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Upcoming Venture Summit
 Venture Summit West 2015



The Second 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 early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.
Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit West is one event you won’t want to miss.

This exclusive full-day Venture Capital Summit will feature:

Venture Panels
Hear more than 40 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.
Company Presentations
Discover more than 50 of the hottest early stage and emerging growth technology, life sciences and clean-tech innovators as they present live to leading investors.
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.

Confirmed VC Speakers, Judges and Experts Include

Dan Ahn
Managing Director
Voyager Capital

Jeff Barnes
General Partner
Clean Pacific Ventures

Mike Berlin
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Macmillan New Ventures

Matt Bornstein
Blumberg Capital

Michael Boshammer
Fund Manager

Julien Creuzé
Senior Associate
Aster Capital

Kevin Custer
Founding Principal
Arc Capital Development

Stephen DeBerry
Chief Investment Officer
Bronze Investments

Elisa del Gaudio
Acero Capital

Brian Dixon
Investment Associate
Kapor Capital

Ashley Dombkowski
Managing Director
Bay City Capital

Andy Donner
Investment Director
Unilever Ventures

Robb Doub
General Partner
New Markets Venture Partners

Ted Driscoll
Claremont Creek Ventures

Michael Dybbs
New Leaf Venture Partners

Rami Elkhatib
General Partner
Acero Capital

Andrew Farquharson
Managing Director
InCube Ventures

Tania Fernandez
Burrill & Company

Steve Foster
Managing Director
ClearSky Power & Technology Fund

Peter Gajdos
Portfolio Manager
CMEA Capital

John Gardner
Managing Partner
Nokia Growth Partners

Matt Goldstein
Trinity Ventures

Mark Gorenberg
Managing Director
Zetta Venture Partners

Tim Guleri
Managing Director
Sierra Ventures

Michael Hammons
Sail Capital Partners

Isabelle Hau
Director, Investment Management
Omidyar Network

Nathaniel Henshaw
Managing Director
CEI Ventures

Caribou Honig
Founding Partner
QED Investors

David Hornik
General Partner
August Capital

Stephen Hourigan
Elevate Ventures

William Hsu
BD Medical

Tetsuro Iwata
Senior Manager
MP Healthcare Venture Management

Ankur Jain
Vice President
Nexus Venture Partners

Mohanjit Jolly
Managing Director

Annie Kadavy
Venture Investor
Charles River Ventures

Gareth Keane
Investment Manager
Qualcomm Ventures

Jason Krikorian
General Partner
Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf
Managing Partner
YL Ventures

Scott Levine
Managing Director
Time Warner Investments

Noah Lichtenstein
Cowboy Ventures

John Loiacono
Venture Partner & Market Strategist
ATA Ventures

Jim Long
Gabriel Venture Partners

Dion Madsen
Senior Managing Partner
BDC Venture Capital

Murray McCaig
Managing Partner
MaRS Cleantech Fund

Edward Meehan
Arcady Bay Partners

Jeb Miller
General Partner
Jafco Ventures

Peter Moran
General Partner

P.H. (Peter) Mullen
Arc Capital Development

Ravi Mulugu

Senior Investment Associate
Siemens Venture Capital

Matt Oquz
Founding Partner
Palo Alto Venture Science

Taejoon Park
Senior Investment Associate
Applied Ventures

Mark Platshon
Birchmere Ventures

Ranata Quintini
Felicis Ventures

Bill Reichert
Managing Director
Garage Technology Ventures

Lisa Rhoads
Managing Director
Easton Capital Investment Group

Rosemary Ripley
Managing Director
NGEN Partners

Miriam Rivera
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Ulu Ventures

Mary Rozenman
Vice President
Longitude Capital

Laura Sachar
General Partner
StarVest Partners

Ned Scheetz
Managing Director & Founder
Aphelion Capital

Jim Scheinman
General Partner
Maven Ventures

Lisa Seeman
Costanoa Venture Capital

David Siemer
Managing Partner
Siemer Ventures

Mark Silverman
Catamount Ventures

Michael Staton
Learn Capital

John Steuart
Managing Director
Prolog Ventures

Kevin Swan
iNovia Capital

Jeff Tannenbaum
BlueRun Ventures

Bruce Taragin
Managing Director
Blumberg Capital

George Ungras
General Partner
Adams Capital Management

Anis Uzzaman
General Partner
Fenox Venture Capital

Steve Vassallo
General Partner
Foundation Capital

Sharon Wienbar
Scale Venture Partners

James Woody
General Partner
Latterell Venture Partners

Register now and connect with others who share and can advance your goals

Late / Onsite
Start-Up/Emerging Companies and Tech Transfer $595.00 $795
Investors $695.00 $895
General Attendees $895.00 $1,095


Group Discount Rates:
To register at group discount rates email Rivka at rivka@youngstartup.com or call 718.447.0009.

If you want to register by phone or inquire about discounted startup, non-profit/government, or student rates* contact: Rivka Benjamin, rivka@youngstartup.com, or call 718.447.0009

*There are a limited number of student passes to attend VSW at a deeply discounted fee of $295. To request a student registration form, please email Rivka a scan of your current student ID and current transcript.

Sponsorships Branding Opportunities:
Sponsors gain tremendous visibility to CEOs of cutting edge private companies and leading investors.

For detailed information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Joe Benjamin, joe@youngstartup.com or call 212.202.1001

Programming/Speaking Information
If you would like to suggest speakers or topics, contact:
Shmuel Besser, speaking@youngstartup.com or call 212.202.1003