SOURCE: VC Taskforce

VC Taskforce

September 22, 2015 13:22 ET

VC Taskforce Announces "2015 Women Investor Summit"

Day-Long Event on September 24, 2015 at Draper University, San Mateo

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - September 22, 2015) - VC Taskforce™, an organization committed to enhancing collaboration in the venture community, today announced the "2015 Women Investor Summit," a one-day program providing insights about growth and development in investing. On Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Draper University in San Mateo, prominent women speakers and Summit participants will engage in discussions and focus on takeaways and insights throughout the day.

Distinguished speakers will include:

  • Margit Wennmachers, Partner, Andreesssen Horowitz
  • Alicia Robb, Senior Fellow, Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation
  • Courtney McCrea, Managing Director, Weathergage Capital
  • Beto Pallares of Joseph Advisory Svcs (represents a Family Office LP)
  • Trish Costello, Managing Director, Portfolia
  • Carol Sands, Managing Member, Angels Forum
  • Patricia Nakache, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
  • Ruchita Sinha, Director, GE Ventures
  • Alexandra Johnson, Managing Director, DFJ VTB Aurora
  • Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO, Plum Alley
  • Alison Wagonfeld, Operating Partner, Emergence Capital Partners
  • Sharon Weinbar, Venture Partner, Scale Venture Partners
  • Seguna Malhotra, Adams Street Partners
  • Sharon Vosmek, CEO, Astia

"The '2015 Women Investor Summit' is about learning and sharing the newest thinking and best practices for investing, with a community of like-minded and passionate people," said June Riley, CEO of VC Taskforce.

Keynotes and Panels
The keynotes and panels will present leaders and innovators who will share their perspectives and debate strategies and challenges such as creating your own professional investing practice and ecosystem, building your own brand and investing in women CEOs. There will also be a Fireside Chat with Jennifer Scott Fonstad, Founding Partner, Aspect. And there will be an Open Mic session with audience participation.

When:Thursday, September 24, 2015
 8:30 a.m. Doors open and registration
 11:30 a.m. Lunch
 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
Where:Draper University
 55 E. 3rd Ave.
 San Mateo, CA 94401

More: To register for this event or for more detail on the schedule, please visit

Event Sponsors
Major sponsors of the Women Investor Summit include Aon Risk Solutions West, Inc., international law firm Dorsey & Whitney, Tim Draper, and Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.

About VC Taskforce
"Enhancing collaboration in the venture community"
Founded in 2001, VC Taskforce is primarily an educational organization that provides forums for real-time information exchange and dialogue through a series of networking events, panels, keynote discussions, workshops and roundtable meetings conducted by investors and business and industry experts that support venture capitalists, institutional investors, angels, companies looking for funding and venture-backed company executives in managing their businesses for maximum success. Visionary thinking, uncensored questions and opinionated discussions around pressing issues that face members are hallmarks of events. Today, more than 16,000 members and participants have been actively involved in VC Taskforce.

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