The 6th Global Venture Forum (2018 “A Perfect Storm: Distributed Startups, Epic Waves”) is an invitation-only program for 150 VC, Corporate and Emerging Tech leaders to ‘create value and get returns’. GVF provides an anchor event to the tier one and two leaders active in cross-Atlantic tech and is one of three ingredients of the hyperloop for Global Venture Growth. In 2017 hosted by Microsoft Ventures (San Francisco) and in 2018 returns to Palo Alto.
New data privacy rules, a deluge of EU funding into C&EE on the horizon and trade winds in general mean Epic waves for startups in 2017/18. GVF is a platform for international VCs and tech companies that began outside Silicon Valley to save time finding strategic partners for revenue, investment, insight and exit networks. Join GVF to:
This program is designed around the needs of practitioners from Corporate, VC and Angel communities who are short on time. The unique GVF selection methodology ensures quality, one of the hallmarks of the GVF
National and City leaders partner with the GVF and Global Venture Labs for long-term US & Pan-European relationships vital for their portfolio. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs funded the GVF in 2013 to target global investors and corporates. Poland’s Cybersec Hub partnered to establish a direct connection to US industry and global investors. Flanders’ Investment & Trade Agency created more visibility for the R&D specialization and innovation funnel from Belgium. The Estonian & Dutch EU Presidencies have used GVF as a platform to engage 100 top tier VCs, industry and emerging tech companies and keynotes like Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt.
In addition to compelling panels and decision makers active in cross-border tech, GVF offers a safe environment for investors, corporates, startups and trade agencies to share insights into real industry pains and navigating competitive international waters. San Francisco’s best Barista the Coffee Shop will be stirring bulletproof coffees for the fourth year in a row.
The Top25 Global Venture-ready companies are chosen over the year by a dozen domain experts and professional VCs using the GVF selection methodology. Domains include Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, Analytics, Cloud Services, Cyberecurity, Data Privacy, Mobility, Mobile, Enterprise Cloud and Digital Health.
The GVF begins with a VIP Drinks for 60 registered Delegates on the evening before the main program. “CXOs Who Changed the World”, past examples include Shazam, Adyen, Blockchain Executives & Founders.
Invited VC and corporate leaders are welcome to register here.
“…combined the early stage, angel world with the later stage corporate and
investment world in a comfortable, no-strings attached manner”
For five years the Global Venture Forum has helped level the playing field for tech entrepreneurs from around the world.
This year we begin to update our selection process to make Diversity one of our annual values.
A diverse tech ecosystem means a broad distribution of talent, differentiation and merit.
Nominate a startup with a team with diverse gender, background, ethnicity, geography, citizenship, age, etc.
“…builds bridges, connections, and enables business to get done.”