Colorado's Premier Venture Capital Event

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Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Event Was:
Scott McNealy
Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems
Special Guest for the 2015 Event Was:
Governor John Hickenlooper
Sponsors
Featured Speakers
  • Eric Roza
    CEO, Datalogix
  • Steven Mitzenmacher
    Vice President Corporate Develompent, NetApp
  • Scot McNealy
    Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems, CEO and President WayIn, Founder of Curriki
  • Rishi Garg
    VP Corporate Development and Strategy, Twitter
  • Dan Caruso
    CEO, Zayo Group
  • Nancy Phllips
    CEO, Viawest
  • Tim Miller
    CEO, Rally Software Development
  • Seth Levine
    Managing Director, Foundry Group
  • David Gold
    Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
  • Michael Guptan
    Managing Director, Dell Ventures
  • David Johnson
    Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
Why Attend?

The Main Event of the 2015 Summit Sold Out a Month in Advance

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Information on the June 11, 2015 Event is Below

 

One Day, One Event — Unbelievable Connections! 

An exclusive event that unites CEOs and Founders of Colorado’s venture-backed tech companies with venture capital investors.

 For Venture Capital Investors:

  • Great deal flow!  In 2014 Colorado had $758M in venture capital funding and $11B in venture-backed exits.
  • Connect with Founders & CEOs from most of Colorado’s IT-related, already venture-backed companies all in one day.
  • Concierge service — the Summit staff will personally assist you in identifying attending companies that are of greatest interest to you and will coordinate introductory an meeting during the event.
  • Optional coordinated on-site visits the day after the event for the companies you select.
  • Intimate event size dominated by targeted attendees rather than service providers.

For Founders/CEOs of Colorado Venture-Backed Companies:

  • Expand your network with a large number actively-investing venture capital funds, including many from out of state.
  • Efficiently connect with the other top venture-backed founders and CEOs in Colorado.
  • No other event in Colorado brings together as many of the state’s venture-backed CEOs and Founders PLUS a significant presence of both in state and out of state venture funds.

For Pre-Venture Founders/CEOs of Colorado Tech Companies:

  • While the Main Event of the Summit is not open to you, join us at the Evening Party!
  • Expand your network with all of the Main Event attendees who will be present at the Evening Party.

Attendance at the Main Event (Sold Out) is limited to:

  • Founders & CEO’s of Colorado tech (IT-related) companies that have already raised at least $1M of institutional venture capital or $3M without a venture capital investor.
  • Investment level professionals from venture capital funds and corporate development executives from major companies.
  • Select press, government officials and sponsors.

Attendance at the Evening Party is open to:

  • All Founders & CEOs of Colorado tech companies irrespective of stage of investment.

  • Actively investing angel investors

Why Colorado?
Colorado had $758M in venture capital financings and $11B in venture-backed exits in 2014 alone.

View this two minute video to learn about the hottest technology-venture ecosystem between the coasts.


Who's Attending?
John Hickenlooper
Governor
State of Colorado
Scott McNealy
Founder
Sun Microsystems
Rishi Garg
Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy
Twitter
Dan Caruso
Chairman and CEO
Zayo Group
Steven Mitzenmacher
Vice President Corporate Development
NetApp
Nate Mitchell
Partner
Vulcan Capital
Peter Lee
Vice President
Bessemer Venture Partners
Michael Guptan
Managing Director
Dell Ventures and Corporate Development
Eric Roza
CEO
Datalogix
David Johnson
Senior Managing Director
Blackstone Group
Nancy Phillips
CEO
Viawest
Ariel Tseitlin
Partner
Scale Venture Partners
Tim Miller
CEO
Rally Software Development
Leo de Luna
Principal
Splitrock Partners
Andy Grolnick
President & CEO
LogRhythm
Harish Belur
Vice President
Riverwood Capital Management
John Levisay
Co-Founder & CEO
Craftsy
Kevin McQuillan
General Partner
Focus Ventures
Jamey Wood
CTO
Wayin
David Welsh
Managing Director
Adams Street Partners
Dave Dupont
CEO
Team Snap
Brian Matthews
Principal
Questmark Partners
Parag Gupta
Vice President
Warburg Pincus
Pete Khanna
CEO
Trackvia
Rob Heimann
Director
River Cities Capital Fund
David Gold
Managing Director
Access Venture Partners
Brian Burns
Partner
Grayhawk Capital
Steve Prather
CEO
Dizzion
Cass Gilmore
Principal
ABS Capital Partners
Blair Garrou
Managing Director
Mercury Fund
Todd Vernon
CEO
VictorOps
Jay Onda
Principal
Docomo Capital
John Oechsle
CEO
Swiftpage
James Newell
Vice President
IVP
Randall Weigel
President
SolidFire
Eric Steele
Vice President
Catalyst Investors
Paul Ironside
CEO
Commercial Tribe
Carl Ledbetter
Managing Director
Pelion Venture Partners
Toby Murdock
CEO
Kapost
Matt Steinfort
CEO
Envysion
Walter Knapp
CEO
Sovrn
David Mandell
CEO
PivotDesk
Seth Levine
Managing Director
Foundry Group
Mark Perlstein
CEO
Datavail
Alison Wistner
Director
Mercato Partners
Bryan Leach
Founder and CEO
Ibotta
Adam Koopersmith
Partner
Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Eric Remer
CEO
Paysimple
Bart Lorang
CEO
Full Contact
Trevor Loy
Managing Director
Flywheel Ventures
Howard Diamond
CEO
Mobile Day
Nicole Glaros
Partner
Techstars Venture Fund
John Spiers
CEO
Nexgen Storage
Peter Roshko
General Partner
Boulder Ventures
Promise Phelon
CEO
TapInfluence
Joe Zell
General Partner
Grotech Ventures
Yoav Lurie
CEO
Simple Energy
Ari Kauffman
CEO
Placeable
Jeremy Ostermiller
CEO
Altitude Digital
Brent Hill
Partner
Origin Ventures
George Bilbry
President
Return Path
Brian Armstrong
Partner
Point B Capital
Matt Warta
CEO
Gutcheck
Jay Smith
CEO
Lagrange Systems
Alan Sage
CEO
Digabit
Beth Engel
Partner
Dundee Venture Capital
David Armitage
CEO
Cartasite
Chris Klein
CEO
Rachio
Brian Birk
Managing Partner
Sun Mountain Capital
Perry Evans
CEO
Closely
Ken Gooden
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang Lasalle
Mike Platt
Partner
Cooley, LLP
Betty Arkell
Partner
Holland and Hart
Bill Miller
Managing Partner
PV ventures
Ken Fugate
SVP & Director, Venture Banking
Square 1 Bank
Mike Gellman
CEO
SpireMedia
David Eberly
Partner
KPMG
Paul Washington
Executive Director Office of Economic Development
City of Denver
Brian Wallace
Managing Director
Access Venture Partners
Erik Mitisek
CEO
Colorado Technology Association
Marc Patterson
Senior Client Advisor
Crestone Capital Advisors
Kevin McGuire
Executive Director
JP Morgan
JB Holston
Executive Director
Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
Tim Woods
Managing Director
CBIZ
Martha Tracey
Vice President
Crawley Ventures
Rand Lewis
Managing Director
Delta-v Capital
Trevor Zimmerman
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Farmore Capital
Patrick Ward
CEO
104 West
Chase Fraser
Managing Partner
Fraser McCombs Capital
Charlie Sander
Chairman & CEO
Managed Methods
Mark Geene
Co-Founder & CEO
Cloud Elements
Steve Goodbarn
CEO
Secure64
Kyle Rogers
Chief Investment Officer
BDCA
Kent Madsen
Managing Director
EPIC Ventures
Ryan Kirkpatrick
Partner
Colorado Impact Fund
Ed Mello
Managing Director
Cypress Growth Capital
Joel Goulder
Co-CEO
Engine7 Media
Kevin McQuillan
Co-Founder & General Partner
Focus Ventures
Matt Talbot
CEO
GoSpotCheck
Douglas Fahoury
Managing Director
Iron Gate Capital
Alex Raymond
CEO
Kapta
Greg Carlisle
Managing Director
Limestone Capital
James Dugan
CEO & Managing Partners
OCA Ventures
Ryan Sullivan
CEO & Founder
Parkifi
Eric Remer
CEO
PaySimple
Bob Paulsen
CEO
PlayerLync
Susan Keith Bleekman
VP, Strategic Relationships and Business Development
Rapt Media
Tim Wolters
CEO
RoundPegg
Noah Pittard
Managing Director
Service Provider Capital
Phil Williams
Vice President
Signal Peak Ventures
Amir Goldman
Managing Director
Susquehanna Growth Equity
Ted Coons
Managing Partner
TCV
Blake Heston
Principal
W Capital Partners
Pete Sheinbaum
COO
Ello
Paul Koenig
CEO
SRS Acquiom
Tim Stanley
Partner
Sierra Ventures
Ron Olson
CEO
Remote-Learner
Charlie Coglianese
Founder & CEO
Schoolrunner
Chris Marks
Managing Director
Blue Note Ventures
Hans Sherman
Investor
Goldman Sachs
Laura Oliphant
Director
Intel Capital
Nigel Beck
Vice President, Corporate Development, Business Development, Strategy
IBM
Eric Apse
Partner
IBM Venture Capital Group
Erika Whitmore
Managing Partner
KPMG
Brad Feld
Managing Director
Foundry Group
Pamela Glick
CEO
syncHR
Jeff Binder
CEO
Layer3 TV
Patrick Butler
CEO & Founder
PATHAR Inc.
Bill Bakken
COO
Aventura
James Pavlik
Partner
Baird Capital
Matt Brewer
CEO
Collective IP
Blake Heston
Principal
W Capital Partners
Jeff Kohn
CEO
TopFan
Pedro Torres-Picón
Founder
Quotidian Ventures
Ari Newman
Partner
Techstars
Alex Devkar
CEO
Conspire
Krista Morgan
CEO & Co-Founder
P2Binvestor
More  

Agenda

Main Event

Coors Field, Denver Colorado (Enter GATE C)
Thursday June 11, 2015

Traveling To Colorado

Stay at the newly renovated Crawford Hotel at Union Station!

Deadline to reserve a room has been EXTENDED to May 15, 2015. After this day, contact the hotel to check on availability.

The Crawford Hotel 1701 Wynkoop Street Denver, CO 80202 click HERE

or call 1-844-432-9374 and ask or the Colorado Venture Summit room block.


Discount rate applies from June 10-June13

Agenda is subject to change.

The Main Event will include:

Liberal structured and unstructured networking time to meet and interact with the events high quality attendees.

10:30AM - Check-In & Networking

11:00AM - Welcome, Lunch & Networking

12:00PM - Special Guest Speaker Governor John Hickenlooper, State of Colorado 12:15PM - Mayor Michael Hancock, City of Denver

Keynote by Scott McNealy, Founder of Sun Microsystems

1:00PM - Colorado's Recent "Unicorn" Venture-backed Exits: A Talk With the CEOs Moderator: Seth Levine, Managing Director, Foundry Group

Panelist:
  • Dan Caruso, CEO Zayo Group - IPO
  • Eric Roza, CEO Datalogix - Acquisition by Oracle
  • Tim Miller, CEO Rally Software - IPO
  • Nancy Phillips, CEO Viawest - Acquired by Shaw Communications

    2:00PM - One-on-One Networking

    3:00PM - The View from the Acquirers' Seat: A Talk With Top Corporate Development Executives

    Moderator: Nigel Beck, VP Corporate Development, Business Development, Strategy, IBM

    Panelist:
  • Steven Mitzenmacher, VP Corporate Development - NetApp
  • Rishi Garg, VP Corporate Development and Strategy - Twitter
  • David Johnson, Senior Managing Director - Blackstone Group
  • Michael Guptan, Managing Director - Dell Ventures and Corporate Development

    4:00PM - Networking
    5:00PM - Closing

    Walk to Evening Dinner


    5:15PM-5:30PM

  • Evening/Private Dinner

    The Kitchen Next Door, Union Station walking distance from Coors Field

    Private Reception

    Private dinner limited to Main Event attendees only.

    Set-up allows maximize opportunity for networking.


    5:30PM - 6:30PM

    Evening Party

    The Kitchen Next Door, Union Station

    Don't Miss it! Register for the Evening Party Here!

    Open to all Main Event attendees and to all Founders/CEOs of Colorado tech companies irrespective of their stage of capital.

    Drinks, music and phenomenal networking!

    Wear your company t-shirt and receive an additional drink coupon!

    Register for the Evening Party Here!
    6:30PM - 10:00PM

    Get Invited

    The Main Event of the 2015 Summit Sold Out a Month in Advance

    You May Request an Invitation to NEXT Year’s Main Event by Completing the Form Below:

    Attendance at the Main Event is limited to:

    • Founders & CEO’s of Colorado tech (IT-related) companies that have already raised at least $1M of institutional venture capital or $3M of capital without a venture capital investor.
    • Investment level professionals from venture capital funds and corporate development executives from major companies.
    • Select press, government officials and sponsors.

     


    About

    The Colorado Venture Summit is made possible by the generous support of the event’s sponsors and by the hard work of the event Planning Committee:

    Planning Committee

    Contact

    Do NOT use this contact form to request an invitation to the Summit!  

    This form is for press, government officials and others who have general questions or inquiries about the Summit.

    To obtain an invitation to the Summit please use the Get Invited tab at the top of the page.