The Premier Venture Conference 

Over 500 attendees 

made up of top VCs, angel investors, growth funds + leading financial, healthcare + insurance institutions

Pitches from top fintech, insurtech + healthtech startups from around the globe

Exclusive, closed-door

networking powered by AI-technology

Keynotes + panels led by some of the industries leaders + innovators, covering some of the most important topics today

A robust + strategic agenda, allowing you to tune into what's most relevant to you + making more room for the networking you want

Who Attends Venture 135?

  • Over 30 Angel + Crowdfund Investors

  • Over 100 Individual Venture Capital Investors

  • Over 18 Growth/Private Equity Investors 

  • Over 50 National Fintech Programs + Partners

With a 47% attendance growth rate since 2017

Venture Capital Firms That Attend

Aflac Ventures

Alerion Ventures

Alt Ridge Capital, LLC

Aqueduct Capital Group

Atlantic Avenues, LLC

Bank of America - Merrill Lynch

Banks Street Partners


BB&T Ventures


Canapi Ventures


Cardinal Finance

CFV Ventures

CHTA Ventures

Citizens Bank

Clocktower Ventures

Co-Founders Capital

Connetic Ventures


Cramer Mountain Growth Partners

Duke Angel Network

Eli Global

Engage Ventures

Fintech Ventures Fund

Fintop Capital

Fulcrum Equity Partners

Good Growth Capital

Grotech Ventures

IDEA Fund Partners

Information Venture Partners

Jurassic Capital

Kapor Capital

Kian Capital

Krückeberg Family Office


Lowes Ventures

Napier Park Financial Partners

Napier Park Global Capital

NC Venture Capital

Multiplier Fund


Noro Moseley Partners

QED Investors

Real Ventures

Red Dog Ventures

Rev Up Fund


Rise of the Rest

River Cities Capital Funds

Stacked Capital

TDF Ventures

Tenfore Holdings

TFX Capital

Triangle Angel Partners

TTV Capital

Valor VC


Yates Ventures

Who Pitches at Venture 135?

  • 64 companies - venture funding $225m

  • 1,324 employees

  • 29 cities, 32 states, 7 countries 

  • Fintech, Insurtech + Healthtech verticals 

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Who Speaks at Venture 135?

2020 Keynote

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Erik Qualman

Best Selling Author & World Renowned Speaker

2020 Panelists 

Monique Villa - Mucker Labs - Investor

Eller Mallchock - Jumpstart Foundry - Managing Director

James Barlia - Rise of the Rest Seed Fund - Investor

Rodney Morris - Valor Ventures - Associate

Emily Hak - Insperity - District Manager

John DuBois - Insperity - Regional Vice President

John Espey - Defiance Ventures - CEO & Co-Founder

Sid Chambless - Nashville Capital Network - Executive Director & Managing Partner

Jordan Teel - Brighthouse Financial - Head of Life Strategy Enablement

Josh Levine - Cake & Arrow - Founder & CEO 

Tate Ficker - UNUM - Vice President, Corporate Business Ventures

Dr. Seth Rachlin - Capgemini - Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer

Jason Williamson - Oracle for Startups and Oracle for Research - Vice President

Eric Kirsch - Mito Station - CEO 

Kathy Tune - Odonata Health - CFO & COO 

Dr. Uli Chettipally - InnovatorMD - Founder & President 

Ana Gupte - AG Health Adivsors - Principal

2019 Keynote 

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2019 Panelists 

Joyce Shen - Tenfore Holdings - Investment Director

Gardiner Garrard - TTV Capital - Managing Director

Tyler Kruger - Frontier Capital - Vice President

David Jones - Bull City Ventures - General Partner

Ned Daoro - Clocktower Ventures - Principal

Angel Rutledge - SignUpGenius - Founder

Scott Harkey - Levvel - Chief Strategy Officer

Tim Sheehan

CEO & Co-Founder

Greenlight Financial

2018 Keynote 

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2018 Panelists 

Johnson Cook - Greenlight Financial - President

K.C Brechnitz - EY - Senior Managing Director

David Hall - Rise of the Rest Seed Fund - Partner

Mac Lackey - Venture South - Partner

Richard Maclean - Frontier Capital - Partner

Matt Kennedy - Bank Street Partners - SVP

Chris Hart - Levvel - Founder/CEO

Paul Tyma

Chief Technology Officer


2017 Keynote 


2017 Panelists 

Rob Cummings - Deal Cloud - Co-Founder

Greg Brown - Cardinal Finance - Partner

Luke Timberlake - FV Fund -Partner

Gardiner Garrard - TTV Capital - Partner

Mike Praeger – AvidXchange - CEO/Co-Founder

Matt Potere - Sunlight Financial - CEO

Rob Frohwein

Cheif Executive Officer