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Event Date Tue Mar 16 PDT - Thu Mar 18 PDT (7 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Mar 16 2:45pm - Thu Mar 18 6:10pm
Location Virtual
Region Americas

Meet, interact and network online with more than 1,500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, industry execs and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious Venture Summit Virtual Connect West being held virtually on March 16th-18th 2021, featuring a dedicated Fintech Track.

Whether you’re a Fintech startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit Virtual Connect West presented by youngStartup Ventures is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit Virtual Connect West will bring together over leading VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, ‎Industry executives and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature ‎One-on-One networking (online), more than 150 VCs as speakers/ judges; Venture panels, startup workshops, presentations by more than 100 Top Innovators and ‎Keynotes.


2021 Speakers

Bozena Adamczyk
Investment Director, Truffle Capital

Coleman Adams
Partner, CEVG

Dan Altschuler Malek
Managing Partner, Unovis Asset Management

Doug Atkin
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Communitas Capital Partners

Salman Azhar
Founding Partner & Managing Director, Azhar Private Equity

Afonso Babo
Co-Managing Director, COREangels Impact

Amolak Badesha
CEO / Investor, Sand Hill Angels

Sion Balass
Partner, The Group Ventures

Assaf Barnea
CEO, Sanara Ventures

Hasan Basrai
Associate, Information Venture Partners

Randy Berholtz
Investor Judge, Mesa Verde Venture Partners

Ned Berman
Senior Associate, Differential Ventures

Reetika Bhardwaj
Associate, ARCH Venture Partners

Udit Bhatnagar
Vice President, McRock Capital

Jason Blumberg
CEO/Managing Partner, Energy Foundry

Christopher Booker
Partner, Frist Cressey Ventures

Alice Brooks
Principal, Khosla Ventures

Alex Brufsky
Venture Partner, 1435 Capital

Edouard Bulteau
Principal, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Ryuk Byun
Associate, Aisling Capital

James Carroll
Managing Partner, CC Angel Investments

Adam Carson
Operating Partner, Point72 Ventures

Kathryn Cartini
Co-founder / Partner, Chloe Capital

Andre Chabaneix
Associate, Blue Bear Capital

Kookai Chaimahawong
Associate, Pangaea Ventures

Iris Chan
Partner, Mighty Capital

Ray Chan
Managing Director, K5 Ventures

Jonathan Charles
Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh
Co-Founder & Managing Director, MEDA Angels

Ryan Chou
Investment Associate, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Diana Ciobanete
Program Director, Commons Accel

Xiaolei Cong
Vice President, Citi Ventures

Darren Cooke
Investor and Board Member, Life Science Angels

Amy Coveny
Managing Partner, Quake Capital

Rick Cutright
Technology Principal, OGCI Climate Investments

Joe Darcy
Principal, IDEA Fund Partners

Rahul Daryanani
Investor, Touchdown Ventures

Timur Davis
Principal, Munich Re Ventures

Angelo Del Priore
Partner, HP Tech Ventures

Jun Deng
Investment Partner, Joyance Partners

Eric Desai
Partner, Greenhouse Capital Partners

Philip Deutch
Partner, NGP ETP

Dixon Doll
Co-Founder & Partner Emeritus, DCM Ventures

Francesco Draetta
Principal, Omega Funds

Vikki Dunn
Operating Partner, Energy Innovation Capital

Amy Dyck
Associate, Framework Venture Partners

Sara Enan
Investment Associate, Global Ventures

Michelle Fan
Founder, Wharton Alumni Angel Network

Ali Farahanchi
Managing Director, DHVC

Andrew Felbinger
Investor, Urban Innovation Fund

Manny Fernandez
Angel Investor, SF Angels Group

Mark Fields
Partner, Alsop Louie Partners

Carolin Funk
Investment Director, Blue Bear Capital

Tarik Galijasevic
Managing Director, Allstate Strategic Ventures

Elena Gantvarg
Principal, Flint Capital

Chris Garabedian
CEO, Xontogeny

Daisy Garcia
Investment Analyst, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Joe Garcia
Venture Fellow, Rethink Impact

Selma Gasc
Investment Analyst, 360 Capital

Olivia Gaudree
Partner and Core Analyst, Fuel Venture Capital

Ryan George
Investor/Data Scientist, Tribe Capital

Gary Gershony
Founding General Partner, BayMed Venture Partners

Michal Geva
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Triventures

Shmuel Gniwisch
Managing Partner/Co-founder, Kli Capital

David Goldberg
General Partner, Alpaca VC

Garrett Goldberg
Partner, Bee Partners

Lizzy Goldman
Investment Analyst, Olive Tree Ventures

Emi Gonzalez
Senior Principal, Social Starts

Jay Goss
General Partner, Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

Michelle Gouveia
Associate, Sandbox Insurtech Ventures

Mark Grace
Investor, M13

Karin Gregory
Managing Partner, Blue Highway Capital

John Gu
Principal, Spring Mountain Capital

Deepak Gupta
Managing Partner, Blue Bear Ventures

Katie Hayes
Director, Wittington Ventures

Yashwanth Hemaraj
Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures

Thomas Henry
Co-Founder COO, Eunike Ventures

Robert Hess
Angel Investor, Life Science Angels

David Hornik
Partner, August Capital

Kirsten Horning
Principal, XRC Labs

Galit Horovitz
Co-founder, Welltech1

Conor Hunt
Principal, 1435 Capital

Anastasia Istratova
Investor, 40 North Ventures

Noel Jee
Principal, Illumina Ventures

Ben Jen
Managing Director, Ben Jen Holdings

Denis Kalyshkin
Principal, I2BF Global Ventures

Sidney Kanell
Associate, Catalyst Investors

Shoman Kasbekar
Associate, Foresite Capital

Tomas Kemtys
Partner, Contrarian Ventures

Hunter Kettering
VC, Red Cedar Ventures

Najib Khouri-Haddad
General Partner, Sway Ventures

Maureen Klewicki
Investor, Crosscut Ventures

Howard Ko
Principal, Morpheus Ventures

John-Paul Lake
Managing Partner, Kern Venture Group

Rachel Lauren
Analyst, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

Randall LaVeau
Partner, BOSS Capital Partners

James Lee
Investment Director, Photonfund

Roberta Lee
Co-Chair Life Science Committee, Keiretsu Forum

Sarah Leners
Senior Associate, Bull City Venture Partners

Alicia Lenis
Vice President, Chrysalix Venture Capital

Todd Lewis
VP, Prologis Ventures, Prologis Ventures

Ephraim Lindenbaum
Managing Director, Advance Ventures

Charles Ling
Investment Director, Tsingyuan Ventures

Brian Litvak
Market Development, Aster Capital

Jim Lockheed
Principal, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Patrick Lord
Partner - Fintech, Truffle Capital

Eric Lui
Venture Partner, HCG Global Partners

Vincent Lui
Sr. Director Corporate Ventures, SK Telecom Ventures

Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund

Shailendra Mahajan
Managing Director, Maxim Ventures

Tai Mai
Investment Fellow, MEDA Angels

Shervin Majd
Angel Investor, Life Science Angels

Radhika Malik
Investment Manager, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Alex Mayall
Associate, Anthemis Group

Melissa McCracken
Principal, Nextech Invest

Maulik Mehta
Investor, Arc Ventures

David Mendez
Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital

Laurie Menoud
Partner, At One Ventures

Inka Mero
Founder & Managing Partner, Voima Ventures

Pedro Mesquita
Investment Analyst, Mindset Ventures

Kay Min
Senior Director, Cisco Investments

Khash Mohajerani
Director, BWE LLP

Matt Murphy
Partner, Montage Ventures

Olivia Musmanno
Senior Associate, Quake Capital

Matthew O’Rourke
Principal, WindSail Capital Group

Molly O’Shea
Investor, NYL Ventures

Gilbert Ohana
Managing Partner, FinTLV Ventures

Victor Orlovski
Managing Partner, Fort Ross Ventures

Shamik Parekh
Investment Associate, Octopus Ventures

Hirak Parikh
Fund Manager, Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund

Chris Park
Investment Director, UL Ventures

Michael Peri
Senior Vice President, NFP Ventures

Michael Perry
Associate, Link Ventures

Daniel Pianko
Managing Director, Achieve Partners

Patricia Poon
Director, Belmond Capital

Robert Poor
Advisor, Good Growth Capital

Mary Jo Potter
Managing Director, Healthcare Angels

Ulrich Quay
Managing Partner, BMW i Ventures

Suraj Rajwani
Managing Partner, DoubleRock LLC

Mark Ralph
Executive Director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Krish Ramadurai
Partner, Harmonix Fund

Ashley Ramirez
Chief of Staff and Investor, Halogen Ventures

Amit Rathore
Founding Partner, AwakeVC

Marie-Christine Razaire
Associate, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

Julia Reichelstein
Investor, Piva Capital

John Robinson
Partner, Mazarine Ventures

Carolina Rojas
Ventures Analyst, NFP Ventures

Stephen Roland
Associate, Swiftarc Ventures

Alexander Ross
Investment Director, Illuminate Financial

Joseph Rothman
Venture Partner, AlphaPrime Ventures

Vincent Ruinet
Investment Director, ENGIE New Ventures

Igor Ryabenkiy
Managing Partner, AltaIR Capital

Abinav Sankar
Partner, Sopris Capital

Stephanie Sarelakos
VP, Investments, The Venture Collective

Massimo Schäppi
Partner, Tomahawk .VC

Reese Schroeder
Investor, Allstate Strategic Ventures

Brian Schuman
Investment Professional, PepsiCo Technology Ventures

Simon Sharp
Principal, Global Ventures

Charles Sidman
Managing Partner, ECS Capital Partners

Ratan Singh
Partner, Fort Ross Ventures

Shounok Sinha
Principal, Venture Investing, Constellation Technology Ventures

Michelle Snyder
Partner, McKesson Ventures

Vivek Soni
Venture Partner, S CAP CleanTech

Peter Sopher
Manager, Clean Energy Ventures

Kumar Sripadam
GP, Elevate Capital

Anish Srivastava
Founder & CEO, Vinaj Ventures

Alexander Starchenko
Managing Partner, First Imagine! Ventures

Nancy Sullivan
CEO and Managing Director, Illinois Ventures

Haolin Sung
Managing Partner, Chaperone Investment

Ning Sung
Investor, Sandhill Angels

Daniel Teo
Managing Partner, Hunniwell Lake Ventures

Byron Thom
Principal, Framework Venture Partners

Abhinav Tiwari
General Partner, Owl Capital

Erica Van
Investor, Charles River Ventures

Grant Van Cleve
Managing Partner, Hangar 75 Ventures

Jennifer Vancini
General Partner, Mighty Capital

Joe Vasquez
Venture Partner, Revel Partners

Alexander Vavilov
Investment Manager, iTech Capital

Mark Vreeke
Founder, Chemical Angel Network

Jordan Wahbeh
Managing Partner, SV Venture Group

Brian Walsh
Head, WIND Ventures

Tobi Walter
Principal, Cofounders Capital

Isaiah Washington
Analyst, Insight Partners

Lauren Weston
Associate, Thomvest Ventures

Sarah Wolter
Principal, FinTech Collective

Minjia Wu
Principal, SOSV

Yating Xia
Investor, TCL

Steve Yaskin
Venture Partner, Scale Up Ventures

Juan Zavala
Principal, New Markets Venture Partners

Stephanie Zepeda
Principal, Arbor Ventures

Lu Zhang
Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund

Chen Zhou
Investor, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Tony Zhu
Venture Associate, Clean Energy Trust

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• McCarter & English

• Troutman Pepper

• Cartika
• Jetro
• Mongotel
• Roseryan
• Startup Reporter

• Haynes boone

• Allstate
• Hp Tech Ventures

• Action Innovation Network
• The American University in Cairo
• Austin Technology Council
• Bases
• Bio Enterprise
• Bio Ohio
• BioscienceLA
• BIO Utah
• BWI Steam
• Built
• Brite
• California - Spain
• Cene
• Clean Energy Business Network
• CryptoNewsz
• DeserTech
• Digital Agency Network
• DG Nation
• DiversityComm
• Drug Discovery Today
• Enterprising Women
• Female Techpreneur
• Femcity
• FinTech NGR
• Fintech Belgium
• Fintech Finance
• Fintech Guatemala
• Fintech50
• Fintechna
• Fintex
• Foster
• France Fintech
• Georgia Bio
• InSite
• Insurtech Australia
• Inter Tech
• Council
• Israel Startup Network
• Jump Start
• KC Wisdom
• Korea Bio
• Latam Startups
• Link SV
• National Entrepreneurs
• National Veteran Small Business Coalition
• New York
• Qubit Labs
• Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center
• Black & Chamber
• SoCalBio
• Southern California Israel Chamber of Commerce
• Start Out
• The Startup Station
• Startup Ireland
• StartUps Magazine
• Startup Tech Unleashed
• The Swedish American
• Swiss Healthcare Startups
• Swissnex
• Network
• TechWadi
• The Chamber Link
• The Fintech Times
• The Soho Loft Media Group
• UnVentures
• US Angel Investors
• Vietnam Resource Group
• Women Tech Council
• Women tech founders