Venture Summit West, Dec. 6-7 Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton

Venture Summit West is a two-day gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. Venture Summit features the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers and research analysts in keynote presentations and panel debates. The Venture Summit will also host 14 “Best of Breed CEO Showcases” handpicked from the AlwaysOn annual top 100 private company list, and 36 other qualified six-minute CEO pitches from companies seeking later-stage capital or potential acquirers.

The Venture Summit’s goal is to match growth company buyers and sellers and identify the most promising innovation-driven, growth investment opportunities. At the Venture Summit, our editors will also honor the “AO Deal Maker 100” and the annual “AO Industry Analyst All-Star Team.”

Who Attends
Five hundred institutional investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers, research analysts and corporate buyers will attend Venture Summit West. The most influential members of the financial and technology media and blogging community will also be on hand to moderate debates and cover the action. Executives attend Venture Summit West to identify and debate emerging investment opportunities in venture and private equity funds and private growth companies, and to build high-level relationships with technology and greentech CEOs and corporate buyers.

Trends and Topics

Will The Real Seed Investors Please Stand Up
Silicon Valley VCs Go Green
Is There Still Upside in the Internet?
The Boutiques Versus the Bulge Bracket Firms
So You Wanna be a VC
Corporate Buyers — Investing in Green
The AO All Star Analyst Team
Corporate Buyers — What’s Whetting Their Appetite?
Corporate Media & Entertainment — What are They Looking For?
The State of the Tech IPO Buyers & Sellers

CEO Showcase Opportunity

Thirty-six top CEOs will have the opportunity to present their market strategies and business partnering objectives on the main stage at Venture Summit West. Qualifying companies are either public or privately held and ideally come from one of the following industry sectors:

-> Consumer and Media
-> Devices and Components
-> Enablers
-> Enterprise
-> Greentech
-> Infrastructure
-> Mobile

Sponsors gain brand exposure and communicate their leadership positions to the Venture Summit’s attendees through a powerful combination of video commercials, e-marketing campaigns, print advertising, on-site material distribution, signage and program exposure. Brand sponsorship is open to technology, service and investment firms, and high-end consumer brands.

2007 Venture Summit West Event Sponsors

AkamaiAtlas VentureBridgeBankBusiness WireCanaan Partners
EcoworldEtelosFenwick & West
Hewlett-PackardIBMJefferies BroadviewKPMGLevel3
Lewis Global Public RelationsLimelight NetworksManatt
Merrill CorporationMotorolaNovellSun MicrosystemsSoftBank Capital