Over 1,300 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers, and founders of venture-backed, emerging and early-stage companies will be convening at the prestigious Venture Summit | West being held on March 23–24, in Santa Clara Conference Center, Silicon Valley, CA. YoungStartup Venture’s summits connect the most innovative, promising, venture-backed, emerging growth and early-stage companies with active investors, investment bankers, advisors, and corporate professionals. For fintech startups seeking capital and exposure, or a fintech investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit | West presented by youngStartup Ventures is one event of the year they won’t want to miss.
Top tier VCs address key issues facing fintech investors and startup CEOs alike
Industry experts will provide updated analysis and share their experiences with the audience. Key Fintech Speakers include Radhika Malik, Investment Manager, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Russell Yue, Investor, H.I.G. Growth Partners, Jonathan Tower, Founding Managing Partner, Catapult VC, Ratan Singh, Principal, Fort Ross Ventures, Joel Albarella, Founder, New York Life Ventures, Mario Ruiz, Investor, Paypal Ventures, Darwin Ling, Founding General Partner, Good AI Capital, Stephanie Zepeda, Senior Associate, Arbor Ventures, and many more.
Presentations promoting inclusion and equality
The summit features a popular Seed Pitchfest, dedicated to promoting seed-stage startups seeking angel funding. This goes hand in hand with a Venture Nurturing Scheme, which is one of many features that promote inclusion and diversity, a key feature of all of youngStartup’s events. A select group of more than 100 top innovators will present their breakthrough investment opportunities. Presentations are evaluated and get feedback in real-time. Judges on the dedicated Fintech track include Joanne Wong, Redds Capital, Peter Bruce-Clark, Social Impact Capital, Anuj Varma, Investor, BAM Ventures, Najib Khouri-Haddad, General Partner, Sway Ventures, Brett Noyes, Founder & Managing Director, Unbank Ventures, Allison Steitz, Investor, BlueRun Ventures, Ricky Lai, Principal, Portag3 Ventures, and many more.
A diverse spectrum of dedicated industry partners
The event is backed by a diverse spectrum of leading industry groups, sponsors, academia, and media focused on Fintech, global entrepreneurship and the Silicon Valley startup infrastructure. Partners include leading groups promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in the startup space including GeorgiaBio, Startup One-Stop, Israel Advanced Technology Industries, mBolden, California Life Sciences Association, Silicon Catalyst, VC Taskforce, The California Israel Chamber of Commerce, Asia-Pacific Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation, California Spain Chamber of Commerce, American Israeli Medical Association, SoCal Bio, Innovation Guelph, Centraal, FinTech Australia, San Jose State University Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles Venture Association, Private Banking, National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), Connected Vehicle Trade Association, LA Fintech, Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence, Energy Central, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Silicon Valley Chapter, Unbank Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center, Techqueria, Med Tech Directory, OC Startups Now, FinTech Belgium, Fintech Association of Japan, Biotechgate, Royse AgTech, and KC Wisdom.
Official sponsors of the Venture Summit | West include National Science Foundation, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Cartika, Mongotel, and PitchBook.
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