November 16 - 19, 2020 | 100% Virtual

Venture135 is the premier venture conference focused on quality deal flow and innovation in the fintech, insurtech and healthtech ecosystems.


We bring together the best venture capitalists, angel investors and growth funds while showcasing the top Series A and Series B ready companies from across the world.

Are you a fintech, insurtech or healthtech Founder looking to share your story and business model on a large stage to generate growth and capital infusion? Then Venture 135 is the stage for you! 

We bring together some of the top angel investors, venture capitalists, growth funds and corporations from around the world to hear pitches from the strongest startups, and coordinate private deal day meetings for the quality deal flow.  

Reignite your business and brand after a difficult and challenging year! 

We offer ample brand awareness, thought leadership and pipeline development opportunities for our event sponsors. Getting your business in front of world-class leaders and innovators. 

2020 Overview

Day 1 | November 16

This half-day event is focused on early-stage companies in any given vertical that specifically reside in the Charlotte ecosystem. Venture 135 began with a focus on generating deal flow in the Southeast and even as we continue to grow we still call Charlotte home. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic we see an urgent need to return back to our roots and regenerate the entrepreneurial community in Charlotte. The capstone of Day 1 will be RevTech Labs Class 13 Demo Day.  

Day 2 | November 17

Day 2 of Venture 135 has a singular focus on the fintech vertical. Each pitch group will be sorted by stage for a total of 4 different pitch parties: Early-stage, Series A ready, Series B and International. 

Day 3 | November 18

Similar to Day 3, there will be 4 pitch groups sorted by stage of the company. However, Day 3 will spotlight insurtech startups only. 

Day 4 | November 19

Day 4 shifts its focus to the healthtech vertical. This day will include pitches from some of the top Series A and Series B healthtech startups with thought leadership content sessions happening throughout the day. 

The Best Value In Quality Deal Flow

2020 Sponsors


  • 100% Virtual

  • 4 Day Conference 

  • Keynotes + Panels

  • Networking + Deal Day Meetings

  • Presentations from Series A + Series B Startups 


  • 100% Virtual 

  • 5 Day Conference

  • Keynotes + Panels

  • Networking

  • Startup Presentations


  • 100% Virtual 

  • 3 Day Conference

  • Keynotes + Panels

  • Networking 

  • Startup Presentations

Program Sponsors
Community Partners

2020 Committee

Brittani Roberts


Fintop Ventures

Martin Tilson Jr.


The Southeast Investment Group

Davina Demelenne


Sia Partners

Ashlyn Lackey

Business Development Associate

New York Life Ventures

Bryan Padgette

Senior Vice President


Jeff Hughes

Chief Information Officer

Brighthouse Financial

Eric Kirsch


Beacon HealthCare Benefits

Sasha Cahill


PX Pulse

Anita Sarkar

Entrepreneur in Residence

UNCC Ventureprise

Lisa Calhoun

Founding General Partner

Valor Ventures

David Hall


Revolution Ventures

Lipsa Jha

Senior Manager


Brad O'Connor

Senior Director


David Howiler

Strategic Planning Manager

Colonial Life

Sarah Mongovern

Lead Consultant


Neeta Kirpalani

Healthcare Strategist 

Neeta Kirpalani, LLC

Scott Pope

Chief Executive Officer


Lisa Dachevski

Candidate Manager


Lucas Timberlake


Fintech Ventures Fund

Dana Enger

Fintech Insurtech Scouting Manager

State Farm

Peggy Klingel

Innovation & Strategic Partnerships


Sahar Omrani

Chief of Staff

New York Life Ventures

Frank Sottosanti

Chief Marketing Officer


Terence O'Brien


Aflac Corporate Ventures

Olga Muller

Director of Operations

Kepler Team

Sydney Miller

Marketing Lead

Tech Talent South