Sponsors

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Current Sponsors

Bullpen Capital

Bullpen Capital  

Bullpen Capital is an early-stage venture fund which makes follow-on investments in start-ups funded by super-angels. Bullpen’s market focus is on the social-mobile web sector (both enterprise and direct to consumer), which is experiencing a new tech boom.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper  

DLA Piper is a longtime leader in representing startups, venture capitalists and technology investment bankers. We perennially rank nationally and globally in the top 3 for venture capital, M&A and IPOs. Since our roots in the Bay Area as Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, we have been renowned for representing countless technology companies, including Adobe, Ascend Communications, Groupon, Qualcomm, Salesforce, and 3Com. Our Northern California corporate lawyers are highly active in the startup and venture communities, and have enormous corporate development experience, having each “been there, done that” at all stages of development for hundreds of companies.

Global Brain Corporation

Global Brain Corporation  

Global Brain (GB) is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Tokyo, expanding its investment activities in the US, Japan, and other Asian countries. We specialize in investing in and supporting startups that are looking to extend their products or services to the Japanese and Asian markets in the future. Using our broad connections in the region, we help startups entering the market by facilitating partnerships with major corporations in the region and providing hands-on support in every aspect of growing business.

Maveron

Maveron  

Maveron utilizes a unique investment platform to identify and invest in the most promising consumer businesses, accelerate their trajectory, and thoughtfully monetize these companies to maximize stakeholder value. This platform encompasses our people, our network, and our insight. It is set up to deliver superior financial returns through partnerships with the best and brightest entrepreneurs who are in the early- to mid-stages of developing strong and highly differentiated brands.

Norwest Venture Partners

Norwest Venture Partners  

NVP is a global, multi-stage investment firm that makes early to late stage venture and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors. The firm manages more than $3.7 billion in capital and has funded over 500 companies since inception.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo  

Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet, and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With approximately 280,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America.