2020 Summit

The 5th Annual VC Platform Summit has been postponed to 2021. We know this is disappointing, and that the value of this group often lies in the in-person connections we make at the Summit. However, given our size and international scope, we don’t think hosting a large in-person event will be a responsible move this year. Stay tuned for other opportunities to learn and connect virtually through the end of the year!

The Summit is open only to community members. If you are not a member, please apply if you are interested in attending. If you are already a community member, keep an eye out for the final date and registration information in March.

Keep in mind that registration will be first-come, first-served and WE WILL SELL OUT.

2019 Summit Agenda

Wednesday, July 24

6:00pm - 9:00pm Welcome Session and Dinner, hosted by Google

Thursday, July 25

Location: WeWork

10:00am - 10:30am Doors Open

10:30am - 11:00am Welcome, Intros and Icebreaker

11:00am - 12:15pm Lightning Talks Round 1 + Breakouts

Platform as a Product/Service (And How to Prioritize and Build a Product Roadmap): Nick Kim, Crosscut Ventures
Walking the Walk: Why Platform Leads Should Put their Firms Through the Programs They Want their Founders to Engage In: Daisy Onubogu, Backed VC
Building a Platform Team & How We Think About Investing In Resources from Idea to Contractors to Full-Time Employees: Dale Chang, Scale VP
Thinking Big: Building Platform Beyond Your Fund: Marianne Bulger, Prospect

12:15pm - 12:30pm Break, Get Back to Seats

12:30pm - 1:00pm Panel: VC Event Strategies

Lauren Young, USV
Mike MacCombie, ffVC
Moderated by: Keji Mustapha, Connect Ventures

1:00pm - 1:45pm Lunch

1:45pm - 3:00pm Lightning Talks Round 2 + Breakouts

Building Your Firm's Content & Brand Strategy: Natalie Sportelli, Lerer Hippeau
Building Parental Leave Policies: Carolina Kung, Frontline
NYC and Chicago Blend and Beyond: Maria Palma, RRE; Lindsay Knight, Chicago Ventures
How to Build a Pre Series A Team: Beth Scheer, Homebrew

3:00pm - 3:30pm Device Break

3:30pm - 4:00pm Panel: Measuring ROI + Tools

Dan Kozikowski, FirstMark
Allie Felix, Embarc
Kevin Liu, Techstars
Moderated by: Carta

4:00pm - 4:30pm WeWork Presentation

4:30pm - 5:00pm Speed Networking

5:00pm - 5:15pm Break, Get Back to Seats

5:15pm - 6:15pm  Panel + Breakout: Platform Career Progression

Maria Palma, RRE
Daniel Goldstein, Innovation Endeavors
Kim Pham, Oxtale
Moderated by: Cory Bolotsky, True Search

6:15pm - 6:30pm Closing Remarks

6:30pm - 7:30pm Happy Hour

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!