Bill Maris is an entrepreneur and VC. He is the founder and first CEO of Google Ventures (GV). With $2.5B billion under management, GV became one of the premier venture funds in the world under Maris’ leadership. Maris oversaw the growth of the team from 1 to 70+, across 7 offices, 2 continents, and 350 investments across all industries, including Nest, Uber, Grail, Slack, Carbon, Docusign, Silver Spring Networks, and 23andme. He is the creator of Google’s Calico project, a multi-billion dollar company focused on the genetic basis of aging. Maris founded Section 32, recently closing on $150 million, based in San Diego. We are more than excited to have him join us!
600+ people will gather to meet 40+ Cool Companies, and hear speakers from top tier venture funds. Last year featured Jackson Square Ventures, DraperFisher Jurvetson, Maveron, Eleven Two, Revolution Ventures, Mercury Fund, Emergence Capital, Microsoft Ventures, Mithril, and more…
The 4 Dos and 4 Don’ts of Raising Venture Capital Jay will share the common practices and misconceptions of raising your first institutional capital
Macro Risk’s effect on the “right” metrics that matter to startups and VCs. The “right” metrics for a successful exit are as fluid as the macro cycles that control the flow of investment capital. Raye shows data to understand how the “recipe” for success has changed, and where it is headed in the future.
How to raise a Series A. Tips and Secrets: The fundraising process for the Series A and the dos and don’ts in pitching VCs.
Getting from Innovation to Investment in Life Sciences (i2i) Launching an early stage life science company in today’s environment: the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs and investors
The Digital Health Investment Boom There has been 20B+ invested in “digital health” from 2012 through 2016. Like the tech boom there will be some big winners but there will be a lot of money lost in the process.
“Doubling Down on the Chip on Your Shoulder.” An immigrant boy who doesn’t speak English. A weakness harnessed into a strength. This is a story of leveraging our biggest insecurities into our biggest strengths.
Frontier Tech Opportunities in Southern California SoCal hasn’t gotten the recognition it deserves as the place to build frontier/deep/hard tech startups such as robotics, cyber-security, infrastructure, drones, space-tech, and ag-tech. We’re here to change that.
Marketplace Execution Lessons from founding and investing in 3 marketplaces, Upwork, OfferUp, and Crexi, that have each reached over a billion in annual GMV.
Investing in Dual-Use Defense Technology Short overview of Lightspeed. Larsen believes that the tide has shifted on investing in the defense space, making the ecosystem ripe for investment.
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SDVG’s Venture Summit
San Diego’s premier venture capital networking event of the year! Venture Summit is the largest annual gathering of VCs outside Silicon Valley. Join the venture capital community, and meet some of the coolest companies in San Diego. Venture Summit is held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis with entrepreneurs, guest speakers, and more!