New England Venture Summit in Boston


VentureIf in the Boston/New England area in early December, an event entitled Where Innovation Meets Capital will take place at the Hilton in Dedham.

Now in its 7th year, the Annual New England Venture Summit, held on December 5, is an opportunity for start-ups and small businesses to connect with early stage VCs.

VCs and Experts confirmed to speak include:

  •    Zaid Ashai, General Partner, Point Judith Capital
  •    David Audibert, Managing Director, Investments, Connecticut Innovations
  •    Daniel Behr, Senior Vice President & Founder, Access Bridgegap Ventures
  •    Michael Bishop, Senior Associate, Black Coral Capital
  •    Nathaniel Brinn, Principal, Vital Financial
  •    Jason Caplain, General Partner, Southern Capitol Ventures
  •    Andrew Clapp, Managing Partner, Actaris Capital Partners
  •    Mark Peter Davis, Venture Partner, High Peaks Venture Partners
  •    Teodoro Forcht Dagi, Partner, HLM Venture Partners
  •    Brian Duncan, Venture Partner, Arboretum Ventures
  •    Steven Dupree, General Partner, Richmond Global
  •    Patrick Eggen, Senior Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures
  •    Amy Errett, Partner, Maveron
  •    Peter Feinstein, Managing Director, Bioventures Investors
  •    Guy Fish, Vice President, Fletcher Spaght Ventures
  •    Paul Flanagan, Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures
  •    Jonathan Fleming, Managing Partner, Oxford Bioscience Partners
  •    Stan Fung, Managing Director, FarSight Ventures
  •    Alexander Galitsky, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital Partners
  •    Sean Glass, Venture Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
  •    Mark Goodman, Founder, Terawatt Ventures
  •    Matthew Growney, Managing Partner, Rudyard Partners
  •    Krishna Gupta, Founder & General Partner, Romulus Capital
  •    Bosun Hau, Partner, MVM Life Sciences
  •    Mahesh Konduru, Principal, Potomac Energy Fund
  •    Ben Lin, Managing Partner. Great Oaks Venture Capital
  •    Alexander Lloyd, Managing Director, Accelerator Ventures
  •    Peter Longo, President & Chief Investment Officer, Connecticut Innovations
  •    Nick MacShane, Senior Managing Director, Progress Ventures
  •    Dhiraj Malkani, Partner, Rockport Capital Partners
  •    Corey McCann, Principal, MPM BioVentures
  •    Vincent Miles, Venture Partner, Abingworth
  •    Ira Nydick, Senior Technology Analyst, Panasonic Venture Group
  •    Patrick O’Neill, Director, Investments, Connecticut Innovations
  •    John Onopchenko, Managing Director, Synergy Life Science Partners
  •    Alessandro Piol, Partner & Co-Founder, Vedanta Capital
  •    Kathleen Regan, Venture Partner, Radius Ventures
  •    Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
  •    Cynthia Ringo, Managing Partner, DBL Investors
  •    Gary Rubinoff, Managing Partner, Summerhill Venture Partners
  •    Praveen Sahay, Founder & Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners
  •    John Simon, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners
  •    Richard Steubi, Managing Director, Early Stage Partners
  •    Yanev Suissa, Investor at NEA, New Enterprise Associates
  •    Jeanne Sullivan, General Partner, StarVest Partners
  •    Anthony Sun, Partner, Aisling Capital
  •    Roger Sun, Principal, Baxter Ventures
  •    Markus Thill, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
  •    Mark Wright, Managing Director, Blue Chip Venture Company


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