After a COVID hiatus we are excited to bring our community together once again for our 5th Annual VC Platform Global Summit.  The summit will be a gathering of 300+ platform leaders from hundreds of funds across the world, coming together for the best peer learning opportunity of the year.
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2022 Summit Speakers

Claire Walker

Head of Community and Brand
Notion Capital

Cassie Young

Operating Partner
Primary Venture Partners

Amber Quiñones

Head of Platform and Operations
BBG Ventures

Vivian Chaves

Head of Community
Initialized Capital

Lo Toney

Founding Managing Partner
Plexo Capital

Orit Shilo

Chief Value Add Officer
Vintage Investment Partners

Michaela Balderston

Chief Communications Officer
Tusk Ventures

Alexis Gay

Comedian & Podcast Host

Rachel Drori

Founder and CEO
Daily Harvest

Casey Taylor

VP, Network & Development
Digital Currency Group

Nate Leung

Sapphire Partners

Kris Snodgrass

VP Talent
Norwest Venture Partners

Matt Hoffman

Partner & Head of Talent

Jacquelle Amankonah Horton

Founder & CEO

Annie Shapiro

VP, Platform
Inspired Capital

Guerin Schwarberg

Vice President
645 Ventures

Keji Mustapha

Global Director, Brand & Community

Julie Bell

Chief Operating Officer
Emergence Capital

Nina Willdorf

Head of Platform
Canvas Ventures

Andra Di Pietrantonio

Portfolio Operations Director

Anu Duggal

Founding Partner
Female Founder Fund

Kim Pham


Casey Renner

Operating Partner

Zachary Garippa

Co-Founder & CEO

Sara Zulkosky

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Recast Capital

Gili Leska

Head of Ampliphy Platform Delivery

Joel Connolly

Creative Director
Blackbird Ventures

Heather Hartnett

CEO & General Partner
Human Ventures

Bethany Crystal

Fractional GTM & Community Strategist

Josh Machiz

Redpoint Ventures

Carolina Küng

VP, Head of Platform & Community
Bessemer Venture Partners

Dale Chang

Operating Partner
Scale Venture Partners

Nell Hardie

People Lead

Jon Butterfield

Head of Platform & Growth

Erica Amatori

Head of Platform
Left Lane Capital

...and many more!

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See who's planning to attend this year's summit:

Julia Smirnova
Company Ventures
Julie Bell
Emergence Capital
Alice Xu
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Bailey Dickey
GGV Capital
Ayelet Tako
Pitango Ventures
Ben Schachtel
Annie Dunn Lapides
Drive Capital
Greg Kotchick
Greenspring Associates
Samantha Santaniello
MassMutual Ventures
Bommy Lee
Sofinnova Partners
Rachel Feely-Kohl
F-Prime Capital
Stephanie Perez
Fin Capital
Kayla Hinderscheid
Menlo Ventures
Keji Mustapha
Ripley Hartmeyer
General Catalyst
Ellie Javadi
Sapphire Ventures
Caleb Bushner
Unusual Ventures
Ian Sanders
Munich Re Ventures
Elyse Kent
Access Venture Partners
Taryn Timmons
Octopus Ventures
Emily Libresco
Lerer Hippeau
Craig Dalton
Collaborative Fund
Jonathan Gieg
Pantera Capital
Camila Caso
Recharge Capital
Casey Rovinelli
OMERS Ventures
Tess Vorselen
Threshold Ventures and DFJ Growth
Lilyann Colton
Eclipse Ventures
Bella Mello
Canvas Ventures
Jen Holmstrom
GGV Capital
Christina Pasanen
GGV Capital
Oladimeji Akinwande
VMG Partners
Dmitri Vaisberg
Susquehanna Growth Equity
Orit Shilo
Vintage Investment Partners
Megan Kageleiry
Bain Capital Ventures
Barrett Parkman
Goodwater Capital
Yaara Kassner
Vertex Ventures Israel
Alexis Elfend
Crosslink Capital
Zoe Perret
Initialized Capital
Nia Hall
FTV Capital
Emily Baine
Bar Schneidman
Casey Renner
Elizabeth Kalaris
Paulina Karpis
B Capital Group
Claire Walker
Notion Capital
Christina Nanfeldt
Insight Partners
Jon Butterfield
Katie Chiupka
Madrona Venture Group
Kris Snodgrass
Norwest Venture Partners
Nolan English
Melody Hahm
Harlem Capital
Melissa Lichota
Meridian Street Capital
Roxanne Leduc
Panache Ventures
Frankie Fernandes
Imaginary Ventures
Aileen Kim
Slauson & Co.
Leah Morris
Radical Ventures
Anais Benazet
firstminute capital
Cliff Worley
Kapor Capital
Leigh Levine
Uria Lin
Elron Ventures
Jessica Bernido
Bowery Capital
Natalie Ledbetter
Boldstart Ventures
Katie Birge
Ashley Cravens
Uncork Capital (Previously SoftTech VC)
Claire Jacobs
Commerce Ventures
Rebeca Rocha
Petra Pailin Muller
Manta Ray Ventures
Caroline McKechnie
Female Founders Fund
Omer Kalderon
State of Mind Ventures (SOMV)
Stacey Wueste
Kelly Wyman
TechNexus Venture Collaborative
J.D. Baker
Cortado Ventures
Leo Holland
Squadra Ventures
Amber Quiñones
BBG Ventures
Jenna Pugrant
Quona Capital
Diana Rhie
Katalyst Ventures
Tessa Battistin
Interlace Ventures
Alex Wolf
AF Ventures
Nathan Cohen
Jules Miller
Mindset Ventures
Justin Gordon
VITALIZE Venture Capital
Andrea Di Pietrantonio
Kira Colburn
Gray Kinsella
Modern Venture Partners
Candace Hobin
Rhino Ventures
Maria Ernanny
Lauren Xandra
Two Sigma Ventures
Rachel Charlesworth
Janiina Kauppinen
Vendep Capital Oy
Pia Jean Brandt
Anzu Partners
Michael Dzik
Radian Capital
Sophie Panarese
186 Ventures
Mikkey Clarke
Ardent Venture Partners
Tali Vogelstein
Avid Ventures
Zosia Ulatowski
Cornerstone Venture Partners
Roslyn Jin
Karen Zelnick
Kickstart Seed Fund
Rory Guvetis
GM Ventures
Kat Lopez
LDV Capital
Lauren Chiluiza
Two Sigma Ventures
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Curious what to expect from the VC Platform Global Summit?  

Here's some highlights from our last summit in 2019!

Summit Agenda

Monday, April 25  (6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Join us as we kickoff the global summit hosted by Google with drinks, food, networking and our signature event panel. The evening will be hosted by the one and only Alexis Gay (aka @yayalexisgay), a world-renowned tech executive turned comedian and podcast host, who will cap the evening with an unforgettable standup comedy set!

Spencer Kimball, CEO, Cockroach Labs
Jacquelle Amankonah Horton, Founder & CEO, Fave
Rachel Drori - Founder & CEO, Daily Harvest
Zachary Garippa - Co-Founder & CEO, Order
Tuesday, April 26 (8:30am - 7:30pm)

The main day of the summit will include a variety of keynotes, panels, lightening talks and peer networking.

Lo Toney - Founding Managing Partner, Plexo Captial
Nate Leung - Partner, Sapphire Partners
Sara Zulkosky - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Recast Capital
How to run a great founder retreat  |   Claire Walker - Head of Community & Brand, Notion Capital
Applying a Product Mindset to VC Platform Initiatives  |  Cristina Almeida - Head of Platform, Mustard Seed MAZE (MSM)
Building an Ambitious VC Brand  |  Joel Connolly - Creative Director, Blackbird Ventures
How VCs Can Leverage their LPs for Platform Efforts  |  Orit Shilo - Chief Value Add Officer, Vintage Investment Partners
Community and Event KPIs  |  Vivian Chaves - Head of Community, Initialized Capital
Building an Advisor Community that Drives Real Impact  |  Nina Willdorf - Head of Platform, Canvas Ventures​
What Talent Looks Like in 2022  |  Kyle Holm - Vice President, Total Rewards Advisory, Sequoia Consulting Group
Platform as the Ultimate Team Player  |  Casey Taylor - VP, Network & Development, Digital Currency Group
Differentiating Your Firm: How to make your platform stand out by carving a niche for yourself  |  Michaela Balderston - Chief Communications Officer, Tusk Venture Partners
Collecting and Monitoring Portfolio Company ESG & Impact Metrics  |  Jenna Borowski - Platform & Community Associate, American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact
Sales Academy: A case study in our programatic approach to helping portfolio companies hire and scale successful sales teamsAndrea Di Pietrantoni - Portfolio Operations Director, Inventures
Supporting Portfolio PR Announcements  |  Annie Shapiro - VP, Platform, Inspired Capital
Incorporating DEI into the VC Ecosystem  |  Julie Bell - Chief Operating Officer, Emergence Capital
Why I didn't create a Portfolio CEO Forum  |  Ayelet Tako - Head of Value Creation and Strategic Partnerships, Pitango Venture Capital
Talent processes when you're running everything and don't have the time to be a full-time recruiter but still want to add value   |  Karen Zelnick - Senior Director of Platform, Kickstart
3 Marketing Hacks that will make your partners ask 'how'd you do that?'
 |  Cliff Worley - Senior Director of Portfolio Growth Marketing, Kapor Capital
Developing a network building strategy that aligns with your investment team   |  Ripley Hartmeyer - Director, Executive Talent, General Catalyst
Integrating Platform into the entire VC Value Chain  | Erica Amatori - Head of Platform, Left Lane Capital
Taking a Data-Driven Approach to Track and Measure the Impact of Your Platform Efforts
|  Guerin Schwarberg - Vice President, 645 Ventures
Supporting Portfolio Companies to Build Diverse Boards  |  Kris Snodgrass - VP, Talent, Norwest Venture Partners
On building Moats and why we launched BessemerDAO - Exploring Platform & Community in Web3  |  Carolina Küng - VP, Head of Platform & Community, Bessemer Venture Partners
Talent Strategies that Work  |  Matt Hoffman - Partner and Head of Talent, M13
Zero to One: Building a Platform Strategy from Scratch and Getting Buy In from Partners  |  Amber Quiñones - Head of Platform & Operations, BBG Ventures
Building A Media Startup for Founders  |  Josh Machiz - Partner, Redpoint Ventures
Lilypad: how we build our talent network into a tool that feeds our portfolio top tech talent  |  Nell Hardie - People Lead, Blackbird Ventures
Building In-House Tools to Support Portcos and Accelerate Network Access  |  Gili Leska - Head of Ampliphy Platform Delivery, Aleph
Cassie Young - Partner, Primary Venture Partners
Dale Chang - Operating Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Jon Butterfield - Head of Platform & Growth, Speedinvest
Keji Mustapha - Global Director, Brand & Community, Partech
Bethany Crystal - Fractional GTM and Community Strategist (Bolster + Zeitgeist), former General Manager, Union Square Ventures
Casey Renner - Partner, OpenView
Kim Pham - Co-Founder, Omsom, former Head of Platform, Frontline Ventures
Anu Duggal - Founding Partner, Female Founders Fund
Caroline Caswell - VP Marketing, Operator Collective
Heather Hartnett - CEO & General Partner, Human Ventures

Wednesday, April 27  (9:45am - 1:30pm)

Wednesday will follow a peer-led unconference format, where all attendees can participate in two hour-long peer-led conversations on tactical platform-related topics.

Any attendee can submit a session topic that they're interested in hosting during the day on Tuesday. All attendees will vote on their favorite topics and will sign-up for their sessions in real-time during the summit.  We won't know what the actual agenda will be until the community builds it, but we promise that they'll be conversations of interest for everyone!

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Summit Sponsors

We are very grateful to our sponsors who help make this year's summit possible