Find your revenue, partners and exit paths at GVF.

The 7th Global Venture Forum ‘Gateways & Hyperloops’ connects top tech founders with US industry and international investors. Started in 2013 by UC Berkeley alumni that wanted to international startups to gain market insight, networks and paths to revenue and exits.

Today, GVF is the only event in the US with a Business Development-first approach, using 6 week ‘US Discovery sprints’ and 6 month ‘US Execution sprints’ to capture 10 to 20 x ROI in shareholder value. 

US industry gets a lot out of this format, as well. Just ask United Airlines, Cisco & Disney Interactive, Bank of America or Microsoft, all who deployed technologies invented outside the US to drive massive amounts of new revenue and cost savings. 

Who else attends the GVF?

  • Industry leaders — Director level and above — of digital transformation, business innovation, corporate development, strategy — including IBM Ventures, Adobe, GE Ventures, Samsung NEXT who served on selection team
  • Investors looking for syndicate partners and new investment opportunities — A16Z, Felicis Ventures, Index Ventures have spoken at past gatherings
  • Ecosystem leaders showcase regional talent and specialized tech — like Enterprise Estonia (Tallinn), The Heart (Warsaw), The Bureau (Blockchain, SF), Open Austria, Startup Europe Partnership, Cybersec Hub (Krakow) & the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

Invited Corporate leaders & VCs Register Here:

 Invited & GVF Alumni Registration

 Request Delegate or Startup Invite

San Francisco’s best Barista stirs up bulletproof coffees for the sixth year in a row.

Delegate benefits:

  • Main Program @ Microsoft Reactor (30th Nov). Network with corporate & VC Berkeley alumni (invite only during the day, VIPs @ 6:30 29th Nov) and in Calistoga (31st Nov)
  • Pre-event meetings between industry and scaleups. Unicorn’s like Adyen pitched at GVF before their first first venture funding. Earlybird portfolio company azeti met Cisco leading to a global OEM partnership. Alumni Swiftkey (UK), Eye Tribe (Denmark), Plat.One (Italy) were acquired by European and US corporates
  • ‘US sprints’ to help Discovery US insights in 6 weeks and Execute over 6 months to deepen senior business relationships, validate the GTM and drive industry cooperation. Delegates return multiple years from Adobe, Amazon, Andreessen Horowitz, GE Ventures, IBM, ServiceNow, SpeedInvest, Samsung Ventures and Software AG

GVF offers a intimate environment for top CXOs to get a ‘personalized’ network of corporates and investors to gain insights and develop paths to cooperation in AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Industry 4.0.

Invited Corporate leaders & VCs are welcome to register here.

 Invited & GVF Alumni Registration

 Request Delegate or Startup Invite

“…combined the scaleup world with the corporate and
investment world in a comfortable, no-strings attached manner”

GVF Delegate, VP Corporate Development

Who attends GVF

Nitin Badjatia

Global Head Product Strategy, ServiceNow

Peter Bershatsky

Director of Corporate Business Development, Amazon Web Services

Jamie McGurk

Partner Corporate Development, Andreessen Horowitz

David Hindley

Director Corporate Development, Autodesk

Maciej Kranz

Vice President Corporate Technology Group, Cisco systems

Priti Youssef Choksi

Director Corporate Development, Facebook

Shardul Shah

Index Ventures

Gareth Keane

Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures

Frederic Hanika

Vice President, Head of M&A and Corporate Ventures, Software AG

Whitney Hischier

Co-Chair GVF, MBA Lecturer for Entrepreneurship UC Berkeley

Philip Inghelbrecht

Co-Founder, Shazam

Bryan Lamkin

Senior Vice President Corporate Development, Adobe

Davide Pacchini

Director Global Cloud Alliances, Sigfox

Aydin Senkut

Founder & Managing Partner, Felicis Ventures

Tom Henriksson

Partner, Open Ocean Capital

Deborah Magid

Director, Software Strategy, IBM Ventures

Ana Mostarac

Partner, Corporate Development, Andreessen Horowitz

Mohammad Gaber

Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Air Canada

Izabela Albrycht

Chairperson, The Kosciuszko Institute & CYBERSEC HUB

Raymond Liao

Managing Director, Samsung NEXT Ventures

Diverse POV

30% of last year’s invited Top 25 had women CEOs or management team members 

125 leading ICO tech founders (US, Asia, Europe) & traditional scaleups from 20+ countries to meet US industry 

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2018 GVF Tech Advisory

2018 Hyperloop & Gateway Partners

“…builds bridges, connections, and enables business to get done.”

GVF Delegate

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