March 13th - 14th, 2018

The Santa Clara Convention Center | Santa Clara

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 140 VCs Confirmed

Shawn Ahdout
Alsop Louie Partners

Navid Alipour
Analytics Ventures

Grant Allen
Schneider Electric Ventures

Dan Altschuler Malek
Unovis Asset Management

Alexei Andreev
Autotech Ventures

Alex Quarles Arrivillaga
Village Capital

Konrad Augustin
E.ON Strategic Co Investments

Jennifer Azapian
Mighty Capital

Seth Bannon
Fifty Years

Ethan Batraski

Andrew Beebe
Obvious Ventures

Jacques Benkoski
U.S. Venture Partners

Ashley Bittner
Owl Ventures

Ryan Bloomer
Kairos Fund

Eric Breese
Evonik Venture Capital

Edouard Bulteau
Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Gareth Burns
Statoil Energy Ventures Fund

Leah Busque
FUEL Capital

Bryan Chang
Collaborative Fund

Amit Chaturvedy
Cisco Investments

Sunil Chhaya
NextWorld Capital

Jeremy Chiu
WestSummit Capital

Asha Collins
Pipeline Angels

Kathleen Collins
Industry Ventures

Rafael Costa
Vulcan Capital

Heather Crawford
Band of Angels

Sanjit Dang
U First Capital

Marianne De Backer
Johnson-Johnson Innovation

Angelo Del Priore
HP Tech Ventures

Lidiya Dervisheva

Cong Ding
Comcast Ventures

Dan Doble
SABIC Ventures

Yizhen Dong
11.2 Capital

Vijay Doradla
Verizon Ventures

Tim Draper
Draper Associates

Laura Evans
Wildcat Venture Partners

Michael Fanfant
Runa Capital

Ali Farahanchi

Banafsheh Fathieh
Naspers Ventures

Victoria Fram
Village Capital Investments

Ann Gaddy
BioPacific Investors

Tarik Galijasevic
Allstate Strategic Ventures

Shruti Gandhi
Array Ventures

John Giannuzzi
Sherbrooke Capital

Yael Gilboa
DBL Partners

Andrew Goldberg
Vivo Capital

Zach Gonzales
Norwest Venture Partners

Rich Grant
Touchdown Ventures

Daniel Greene
Wipro Ventures

Kanu Gulati
Khosla Ventures

Baris Guzel
BMW i Ventures

Yashwanth Hemaraj
Benhamou Global Ventures

Alicia Castillo Holley
Sand Hill Angels

Scott Horner
Middleland Capital

Carolina Huaranca
Kapor Capital

Wally Hunter
EnerTech Capital

Villi Iltchev
August Capital

Ray Jang
Rex Health Ventures

Alexis Ji
Alexis Ji

Jennifer Kaehms
Canvas Ventures

Eylul Kayin

Eva Khoo
Vertex Ventures

Albert Kim
Ericsson Ventures

Maxwell Kim
Interwest Partners

Howard Ko
Morpheus Ventures

Lauren Kolodny
Aspect Ventures

Alex Kopelyan
Indie Bio

Gabriel Kra
Prelude Ventures

Shrina Kurani
Better Ventures

Michael Lavin
Germin8 Ventures

Rob Leclerc

Roberta Lee
Keiretsu Forum

Roberto Machado
Tech Coast Angels

Raghu Madabushi
GE Ventures

Shripriya Mahesh
Spero Ventures

Lisa Marrone
August Capital

Susan Mason
Aligned Partners

Tom Mastrobuoni
Tyson Ventures

Melina Mathur
Asset Management Ventures

Irem Mertol
McKesson Ventures

Ben Metcalfe
Ridge Ventures

SC Moatti
Mighty Capital

Alex Morgan
Kholsa Ventures

Ravi Mulugu

Ami Naik
Radical Impact

Ben Narasin
Tenacity Venture Capital

Suman Natarajan
Citi Ventures

T.T. Nguyen Duc
Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

Marlon Nichols
Cross Culture Ventures

Alex Niehenke
Scale Venture Partners

Ronke Oyekunle
NextEquity Partners

Diane Palme
Sand Hill Angels

Luke Pappas

Preetha Parthasarathy
Intel Capital

Heidi Patel
Rethink Impact

Lauren Michelle Pfeifer
Maschmeyer Group Ventures

Ulrich Quay
BMW i Ventures

Aanand Radia
University Ventures

Vivek Ramaswami
Redpoint Ventures

Brandon Reeves
Lux Capital

Bill Reichert
Garage Technology Ventures

Priya Saiprasad
Microsoft Ventures

Maria Salamanca
Unshackled Ventures

Parsa Saljoughian

Shrikant Sathe
Vedanta Capital

Ken Sawyer
Saints Capital

Carol Schrader
Astia Angels

Abhishek Sharma
Nexus Venture Partners

Ajay Sharma
JetBlue Technology Ventures

Lindsay Sharma
Industry Ventures

Han Shen
iFly VC

Abhishek Shukla
GE Ventures

Monica Simo
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Richard Simoni
Asset Management Ventures

Ajit Singh
Artiman Ventures

Ishan Sinha
Point72 Ventures

Tanya Soman
500 Startups

Pedro Sorrentino

Ben Stanzl
Energy Innovation Capital

Michael Stewart
Applied Ventures

George Straschnov
Bisk Ventures

Ed Suh
Goodwater Capital

Li Sun
Foundation Capital

Rajesh Swaminathan
Applied Ventures

Chuck Templeton
S2G Ventures

Sydney Thomas
Precursor Ventures

Leigh Thompson
Dow Ventures

Esther Tricoche
NewSchools Venture Fund

Jeff Truong
Altos Ventures

Grant Van Cleve
Hangar 75 Ventures

Marc Van Den Berg
DBL Partners

Anarghya Vardhana

Kamal Vasagiri
GE Ventures

Sophia Viklund
Golden Seeds

Tim Wang
Westly Group

Nic Wetzler
Augment Ventures

Dea Wilson
Wharton Alumni Angels

Jen Wolf
Initialized Capital

Wei Wu
BOE Ventures

Brandon Yahn
Convivialite Ventures

Chris Yeh
Wasabi Ventures

Elizabeth Yin
Hustle Fund

Kevin Zhang
Bain Capital Ventures

Lu Zhang
Fusion Fund

Zara Zhang
GGV Capital

Awesome Attendees
Startup Presenters
Featured VCs
$0 Billion
Under Management

The 6th 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 2018 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

Coaching Sponsors

Dorsey & Whitney

Platinum Sponsors

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Reed Smith LLP

Lunch Sponsors

National Security-Technology Accelerator (NSTXL)

Breakfast Sponsors

Proseeder Technologies

Food Tech Sponsors

Tyson Ventures

Gold Sponsors

Sherwood Partners
Action Sport Optics
Ipside Innovation
Speech Morphing
Free Agent Global
Pathfinder Equity Systems

Venture Sponsors

Motorola Solutions

Industry Partners

Georgia Bio
Israel Startup Network
FreeMind Consultants
Asia Cloud Computing Association
Internet of Things Council (IOTC)
Startup One Stop
Blackstone Launchpad
Startup Edtech VR
Agora Partnerships
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
US Angels
French Tech Hub
Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA)
Star Space
Funding Sage
Elearning Inside
Health Technology Forum
Startup SAC
Association for Women in Science Palo Alto (AWIS)
Agritecture Consulting
Fourth Wave
French American Chamber of Commerce
German American Business Association of California GABA
Bio Business
Asia America MultiTechnology Association
Ann Arbor SPARK
BASES: Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students
Cleantech San Diego
Austin Technology Incubator
California Life Sciences Association CLSA
Bay Angels
VC Taskforce
Foster Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
ABC Accelerator
Link Silicon Valley

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