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Connect with a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist | TiEcon 2023

VC Connect

VC Connect is your opportunity to get valuable and timely feedback from seasoned Silicon Valley venture capitalists. These VCs have invested in and helped grow startups from the earliest stages to exit. Their expertise spans AI, blockchain, security, cloud, enterprise applications and more.    

Date: Wednesday - May 3, 2023

Time:  2:00pm - 4:30pm PST

Location: Hall A1 - Santa Clara Convention Center


2:00pm - Registration and Networking

2:30pm - Roundtable Round 1

3:30pm - Roundtable Round 2



Who should attend

  • Entrepreneurs working full-time on their startup
  • Entrepreneurs seeking advice related to company building topics like team, marketing, sales, and, of course, fundraising.
  • Only 1 founder per startup is allowed to participate.

Event Format

  • This is not a formal pitch session and slides are not allowed.
  • Up to 3 entrepreneurs will have a roundtable discussion with a VC for 50 minutes. Then, VCs will be rotated and you will have a second session with a different VC. This lets you get feedback from 2 investors over nearly 2 hours.


  • VC Connect is a $149 add-on ($199 for non-TiE members) to your TiEcon registration. Prices change after May 1, 2023.
  • After registering, submit the qualification form sent for consideration.
  • Eligible participants will receive an email with their assigned session time and VCs by April 29. 
  • Anyone who does not qualify for the program will have their VC Connect fee refunded after TiEcon.
  • Space is limited and assigned first-come, first-served.
  • Deadline to register and submit your application: April 15.


Raghu Madabushi
Director of Investments
National Grid Partners
Gayathri Radhakrishnan
Micron Tech VC fund
Susan Mason, Managing Partner, Aligned Partners
Managing Partner
Aligned Partners
Miraj Sanghvi, Principal, DigiTx Partners
DigiTx Partners
David Gerster
Fusion Fund
Gopi Rangan
General Partner
Sure Ventures
Amit Chaturvedy
Global Head and Managing Partner
SE Ventures
Venk Shukla
Founder and Managing Partner
Monta Vista Capital
Siddharth Gupta
Samsung Ventures
Priya Saiprasad
Mayfield Fund
Siddharth Gupta
Managing Director
Samsung Ventures
Ajay Chopra
General Partner
Trinity Ventures
Mohanjit Jolly
Iron Pillar fund
Pradip Madan
Managing Partner
Great North Ventures
Shubhra Jain
Head of Healthcare investments
Tarsadia Investments
Ivneet Bhullar
Fusion Fund
Yurie Lino
NTT Docomo Ventures
Chanchal Boorani
Westbridge Capital

Program Chairs

Satya Bajpai
MD, Technology M&A
JMP Securities
Preethy Padmanabhan, Sr Director of Platform Product Marketing, Freshworks
Sr Director of Platform Product Marketing


Prashant Shah
Monta Vista & Sure Ventures

VC Firms

Select Participating VCs

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