March 1st - 2nd, 2016

Computer History Museum | Mountain View

Where Innovation Meets Capital

Hosted by   youngStartup Ventures

Call for Top Innovators! 

Innovator Showcase

Get noticed and pitch to active investors in your industry. Join 100+ Top Innovators presenting across 6 tracks. Best Presenter awards given to one Startup in each track.

Connect & Meet

Join the exclusive community of 1000+ top-tier VC Investors and leading startup Founders. Send direct messages and schedule 1 on 1 meetings with our Event App. Dedicated networking breaks throughout the event.

Investor Insights

Listen to actionable wisdom from Leading VCs and Angels on exciting relevant Panels tailored for you. Get the most out of your conference experience and set yourself up for growth.

More Than 100 VCs Confirmed

Rob Abrams
Sanderling Ventures

Grant Allen
Schneider Electric Ventures

Nisa Amoils
Scout Ventures

Wale Ayeni
Orange Digital Ventures

Zach Barasz
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers

Hank Barry
Sidley Austin, LLP

Ben Bayat
Illuminate Ventures

Jacques Benkoski
U.S. Venture Partners

Ashley Bittner
Owl Ventures

Neda Blocho

Nate Bosshard
Khosla Ventures

Laura Cain
Thomvest Ventures

Lisa Calhoun
Valor Ventures

Claire Celeste Carnes
Providence Ventures

Hannah Chang
5AM Ventures

Matt Cheney
CleanPath Ventures

David Cheng
DCM Ventures

David Coats
Correlation Ventures

Dan Colbert
North Energy Partners

Darren Cooke
Life Science Angels

Zavain Dar
Lux Capital

Rafa de la Guia
Omidyar Network

Monica Dodi
The Women's Venture Capital Fund

Ted Driscoll
DigitalDX Ventures

AJ Dye
Delta Electronics Capital

Curtis Feeny
Silicon Valley Data Capital

Doug Fisher
InterWest Partners

Mark Flynn
GSV Asset Management

Yida Gao

Mark Gorenberg
Zetta Venture Partners

Marc Gottschalk
Sidley Austin, LLP

Richard Grant
Touchdown Ventures

Steve Hahn
The Dow Chemical Company

Daniel Harris
DPH Ventures

Isabelle Hau
Omidyar Network

Ali Iz
NewWorld Venture Group

Varun Jain
Qualcomm Ventures

Li Jiang
GSV Asset Management

Mohanjit Jolly
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Mike Kaplan
Altos Health Management

Oshri Kaplan

Enoch Kariuki
H.I.G. Capital

Eylul Kayin

Richard Koffler
Greenwings Biomedical

Jean Kovacs
HBS Alumni Angels

Dan Lankford
Wavepoint Ventures

Nan Li
Obvious Ventures

Phil Libin
General Catalyst Partners

Isaac Madan

Jillian Manus
Structure Capital

Deborah Marshall
Sidley Austin, LLP

Susan Mason
Aligned Partners

Ben Mathews
Bessemer Venture Partners

Melina Mathur
Asset Management Ventures

Crystal McKellar
Anathem Ventures

Brad McManus
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Winter Mead
Sapphire Ventures

Dan Miller
The Roda Group

David Moll
Infield Capital

Peter Mullen
Arc Capital Development

Ravi Mulugu

Sunil Nagaraj
Bessemer Venture Partners

John Occhipinti
Relay Ventures

Preetha Parthasarathy
Intel Capital

Amit Patel
Owl Ventures

Taz Patel

Mark Perutz
DBL Partners

Nasir Qadree
Village Capital

Suraj Rajwani

Deepak Ravichandran
Battery Ventures

Bill Reichert
Garage Technology Ventures

Aymerik Renard
Western Digital Capital

Evan J. Renov
Beechwood Ventures

Ned Renzi
Birchmere Ventures

Adrian Rich
Perkins Coie

Rosemary Ripley

Dan Rubin
Alloy Ventures

Renee Compton Ryan
Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Praveen Sahay
WAVE Equity Partners

Akhil Saklecha
Artiman Ventures

Carol Sands
The Angels' Forum

Jake Saper
Emergence Capital

Steve Schlenker
DN Capital

Nilay Shah
Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Erin Shipley
Karlin Ventures

Richard Simoni
Asset Management Ventures

Debbie Staufer
Atrium Capital

Gaurav Tewari
Citi Ventures

Leigh Thompson
Dow Ventures

Jonathan Tower
Catapult VC

Esther Tricoche
NewSchools Venture Fund

Claude Vachet
Cycle Capital Management

Anarghya Vardhana

Anoushka Vaswani
Matrix Partners

Sandhya Venkatachalam
Centerview Capital

Sonali Vijayavargiya
Augment Ventures

Alison Wagonfeld
Emergence Capital

David Wagonfeld
Tandem Capital

Sugath Warnakulasuriya
Pasadena Angels

Paul Willard
Subtraction Capital

Henry Wong
Diamond TechVentures

Eric Woo
Top Tier Capital Partners

Tiemin Zhao
IPV Capital

Awesome Attendees
Startup Presenters
Featured VCs
$0 Billion
Under Management

The 4th 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 venture backed, emerging and early stage companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new deals, or founder and/or CEO of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit | West 2016 is one event you won't want to miss.

This exclusive Venture Capital Summit will feature:

Venture Panels

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.

Apply to speak  

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.

Apply to present  

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.

Partial List of VCs Confirmed

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, MedTech and FinTech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Corporate Investors, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, and Strategic Partners.

To apply, your company must be privately held and ideally come from one of the following industry sectors:


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


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


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


  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Monitoring
  • Wearables
  • AI Solutions
  • Medical AR

Life Sciences / Healthcare

  • BioTech
  • Drug Discovery
  • Healthcare IT
  • Pharma
  • Healthcare

Seed Stage Track

If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding and would like to present check out our seed stage track.

Nominate a Company

Venture Nurturing™

Free access for seed stage startups
25 Tickets Available


Press Passes

If you qualify and would like a press pass, visit here for details.

Press Pass  


Founding Sponsors

youngStartup Ventures

Diamond Sponsors


Coaching Sponsors

Dorsey & Whitney

Seed Pitchfest Sponsors

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Venture Sponsors

Motorola Solutions

Gold Sponsors

1on1 Development

Printing Sponsors

BR Printers

Silver Sponsors

Center For Israeli Innovation

Industry Partners

Georgia Bio
Israel Startup Network
FreeMind Consultants
Startup One Stop
Harvard Biotech Club
EdTech Digest
BASES: Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students
Cleantech San Diego
California Life Sciences Association CLSA
VC Taskforce
Arizona BioIndustry Association AZBIO
Cleantech Open
California Business Alliance CBA
Entrepreneur Association
Angel Capital Association ACA
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

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