News Releases

Baker Botts to Host Inaugural Corporate Venture Panel and Emerging Company Showcase at SXSW - March 12th

Media Alert

AUSTIN, TX, March 5, 2019 - Baker Botts is hosting an immersive panel discussion and emerging company showcase focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) on Tuesday March 12th as an affiliate sponsor of South by Southwest's (SXSW) 2019 Conference and Festivals.

The SXSW Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, music, digital, social media, film and television industries, creating the country's most preeminent technology expo.

The panel will feature executives from Samsung Catalyst Fund, Toyota AI Ventures, Cisco Investments, Chevron Technology Ventures and Global Corporate Venturing who collectively invest $500+ million annually in emerging technologies.

Some of the world's hottest and most advanced AI and IoT companies will participate in the emerging company showcase, many of whom represent Red Herring's North America's 2018 Top 100 AI startups and represent a variety of industries that include driverless cars, healthcare, cyber security and surveillance.

The showcase companies include:

  • Cerebri
  • Cognitive Scale
  • Helpshift
  • Metawave
  • Mission Secure (MSi)
  • Oncora Medical, Inc.
  • SeeQA
  • SparkCognition
  • Veros Systems
  • Voicea
  • WISER Systems Asset

The showcase event will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Hotel Van Zandt and will begin at 2pm CST, followed by a reception at 5pm CST.

"We are thrilled that Baker Botts will be at SXSW to host its inaugural Emerging Company Showcase in concert with some of the leading startups in the AI and IoT space," said Jordan Herman, an Austin-based partner at Baker Botts and Chair of the Austin Corporate Department.

"Through our offices in Austin, Palo Alto, San Francisco, New York and London, we are working with a growing number of clients in the AI and IoT arena. An event like this allows us to both work with many of our clients while also highlighting the current industry climate and look ahead to the future," added Mr. Herman.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit