March 13th - 14th, 2018

The Santa Clara Convention Center | Santa Clara

Where Innovation Meets Capital

Hosted by   youngStartup Ventures

Call for Top Innovators! 

Innovator Showcase

Get noticed and pitch to active investors in your industry. Join 100+ Top Innovators presenting across 6 tracks. Best Presenter awards given to one Startup in each track.

Connect & Meet

Join the exclusive community of 1000+ top-tier VC Investors and leading startup Founders. Send direct messages and schedule 1 on 1 meetings with our Event App. Dedicated networking breaks throughout the event.

Investor Insights

Listen to actionable wisdom from Leading VCs and Angels on exciting relevant Panels tailored for you. Get the most out of your conference experience and set yourself up for growth.

More Than 140 VCs Confirmed

Navid Alipour
Analytics Ventures

Grant Allen
Schneider Electric Ventures

Dan Altschuler Malek
Unovis Asset Management

Jennifer Azapian
Mighty Capital

Edouard Bulteau
Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Amit Chaturvedy
Cisco Investments

Asha Collins
Pipeline Angels

Heather Crawford
Band of Angels

Sanjit Dang
U First Capital

Angelo Del Priore
HP Tech Ventures

Dan Doble
SABIC Ventures

Ali Farahanchi

Tarik Galijasevic
Allstate Strategic Ventures

Daniel Greene
Wipro Ventures

Baris Guzel
BMW i Ventures

Yashwanth Hemaraj
Benhamou Global Ventures

Wally Hunter
EnerTech Capital

Maxwell Kim
Interwest Partners

Howard Ko
Morpheus Ventures

Roberta Lee
Keiretsu Forum

Roberto Machado
Tech Coast Angels

Susan Mason
Aligned Partners

Melina Mathur
Asset Management Ventures

SC Moatti
Mighty Capital

Ben Narasin
Tenacity Venture Capital

Lauren Michelle Pfeifer
Maschmeyer Group Ventures

Ulrich Quay
BMW i Ventures

Bill Reichert
Garage Technology Ventures

Maria Salamanca
Unshackled Ventures

Ajay Sharma
JetBlue Technology Ventures

Abhishek Shukla
GE Ventures

Richard Simoni
Asset Management Ventures

Tanya Soman
500 Startups

Michael Stewart
Applied Ventures

George Straschnov
Bisk Ventures

Li Sun
Foundation Capital

Grant Van Cleve
Hangar 75 Ventures

Sophia Viklund
Golden Seeds

Dea Wilson
Wharton Alumni Angels

Wei Wu
BOE Ventures

Lu Zhang
Fusion Fund

Awesome Attendees
Startup Presenters
Featured VCs
$0 Billion
Under Management

The 6th annual Venture Summit | West, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new deals, or founder and/or CEO of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit | West 2018 is one event you won't want to miss.

This exclusive Venture Capital Summit will feature:

Venture Panels

Hear top tier VCs, Corporate VCs and Angel Investors on the key issues facing Investors and Startup CEOs alike. Industry experts will provide updated analyses and share their experience with the audience.

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Company Presentations

Discover more than 100 of the hottest early stage and emerging growth technology, mobile, life sciences, healthcare IT, clean-tech and ed-tech innovators as they present live to leading investors.

Apply to present  

High Level Networking

Connect with investors, startups and potential partners.



Audience Profile: Venture Capitalists, angel investors, corporate VCs, CEOs, CFOs and other senior management of early stage and emerging growth ventures, technology transfer professionals and premium services firms.

Partial List of VCs Confirmed

Call For Top Innovators!

Get Noticed » Get Funded » Grow Faster

A select group of more than 100 Top Innovators from the Technology, CleanTech, Life Sciences, Healthcare and FinTech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners.

To apply, your company must be privately held and ideally come from one of the following industry sectors:


  • Mobile
  • Internet/Digital Media
  • IoT
  • Security
  • Software/IT
  • EdTech


  • Banking
  • Blockchain
  • Insurtech
  • Personal Finance
  • Payments
  • Predictive Analytics


  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Generation
  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Energy Storage
  • Transportation
  • Water & Wastewater
  • AgriTech


  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Monitoring
  • Wearables
  • AI Solutions
  • Medical AR

Life Sciences / Healthcare

  • BioTech
  • Drug Discovery
  • Healthcare IT
  • Pharma
  • Healthcare

Seed Stage Track

If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding and would like to present check out our seed stage track.

Nominate a Company

Venture Nurturing™

Free access for seed stage startups
25 Tickets Available


Press Passes

If you qualify and would like a press pass, visit here for details.

Press Pass  


Founding Sponsors

youngStartup Ventures

Coaching Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Lunch Sponsors

Breakfast Sponsors

Food Tech Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Sherwood Partners

Venture Sponsors

Industry Partners

Georgia Bio
Israel Startup Network
FreeMind Consultants
Internet of Things Council (IOTC)
Startup One Stop
Blackstone Launchpad
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
US Angels
Star Space
Startup SAC
Association for Women in Science Palo Alto (AWIS)
Agritecture Consulting
German American Business Association of California GABA
BASES: Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students
Austin Technology Incubator
California Life Sciences Association CLSA
VC Taskforce
Foster Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Link Silicon Valley

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