May 5 - 7, 2020

This year’s summit is going Online
We’re dedicated to helping cutting-edge innovators and leading investors connect. VSW20 will be an engaging and immersive [live] interactive virtual summit providing startups the opportunity to gain the visibility they need and investors access to vetted deal flow.

100 private company presentations
Watch top founders from the hottest startups present

1-on-1 Networking
Sessions
Meet one-on-one with founders, investors or strategic partners via video.

Investor Panels + Startup Bootcamp Sessions
Watch and listen to leading investors and experts live from the comfort of your home


MEET OUR FIRST 210 FEATURED INVESTORS

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Ben Abadi
Energy Innovation Capital

Andrew Abrams
New Science Ventures

Nick Adams
Differential Ventures

Susan Akbarpour
Candou Ventures

Tala Al Jabri
HOF Capital

Joel Albarella
New York Life Ventures

Paul Asel
NGP Capital

Doug Atkin
Communitas Capital Partners

Mark Austin
Viridian Capital Impact Advisors

Shannon Austin
Financial Venture Studio

Steffen Bartschat
Sand Hill Angels

Tom Bennett
Arc Capital Investors

Ben Bergsma
Munich Re Ventures

Mike Biddle
Evok Innovations

Alexa Binns
Halogen Ventures

Wade Bitaraf
Plug and Play

Dave Blivin
Cottonwood Technology Fund

Jason Blumberg
Energy Foundry

Greg Bohlen
Union Grove Venture Partners

Lyndsey Boucherle
Better Ventures

Maureen Boyce
Good Growth Capital

Peter Bruce-Clark
Social Impact Capital

Pratik Budhdev
Volvo Cars Tech Fund

Amy Burr
JetBlue Technology Ventures

Daniel Burstein
Millennium Technology Value Partners

Carlos Bustamante
F-Prime Capital

Peter Campitiello
McCarter & English, LLP

Adam Carson
Point72 Ventures

Ray Chan
K5 Ventures

Amy Cheetham
Costanoa Ventures

Michael Cheng
Drum Tower Ventures

Victoria Cheng
Citi Ventures

Gwen Cheni
Fusion Fund

Ryan Chou
JetBlue Technology Ventures

Andrew Clapp
Arc Capital Investors

Conor Clifford
E. ON

Fred Cohen
Keiretsu Forum

Jillian Cohn
Mouro Capital

Dan Conley
NJ Angels

Darren Cooke
Life Science Angels

Anke Corbin
Globig .co

Martha Cosgrove
Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Danny Cotter
The Westly Group

David Cruikshank
ARCH Venture Partners

Jan Danisman
Bavaria U.S Offices, East

Ross Darwin
Owl Ventures

Oscar Decotelli
DXA Investments

Anne DeGheest
HealthTech Capital

Angelo Del Priore
HP Tech Ventures

Jun Deng
Joyance Partners

Dan Doble
SABIC Ventures

Ted Driscoll
DigitalDX Ventures

James Dugan
OCA Ventures

Robert Dunkle
ABES Venture Partners

Amy Dyck
Framework Venture Partners

Chinedu Echeruo
Startup School of Alchemy

Chris Erickson
Pangaea Ventures

Ali Farahanchi
DHVC

Chenoa Farnsworth
Blue Startups

Manny Fernandez
SF Angels Group

Anna Fokina
Data Collective

Haley Fradkin
Plum Alley

Isabelle Freidheim
Starwood VC

Emily Fritze
The Westly Group

Will Fung
Samsung Catalyst Fund

Carolin Funk
Blue Bear Capital

Veronica Gabriele
Munich Re Ventures

Alison Gerlach
Breakthrough Ventures

Gary Gershony
Life Science Angels

Norm Gitis
Lymo Ventures

Ajay Gopal
Framework Venture Partners

Balaji Gopinath
Kubera Venture Capital

Linda Greub
Avestria Ventures

Deepak Gupta
Blue Bear Ventures

James Haft
PALcapital

Chris Hagenbuch
Troutman Pepper

Charlie Hanna
Marcy Venture Partners

Jana Hanova
Evok Innovations

Daniel Harris
DPH Ventures

Florian Haupt
TruVenturo

Nathaniel Henshaw
CEI Ventures

Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly
Good Growth Capital

Brian Horner
Tech Coast Angels

Guy Horowitz
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

Jens Horstmann
Crestlight Ventures

Toan Huynh
Information Venture Partners

Ben Jen
Ben Jen Holdings SLLC

Michael Julve
500 Startups

Kathleen Jurman
Dow Ventures

Jimmy Kan
Anzu Partners

Joseph Kao
Millennium Technology Value Partners

Theo Katsoulis
Financial Venture Studio

Kyle Keeney
Elevate Ventures

James Kempf
E8 Angels

Najib Khouri-Haddad
Sway Ventures

Yasemin Kliman
Harvard Business School Angels

Howard Ko
Morpheus Ventures

Stephanie Koenig
Moderne Ventures

Steven Konsek
National Science Foundation

Luda Kopeikina
DSM Venturing

Daniella Kranjac
Dynamk Capital

Elaine Kunda
Disruption Ventures

Ricky Lai
Portag3 Ventures

Sebastien Latapie
Dynamk Capital

Randall LaVeau
BOSS Capital Partners

Julie Lawrence
Wharton Alumni Angels

Anh Le
CRCM Ventures

Alex Lee
Alliance Ventures

James Lee
Photonfund

Claire Leurent
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC

Marina Levinson
Benhamou Global Ventures

Judy Li
Energy Foundry

Larry Li
AMINO Capital

Debbie Lin
Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Ephraim Lindenbaum
Advance Ventures

Darwin Ling
Good AI Capital

Steven London
Troutman Pepper

Edwin Loredo
Core Innovation Capital

Georgia Lu
Magnet Ventures

Vincent Lui
Rhapsody Ventures

Eric Ly
Hub

Raoul Maier
Eudemian Ventures

Radhika Malik
Samsung Catalyst Fund

Eugene Malobrodsky
One Way Ventures

Mike Mansell
American Family Ventures

Ricky Margolis
ARIE Capital

Susan Mason
Aligned Partners

Melina Mathur
Asset Management Ventures

David Meltzer
Sports 1 Marketing

Theo Mendez
Insight Partners

Philip Mertens
DSM Venturing

Eric Meyer
Activate Capital

Sarah Millar
City Light Capital

David Miller
Clean Energy Ventures

Jonathan Mo
11.2 Capital

SC Moatti
Mighty Capital

Herb Moore
McCarter & English, LLP

Mark Mueller-Eberstein
Alliance of Angels

Faisal Mushtaq
Tech Coast Angels

Damineh Mycroft
Boeing HorizonX

Rika Nakazawa
Alumni Venture Group

Ben Narasin
NEA

Maxim Nazarov
FinSight Ventures

Ashley Ng
McKesson Ventures

Ivan Nikkhoo
Navigate Ventures

Kira Noodleman
Bee Partners

Faran Nouri
Lam Capital

Demi Obayomi
NextWorld Capital

Nihar Patel
Journey Venture Partners

Akhilesh Pathipati
MVM Partners

Charles Paul
Henkel Tech Ventures

Damien Petty
Morpheus Ventures

Patrick Pfeffer
Juniper Networks

Barbara Pierce
Pipeline Angels

Jean-Noel Poirier
Clean Energy Venture Group

Filipe Portela
COREangels Impact

Era Qian
Galaxy Digital

Nitin Rai
Elevate Capital

Estie Rand
Strand Consulting

Bill Reichert
Garage Technology Ventures

John Ricci
US Angels

Martin Ringlein
NextGen Venture Partners

Frederik Paul Roever
R&P Global

Mario Ruiz
PayPal Ventures

Ernst Sack
Blue Bear Capital

Praveen Sahay
WAVE Equity Partners

Gayatri Sarkar
Hype Capital VC Fund

Jennifer Schretter
PROOF VC

Jordan Segall
Unusual Ventures

Xavier Segura
Tessera Venture Partners

Kristina Serafim
Verizon Ventures

Greg Shepard
BOSS Capital Partners

Bryan Shill
Prelude Ventures

Charles Sidman
ECS Capital Partners

Sean Simpson
WIND Ventures

Ratan Singh
Fort Ross Ventures

Kenn So
Shasta Ventures

David Sorin
McCarter & English, LLP

Jared Sorin
McCarter & English, LLP

Thomas Sparico
Brand New Matter

Kumar Sripadam
Elevate Capital

Cameron Stanfill
PitchBook

Allison Steitz
BlueRun Ventures

Li Sun
Foundation Capital

Jessica Tan
500 Startups

Grahme Taylor
Wildcat Venture Partners

Gretchen Tibbits
Progress Partners

Jarrid Tingle
Harlem Capital Partners

Ariane Tom
Anzu Partners

Alex Tong
Information Venture Partners

Jonathan Tower
Catapult VC

Matt Uretsky
McCarter & English, LLP

Erica Van
Charles River Ventures

Anuj Varma
BAM Ventures

Joe Vasquez
Revel Partners

Alessandro Vigilante
Fidelity Investments

Sonali Vijayavargiya
Augment Ventures

Jordan Wahbeh
SV Venture Group

Ron Weissman
Band of Angels

Alex Whitney
ManchesterStory Group

Liz Wilkinson
Nielsen Innovate

Dea Wilson
Wharton Alumni Angels

Henry Wong
Garage Technology Ventures

Yuanling Yuan
SignalFire

Russell Yue
H.I.G. Growth Partners

Elaine Zelby
SignalFire

Stephanie Zepeda
Arbor Ventures

Yanan Zhao
Magnet Ventures

Sebastian Zhou
Alpha Square Group

Simin Zhou
UL Ventures

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This exclusive Venture Capital Summit will feature:


Venture Panels

Watch and 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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Powerful Networking

Meet, connect and interact with leading VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel investors and top founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies via 1on1 online meetings .

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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:

Tech

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

Life Sciences / Healthcare

  • BioTech
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Healthcare IT
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharma

CleanTech

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

FinTech

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

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  

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  • Startup Bootcamp sessions

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  • Event App

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  • Phone Support

  • Access to searchable library of company presentation recordings after the event



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Venture Nurturing™

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sponsors


Diamond Sponsors

McCarter & English LLP
Perkins Coie LLP

Platinum Sponsors

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Coaching Sponsors

Troutman Pepper LLP

BYO Lunch Sponsors

Bridge Bank

Expand 2 Europe Partner

Invest in Bavaria

Breakfast Sponsors

Certent

Gold Sponsors

True Balance
Cartika
Mongotel

Silver Sponsors

PitchBook

Venture Sponsors

OCA Ventures

Networking Sponsors

Airmeet

Industry Partners

Georgia Bio
FreeMind
The Internet of Things Council
Startup One Stop
Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF)
High Tech XL
Vermont Technology Alliance VTTA
Israel Advanced Technology Industries IATI
mBolden
Silicon Catalyst
100 Women in Finance
German American Business Association of California GABA
Cleantech San Diego
California Life Sciences Association CLSA
VC Taskforce
Foster Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Link Silicon Valley
NexChange
Cleantech Open
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator LACI
Asia-Pacific Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation APYEF
Lifograph
California Spain Chamber of Commerce
AIMA American Israeli Medical Association
SoCal Bio
Brooks-Keret Financial Management
Innovation Guelph
Centraal
FinTech Australia
Connection Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship
Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
Private Banking
E2
National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)
LA Fintech
Startup Catalyst Brief
Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence
FintechNA
Energy Central
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Cryptonewsz
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Silicon Valley Chapter
Unbank Ventures
Plug and Play Tech Center
Techqueria
OC Startups Now
FinTech Belgium
Fintech Association of Japan
Royse AgTech
KC Wisdom
Fintech Istanbul
Fintech News
California Black Chamber of Commerce
LifeSciences British Columbia
Silicon Valley Cloud and AI
East Bay Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
Maryland Business Industry Association
Analytics Ventures
E8Angels
California International Trade Center
Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG)
Jumpstart
Galvanize
Bizzabo
Internet of Things Developers – IoTD
Drug Discovery Today
Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA)
CSU Monterey Bay Institute for Innovation and Economic Development IIED
Startup Basecamp
European Women Payments Network EWPN
U First Capital
European American Enterprise Council (EAEC)
Exit Velocity
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA)
Startup Tucson
F6S
Global Startup Ecosystem
Blazin’ Babes
Startup.Network
European Creative Business Network (ECBN)
International Strategic Management

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