Venture

Smart money talks

Venture is a congregation of the most prominent investors from leading international funds, along with influential angels, accelerators and LPs, to discuss the future of funding.

Hattie Willis, Co-founder, IfWeRaise; on Venture Stage during day two of Web Summit 2023 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.
Hattie Willis
Co-founder
IfWeRaise

What's happening?

Attendees will learn about ins-and-outs of investing from some of the world’s best speakers through onstage talks, panel discussions and Q&As. That’s not all – your ticket gives you access to all Venture sessions, as well as to roundtables, masterclasses and other 25-plus tracks at Web Summit.

Venture Stage during day two of Web Summit 2023 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.
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A changing VC landscape

VCs are still adjusting to a new world after an unprecedented bull market. But does the fall in global funding signal the end of the era of overvaluations and easy money? And is this the recalibration the venture capital scene needs? Expect brutally honest industry analysis from the world’s top investors.

Rewriting the venture playbook

What does the next decade hold for VC funding? A drive for diversity, sustainability and being socially responsible means the individuals and companies investing – and being invested in – are rapidly changing. We hear from leading voices on how these emerging trends are shaping the founder-investor dynamic.

Getting to ‘yes’

Top investors reveal why they choose to invest, discussing their red flags, the product v people debate, and the growth models that win them over. Hear all the tips and tricks that you need in order to make that winning pitch.

Emerging industries

Generative AI has taken the world by storm. Every sector is set to be turned on its head by a wave of new technologies. Meanwhile, SaaS and fintech stocks remain way off their 2021 highs, while crypto remains fraught with high-profile scams. So which industries will see the most activity in 2024? And which ones might just fade into obscurity?

Meet some of our past Venture speakers

Neil Shen
Neil Shen
Founding Managing PartnerSequoia Capital
Aileen Lee
Aileen Lee
Aileen Lee
Founder & PartnerCowboy Ventures
Alexis Ohanian
Alexis Ohanian
Alexis Ohanian
Co-founderSeven Seven Six
Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla
FounderKhosla Ventures
Rebecca Lynn
Rebecca Lynn
Rebecca Lynn
Co-founder & General PartnerCanvas Ventures
Beezer Clarkson
Beezer Clarkson
Managing DirectorSapphire Ventures
Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel
ChairmanFounders Fund
Dana Settle
Dana Settle
Dana Settle
Founding PartnerGreycroft
Annie Lamont
Annie Lamont
Annie Lamont
Co-Founder and Managing PartnerOak HC/FT
Jan Hammer
Jan Hammer
Jan Hammer
General PartnerIndex Ventures
Connie Chan
Connie Chan
Connie Chan
General PartnerAndreessen Horowitz
Renata Quintini
Renata Quintini
Renata Quintini
Co-founderRenegade Partners

Companies that attend

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"If you do US$100 million in revenue I, as an investor, am very happy to call you a unicorn."

Drew Glover, General Partner, Fiat Ventures, on MoneyConf Stage during day one of Web Summit 2023 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon

Drew Glover, General Partner, Fiat Ventures

“What we're seeing in France is a first generation of funds that are going after women-founded companies only.”

Clara Chappaz, Director, La French Tech, on Startup University Stage during day one of Web Summit 2023 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon

Clara Chappaz, Director, La French Tech

"We don’t want to have a world where you absolutely must work just to survive."

Albert Wenger, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures, on Centre Stage during day one of Web Summit 2023 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.

Albert Wenger, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

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