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Venture135 Focuses on Generating Quality Deal Flow and Innovation Across the Fintech and Insurtech Verticals.

150%

Growth Since 2017

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6

Consecutive Years Sold Out

525

Tickets Sold in 2021

86

Pitching Companies

Audience Diversity: CEOs, Executives & Managing Directors ● Presidents, EVPs & SVPs ● Startup Founders + Entrepreneurs ● Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors & Growth Funds ● Heads of Partnership, Innovation & Strategy ● Financial Advisors + Tax Partners ● Data Scientists + Engineers ● Tech Reporters ● MBA Candidates

Global Reach: The Venture135 2021 presenting companies represented 18 different States & 20 different Countries

The Premier Venture Conference 

Past Speakers

2021 Keynote Speakers

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Brian Savoy

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer,

Duke Energy

2019 Keynote

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Kathleen McGrow

DNP, MS, RN, PMP, Chief Nursing Information Officer

Microsoft

2018 Keynote

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Steve Boehm

Chief Operating Officer

Barings

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Alejandro Cremades

Best-Selling Author & Serial Entrepreneur

Panthera Advisors

2021 Panelists 

Marci Marra - Partner, Sia Partners 

Michelle M. Young, FSA, MAAA - VP, Head of Underwriting Risk Management and Retrocession – US and Canada, SCOR

Michael Lee - Senior Associate, Bull City Venture Partners

Niki Chimberg - Head of Product, Skiptown

Jeffrey S. Merrifield - Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Bahart Rajaram - Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Aflac Global Ventures

Marc Saab - Managing Director, BML Technology

Elise Franco - Tech and Startup Reporter,  Charlotte Inno/Charlotte Business Journal

Desmond Wiggan - CEO & Co-Founder, BatteryXchange

Naeem Raza - Partner, Mighty Capital

Caroline Hudson - Reporter, Charlotte Business Journal

Michael Levy - Chief Executive Officer, Digital Health Institute for Transformation (DHIT)

Adam Scully-Power, CIMA, CPWA - Senior Portfolio Strategist,
Brighthouse Financial

Raki McGregor - Vice President, New Business Growth, Novant Health

Patricia Bradley - US Chief Commercial Officer, Huma

Mark Flickinger - General Partner and COO, Panoramic Ventures

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 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

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

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

Alumni Companies

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Venture Capital Firms That Attend

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Acumen
AECTIC
Aflac Ventures
AI Patent Law
AIR Summit
Alerion Ventures

Alt Ridge Capital, LLC
Anthos Capital

Atlantic Avenues, LLC

Bank of America - Merrill Lynch

Banks Street Partners
Barings

BB&T Ventures
Birch Avenue Investments

Blackbaud
Blu Ventures
Bull City Ventures

Canapi Ventures

Candor
Capital Innovators

Cardinal Finance
CBRE
CED
CFV Ventures

Charlotte Angel Fund
Circadian Ventures

Citizens Bank

Clocktower Ventures

Cofounders Capital

Collective Capital

Connetic Ventures

Constellation

Cramer Mountain Growth Partners
CreativeCo Capital
Crowdfund NC
Cultivation Capital
Cypress Growth Capital

Data 360
Dextrus Advisory
DH AgRisk

Duke Angel Network
Dux Capital
Eaze
Eli Global & UNC Center for the
Business of Health

Engage Ventures
Excelerate Health Ventures
F10 Fintech Singapore
Falfurrias Capital
Fifth Third Bank
Fintech Ventures Fund
FINTOP Capital
Flyover Capital
FreshTracks Capital
Front Row Fund

Fulcrum Equity Partners

Good Growth Capital

Grotech Ventures
Hula LLC

IDEA Fund Partners

Impression Ventures

Information Venture Partners
InsurTech NY

Jurassic Capital

Kapor Capital
KeyBanc Capital Markets

Kian Capital

Krückeberg Family Office

Lightbank

Lowes Ventures
Miramar Capital

Mucker Capital

Multiplier Fund

Napier Park Financial Partners

Napier Park Global Capital

Nashville Capital Network
National Livestock Insurance Agency

NC Venture Capital

Neologix

Noro Moseley Partners
Northwest FST Inc
Oval Capital
Pilot Growth Equity
Portus Wealth Advisors

QED Investors
QP Global Family Offices

Real Ventures

Red Dog Ventures
Resilient Ventures

Revolution's Rise of the Rest
RevUp Capital

River Cities Capital Fund
RTP Capital Associates
SCOR
Self

Shoreline Investors
SixThirty Ventures
South Street Ventures
Squada Ventures

Stacked Capital
Startup-O PTE
State Farm
Synchrony
Task Force X Capital

TDF Ventures

Tenfore Holdings

TFX Capital

Triangle Angel Partners

The Lasik Center Medical Group, Inc.
The Riverside Company
Truist

TTV Capital
UNC Business School
Valor VC

VentureSouth
Vinaj Ventures
West Loop Ventures

Yates Ventures

+ many independent investors