2017 Venture Summit West




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Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
6:00 pm OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Wednesday, March 14th,  2018
8:00 am CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45 am WELCOME REMARKS
Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures
9:00 am THE CHANGING VENTURE WORLD: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FOR THE NEXT 24 MONTHS?
Venture Capital thought leaders debate the challenges and opportunities facing Investors and Entrepreneurs
Moderator:

Don Reinke
Partner
Reed Smith LLP

Panelists:
Andrew Beebe
Managing Director
Obvious Ventures
Leah Busque
General Partner
Fuel Capital
Alexis Ji
Partner
Illumina Ventures
Lauren Kolodny
Partner
Aspect Ventures
Ben Narasin
Venture Partner
NEA
Alex Niehenke
Partner
Scale Venture Partners
Bill Reichert
Managing Director
Garage Technology Ventures
9:50 am BREAK
10:00 am COMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND I

Track I: Technology
Track II: Life Sciences
Track III: Clean-tech
Track IV: Ed-tech
Track V: Seed Pitchfest

11:00 am NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:40 am COMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND II

Track I: Technology
Track II: Life Sciences
Track III: Clean-tech
Track IV: Ed-tech
Track V: Seed Pitchfest

12:50 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING
1:00 pm Raising Angel Money: Info & Insights from Seasoned Investors
Moderator:

Linda Molnar
Program Director of America's Seed Fund
National Science Foundation

Panelists:
Ryan Bloomer
Founding Partner
Kairos
Alicia Castillo Holley
Investor
Sand Hill Angels
Asha Collins
Investor
Pipeline Angels
Heather Crawford
Investor
Band of Angels
Grant Van Cleve
President
Tech Coast Angels
Elizabeth Yin
General Partner
Hustle Fund
1:50 pm COMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND III

Track I: Technology
Track II: Life Sciences
Track III: Clean-tech
Track IV: Foodtech
Track V: Seed Pitchfest

3:00 pm CONCURRENT VC PANEL DISCUSSIONS
FUNDABLE DEALS: MAKING VCs SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE
Ideas are all well and good, but in order to attract capital they will need to be packaged and presented in a way that will entice investors and of course a SOLID business model. This panel will discuss the skills required to make a highly effective pitch that will attract potential financiers and the types of deals investors want.
Moderator:

Adrian Rich
Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Panelists:
Alexei Andreev
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Autotech Ventures
Jennifer Azapian
Partner
Mighty Capital
Angelo Del Priore
Partner
HP Tech Ventures
Kanu Gulati
Investor
Khosla Ventures
John Lin
Associate Partner
Trinity Ventures
Shripriya Mahesh
Partner
Omidyar Network
Tanya Soman
Venture Partner
500 Startups
ENERGIZING THE FLOW OF CLEAN-TECH DEALS
This session will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in clean-tech.
Moderator:

Mar van den Berg
Partner
DBL Partners

Panelists:
Edouard Bulteau
Investment Manager
Total Energy Ventures
Gareth Burns
Managing Director
Statoil Energy Ventures Fund
Daniel Carter
Investment Director
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
Wally Hunter
Managing Director
EnerTech Capital
Gabriel Kra
Partner
Prelude Ventures
Ravi Mulugu
Principal
next47
Praveen Sahay
Founding and Managing Partner
WAVE Equity Partners
ABCs ON ED-TECH INNOVATION & FUNDING
Ed-tech Investors will take center stage to grade the Ed-tech sector and share insights on the trends they're seeing.
Moderator:

Ken Sawyer
Founder & Managing Director
Saints Capital

Panelists:
Ashley Bittner
Investor
Owl Ventures
Victoria Fram
Co-Founder & Managing Director
VilCap Investment
Carolina Huaranca
Principal
Kapor Capital
TT Nguyen Duc
Managing Director
Pearson Affordable Learning Fund
Aanand Radia
Managing Director
University Ventures
George Straschnov
Managing Director
Bisk Ventures
Esther Tricoche
Partner
NewSchools Venture Fund
3:50 pm NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
4:30 pm CONCURRENT VC PANEL DISCUSSIONS
THE ART OF NEGOTIATING TERM SHEETS
Entrepreneurs who don't prepare well for term-sheet negotiations may find themselves locked into an uncomfortable relationship with their VC for years to come. Whether you're looking for a first round or follow-on funding, attend this panel to learn what you should know about negotiating term sheets.
Moderator:

James Richards
Executive Director
TriNet

Panelists:
Tom Eggleston
Managing Partner
Charmides Capital
Susan Mason
General Partner
Aligned Partners
Irem Mertol
Director
McKesson Ventures
Lindsay Sharma
Investor
Industry Ventures
Wei Wu
Investment Director
BOE Ventures
Lu Zhang
Founding and Managing Partner
Fusion Fund
CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
With a new flowering of startup innovation, many giants of industry have decided to enter or re-enter the world of VC. This session will explore the value-added investment approach of Corporate VCs and how it yields important dividends that are “beyond the bottom line,” both for the investor and for the startup.
Moderator:

Thomas Quinlan
Partner
Reed Smith

Panelists:
Grant Allen
Managing Director
ABB Technology Ventures
Marianne DeBacker
Vice President
Johnson & Johnson Investments
Vijay Doradla
Director
Verizon Ventures
Albert Kim
Head of Ericsson Ventures
Ericsson Ventures
Preetha Parthasarathy
Investment Director
Intel Capital
Ulrich Quay
Managing Partner
BMW i Ventures
Abhishek Shukla
Partner
GE Ventures
THE WINNING RECIPE FOR FOODTECH INNOVATION
Leading VCs will discuss the latest applications of technology to improve agriculture and food production, trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in foodtech.
Moderators:

Thomas Mastrobuoni
Chief Financial Offer
Tyson Ventures
Reese Schroeder
Managing Director
Tyson Ventures

Panelists:
Dan Altschuler Malek
Venture Partner
New Crop Capital
Seth Bannon
Founding Partner
Fifty Years
John Giannuzzi
Managing General Partner
Sherbrooke Capital
Alex Kopelyan
Partner
IndieBio
Alex Quarles Arrivillaga
Manager
Village Capital
Chuck Templeton
Managing Director
S2G Ventures
Jen Wolf
Partner
Initialized Capital
5:20 pm AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS
Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures
5:30 pm SUMMIT ADJOURNS

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