Seth Bannon

Founding Partner
Fifty Years

Seth Bannon is Founding Partner at Fifty Years, a San Francisco based seed fund that backs entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with deep technology. Seth has seeded many breakout synthetic biology startups shaping the world for the better – companies like Solugen (carbon negative chemicals), Upside Foods (formerly Memphis Meats, culturing meat to eat), Opentrons (robots to automate biology), and Ansa (writing DNA enzymatically). Passionate about helping PhDs spinout startups from academia, he and Fifty Years recently published the Spinout Playbook.Seth is also Co-founder of Impact.Tech, a community of entrepreneurs combining purpose with profit. A graduate of Y Combinator, he was Founder & CEO of a startup Amicus. Seth can occasionally be found in parks around the world attempting to hustle chess hustlers.