Come meet, interact and network online with more than 1,300 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, industry execsand founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global being held virtually on August 4th – 6th 2020.
Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global 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 | Global is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage Foodtech companies.
CFBN members can receive a special discount of 20% off the existing “early bird" savings. This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
(CLICK HERE) Register Today & Save . And visit the MEMBERS PERKS section of the website for the discount code.
In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 100 pre-screened venture backed, emerging and early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking.
Call for TOP INNOVATORS!
Get Noticed > Get Funded > Grow Faster
A select group of more than 100 Top Innovators 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.
Apply to Present / Nominate a company:
For more information or to be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots CLICK HERE!
If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding of less than $1M (and have raised less than $300,000) click here to apply for the Seed stage track.
Lineup of over 200 VCs & Angels that spoke and judged at Venture Summit | Virtual Connect includes:
Ben Abadi, Managing Director, Energy Innovation Capital | Andrew Abrams, Vice President, New Science Ventures | Nick Adams, Managing Partner, Differential Ventures | Susan Akbarpour, Partner, Candou Ventures | Tala Al Jabri, Partner, HOF Capital | Joel Albarella, Founder, New York Life Ventures | Jordi Argente, Independent Angel Investor, Angel Investor | Paul Asel, Managing Partner, NGP Capital | Doug Atkin, Managing Partner, Communitas Capital Partners | Mark Austin, Managing Director, Viridian Capital | Shannon Austin, Partner, Financial Venture Studio | Steffen Bartschat, Angel Investor, Sand Hill Angels | Tom Bennett, Early Stage Advisor, Arc Capital Investors | Ben Bergsma, Senior Associate, Munich Re Ventures | Mike Biddle, Managing Director, Evok Innovations | Alexa Binns, Principal, Halogen Ventures | Wade Bitaraf, Founder, Energy & Sustainability, Plug & Play Tech Center | Dave Blivin, Managing Director, Cottonwood Technology Fund | Jason Blumberg, Co-founder & Managing Director, Energy Foundry | Greg Bohlen, Managing Director, Union Grove Venture Partners | Lyndsey Boucherle, Principal, Better Ventures | Maureen Boyce, Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital | Peter Bruce-Clark, Partner, Social Impact Capital | Pratik Budhdev, Investment Director, Volvo Cars Tech Fund | Amy Burr, Managing Director, JetBlue Technology Ventures | Daniel Burstein, Managing Partner, Millennium Technology Value Partners | Carlos Bustamante, Venture Partner, F-Prime Capital | Peter Campitiello, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP | Adam Carson, Operating Partner, Point72 Ventures | Ray Chan, Managing Director, K5 Ventures | Amy Cheetham, Vice President, Costanoa Ventures | Michael Cheng, Managing Director, Drum Tower Ventures | Victoria Cheng, Director Venture Investing, Citi Ventures | Gwen Cheni, Venture Partner, Fusion Fund | Ryan Chou, Investment Associate, JetBlue Technology Ventures | Andrew Clapp, Managing Director, CIG CAP | Fred Cohen, President of the Pebble Beach chapter, Keiretsu Forum | Jillian Cohn, Investor, Santander InnoVentures | Dan Conley, Active Angel, NJ Angels | Clifford Conor, Investment Principal, E. ON | Darren Cooke, Investor, Life Science Angels | Anke Corbin, Founder & CEO, Globig.co | Martha Cosgrove, Investing Associate, Boeing HorizonX Ventures | Danny Cotter, Principal, The Westly Group | David Cruikshank, Partner, ARCH Venture Partners | Jan Danisman, Executive Director, Invest in Bavaria | Ross Darwin, Principal, Owl Ventures | Oscar Decotelli, CEO, DXA Investments | Anne DeGheest, Founder, HealthTech Capital | Angelo Del Priore, Partner, HP Tech Ventures | Jun Deng, Partner, Joyance Partners | Dan Doble, Managing Director, SABIC Ventures | Ted Driscoll, Managing Partner, DigitalDX Ventures | James Dugan, CEO & Managing Partner, OCA Ventures | Robert Dunkle, President, ABES Venture Partners | Amy Dyck, Associate, Framework Venture Partners | Chinedu Echeruo, Founder, Startup School of Alchemy | Chris Erickson, General Partner, Pangaea Ventures | Ali Farahanchi, Director, DHVC | Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner, Blue Startups | Manny Fernandez, Founding Partner, SF Angels Group | Anna Fokina, Senior Associate, Data Collective | Haley Fradkin, Senior Investment Associate, Plum Alley | Isabelle Freidheim, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Starwood VC | Emily Fritze, Senior Associate, The Westly Group | Will Fung, Senior Associate, Samsung Catalyst Fund | Carolin Funk, Investment Director, Blue Bear Capital | Veronica Gabriele, Associate, Munich Re Ventures | Alison Gerlach, Managing Partner, Breakthrough Ventures | Gary Gershony, Angel Investor, Life Science Angels | Norm Gitis, Managing Partner, Lymo Ventures | Ajay Gopal, Principal, Framework Venture Partners | Balaji Gopinath, General Partner, Kubera Venture Capital | Linda Greub, Founder, Avestria Ventures | Deepak Gupta, Managing Partner, Blue Bear Ventures | James Haft, CEO, PALcapital | Chris Hagenbuch, Special Counsel, Pepper Hamilton, LLP | Charlie Hanna, Investor, Marcy Venture Partners | Jana Hanova, Director, Evok Innovations | Daniel Harris, Managing Director, DPH Ventures | Florian Haupt, Partner, TruVenturo | Nathaniel Henshaw, President, CEI Ventures | Krisztina “Z” Holly, Venture Partner, Good Growth Capital | Brian Horner, President, Tech Coast Angels | Guy Horowitz, Partner, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners | Jens Horstmann, Founding Director, Crestlight Ventures | Toan Huynh, Partner, Information Venture Partners | Ben Jen, Investor, Ben Jen Holdings | Michael Julve, Associate, 500 Startups | Kathleen Jurman, Corporate Technology Scout, Dow Ventures | Jimmy Kan, Principal, Anzu Partners | Joseph Kao, Principal, Millennium Technology Value Partners | Theo Katsoulis, Associate, Financial Venture Studio | Kyle Keeney, Entrepreneur in Residence, Elevate Ventures | James Kempf, Investor, E8 Angels | Najib Khouri-Haddad, General Partner, Sway Ventures | Yasemin Kliman, President, Harvard Business School Angels | Howard Ko, Principal, Morpheus Ventures | Stephanie Koenig, Chief of Staff, Moderne Ventures | Steven Konsek, Program Director, National Science Foundation | Luda Kopeikina, Investment Director, DSM Venturing | Daniella Kranjac, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Dynamk Capital | Elaine Kunda, Founder & Managing Director, Disruption Ventures | Ricky Lai, Principal, Portag3 Ventures | Sebastien Latapie, Senior Venture Associate, Dynamk Capital | Randall LaVeau, Managing Partner, BOSS Capital Partners | Julie Lawrence, Director, Wharton Alumni Angels | Anh Le, Partner, CRCM Ventures | Alex Lee, Investor, Alliance Ventures | James Lee, Investment Associate Director, Photon Fund | Claire Leurent, Principal, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC | Uri Levine, Co-Founder, Waze | Marina Levinson, Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures | Judy Li, Investment Associate, Energy Foundry | Larry Li, Managing Partner, AMINO Capital | Debbie Lin, Executive Director & Investment Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund | Ephraim Lindenbaum, Managing Director, Advance Ventures | Darwin Ling, Founding General Partner, Good AI Capital | Steven London, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP | Edwin Loredo, Vice President, Core Innovation Capital | Georgia Lu, Partner, Magnet Ventures | Vincent Lui, Director, Rhapsody Ventures | Eric Ly, LinkedIn Co-Founder & Hub CEO, Hub | Raoul Maier, Founding Partner, Eudemian Ventures | Radhika Malik, Investment Manager, Samsung Catalyst Fund | Eugene Malobrodsky, Venture Partner, One Way Ventures | Mike Mansell, Associate, American Family Ventures | Ricky Margolis, VP of Business Development, ARIE Capital | Susan Mason, Co-founding Partner, Aligned Partners | Melina Mathur, Principal, Asset Management Ventures | David Meltzer, Co-Founder, David Meltzer Enterprises & Sports 1 Marketing | Theo Mendez, Analyst, Insight Partners | Philip Mertens, Associate, DSM Venturing | Eric Meyer, Vice President, Activate Capital | Sarah Millar, Associate, City Light Capital | David Miller, Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures | Jonathan Mo, Senior Associate, 11.2 Capital | SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital | Herb Moore, Special Counsel, McCarter & English, LLP | Mark Mueller-Eberstein, Angel Investor, Alliance of Angels | Faisal Mushtaq, Angel Investor, Tech Coast Angels | Damineh Mycroft, Investing Director, Boeing HorizonX Ventures | Rika Nakazawa, Seed Stage Investor, Alumni Venture Group | Ben Narasin, Venture Partner, NEA | Maxim Nazarov, Investor, FinSight Ventures | Ashley Ng, Director, McKesson Ventures | Ivan Nikkhoo, Managing Partner, Navigate Ventures | Kira Noodleman, Principal, Bee Partners | Faran Nouri, Managing Director, Lam Capital | Demi Obayomi, Investor, NextWorld Capital | Nihar Patel, General Partner, Journey Venture Partners | Akhilesh Pathipati, Principal, MVM Partners | Charles Paul, Vice President - Technology, Henkel Ventures | Damien Petty, Principal, Morpheus Ventures | Patrick Pfeffer, Lead Investor, Juniper Networks | Barbara Pierce, Angel Investor, Pipeline Angels | Jean-Noel Poirier, Executive Managing Director, Clean Energy Venture Group | Filipe Portela, Managing Partner, COREangels Atlantic | Era Qian, Investment Associate, Galaxy Digital | Nitin Rai, Managing Director, Elevate Capital | Estie Rand, Founder, Strand Consulting | Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures | John Ricci, Managing Director, US Angels | Martin Ringlein, Venture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners | Frederik Paul Roever, Partner, R&P Global | Mario Ruiz, Investor, Paypal Ventures | Ernst Sack, Partner, Blue Bear Capital | Praveen Sahay, Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners | Gayatri Sarkar, Managing Partner, Hype Capital VC Fund | Jennifer Schretter, Partner, PROOF VC | Jordan Segall, Enterprise Investor, Unusual Ventures | Xavier Segura, Managing Partner, Tessera Venture Partners | Kristina Serafim, Managing Director, Verizon Ventures | Greg Shepard, Managing Partner, BOSS Capital Partners | Bryan Shill, Investor, Prelude Ventures | Charles Sidman, Managing Partner, ECS Capital Partners | Sean Simpson, Director, WIND Ventures | Ratan Singh, Principal, Fort Ross Ventures | Kenn So, Associate, Shasta Ventures | David Sorin, Partner, Chair - Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies Practice, McCarter & English LLP | Jared Sorin, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP | Thomas Sparico, Managing Partner, Brand New Matter | Kumar Sripadam, Chair, TiE Angels | Cameron Stanfill, Venture Analyst, PitchBook | Allison Steitz, Investor, BlueRun Ventures | Li Sun, Partner, Foundation Capital | Jessica Tan, Associate, 500 Startups | Grahme Taylor, Venture Analyst, Wildcat Venture Partners | Gretchen Tibbits, Managing Director, Progress Partners | Jarrid Tingle, Managing Partner, Harlem Capital Partners | Ariane Tom, Associate, Anzu Partners | Alex Tong, Principal, Information Venture Partners | Jonathan Tower, Founding Managing Partner, Catapult VC | Matt Uretsky, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP | Erica Van, Investor, Charles River Ventures | Anuj Varma, Investor, BAM Ventures | Joe Vasquez, Partner, Revel Partners | Alessandro Vigilante, Head of Global Innovation Ecosystem, Fidelity Investments | Sonali Vijayavargiya, Managing Director, Augment Ventures | Jordan Wahbeh, Managing Partner, Bay Angels | Ron Weissman, Chairman, Software Group, Band of Angels | Alex Whitney, Senior Analyst, ManchesterStory Group | Liz Wilkinson, Director of Ventures, Nielsen Innovate | Dea Wilson, Investor, Wharton Alumni Angels | Henry Wong, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures | Yuanling Yuan, Senior Associate, SignalFire | Russell Yue, Investor, H.I.G. Growth Partners | Elaine Zelby, Principal & Director of Growth, SignalFire | Stephanie Zepeda, Senior Associate, Arbor Ventures | Yanan Zhao, General Partner, Magnet Ventures | Sebastian Zhou, Investor, Alpha Square Group | Simin Zhou, VP & Managing Director, UL Ventures.
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