David founded Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups (the world’s largest entrepreneur community with over 38,000 members). David Cao was the Founder & CEO of GWC US (Sold to holding company), where he oversaw the CEO clubs and the production of GMIC SV (the leading global mobile conference), and also organized private meetings for top tier investors & founders from USA and China.

Sydney Harder | Creative Strategist

I am a people-loving storyteller. From making quirky short films in middle school, to starting my own brand consulting business in college, I intertwine my human-centric mindset with a risk-taking attitude in every venture I pursue. I have an affinity for design, storytelling, urban revitalization, and startups. After wearing many hats and learning from creatives, designers, and urban planners, I plan to bridge all of my interests to pioneer a human-centered solution to the housing crisis in the Bay Area. I know a big problem like that can only be tackled with an equally big arsenal of civic-minded designers, engineers, data nerds, and creatives— and I’m ready to join them.

Pauline Pham | Event and Community Strategist

Pauline Pham is a recent addition to the F50 team, but she is excited to take part in all the events and media the company is producing. With a background in art and illustration, Pauline brings visual and graphic design expertise to F50’s projects. She is also an experienced writer and editor.