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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 don'ts in structuring deals.

List of VC Speakers & Judges Confirmed to Speak Include:



Rob Abrams
Operating Partner
Sanderling Ventures

Grant Allen
Senior Vice President
ABB Technology Ventures

Nisa Amoils
Member
New York Angels

Wale Ayeni
Principal Startup Investments
Orange Digital Ventures

Zach Barasz
Senior Associate
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers

Hank Barry
Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP

Ben Bayat
Investor
Illuminate Ventures

Jacques Benkoski
Partner
US Venture Partners

Ashley Bittner
Principal
Owl Ventures

Neda Blocho
Partner
Pejman Mar Ventures

Nate Bosshard
Investment Partner
Khosla Ventures

Laura Cain
Associate
Thomvest Ventures

Lisa Calhoun
Founding Partner
Valor Ventures

Claire Celeste Carnes
Partner
Providence Ventures

Hannah Chang
Associate
5AM Ventures

Tonika Cheek Clayton
Managing Partner
New Schools Venture Fund

Matt Cheney
CEO
Clean Path Ventures

David Cheng
Associate
DCM Ventures

David Coats
Managing Director
Correlation VC

Dan Colbert
Managing Partner
North Energy Partners

Darren Cooke
Member
Life Science Angels

Zavain Dar
Senior Associate
Lux Capital

Rafa de la Guia
Principal
Omidyar Network

Monica Dodi
Managing Director & Co-founder
The Women's Venture Capital Fund

Ted Driscoll
Director
Claremont Creek Ventures

AJ Dye
Investment Manager
Delta Electronics Capital

Chenoa Farnsworth
Managing Director
Blue Startups

Curtis Feeny
Managing Director
Voyager Capital

Doug Fisher
Executive-in-Residence
InterWest Partners

Mark Flynn
Co-Managing Partner
GSV Asset Management

Yida Gao
Associate
NEA

Mark Gorenberg
Managing Director
Zetta Venture Partners

Marc Gottschalk
Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP

Richard Grant
Founder & Managing Director
Touchdown Ventures

Steve Hahn
Research Fellow
The Dow Chemical Company

Daniel Harris
Managing Director
DPH Ventures

Isabelle Hau
Director
Omidyar Network

Dr. Bjorn Heinz
Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital America Inc.

Ali Iz
Managing Partner
NewWorld Capital Group

Varun Jain
Investment Manager
Qualcomm Ventures

Mohanjit Jolly
Managing Director
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Mike Kaplan
Managing Director
Altos Health Management

Oshri Kaplan
Principal Director
Flex LabIX

Enoch Kariuki
Vice President
H.I.G. Capital

Eylul Kayin
Associate
NEA

Dan Lankford
Managing Director
Wavepoint Ventures

Nan Li
Principal
Obvious Ventures

Phil Libin
Managing Director
General Catalyst Partners

Li Jiang
Vice President
GSV Asset Management

Richard Koffler
CEO
Greenwings Biomedical

Jean Kovacs
President, Northern California Chapter
HBS Alumni Angels

Isaac Madan
Investor
Venrock

Jillian Manus
General Partner
Structure Capital

Deborah Marshall
Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP

Susan Mason
Managing Partner
Aligned Partners

Ben Mathews
Associate
Bessemer Venture Partners

Melina Mathur
Associate
Asset Management Ventures

Crystal McKellar
Managing Director
Mithril Capital Management

Brad McManus
Director of Investments
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Winter Mead
Vice President
Sapphire Ventures

Dan Miller
Managing Director
The Roda Group

David Moll
Founder
Infield Capital

PH Mullen
Partner
Arc Capital Development

Ravi Mulugu
Investment Principal
Siemens Venture Capital

Sunil Nagaraj
Vice President
Bessemer Venture Partners

Jack Nielsen
Senior Partner
Novo Ventures

John Occhipinti
Partner
Relay Ventures

Preetha Parthasarathy
Investment Director
Intel Capital

Amit Patel
Principal
Owl Ventures

Taz Patel
Angel Investor & Co-Founder
Captiv8

Mark Perutz
Partner
DBL Partners

Nasir Qadree
Head of Education
Village Capital

Jon Quick
Principal
VantagePoint Capital Partners

Suraj Rajwani
Managing Partner
DoubleRock

Deepak Ravichandran
Associate
Battery Ventures

Bill Reichert
Managing Director
Garage Technology Ventures

Aymerik Renard
Director
SanDisk Ventures

Evan Renov
Partner
Beechwood Ventures

Ned Renzi
Founding Partner
Birchmere Ventures

Adrian Rich
Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Rosemary Ripley
Managing Director
NGEN

Dan Rubin
General Partner
Alloy Ventures

Renee Compton Ryan
Vice President
Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Praveen Sahay
Managing Director
WAVE Equity Partners

Akhil Saklecha
Partner
Artiman

Carol M. Sands
Managing General Partner
The Halo Funds

Jake Saper
Senior Associate
Emergence Capital

Steve Schlenker
Managing Partner
DN Capital

Corey Schmid
Investment Partner
Seven Peaks Ventures

Nilay Shah
Investment Associate
Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Erin Shipley
Senior Associate
Karlin Ventures

Rich Simoni
Managing Partner
Asset Management Ventures

Debbie Staufer
Associate
Atrium Capital

Gaurav Tewari
Managing Director
Citi Ventures

Leigh Thompson
Senior Technology Scout
The Dow Chemical Company

Jonathan Tower
Managing Director
TriplePoint Capital

Esther Tricoche
Associate Partner
NewSchools Venture Fund

Claude Vachet
Managing Partner
Cycle Capital Management

Anarghya Vardhana
Senior Associate
Maveron, LLC

Anoushka Vaswani
Senior Associate
Matrix Partners

Sandhya Venkatachalam
Partner
Centerview Capital

Sonali Vijayavargiya
Founder and Managing Director
Augment Ventures

Alison Wagonfeld
Operating Partner
Emergence Capital

David Wagonfeld
Partner
Tandem Capital

Sugath Warnakulasuriya
Investor
Pasadena Angels

Paul Willard
General Partner
Subtraction Capital

Henry Wong
Managing Director
Garage Technology Ventures

Eric Woo
Principal
Top Tier Capital Partners

Tiemin Zhao
General Partner
IPV Capital