March 13th - 14th, 2018

The Santa Clara Convention Center | Santa Clara

Where Innovation Meets Capital

Hosted by   youngStartup Ventures

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

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

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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.

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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.

seed pitchfest  

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

Dorsey & Whitney

Platinum Sponsors

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Reed Smith LLP

Lunch Sponsors

National Security-Technology Accelerator (NSTXL)

Breakfast Sponsors

Proseeder Technologies

Food Tech Sponsors

Tyson Ventures

Gold Sponsors

Sherwood Partners
Action Sport Optics
Ipside Innovation
Speech Morphing
Free Agent Global
Pathfinder Equity Systems

Venture Sponsors

Motorola Solutions

Industry Partners

Georgia Bio
Israel Startup Network
Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania
FreeMind Consultants
MedTech Association
Startups Forum India
New Mexico Technology Council
Asia Cloud Computing Association
Internet of Things Council (IOTC)
Startup One Stop
Blackstone Launchpad
Startup Edtech VR
International Cleantech Network
VR/AR Association
Agora Partnerships
Westchester Biotech Project
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
The Food Loft
Michelson 20MM Foundation
US Angels
French Tech Hub
Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter
Next Wave Impact
Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA)
Pasadena Angels
Star Space
Funding Sage
Medical Devices Business Review
Elearning Inside
Health Technology Forum
The BioScience Center
Startup SAC
Association for Women in Science Palo Alto (AWIS)
Agritecture Consulting
Tech Ladies
Fourth Wave
Iowa Biotechnology Association
Ignite Frederiction
Israel Medical Innovation
French American Chamber of Commerce
German American Business Association of California GABA
Bio Business
Telecom Exchange
Network of Indian Professionals
Nevada County Tech Connection
Seed San Diego
Asia America MultiTechnology Association
Innovation Center Denmark
IT Edge News
Startup Village
Watermark Square
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
MIT Central Coast Enterprise Forum
Ann Arbor SPARK
BASES: Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students
Cleantech San Diego
Nordic Innovation House
Silicon Vikings
Austin Technology Incubator
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization OBIO
Hispanic Satellite SBDC – Silicon Valley
California Life Sciences Association CLSA
Bay Angels
VC Taskforce
US-Polish Trade Council
Foster Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
ABC Accelerator
Link Silicon Valley
Union Kitchen
Startup Bootcamp
The Startup Magazine
Startup Math
Hera Labs Business Accelerator
Venture Cafe Foundation
San Francisco International Women Entrepreneurs Forum
Silicon Valley Forum

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