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September 27-28, 2016 Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Venture Alpha West


Without a doubt, the VC industry has faced some distress in the past year.

Most concerning, every GP and LP is wondering how the slowdown in venture is impacting them. We’ve seen a pullback from the hedge funds and mutual funds from the late stage, while early-stage deal making has also throttled back. Firm fundraising skyrocketed in the early part of the year, particularly in the record-setting Q1. So what to make of firms raising commitments, but not deploying the capital during the slowdown in 2016?

To answer these burning industry questions, VCJ’s 6th Venture Alpha West conference is returning for a two-day event. LPs, VCs, and other key players in the venture industry will gather in San Francisco on September 27th and 28th to address how the slowdown in venture could impact your firm.

This year’s theme, Surviving the Post-Unicorn Euphoria, will feature senior-level discussions on the current state of venture capital, the exit markets, fundraising opportunities at various stages, and which sectors are primed for growth.

VCJ’s Venture Alpha conference has been held twice a year since 2011 and returns to downtown San Francisco this year. There’s never been a more important time to connect LPs, GPs and others in the venture community for meaningful networking and thought provoking discussion.

Join us on Sept. 27-28 to ensure you have the intelligence and network you needed to survive the next venture cycle.

Superior Networking

VCs and investors may also participate in our industry standard ExecConnect 1:1 meetings program while on-site. Now in its 6th year, ExecConnect pairs fund managers with suitable investors for 20-minute introductory meetings.

***Last year scores of managers walked away with fresh mandates from investors directly as a result of their ExecConnect meetings. PartnerConnect has documented hundreds of millions of capital commitments which have been made through this program over the last five years, through over 5,000 1:1 LP/GP meetings.***

Venture Alpha West is part of the PartnerConnect Series of events, September 27-28, 2016. To see our concurrent Private Real Estate Summit content, please click here. To see our concurrent Buyouts West content, please click here. To see more information on PartnerConnect Events overall, please click here.


  • LPs interested in committing to venture funds
  • Advisors to institutional investors active in alternatives
  • VCs
  • Entrepreneurs interested in meeting with VCs
  • Service providers interested in networking
    with senior venture executives

Who attends PartnerConnect Events? Virtually every major VC and hundreds of LPs. Here are a sample of firms that have attended PartnerConnect East events.

  • Harvard Management Company
  • College of the Holy Cross Endowment
  • QIC
  • Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • UPS Group Trust



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Venture Alpha West Agenda
7:30 am
8:00 am
8:05 am
8:35 am
9:05 am
9:35 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am


Get valuable face time with decision makers who will impact your business. Network with over 150 LPs through the ExecConnect Private Meeting program at Venture Alpha West. With ExecConnect you can maximize your time by letting us handle the introductions to your next investor. You simply complete your investment profile and we’ll match you with investors who share your fundraising and investment goals. Then you’ll have 20 minutes to meet one-on-one in private.

For more information on ExecConnect packages and maximizing your participation, please contact Kevin McCaffrey at

Hotel Informationhyatt

Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Hotel Phone: 415.403.1800

Room Night Cost: $299

The reservation cut-off date to receive this special rate is August 26, 2016. For reservations please call the hotel reservations line at 1-800-248-3308 or 415-394-1111 and reference group name “Partner Connect 2016”. You may also make your reservations online by clicking here: Hotel Nikko Booking Link | PartnerConnect 2016
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