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All Raise VC Summit 2023

A Cut Above

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November 8 - 9, 2023 | In Person | San Francisco

All Raise VC Summit 2023 Highlights Coming Soon!

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At the All Raise VC Summit hundreds of US-based women and non-binary senior investors in venture capital convene to build community through conversations, share insights and opportunities, and energize each other to redefine what it means to be a wildly successful VC.

This year we’re focused on equipping US-based women and non-binary VC investors with the tools and community to withstand current economic pressures while doing the work to move money, shift power, and change culture.

Join All Raise on November 8 & 9, 2023 at the InterContinental San Francisco for a rare opportunity to connect with other US-based women and non-binary senior investors in the same room. We strongly encourage registrants block their calendars to be fully present during VC Summit. We have demand from potential participants across the country who are excited to get together and know this will be a fantastic experience when every badge holder is fully engaged.

Main Stage Speakers

All Raise VC Summit brings together top US-based venture capitalists, limited partners, and industry leaders to inspire, educate, and connect around what's possible for women and non-binary VCs. Through highly-curated main stage conversations, attendees gain insight and perspective about trends and challenges they face in their day-to-day. The main stage is a platform to hear real experience from those who have "been there" and learn what you can do to secure your seat at the table. Main Stage Speakers Include:

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What’s happening this year?

All Raise VC Summit 2023: A Cut Above

Each year, All Raise convenes hundreds of female and non-binary senior investors in venture capital to redefine what it looks like to be a wildly successful investor.  


At the VC Summit, attendees connect over thought provoking topics that impact their careers and the advancement of women and non-binary VC investors.


All Raise VC Summit includes a short main stage sessions with candid discussions that provide insights for today's economic environment and inspire future opportunities. Additionally, VC Summit attendees have the opportunity to participate in small group, peer-led discussions led by All Raisers, and access the All Raise community through vibrant networking opportunities. Our goal is to supercharge the community of women and non-binary leaders in VC - to build trust, connect with old friends, forge new relationships, gain insights, share deal flow, and generate momentum.

Agenda at a Glance (all times in PT)

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November 8 & 9, 2023

All Raise VC Summit convenes hundreds of female and non-binary VCs from US-based firms. We welcome all female/non-binary investors in venture capital, growth equity, and the corporate VC world from across the US and at different stages in their careers.

All Raise VC Summit immerses attendees in programming to educate, inspire, and connect them with other senior investors in ways that will advance their career and the future of women and non-binary VCs. Don't miss this day-and-a-half opportunity to build meaningful relationships over engaging content and networking events.

2:00pm: Registration & Networking and headshots by soona 

3:30pm: [Panel] The Diamond Partnership, Building relationships with LPs

  • Joanna Rupp, Assistant Vice President, Managing Director of Private Equity, University of Chicago Endowment

  • Lindel Eakman, Partner, Foundry

  • Theresa Sorrentino Hajer, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

  • Rebecca Kaden, General Partner, Union Square Ventures (Moderator)

4:30pm: Welcome Reception & Poker Power

6:00pm: Welcome Dinner

7:00pm: [Fireside Chat] Turning Carbon into Diamonds, Why failure is our greatest teacher 

  • Jenny Just, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of PEAK6

  • Ita Ekpoudom, Partner, GingerBread Capital (Moderator)

9:00pm: All Raise VC Summit Day 1 Concludes

All Raise VC Summit immerses attendees in programming to educate, inspire, and connect them with other senior investors in ways that will advance their career and the future of women and non-binary VCs. Don't miss this day-and-a-half opportunity to build meaningful relationships over engaging content and networking events.

8:00am: Conference Check In, Breakfast & Networking, and headshots by soona

9:30am: Main Stage Session 1 

  • [Panel] Triple Platinum, Advice from women VCs who have built enduring funds and taken companies public

    • Ann Miura-Ko, Managing Partner, Floodgate

    • Kirsten Green, Partner, Forerunner

    • Mar Hershenson, Founding Managing Partner, Pear VC

    • Aditi Maliwal, Partner, Upfront Ventures (Moderator)

  • [Keynote] All that Glitters is Gold, An analysis of the state of women check writers 

    • Paige Hendrix Buckner, CEO of All Raise

10:20am: Break

10:50am: Breakout Session 1
10 community-led conversations available

11:45am: Breakout Session 2
10 community-led conversations available

12:30pm: Lunch & Networking

2:00pm: Breakout Session 3
10 community-led conversations available

3:00pm: Main Stage Session 2

  • [Keynote] Unearthing Economic Trends, Understanding the state of the market and how to use the data to be a more effective investor

    • Brittany Skoda, Managing Director and Global Head of Software Banking at Morgan Stanley

  • [Fireside Chat] Pressure Set, Unraveling the anti-DEI narrative for investors

    • Ayana Parsons, General Partner, Fearless Fund

    • Katie Marquart, Partner & Pro Bono Chair, Gibson Dunn

    • Arlan Hamilton, Founder, Backstage Capital

4:00pm: Break

4:25pm: Main Stage Session 3 

  • [Workshop] Mining your Power, See through the matrix of verbal and non-verbal dominance

    • Deborah Gruenfeld, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University

5:30pm: VC Summit 2023 Concludes

6:00pm: After party at SPIN SF with Male Allies 

9:00pm: After party ends

Breakout Hosts

All Raise VC Summit breakout sessions are hosted by the community for the community. Leveraging our network of female and non-binary venture leaders from coast-to-coast, over 50 principals, partners, and general partners work together to host community-led discussions on topics that matter to our audience. This year's hosts include:

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All Raise VC Summit Breakout Sessions


November 9, 2023

All Raise VC Summit Breakout Sessions bring the community together around specific topics to share insights, challenges, best practices and lessons learned to help women and non-binary people in VC survive and thrive in the challenging environment. With that in mind, we've designed 3 separate time slots for small group, off-the-record, community-led, 'user generated' conversations. All breakout sessions will take place on November 9, 2023 from the late morning into the early afternoon. Attendees can pick one topic per session to attend. The schedule for these breakouts is listed here to help you plan your VC Summit agenda.

10 Sessions Available. Start time around 10:50am PT.

  • Being a great board member & navigating board dynamics

    • Hosted by Ann Miura-Ko, Floodgate & Carolyn Farley, Arborview Capital

  • Breaking down the current seed market

    • Hosted by Aditi Maliwal, Upfront Ventures & Ita Ekpoudom, GingerBread Capital

  • Building an enduring franchise for emerging managers

    • Hosted by Mar Hershenson, Pear VC & Eva Ho, Fika Ventures

  • Building your brand: creating content & brand

    • Hosted by Monique Woodard, Cake Ventures & Brit Morin, Offline Ventures

  • Career navigation: up and across firms

    • Hosted by Amy Saper, Uncork Capital & Caitlin Strandberg, Lerer Hippeau

  • Fundraising for emerging managers

    • Hosted by Wayee Chu, Reach Capital & Lisa Cawley, Screendoor

  • Growing from principal to partner

    • Hosted by Lisa Wu, Norwest Venture Partners & Holly Maloney, General Catalyst

  • How to win in competitive situations

    • Hosted by Rebecca Kaden, Union Square Ventures & Karen Page, B Capital

  • Life hacks: balancing family, investing & everything else

    • Hosted by Joanna Drake, Magnify Ventures & Erica Brescia, Redpoint Ventures

  • Pricing the market—how to think through valuations

    • Hosted by Brittany Skoda, Morgan Stanley & Arianne Perry, SVB

9 sessions available. Start time around 11:45am PT.

  • Being a great board member & navigating board dynamics

    • Hosted by Annie Kadavy, Redpoint Ventures & Stacey Bishop, Scale Venture Partners

  • Building your brand: creating content & brand

    • Hosted by Meera Clark, Redpoint Ventures & Mallun Yen, Operator Collective

  • Building your firm: hiring, org, processes & culture

    • Hosted by Lauri Moore, Foundation Capital & Eurie Kim, Forerunner Ventures

  • Career navigation: up and across firms

    • Hosted by Adina Tecklu, Khosla Ventures & Renata Quintini, Renegade Partners

  • Fundraising & building LP relationships in an established firm

    • Hosted by Natalie Dillon, Maveron & Lily Lyman, Underscore VC

  • Growing from principal to partner

    • Hosted by Dayna Grayson, Construct Capital & Luci Fonseca, Base10

  • How to win in competitive situations

    • Hosted by Roseanne Wincek, Renegade Partners & Jenny Lefcourt, Freestyle VC

  • Investing in consumer: today, the outlook, & lessons learned

    • Hosted by Anargya Vardhana, Maveron & Elise King, Human Ventures

  • Investing in AI: hype, speed, and opportunity

    • Hosted by Mary D'Onofrio, Bessemer Venture Partners; Vanessa Larco, NEA & Amanda Galton, Orrick

10 session available. Start time around 2:00pm.

  • Being a great board member & navigating board dynamics

    • Hosted by Rebecca Kaden, Union Square Ventures & Elisa Steele, CEO/CMO & Board Director

  • Building an enduring franchise for emerging managers

    • Hosted by Ann Miura-Ko, Floodgate & Jennifer Savage, Illuminate Ventures

  • Building your brand: creating content & brand

    • Hosted by Nairi Hourdajian, Figma & Nicole Johnson, Forerunner Ventures

  • Building your firm: hiring, org, processes & culture

    • Hosted by Dana Settle, Greycroft & Jess Lee, Sequoia Capital

  • Compensation: what to expect, how to have constructive conversations

    • Hosted by Anna Barber, M13 & Sarah Smith, Sarah Smith Fund

  • Fundraising & building LP relationships in an established firm

    • Hosted by Talia Goldberg, Bessemer Venture Partners & Andrea Hippeau, Lerer Hippeau

  • Fundraising for emerging managers

    • Hosted by Crystal McKellar, Aloft VC & Lynne O'Keefe, Define Ventures

  • Growing from principal to partner

    • Hosted by Amanda Robson, Cowboy Ventures & Haley Kwait Zollo, Starting Line

  • Life hacks: balancing family, investing & everything else

    • Hosted by Ali Rosenthal, Leadout Capital & Kristina Shen, a16z

  • Navigating the current exit environment - M&A, IPOs & secondaries

    • Hosted by Marcy Vu, Greycroft & Cindy Cheng, Wellington Management

Costs to attend the All Raise VC Summit

Badges for this year’s Summit are $699.

The badge cost includes the Summit programming and all activities that surround the conference including our welcome dinner, after party, conference meals, and vibrant network opportunities.

🔴 Guests of the Summit are responsible for their travel and hotel costs. A room block is available at the InterContinental San Francisco for a discounted rate. Hotel reservation information will be provided after you purchase your badge.

🎓 Scholarships for Summit badges are available for qualified attendees. Indicate your interest in being considered for a scholarship when you request an invitation.

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Current Sponsors

The All Raise VC Summit is made possible by our community, corporate & founding partners, including:

Additional sponsorships and packages are available for VC firms, corporate VC, and corporate organizations. Download the All Raise VC Summit prospectus and contact Jody Mahoney, Director of Business Development at All Raise for more information.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

FAQs

General Information

  • What is All Raise?

    All Raise is a nonprofit, community-driven organization on a mission to create a tech culture where women and non-binary voices are leading, shaping, and funding the future.

  • What is the All Raise VC Summit?

    The All Raise VC Summit convenes over 500 female and non-binary senior investors in venture capital to redefine what it looks like to be a wildly successful investor.  

    Throughout the day, Summit attendees will connect over thought provoking topics that matter for their careers and for the advancement of women and non-binary investors in VC. 

    The Summit includes a short main stage session with talks and panels that provide insights for today's economic environment and inspire future opportunities. In addition, we plan to host more small group, informal, user-led discussion groups with peer facilitators, top tier networking during a welcome dinner and afterparty, opportunities to talk candidly about investments and portfolios, and activities to connect with other investors and All Raisers from all corners of the country.

  • Who should attend?

    US-based female and non-binary General Partners, Partners, Principals at US-based funds with $25M AUM or greater, and Emerging Managers leading funds with $10M or greater are all welcome to request an invitation. 

Attendance

  • Who can attend?

    We welcome US-based women and non-binary venture investors at the General Partner, Partner, and Principal level at US-based funds with $25M AUM or greater, and Emerging Managers leading funds with $10M AUM or greater.

  • What happens after I request an invitation?

    The All Raise team reviews requests and will communicate the next steps to selected applicants on a rolling basis, with final communications to all requests wrapping up no later than October 30, 2023.

  • Why is this year’s event focused on General Partners, Partners, Principals and Emerging Managers at specific fund sizes?

    All Raise’s VC Summit is the biggest gathering for female and non-binary active check writers. The environment is specifically designed to support senior investors at the GP, Partner, or Principal level at funds with $25M AUM or greater, and Emerging Managers with funds $10M AUM or greater to help them become wildly successful and pave the way for the next generation. Additional opportunities for women and non-binary investors to connect through All Raise will be announced in the coming months. We welcome everyone to connect with a local All Raise chapter

  • Why is this a woman and non-binary only Summit?

    Our data shows that 86% of decision makers in venture capital are men, and we’re here to change that. All Raise’s VC Summit is the biggest gathering for female and non-binary venture investors at the GP, Partner and Principal level, in an environment designed to specifically support them in their career. We select some of our most engaged and supportive male allies to share their perspective and deepen their support of the women and non-binary people in venture capital.

  • How are attendees chosen?

    The content of the All Raise VC Summit is meant to be actionable which is why we limit attendance to active investors at the General Partner, Partner, and Principal level across established and emerging funds. Women and non-binary investors come to personally network and share deals in a candid and safe environment. Being mindful of capacity limitations, we do our best to be as inclusive as possible across geographies, racial/ethnic/gender background, volunteer involvement, sectors, and stages of career. 

  • Do you have an age requirement?

    You must be over 21 to attend in person. Please note the qualifications listed above for who may attend. 


Registration

  • Do you offer discounts?

    We do not offer discounts. Thanks to our sponsors, we offer scholarships if the ticket price is a barrier to your attendance. We also encourage firms to cover the tickets of attendees, supporting the growth and success of women and non-binary individuals in their firms.

  • Can I expense my ticket with my firm?

    We encourage all VC firms to allow the women and non-binary investors in their firms to expense their tickets. All Raise is a nonprofit powered by the support of volunteers, personal, and corporate contributions. The content of All Raise VC Summit is designed to help women and non-binary GP, Partner, and Principal level investors supercharge their professional development and insights as a VC. 

  • Are tickets tax-deductible because All Raise is a non-profit?

    Because tickets include items such as food and swag, tickets are not tax deductible. However, donations to sponsor scholarships and other event costs are tax-deductible.

  • Can I sponsor a woman or non-binary investor to attend?

    Yes! Support the All Raise VC Summit here. Please indicate your desire to use the donation to sponsor the cost of the Summit badge and/or flight and hotel for this year’s Summit in the comment section.

For Sponsors

  • Why should my firm sponsor the All Raise VC Summit?

    All Raise is a community-driven non-profit focused on creating a tech culture where women and non-binary voices lead, shape, and fund the future. Our efforts are powered by the support of volunteers, personal and corporate contributions - and the programs we run because of their support have a real, lasting impact on the industry. 

  • How can I become a sponsor?

    We’re excited that you care as much about accelerating the success of women and non-binary people in the venture capital world as we do. Please contact Jody Mahoney directly for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first come, first serve basis. 


The Event

  • How do I submit a speaker nomination?

    All content for the All Raise VC Summit is designed by and with our community. Keynotes and main stage panel speaking opportunities are offered by invitation only. Breakout panels, peer-led conversation and other topics are created months in advance. The Summit agenda and associated speakers will be chosen and announced as the Summit approaches.

  • Will you share the content after the Summit?

    The nature of the Summit is to help peers connect to exchanges insights and opportunities which is not something we can recreate through videos. That said, we want to help community members be part of game changing conversations every day. This is why we share select recordings of the All Raise VC Summit sessions on our YouTube channel . Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to be notified when the videos are published. 

  • If I am not able to attend the Summit, how can I get involved?

    All Raise has programs for people in all stages of their career. Visit our website and complete the Get Involved form to stay in the loop on investor programs such as VC Cohorts and VC Champions, and local chapter programming. 

VC Summit Planning Team

The All Raise VC Summit is planned for our investor community, by our investor community. Here’s who is leading this year’s All Raise VC Summit.