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More than 100 VCs Confirmed for Venture Summit West, Discounts Available

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More than 100 venture capitalists are confirmed for Venture Summit West (VSW18), taking place in Santa Clara, California from March 13-14.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, VSW18 is one event you won’t want to miss.

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 early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

It will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA March 13-14.

Those looking to attend can register now and get an extra 10% off the 50% reduced early bird rates with promocode: SOCIABLEVIP .

A select group of more than 50 Top Innovators from the Technology, Cleantech, Life Sciences and EdTech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners.

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youngStartup’s Venture Summits (YSV) connect the most innovative, promising venture-backed, emerging growth and early stage companies with active investors, investment bankers, advisors and corporate professionals.

The summits feature insightful discussions, the newest technologies and latest trends currently shaping the future. YSV understands how important it is to meet the right people and network with like-minded individuals.

The events ensure that only the most cutting edge companies and relevant investors are present. youngStartup assures that at their conferences you are given the opportunity to mingle with those in the know, chat with those who are informed and forge the connections you need to succeed.

youngStartup Ventures, founded in 1999, was built on the dream of assisting entrepreneurs in building successful enterprises. Over the past 15 years, youngStartup has connected hundreds of emerging start-ups with VCs, corporate investors, angel investors, and investment bankers. Its annual conferences in NYC, New England, and California are hubs for investors to connect with CEOs of early stage and emerging startups.

VCs attending this year’s Venture Summit West include:

Shan Aggarwal 
Investor
Greycroft Partners

Grant Allen 
Managing Director
ABB Technology Ventures

Ethan Batraski
Vice President
Venrock

Andrew Beebe
Managing Director
Obvious Ventures

Jacques Benkoski 
Partner
U.S. Venture Partners

Ashley Bittner
Investor
Owl Ventures

Kris Bjornerud
General Partner
Wavemaker Partners

Terri Burns 
Principal
Google Ventures

Leah Busque
General Partner
FUEL Capital

Amit Chaturvedy 
Head of IoT Investments
Cisco Investments

Sunil Chhaya
Investor
NextWorld Capital

Kathleen Collins
Principal
Industry Ventures

Asha Collins 
Investor
Pipeline Angels

Rafael Costa
Partner
Vulcan Capital

Heather Crawford
Investor
Band of Angels

Sanjit Singh Dang 
Director
Intel Capital

Marianne De Backer 
Vice President Venture Investments
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Angelo Del Priore
Partner
HP Tech Ventures

Lidiya Dervisheva 
Investor
G2VP

Cong Ding
Investor
Comcast Ventures

Yizhen Dong
Investor
11.2 Capital

Vijay Doradla
Director
Verizon Ventures

Tim Draper
Founder & Managing Partner
Draper Associates

Jeff Ellington
Investor
FUEL Capital

Laura Evans
Investor
Wildcat Venture Partners

Michael Fanfant
Investor
Runa Capital

Banafsheh Fathieh
Principal
Naspers Ventures

Curtis Feeny
Managing Director
Silicon Valley Data Capital

Mark Fields
Partner
Alsop Louie Partners

Victoria Fram
Co-Founder & Managing Director
VilCap Investments

Lea Freeman
Investor
Qualcomm Ventures

Ann Gaddy
Co-Founder and Managing Director
BioPacific Investors

Yael Gilboa
Investor
DBL Partners

Andrew Goldberg
Principal
Vivo Capital

Rashmi Gopinath
Partner
Microsoft Ventures

Kanu Gulati
Principal
Khosla Ventures

Baris Guzel
Senior Associate
BMW i Ventures

Yash Hemaraj
Principal
Benhamou Global Ventures

Francis Ho
Managing Director and Head of Digital Health
Samsung Strategy & Innovations Center

Carolina Huaranca
Principal
Kapor Capital

Villi Iltchev
Partner
August Capital

Michael Janse
Investment Director
Samsung Ventures America

Noel Jee
Investor
Illumina Ventures

Alexis Ji
Partner
Illumina Ventures

Jennifer Kaehms
Investor
Canvas Ventures

Ansaf Kareem
Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners

Eylul Kayin
Investor
NEA

Eva Khoo
Principal
Vertex Ventures

Jocelyn Kinsey
Investor
DFJ

Lauren Kolodny
Partner
Aspect Ventures

Gabriel Kra
Managing Director
Prelude Ventures

Robin Li
Vice President
GGV Capital

Shripriya Mahesh
Partner
Omidyar Network

Lisa Marrone
Principal
August Capital

Jesus Martinez
Investor
Y Combinator

Susan Mason
General Partner
Aligned Partners

Brad McManus
Investment Director
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Irem Mertol
Director
McKesson Ventures

SC Moatti
Managing Partner
Mighty Capital

Alex Morgan
Principal
Khosla Ventures

Ravi Mulugu
Principal
Next47

Ben Narasin
Venture Partner
NEA

Suman Natarajan
Vice President
Citi Ventures

T.T. Nguyen Duc
Managing Director
Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

Marlon Nichols
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Cross Culture Ventures

Vivek Pandita
Managing Director
TriplePoint Capital

Ulrich Quay
Managing Partner
BMW i Ventures

Aanand Radia
Managing Director
University Ventures

Vivek Ramaswami
Investor
Redpoint Ventures

Brandon Reeves
Investor
Lux Capital

Bill Reichert
Managing Director
Garage Technology Ventures

Lucas Rocha
Investor
JetBlue Technology Ventures

Praveen Sahay
Founder & Managing Director
WAVE Equity Partners

Priya Saiprasad
Principal
Microsoft Ventures

Maria Salamanca
Investment Associate
Unshackled Ventures

Ken Sawyer
Partner
Saints Capital

Lindsay Sharma
Vice President
Industry Ventures

Abhishek Sharma
Investor
Nexus Venture Partners

Abhishek Shukla
Managing Director
GE Ventures

Monica Simo
Investor
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Richard Simoni
Managing Partner
Asset Management Ventures

Ajit Singh
Partner
Artiman Ventures

Ishan Sinha
Associate
Point72 Ventures

Tanya Soman
Venture Partner
500 Startups

Pedro Sorrentino
Co-founder and Managing Partner
ONEVC

Michael Stewart 
Principal
Applied Ventures

Li Sun
Investor
Bessemer Venture Partners

Rajesh Swaminathan
Investment Director
Applied Ventures

Sydney Sykes
Investor
NEA

Sydney Thomas
Investor & Head of Operations
Precursor Ventures

Leigh Thompson
Investor
Dow Ventures

Esther Tricoche
Partner
NewSchools Venture Fund

Jeff Truong
Investor
Altos Ventures

Anarghya Vardhana
Principal
Maveron

Sophia Viklund
Managing Director
Golden Seeds

Tim Wang
Investor
Westly Group

Phoebe Wang
Principal
BP Ventures

Elizabeth Yin
Partner
Hustle Fund

Lu Zhang
Managing Partner
Fusion Fund

Kevin Zhang
Investor
Bain Capital Ventures

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Tim Hinchliffe
Tim Hinchliffe is the editor of The Sociable. His passions include writing about how technology impacts society and the parallels between Artificial Intelligence and Mythology. Previously, he was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor at Colombia Reports in South America. tim@sociable.co