March 6th - 7th, 2019

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport | Burlingame, CA

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 150 VCs Confirmed

Ben Abadi
Energy Innovation Capital

Navid Alipour
Analytics Ventures

Logan Allin
Fin Venture Capital

Kareem Aly
Thomvest Ventures

Magdi Amin
Omidyar Network

Ash Archibald
Wharton Angels

Jennifer Azapian
Mighty Capital

Scott Beechuk
Norwest Venture Partners

Marcus Behrendt
BMW i Ventures

Lisha Bell
Pipeline Angels

Ashish Bhatia
Angel Investor

Sunny Bia
CRCM Ventures

Mike Biddle
Evok Innovations

Alexa Binns
Halogen Ventures

Wade Bitaraf
Plug and Play Ventures

Tico Blumenthal
Life Science Angels

Greg Bohlen
Union Grove Venture Partners

Will Borthwick
Bold Capital Partners

Eric Breese
Evonik Venture Capital

Maxx Bricklin
Bold Capital Partners

Pratik Budhdev
Volvo Cars Tech Fund

Edouard Bulteau
Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Andy Cao
Comcast Ventures

Packey Carrier
American Express Ventures

Jeffrey Carter
West Loop Ventures

Matthew Chavez
New Enterprise Associates

Joy Chen
TAL Education Group

Kelly Chen
Data Collective

Keting Chu
LYFE Capital

Jackson Cummings
Salesforce Ventures

Ned Daoro
Clocktower Technology Ventures

Angelo Del Priore
HP Tech Ventures

Jun Deng
Joyance Partners

Dan Doble
SABIC Ventures

Rexhi Dollaku

Yizhen Dong
11.2 Capital

Ted Driscoll
DigitalDX Ventures

Marah Dudenhoeffer
Verizon Ventures

Susannah Duke
Pelion Venture Partners

Robert Dunkle
ABES Venture Partners

Victor Echevarria
Jackson Square Ventures

Thomas Eggleston
Charmides Capital

Sean Engel
Top Tier Capital Partners

Michael Fanfant
Runa Capital

Kristen Faulkner
Threshold Ventures

Linda Fingerle
Tappan Hill Ventures

Spencer Foust
Sozo Ventures

Ben Freeberg
Alpha Venture Partners

Chris Gaertner
Omega Venture Partners

Karim Gillani
Luge Capital

Norm Gitis
Lymo Ventures

Garrett Goldberg
Bee Partners

Jocelyn Goldfein
Zetta Venture Partners

Daniel Gomez
Fusion Fund

Tyler Griffin
Financial Venture Studio

Baris Guzel
BMW i Ventures

Perry Ha
The Westly Group

Sheeraz Haji
Zip Dragon Ventures

Daniel Harris
DPH Ventures

Laurence Hayward
Independence Equity

Annie Hazlehurst

Alicia Castillo Holley
Sand Hill Angels

Jens Horstmann
Crestlight Ventures

Heyu Huang
Fresco Capital

Anup Jacob
Activate Capital Partners

Alexis Ji
Alexis Ji

Gary Jinks
GLJ Group

Matt Jones
Solvay Ventures

Kathleen Jurman
Dow Ventures

Amir Kabir
Munich Re Ventures

Jimmy Kan
Anzu Partners

Kester Keating

Roger King
Bay Angels

Steve Kishi
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Yasemin Kliman
HBS Angels of Northern California

Nathan Krishnamurthy
Capital One Growth Ventures

Vivek Krishnamurthy
Commerce Ventures

Amit Kumar
Band of Angels

Kwasi Kyei
Sandbox Industries

Eduardo Laiter
Kapor Capital

Severine Lalande
Total Energy Ventures

Javaughn Lawrence
Eniac Ventures

Lindsay Lee
Authentic Ventures

Sarah Lee
EdVentures Group

Julie Lein
Urban Innovation Fund

Geraldine Le Meur
The Refiners

Ephraim Lindenbaum
Advance Ventures

Alex Luce
Creative Ventures

Vincent Lui
SK Telecom Americas

Silvia Mah
Hera Angels

Ashish Mahashabde
Amex Ventures

Shripriya Mahesh
Spero Ventures

Tasneem Manjra
Volvo Cars Tech Fund

Jillian Manus
Structure Capital

Ben Metcalfe
Ridge Ventures

Wouter Meuleman
Illumina Ventures

SC Moatti
Mighty Capital

Linda Molnar
National Science Foundation

Sasha Ostojic
Playground Global

Umesh Padval
Thomvest Ventures

Hirak Parikh
Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund

Victor Pascucci III

Phoebe Peronto
Salesforce Ventures

Ricardo Politi
Mindset Ventures

Salil Pradhan
Draper Nexus

Gagan Rana
Learn Capital

Peter Redford
Band of Angels

Bill Reichert
Garage Technology Ventures

John Ricci
US Angels

Andre Rocha
Glasswing Ventures

Riley Rodgers
Valia Investments

Peter Rojas
Betaworks Ventures

Praveen Sahay
WAVE Equity Partners

Miraj Sanghvi

Jason Schoettler
Calibrate Ventures

Wes Selke
Better Ventures

Jayni Shah

Prashant Shah
Monta Vista Capita

Ann Shin
Ultrafund Capital

Charles Sidman
ECS Capital Partners

Kathleen Siswanto
Propel Venture Partners

Ira Smith
Pandect BioVentures

Tanya Soman
500 Startups

Shirley Speakman
Cycle Capital Management

Kumar Sripadam
Elevate Capital

Jack Statza
Allstate Strategic Ventures

George Straschnov
Bisk Ventures

Marcus Stroud
TXV Partners

Mayra Tama
Initial Capital

Wei Tao
Chair Bio Genomics Committee

Craig Taylor
Alloy Ventures

Laura Thompson
Sapphire Ventures

Vishal Verma
Edgewood Ventures

Che Voigt
North Bay Angels

Jordan Wahbeh
SV Venture Group

Timothy Wang
The Westly Group

Kyoko Watanabe
DEFTA Partners

Patricia Wexler
Starlight Ventures

James Wu

Jonathan Wu
Sand Hill Angels

Margaret Wu
Georgian Partners

Veronica Wu
Hone Capital

Wei Wu
BOE Ventures

Matthew Wukasch
Charmides Capital

Wenz Xing
Bullpen Capital

Sue Xu
Amino Capital

Lu Zhang
Fusion Fund

Jimmy Zhu
Citi Ventures

Shelley Zhuang
11.2 Capital

TX Zhuo
Fika Ventures

Awesome Attendees
Startup Presenters
Featured VCs
$0 Billion
Under Management

The 7th 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 2019 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.

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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.

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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  


Diamond Sponsor

Perkins Coie LLP

Platinum Sponsors

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Breakfast Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Paul Hastings LLP
Sherwood Partners
Gillon Tax Advisors
IDA Ireland
Front End Analytics

Silver Sponsors


Refreshment Break Sponsor

Snack Nation

Industry Partners

Georgia Bio
FreeMind Consultants
Asia Cloud Computing Association
Internet of Things Council (IOTC)
Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF)
ACTION Innovation Network
Queen City Fintech
EdTech Update
Foreign Startups Silicon Valley
Green Business Networking
Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA)
Star Space
Startup SAC
Association for Women in Science Palo Alto (AWIS)
Agritecture Consulting
French American Chamber of Commerce
German American Business Association of California GABA
Asia America MultiTechnology Association
Austin Technology Incubator
Bay Angels
Project Eve
FinTech Professionals Association
ExCITE Riverside
CICC The California Israel Chamber of Commerce
Women’s Startup Lab
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
Asia-Pacific Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation APYEF
EcoGlobal Foundation
Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA)
Female Funders
FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK)
Rady School of Management, UCSD
Angel News
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)
Connection Silicon Valley
National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)
Lonely Entrepreneur
Black Girls Code
Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship
Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
365x .io
FinTech Junction
Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
Czech Fintech Association
Prosper Portland
Empowered Tech
Private Banking
Kugarand Capital Holdings
National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK)
Life Science Angels
DigitalDX Ventures
United States Energy Association
Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)
All Events in City
Stanford Women in Business – SWIB
Draper University
Kellogg Northwester
LA Fintech

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