RAISE Global Summit 2021

Thank you everyone for a great event. The RAISE Global Summit 2021 was a great success, with over 40 speakers and 800 attendees.
Tuesday, October 19 - Wednesday, October 20 - two half days
Virtual and In-person (select cities)
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RAISE Global Summit 2021

Thank you everyone for a great event. The RAISE Global Summit 2021 was a great success, with over 40 speakers and 800 attendees.
Tuesday, October 19 - Wednesday, October 20 - two half days
Virtual and In-person (select cities)
The RAISE Global Summit (formerly RAISE in the Presidio) is the premier event for LPs to find the next generation of venture capital firms. It consists of 2 half day virtual sessions and three in-person gatherings in San Francisco, Santa Monica, and New York City.
Keynote Interview and Q&A with Ursula Burns
Ursula Burns
Mike Dinsdale
We are thrilled to welcome Ursula Burns as our keynote speaker. In 2009, Ursula became the CEO of Xerox, making her the first Black woman in history to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. She’s currently a founding partner at private equity firm Integrum Holdings, and Chairman of Teneo and Plum Acquisition Corp.

A highly accomplished businesswoman and an outspoken champion for inclusive capitalism and racial and DEI issues, Ursula has shared her unique expertise and perspective over the years as a board member of Boston Scientific, American Express, and Nestle, and currently sits on the board of Uber, Exxon Mobil, The Ford Foundation, The Mayo Clinic, MIT, and other organizations.

Ursula will be joined by Akkadian Ventures’ Mike Dinsdale, former CFO of Gusto, DoorDash, and DocuSign, for a special Q&A discussion. Ursula and Mike are co-founders of Plum, a SPAC platform which they recently took public on NASDAQ.

Their conversation will touch on a range of topics, including the importance of mentors in fueling Ursula’s career, her work leading the White House national program on STEM, and what we can all do to move towards a more inclusive and sustainable model of capitalism. Ursula will also share some of the key takeaways from her new book, “Where You Are is Not Who You Are.”
30 Emerging Managers Present
Over 200 emerging funds applied, and our 10-member selection committee selected the 30 best to present. Nothing is recorded or replayed, you just gotta be there.
4 Mini-Panels
Our guest speakers will present four short duration mini-panels full of data and insights for both LPs and GPs.
Breakout/Networking Sessions
Connect with your fellow LPs and emerging fund managers, in groups and in 1:1 virtual conversations.
In-Person Networking for Registered Participants
Network with peers in a casual setting. Gatherings are being planned in San Francisco, Santa Monica, and New York City.
Searchable Database of 200+ Emerging Funds
Using the RAISE Emerging Manager Database, LPs can review emerging manager profiles and performance data, download fundraising decks, and connect with the funds they want to meet. GPs can get their fund profiles in front of LPs investing the space.

Day 1: October 19, 2021

( Virtual Event, 9:00am - 1:00pm pacific time )
9:00am PT
Ben Black, Akkadian Ventures
9:05am PT
What Does the Data Say
Sam Heshmati, First Republic Bank
Samir Kaji, Allocate
9:25am PT
GP Presentation Session 1 (5 GPs present with Q&A)
10:05am PT
Market Trends and Fund Structuring Twists
Eric Doherty, Cooley LLP
Jimmy Matteucci, Cooley LLP
10:20am PT
GP Presentation Session 2 (5 GPs present with Q&A)
11:00am PT
GP Presentation Session 3 (5 GPs present with Q&A)
11:45am PT
Small Group Breakout Sessions and 1:1 Networking

Day 1: October 19, 2021

( In-Person Gatherings )
5:00pm PT
San Francisco
5:00pm PT
Santa Monica
6:00pm ET
New York City

Day 2: October 20, 2021

( Virtual Event, 9:00am - 1:00pm pacific time )
9:00am PT
Joanna Drake, Magnify Ventures
9:05am PT
GP Presentation Session 4 (5 GPs present with Q&A)
9:45am PT
10 Mistakes Managers Make in their Back Office
Bill Hughlett, Standish Management
Jeff Givens, Standish Management
9:55am PT
Keynote Presentation and Q&A
Ursula Burns, Integrum Holdings LP
Mike Dinsdale, Akkadian Ventures
10:40am PT
GP Presentation Session 5 (5 GPs present with Q&A)
11:20am PT
5 Tips for Incorporating Emerging Managers into your Portfolio
Amy Jupe, Goldman Sachs
Regina Green, Goldman Sachs
11:30am PT
GP Presentation Session 6 (5 GPs present with Q&A)
12:15pm PT
Small Group Breakout Sessions and 1:1 Networking

In-Person Gatherings

These happy hour events are for RAISE attendees and alumni only, and will feature delicious food and drinks and plenty of good conversation. We often hear that our post-show networking party is one of the highlights of the RAISE conference. Space is limited, RSVP is required, and COVID restrictions apply.
Shack 15 San Francisco
San Francisco
( indoors )
October 19, 5pm - 7pm
1 Ferry Building, Ste 201
San Francisco, CA
Proper Santa Monica
Santa Monica
The Proper Hotel
( outdoors )
October 19, 5pm - 7:30pm
700 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
Bergamos NYC
New York City
( indoors )
October 19, 6pm - 8pm
26 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY


Ursula Burns
Founding Partner
Integrum Holdings LP
Mike Dinsdale
Managing Director
Akkadian Ventures
Ben Black
Co-founder and Managing Director
Akkadian Ventures
Joanna Drake
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Magnify Ventures
Chavon Sutton
Senior Investment Director
Sustainable & Impact Investing
Cambridge Associates
John Ailanjian
General Partner
Next Play Capital
John-Austin Saviano
Managing Partner
Cyan Capital Partners
Lisa Edgar
Presenting Emerging Managers
The line-up of 30 presenting emerging managers will be announced at the event in October.
Guest Speakers
( in order of appearance )
Sam Heshmati
Senior Managing Director
First Republic Bank
Samir Kaji
Eric Doherty
Cooley LLP
Jimmy Matteucci
Cooley LLP
Bill Hughlett
Managing Director
Standish Management‍
Jeff Givens
Standish Management‍
Regina Green
Vice President
Goldman Sachs
Amy Jupe
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Presentation Selection Committee

The expanded 2021 Presentation Selection Committee rates hundreds of emerging funds to select this year's 30 presenters.


How much does it cost to attend RAISE?

Tickets for the virtual conference are $299 for GPs and $79 for LPs. Gathering tickets will be sold separately.

What is required to present at RAISE Global Summit?

First you must request an invitation, be invited, and then purchase a ticket. Next, you complete and publish your profile to participating Limited Partners. Presentation applicants are required to submit a fundraising deck and fund performance data as part of completing their profile, however, you choose whether these are visible to participating LPs, or private to the selection committee. Once this is complete, you may optionally upload supplemental materials for use ONLY by the RAISE Presentation Selection Committee. These materials may include track records, bios, and other traditional data room materials. Uploading supplemental materials is optional, but highly recommended as it increases your chances of being selected as a presenter.

Who decides which funds present at RAISE Global Summit?

We expect more applications to present than we have presentation slots. As a result, we have formed a selection committee of experienced venture capital fund investors to select which funds will present. Click Committee above to see this year's RAISE Presentation Selection Committee.

I am not applying to present. Should I still complete a profile?

Highly recommended: Yes! Completing a profile markets you and your funds to attending Limited Partners, increasing your connections and brand awareness for fundraising and deal flow.

What is the deadline for applying to present?

The earlier you complete your registration and profile, the earlier LPs can review your profile and reach out for a connection. The deadline is August 26, 2021.

When will I know if I am presenting?

You will be notified whether you have been selected to present on September 17, 2021.

If I am selected to present, what slides are required?

Presentations at RAISE are limited to 5 minutes each. The audience may be as large as 1500 or more people. You will have approximately 10 days from the date you are notified in which to complete your slides for this 5-minute presentation (7-10 slides max).

If I am not selected to present, can I still participate?

General Partners participating in RAISE Global Summit find the event is 100% worth their time, even if they do not present. Your profile is published to all participating Limited Partners. In addition, you can watch the other GPs present, learn from your peers, network together in breakout groups, and make connections to other funds.

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