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This year, we're celebrating Game Changers. At this year’s summit, we'll learn from the investors who know the rules of the game -- and are brave enough to break them. Venture does not have to be a zero sum game. When one of us wins, it raises the game for all of us.

VC SUMMIT 2022: GAME CHANGERS

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED


On May 24-25, 2022 at The Midway SF, join 500+ amazing VCs at THE gathering for female and non-binary venture investors to share insights and build a supportive community together. Our summit is designed to maximize learning and connections via inspirational speakers, game-changing breakout sessions, and extraordinary networking opportunities.



Given skyrocketing travel costs, we still have a number of highly qualified women who are unable to come due to the cost of airfare, hotels, etc. If you are able to provide financial support to other amazing women VC leaders for their travel to the summit, please reach out to us directly and we’ll get you matched with someone. Or you can donate through the link below.

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Keynote Speakers

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Speakers

Hear from amazing experts in each session, which will supercharge your insights as an investor and your professional development. Check back for more updates.

Agenda at a Glance (all times in PT)

All Raise VC Summit 2022: Game Changers The All Raise VC Summit is specifically for active investors in US-based, venture-backed technology startups. 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.

Tuesday, May 24


Morning: 


Welcome

Speakers: Aileen Lee + Jenny Lefcourt


Keynote- State of Play: by All Raise CEO Mandela SH Dixon

State of Industry: Current status for women VCs / founders. What's going well, what's not.

Moderated by: Meera Clark 


Keynote- It Takes Two: Founder & Funder Success Stories

Speakers: Kate Ryder + Deena Shakir + Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins + Ellen Pao 

Moderated by: Julia Collins


The Half-Time Know Networking Lunch


Afternoon: 


Keynote- Covering the Bases: The Macroeconomic Overview

Speaker: Brittany Skoda

       

Keynote- An Offer They Can’t Refuse: Winning with founders in this environment

Speakers: Kristina Saffran + Ben Huffman + Tobenna Arodiogbu + Jennifer Neundorfer


Flagship Sponsor Speaker- Changing the Game: 5 Tips from a Founder, Funder and Exec 

Speaker: Alison Wagonfeld


Breakout Sessions

*Level Up: Getting my company to Series B and beyond

Speakers: Sarah Pinto + Sarah Guo 

Moderator: Sydney Sykes


*Board Games: How to be the best of the best

Speakers: Ellie Wheeler + Emily Melton + Deirdre Findlay 

Moderator: Wayee Chu 


*Sharpening Your Competitive Edge: Personal Brand Workshop

Speakers: Elisa Schreiber + Nicole DeTommaso


*WAGMI: Breaking through the barrier of “industry experts” & Web3

Speakers: Laura Du + Gaby Goldberg 

Moderator: Maitree Mervana Parekh


*Raising a Fund in this Environment

Speakers: Carolina Huaranca + Monique Woodard + Charles Hudson

Moderator: Kelly Graziadei 


Keynote- Power Play  

Winning the game by listening to, believing in, and advocating for yourself - creating your own rules and carving your own path. Strategies for success: strategic advice on navigating a male-dominated ecosystem

Speaker: Katie Haun

Moderator: Aileen Lee


Evening: 

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Cocktails & Dinner

Wednesday, May 25


Morning:


Breakfast of Champions: Networking Breakfast

Emerging Manager + LP Breakfast

Partner Cohorts Breakfast

Principal Cohorts Breakfast

Associate Cohorts Breakfast



Keynote- HUMOR, SERIOUSLY 

Taking Humor Seriously

Speakers: Jennifer Aaker + Naomi Bagdonas



Keynote- The Cost of Code Switching Keynote

The Costs of Code Switching / Myth of Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work

Speaker: Michelle MiJung Kim

Moderator: Cheryl Campos


Keynote- Angels Among Us

How should VCs work with Angels strategically?

Speaker: Candice Morgan + Amanda Robson

Moderator: Sarah Smith


Keynote- Climb and Lift 

Team/firm diversity; Cultural and talent development; succession planning, shifting the diversity at 

the fund level to influence investing, etc

Speakers: Freada Kapor Klein + Ulili Onovakpuri

Moderator: Mandela SH Dixon


Keynote- Making Room at the (Cap) Table

Solv Series C Case Study

Speakers: Heather M. Fernandez + Kara Nortman

Moderator: Natasha Mascarenhas


Afternoon:


Game, Set, Match Networking Lunch

Sponsored by Insight Vision Capital


Keynote-Calling the Shots 

GOATs who pave the way, what being an icon means to the winners of tomorrow, and investing in the future with your own lens

Speakers: Rebecca Kaden + Eurie Kim + Ann Miura-Ko + Shauntel Garvey

Moderator: Jenny Lefcourt


Closing Remarks & Celebration!

Speaker: Mandela SH Dixon


2:45pm: End Game

FAQs

General Information

  • What is All Raise?

    All Raise is a nonprofit organization and community on a mission to accelerate the success of female and non-binary founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future. 

  • What is the VC Summit?

    Our annual VC Summit is the largest gathering of female and non-binary investors in the US. We bring together hundreds of funders to inspire each other, create lasting connections, and accelerate the growth of diverse new leaders in tech and venture capital. This year, the 2022 VC Summit will be held on May 24 & 25, 2022 in San Francisco, CA at The Midway

  • About

    All Raise VC Summit is THE gathering for female and non-binary venture investors to network, share deals, and be inspired. 


    This year, we are celebrating game changers. Game changers have never been more essential. VC is not a level playing field. At this year’s summit, we will learn from the investors who know the rules of the game -- and are brave enough to break them.  Because for us, it is not a zero sum game. When one of us wins, it raises the game for all of us.


    Who should attend: all active female and non-binary investors in technology from venture capital and corporate VC firms, as well as our most engaged male allies based in the US. 


    Game on. 

  • When is the VC Summit and Where?

    WHEN IS VC SUMMIT?

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:00pm PT

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:30am - 3:00pm PT


    LOCATION

    THE MIDWAY, SAN FRANCISCO


Attendance

  • Who can attend?

    VC Summit is designed for women and non-binary venture investors. We welcome all active female or non-binary investors at venture capital and corporate VC firms to apply. Given COVID in-person restrictions, all interested parties must apply to attend. All Raise offers other programs for founders, operators, and women who are looking to break into investing and suggest subscribing to our newsletter at the bottom of this website for further opportunities to get involved

  • Is this a women-only summit? Why?

    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, in an environment designed to specifically support them in their career so that they can be wildly successful. We do select some of our most engaged and supportive male allies to share their perspective and their spotlights for the women of venture.

  • Will I be able to attend the event if I submit an application?

    While this year our capacity is restricted due to COVID, we encourage you to apply to attend. We will notify all applicants by April 29, 2022 of  their status.

  • How are attendees chosen?

    We aim to make the content of the VC Summit as actionable and helpful as possible, which is why we limit attendance to active investors. 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. This year, we are prioritizing active All Raise volunteers and active investors within venture or corporate venture firms. 

  • Do you have an age requirement to attend?

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

  • I am an All Raise volunteer. Do I get a free ticket?

    Volunteers who do not have the support of their firm are eligible for a scholarship that covers 50% of the admission fee and associated processing fees. We have limited spots for scholarships, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

  • Who is coming?

    We will not share attendee information or lists. This event is designed for women and non-binary investors to connect and network, and we encourage you to share your information!


Registration

  • Can I share my registration link with others?

    No, do not forward your unique invitation link. It’s a one time use link and tied to your name. If you forward your link to someone else and they register before you do, your link will become invalid and we are unable to issue you another one. We recommend you do not share your link or forward your registration confirmation. 

  • What is the price and what is included?

    In person: $1,485.80 ($1,399 ticket price + 6.2% processing fee), includes programming, scheduled meals, and conference space. Participants are responsible for their travel and hotel costs. We encourage firms to allow female and non-binary investors to expense their tickets, supporting the growth and success of women and non-binary individuals in their firms. 

  • How was the price of $1399 + 6.2% fee determined? It feels expensive.

    We feel you! The cost of producing an in-person event with COVID capacity restrictions has increased dramatically since the last time we came together live in 2019. We did a thorough benchmarking of other VC conferences to ensure our price was still accessible and at the lower end. Over 35% of conference attendees will be receiving scholarships to attend (please see details here). If you are at a firm that has the budget for you to attend and wants to support more women being able to attend the conference, please encourage your firm to sponsor a scholarship!

  • Do you offer any kind of discount?

    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.

  • Will I be able to 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. We have suggested language to provide your firm in our scholarship FAQs. All Raise is a nonprofit  powered by the support of volunteers, personal, and company contributions. The content of VC Summit is designed to help women and non-binary investors supercharge their professional development and insights as an investor. Venture is a relationship business and All Raise VC Summit attendees connect, deepen their network, and create new relationships; while learning new skills and receiving guidance on how to be wildly successful.  

  • Are tickets tax-deductible because you’re a nonprofit?

    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!

  • How do I register?

    You will need to complete an application by April 15th to attend. Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and accept qualified investors. All applicants will receive a response by Friday, April 29th

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

    Yes! Support the Summit here.

  • What is your refund policy? What happens in the case of a canceled event?

    All Raise does not issue refunds for sponsorships or individual tickets.  Should the 2022 Summit be canceled due to Covid-19 or any other unforeseen circumstances, All Raise will apply any sponsorship or ticket sales received for 2022 to the 2023 VC Summit. If you’re not able to attend both days, we do not offer partial refunds of any kind. 

  • Can I purchase my ticket to attend the day of the event?

    No, registration will only be open through May 6, 2022 and tickets are not available on the day of the event. We encourage you to purchase your ticket once accepted as we typically sell out of tickets! 

For Sponsors

  • Why should my firm sponsor the VC Summit?

    All Raise is a non-profit powered by the support of volunteers, personal and company contributions. Consider reaching out to your company to sponsor this year's virtual All Raise VC Summit and show your commitment to women and non-binary investors. See our Donation Page for more details on how to sponsor. 

  • How can I become a sponsor of the summit?

    We’re excited that you care as much about accelerating the success of women in the venture capital and start-up world as we do. Current sponsorship opportunities can be found here. Please contact Jody Mahoney jody@allraise.org directly to be one of 6 flagship sponsors of the event this year, which includes a VIP gathering, social media, Summit shoutouts, branding, marketing, and more! Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first come, first serve basis and will close by May 20, 2022. 

  • Who can sponsor the 2022 All Raise VC Summit?

    VC Firms, CVCs, Corporations, selected nonprofits and other firms can sponsor the VC Summit.

  • Can I donate my complimentary tickets?

    If you are a sponsor from 2021 who received complimentary tickets that carry over to this year, the answer is yes! We will happily provide your comp tickets to underrepresented female and non-binary investors. Please let Jody Mahoney know that you are interested in this option by emailing her at jody@allraise.org

The Event

  • What are you doing about COVID-19?

    In consideration of the health and safety of our community, COVID-19 proof of vaccination will be required for in-person attendees, verified through CLEAR HealthPass. More details, requirements and enrollment instructions to follow. All Raise will follow all current CDC and local guidelines and safety procedures will be in effect at the venue.

  • Will there be onsite parking?

    The Midway is located in an industrial park in the Dogpatch area of SF.  We strongly recommend using ride share services to get to the conference as public street parking is very limited and first come basis. For further questions, please reach out to vcsummit2022@allraise.org

  • Is there a conference app I can download?

    No, but the program will be available on mobile devices and you will have a personalized agenda based on the sessions you register for. More information will be provided upon check-in at the event.  

  • Is this an ADA accessible event?

    We will try our best to accommodate your accessibility needs. Please indicate them in the registration form so we can ensure you’re comfortable for the duration of the event. 

  • Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?

    Our caterers can provide vegetarian and vegan options in addition to the meat offerings on the menu. Please indicate any food allergies you might have in the registration form. 

  • How do I submit a speaker nomination for the summit?

    All content is designed by and with our community. Keynotes and main stage panel speaking opportunities are offered by invitation only. Breakout panel topics are created months in advance, and the schedule and speakers will be set before registration opens. 

  • Will you be sharing the content after the summit?

    We never want access to be the reason why our community members are not part of game changing conversations. We’ll be sharing the recordings of the VC Summit keynote sessions on our YouTube channel following the live event. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to be notified when the videos go live. 

  • Are we encouraging attendees to share their experiences via social media during the summit?

    Yes, the summit is on the record and while attending the VC Summit is by invitation only, we are open and encourage attendees to share their experiences via social media. We’ll social media friendly activations and will provide attendees with hashtags. 

  • If I am not able to make it to the summit, how else 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 Funder programs such as VC Cohorts and VC Champions, and local chapter programming. 

  • Will the VC Summit happen again?

    We’re thrilled that this is our 4th annual event, and are planning on the 5th! Be on the lookout early 2023 for more info. 

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“Women are drastically underrepresented in VC, and shout out to the All Raise team for making the effort to increase diversity and thus quality in the program year over year — expanding the attendee numbers and opening the Summit to investors who may not be at traditional firms (like investors who run accelerators, angel groups, etc.). This led to stronger conversations and the ability to connect with investors who came to Summit from underrepresented cities like Omaha, Kansas City, and more. We believe in the work that All Raise is doing and the positive impact that they are having on the ecosystem.”

— Brittany Davis, General Partner, Backstage Capital

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“When I first started in venture capital back in 2013, I did not fully appreciate how isolating it felt to be a woman in venture. In the past few years, All Raise has been instrumental in blowing the doors wide open for women, especially through their VC Summit. Coming from Nashville, I was able to gather with hundreds of fellow investors, share deals, and make new, lifelong friends. I love that while progress can feel painstaking at times, I now have a community and a quickly growing one at that.”

— Monique Villa, Investor, Mucker Capital

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