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How will cleantech innovations pave the way for a sustainable future? Know more in the virtual Venture Summit


The Soho Loft Media Group supports Venture Summit Virtual Connect / West with featured speakers Adam Carson of Point72 Ventures and Samsung Catalyst Fund's Jonathan Charles

Leading investors, founders, angel investors, startup ventures, strategic partners, and C-level suite executives will participate in the upcoming Venture Summit Virtual Connect / West 2021 online summit organized by youngStartup Ventures, happening on March 16 - 18, 2021.

David Drake, Chairman and founder of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, expressed support for the virtual summit. "In spite of an ongoing pandemic, I believe that there are numerous opportunities and innovative ideas for startup ventures and investors to help make our world a better place. Virtual summits like this one is an excellent platform where businesses and investors can learn and explore potential business partnerships as the global financial markets are starting to adapt and recover," Drake noted.

Some of the speakers in the online forum include:
Adam Carson, Operating Partner, Point72 Ventures
Bozena Adamczyk,
Investment Director, Truffle Capital
Coleman Adams,
Partner, Clean Energy Venture Group
Deepak Gupta,
Managing Partner, Blue Bear Ventures
Doug Atkin,
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Communitas Capital Partners
Jason Blumberg,
CEO and Managing Director, Energy Foundry
Jonathan Charles,
Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund
Kathryn Cartini,
Co-founder and Partner, Chloe Capital
Ray Chan,
Managing Director, K5 Ventures
Dr. Salman Azhar,
Founding Partner and Managing Director, Azhar Private Equity

The three-day exclusive virtual summit expects over 1,500 attendees and will feature panel discussions, one-on-one meetings with investors, elevator pitch segment, and presentations from companies in the technology, healthcare, FinTech, and CleanTech sectors. Some of the discussion topics include female leadership in ventures, 2021 outlook for early-stage startup investment, the future of cleantech and fintech innovations, and raising capital and corporate funding.

McCarter & English is the summit's diamond sponsor and Troutman Pepper is the coaching sponsor. The event's gold sponsors are Cartika, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), MongoTEL, RoseRyan, and StartupReporter. Haynes and Boone, LLP is the silver sponsor while Allstate Strategic Ventures and HP Tech Venture are the event's venture sponsors. Some of the online summit's industry partners include ACTION Innovation Network, APX, Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES), Family Office Networks, Jumpstart, Startups Magazine, The Fintech Times, and The Soho Loft Media Group.

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