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More than 40 leading VCs will speak at the Summit. These top-tier venture investors will discuss: VC investment trends, strategies for investing in early stage ventures, strategies for finding and accessing capital, what they look for in early stage companies, the kinds of companies they find most attractive, and the do's and dont's in structuring deals.

Partial List of VC Speakers & Judges Confirmed to Speak:



Steve Anastos
Associate
Bain Capital Ventures

Mark Austin
Venture Partner
Bright Capital

Brandon Avrutin
Partner
Rethink Education

Marty Bauer
Managing Director
The Iron Yard

Maria Berkman
Director
Broadview Ventures

Sim Blaustein
Principal
BDMI Fund

Matt Bloom
Associate
Connecticut Innovations

Ilya Breyman
Managing Director
Talent Equity Ventures

Nat Brinn
Principal
Vital Venture Capital

Dan Burstein
Managing Director
Millennium Technology Value Partners

Neil Cameron
Investment Director
Emerald Technology Ventures

Robert Chow
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Andy Clapp
Managing Partner
Arctaris Capital Partners

Iain Cooper
Manager Corporate Venturing
Schlumberger Technology Investments

Mackey Craven
Partner
OpenView Partners

Brendan Dickinson
Principal
Canaan Partners

Katelyn Donnelly
Managing Director
Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

Sean Dowling
Vice President
Osage Venture Part

AJ Dye
Investment Manager
Delta Electronics Capital

Alison Ernst
Senior Manager of Investments
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Ying Lucy Fan
Senior Analyst
New Energy Capital

Steven London
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Skyler Fernandes
Managing Director
Simon Venture Group

Jason Fuller
Principal
New Enterprise Associates

Stan Fung
Managing Director
FarSight Ventures

Arjun Goyal
Associate
5AM Ventures

Ed Greer
Manager
Dow Venture Capital

Alejandro Guerrero
Co-Founder, General Partner
Technicolor Ventures

Sven Harmsen
Principal
BASF Venture Capital

Laurence Hayward
Investment Partner
Independence Equity

Jeff Haywood
Principal
Spectrum Equity

Andrew Hedin
Senior Associate
Bessemer Ventures

Martin Heidecker
Director, Investment Manager
Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Joel Hwang
Vice President
HarbourVest Partners

Shamez Kanji
General Partner
North Hill Ventures

Sven Karlsson
Senior Manager of Investments
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Kara Kohlenberg
Vice President
Promus Ventures

Justin Kulla
Principal
Weld North

Ed Lafferty
Partner & CFO
Saturn Partners

Molly Lahr
Senior Analyst
American Family Ventures

Joanna Linsley
Senior Associate
Baird Capital

Tom Luby
Senior Director, New Ventures
Johnson & Johnson Boston Innovation Center

David Mather
Managing Partner
Ensys Capital

Mark W. Manning
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

Crystal McKellar
Managing Director
Mithril Capital Management

Ezra Mehlman
Vice President
Health Enterprise Partners

Vincent Miles
Partner
Abingworth

Jim Macdonald
Managing Director
First Analysis

David Miller
Executive Managing Director
Clean Energy Venture Group

Mark Miller
Managing Partner
Good Harbor Partners
Learn Launch

Julian Moncada
Analyst
Lerer Hippeau Ventures

Ian Nabb
Senior Associate
Camden Partners

Girish Nadkarni
President
ABB Technology Ventures

Arvind Nagarajan
Investment Director
Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

Christian Noske
Investment Principal
BMWi Ventures

Elaine Pan
Associate
Nautilus Venture Partners

Geoff Pardo
Partner
Gilde Healthcare Partners

Mike Powell
General Partner
Sofinnova Ventures

Gopal Rajaraman
Investment Professional
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Tom Rand
Managing Partner
ArcTern Ventures

Mike Rehberg
Senior Investment Manager
Dow Venture Capital

Riley Rodgers
Associate
Arctaris Capital Partners

Praveen Sahay
Managing Director
WAVE Equity Partners

Peter Sally
Director
Zaffre Investments

Ben Schrag
SBIR/STTR Program Director
National Science Foundation

Reese Schroeder
Managing Director
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Tripp Shriner
Principal
City Light Capital

Jeremy Sohn
VP, Head of Digital Business & Licensing
Novartis Corporation

Michael Staton
Partner
LearnCapital Venture Partners

Blake Stevens
Senior Associate
Harris & Harris Group

Carl Stjernfeldt
Venture Principal
Shell Technology Ventures

Lutz Stoeber
Investment Director
Evonik Venture Capital

Ned Stringham
Managing Director
42 Ventures

Charles Svirk
Senior Associate
MassMutual Ventures

Julia Taxin
Vice President
Grotech Ventures

Tibor Toth
Managing Director of Investments
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Claude Vachet
Managing Partner
Cycle Capital Management

Gina Villani
Director
Zaffre Investments

Sonali Vijayavargiya
Founder and Managing Director
Augment Ventures

Josef Volman
Partner & Co-Chair of Business Law
Burns & Levinson LLP

Emery Waddell
Associate
Vocap Partners

Patrick Walsh
Director
Intel Capital

Brien Walton
Chief Investment Officer
Jefferson Education Fund

Kristina Wang
Analyst
F-Prime Capital Partners

David Ward
Managing Partner
MTI Ventures

John Wei
Sr. Investment Manager
SABIC Ventures

Kurt West
Principal
Nexo Capital Partners

Jan Westerhues
Venture Partner
Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Keith Witek
Managing Director
AMD Ventures

Chong Xu
Associate
F-Prime Capital Partners

Lucy Yu
Senior Associate
Rethink Education

Greg Zaic
Principal
NMT Capital

Chris Zock
Vice President
Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners