Skip to main content
VC connect

Connect with a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist| TiEcon 2022

VC Connect

VC Connect is your chance to get feedback directly 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: Tuesday, May 3

Timings: 9:00am - 11:00am PST (overseas participants will have priority for this slot) | 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST

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 via Zoom 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 $79 add-on ($99 for non-TiE members) to your TiEcon registration.
  • After registering, you will be sent a qualification form that must be submitted.
  • Eligible participants will receive an email with their assigned session time and VCs by April 22. Please hold both time slots on May 3 on your calendar until you receive confirmation.
  • 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.


Ashmeet Sidana
Chief Engineer
Engineering Capital
Raghu Madabushi
Director of Investments
National Grid Partners
Dr. Ekta Dang
PhD, CEO and Founder
U First Capital
Prashant Shah, Partner at Monta Vista & Sure Ventures
Monta Vista & Sure Ventures
Kanwal Rekhi
Inventus Capital
Christina Ku
NTT Docomo Ventures
Noor Kamruddin
Clear Ventures
Keira Moon
Translink Capital
Gayathri Radhakrishnan
Micron Tech VC fund
Ajay Chopra, General Partner at Trinity Ventures
General Partner
Trinity Ventures
Sunil Kurkure, Managing Director at Intel Capital
Managing Director
Intel Capital
Lu Zhang, Founder & Managing Partner of Fusion Fund
Founder & Managing Partner
Fusion Fund
Ryan Floyd, Founding Managing Director, Storm Ventures
Founding Managing Director
Storm Ventures
Susan Mason, Managing Partner, Aligned Partners
Managing Partner
Aligned Partners
Pourya Moradi
VC, startup enthusiast, and mentor
Ching-Yu Hu, Partner, Next47
Miraj Sanghvi, Principal, DigiTx Partners
DigiTx Partners
Madhu Iyer

Track Chairs

Prashant Shah
Monta Vista & Sure Ventures
Preethy Padmanabhan, Sr Director of Platform Product Marketing, Freshworks
Sr Director of Platform Product Marketing

TiEcon 2022 Entrepreneur Programs

Download Brochure