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:

Keji Mustapha
Ben Schachtel
Casey Renner
Melia Rayner
Blackbird Ventures
Josh Machiz
Redpoint Ventures
Hachem Alaoui Soce
B Capital Group
Chase Holmes
Redpoint Ventures
Taryn Timmons
Octopus Ventures
Alexa Makreas
Salesforce Ventures
Ian Sanders
Munich Re Ventures
Bar Schneidman
Jenna Sigman
Insight Venture Partners
Sadasia McCutchen
Brian Kobus
OMERS Ventures
Ashley Law
Redpoint Ventures
Alice Xu
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Rony Kort
Bela Bogdanovic
The Engine
Natalie Arora
Susa Ventures
Caitlin Talty
ZX Ventures
Tyler Koenig
Erica Sunkin
New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
Orit Shilo
Vintage Investment Partners
Kris Snodgrass
Norwest Venture Partners
Lilyann Colton
Eclipse Ventures
Locke Jillson
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Danielle Meyer
Alumni Ventures Group
Madison Tye
Redpoint Ventures
Steven Kirnbauer
Energize Ventures
Thomas Kim
Emergence Capital
Rachel Price
FirstMark Capital
Bella Mello
Canvas Ventures
Dmitri Vaisberg
Susquehanna Growth Equity
Zoe Perret
Initialized Capital
Lisa Ames
Norwest Venture Partners
Ayelet Tako
Pitango Ventures
Jason Miller
Sabeeha Islam
Munich Re Ventures
Anida Kulla
Digital Currency Group
Miriam Feyer
Claire Walker
Notion Capital
Rachel Feely-Kohl
F-Prime Capital
Isabelle Audette
Inovia Capital
Daniel Judd
Fractal Software
Krista Skalde
Inovia Capital
Gili Leska
Lee Gutman
Casdin Capital
Annie Dunn Lapides
Drive Capital
Kyle McQuighan
Anzu Partners
Emily Baine
Catherine Henry
Human Ventures
Melissa Lichota
Meridian Street Capital
JJ Houldin
Emma Balin
Primary Venture Partners
Gray Kinsella
Modern Venture Partners
Alexandra Ragalie
Verve Ventures
Maggie Elliott
Galina Ozgur
H/L Ventures
Pia Jean Brandt
Anzu Partners
Nathan Cohen
Lorel Sim
Aegis Ventures
Lauren Xandra
Two Sigma Ventures
Kate Talbot
Plexo Capital
Nicole Padilla
Kelly Wyman
TechNexus Venture Collaborative
Sarah Farino
CMFG Ventures
Katie Mulligan
Pillar VC
Shannon Shroyer
Matchstick Ventures
Frankie Fernandes
Imaginary Ventures
Ellie Davis
TechNexus Venture Collaborative
Marion Araque
Kapor Capital
Kristen Ostro
Strut Consulting
Charlotte Japp
ff Venture Capital
Joanna Cheng
Primary Venture Partners
Leigh Levine
Eleanor Hudson
Connect Ventures
Wendy Papakostandini
Anzu Partners
Liz Broderick
Kindred Capital
Vick Antonyan
VITALIZE Venture Capital
Mike Ravenscroft
Dreamit Ventures
Mackenzie Regent
Notation Capital
Ross Strachan
Adara Ventures
Mikkey Clarke
Ardent Venture Partners
Natalie Ledbetter
Boldstart Ventures
Mor Eini
APX by Axel Springer and Porsche
Regan Gore
Eniac Ventures
Rory Guvetis
GM Ventures
Kira Colburn
Caroline Caswell
Operator Collective
Brian Gwiazdowski
Primary Venture Partners
Guerin Schwarberg
645 Ventures
Ashley Kraska
Samsung Next
Jules Miller
Mindset Ventures
Matt Hersh
Fika Ventures
Sabrine Lowy
Mindset Ventures
Ceillie Clark-Keane
Building Ventures
Aislinn Shoveller
Information Venture Partners
Diana Rhie
Katalyst Ventures
Anais Benazet
firstminute capital
Austin Grisham
Stage Fund
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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