Jagdeep Singh, Co-founder and CEO of QuantumScape Corporation
Deep Valley Labs LLC, is a California-based venture laboratory with the mission to conceive, incubate, and spin-out companies solving big emerging problems with disruptive technologies and world-class teams. The core belief at DVL is that all start-ups begin as a collection of hypotheses, and the best way to start enduring deep-tech companies is to explicitly list these hypotheses then work to systematically validate them, only spinning out a company if the hypotheses are validated, modifying and retesting the hypotheses if they are not.
DVL works side-by-side with co-founders-in-residence, to conduct this hypothesis validation, ensuring nascent ideas turn into thriving start-ups. More validation means fewer pivots and an increased likelihood of success. This new model addresses one of the fundamental issues in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem, i.e., the lack of a systematic process for founders to go from idea to series A narrative. Cofounder, Jagdeep Singh, will discuss this pioneering model and how it can be applied to a wide range of new enterprises.
Jagdeep Singh is co-founder and CEO of QuantumScape Corporation, a startup working on next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for the automotive sector. He is also the co-founder of the venture laboratory, Deep Valley Labs. Prior to these activities, Jagdeep was co-founder and CEO of Infinera Corp (NASDAQ: INFN), developer of the world’s first large-scale photonic integrated circuits and optical transmission systems based on these chips. At Infinera, he led the company to the number one market share position in North America shortly after commencing shipments and took the company public in an IPO valued at over $1 billion. Prior to founding Infinera, Jagdeep was the founder and CEO of Lightera Networks, an optical switch company subsequently acquired by CIENA Corp. Lightera’s flagship product, the Core Director went on to generate over $1 billion in revenues with top telecom carriers around the world. Prior to Infinera, Jagdeep was founder and CEO of two other companies in the telecommunications space. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley.