250+ LPs gather to meet the next generation of venture capital firms.
The ninth annual RAISE Global Summit is returning to The Presidio in San Francisco this October. Come meet the next generation of venture capital funds.
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday October 24, 2024
The RAISE Global Summit is designed to curate 100 exceptional emerging funds and bring them into a one-day event with over 250 LPs.  Presentation formats include GPs pitching on the main stage,  topical GP panels, roundtables, networking lounges, parties, and much more.  The 2024 agenda is in the works.  For an example program, please refer to the 2023 Global Summit Page.

Emerging manager application for invitation begins in May.


Who attends RAISE?

Institutional investors, family offices, and high net worth individuals attend RAISE to meet the 100 emerging managers selected to attend the event. Last year the 2023 RAISE Global Summit saw more than 3 LPs register for every attending GP.

How are GPs selected to attend RAISE?

100 exceptional GPs will be invited to the 2024 conference. Our 30+ member Limited Partner Selection Committee will review each application and pick the 100 funds that will be invited to attend and the GPs who will present on the main stage. Each application is reviewed by at least two members of the committee using a standard rating process.

When is the GP application deadline?

GP application begins in May.  Submit your application by June 30, 2024.

Who qualifies as an emerging manager?

If you are a general partner at a venture capital firm with total committed capital across all funds of $200M or less, or are a growth-stage fund on your first two funds, you qualify and your application will be reviewed by the committee.

How much does it cost to participate?

GP ticket prices have not yet been determined. Due to space limitations, GPs are limited to one investing partner per company. LP tickets are complimentary.

Do real investment opportunities emerge from RAISE?

Absolutely! GPs and LPs alike share countless success stories of forging lasting connections at RAISE. In fact, we know of over 180 commitments by LPs that were made in emerging funds as a result of the event.

What are some tips for crafting a winning GP application?

Provide details about your fund, team, investment strategy, and track record. Stand out by including your latest fundraising deck and any referrals from the RAISE community.

When will I know if I've been invited?

GP invitation begins on August 15, 2024. Please keep an eye on your inbox during August for your status update.

How can I present on the RAISE main stage?

Apply to present your fund when requesting your invitation. The RAISE LP Selection Committee will choose 20 to 30 funds from the 100 funds invited to present on the main stage at RAISE. Main stage presenters will be informed of their selection at the time they are invited to the event.

What are the presentation requirements?

Captivate your audience of 350+ attendees with a 5-minute presentation (7-10 slides max) to be prepared within 10 days of the event.

Should first-time funds apply?

Yes! RAISE welcomes diversity, including first-time funds. Showcase your fund thesis with a fundraising deck and, if available, your prior investment track record.

If my fund is not selected, will I still get exposure to RAISE LPs?

Yes! Even if you’re not selected, completing an application and opting in connects you with hundreds of LPs through the RAISE Emerging Manager Database.

Who can access my invitation request information?

LP invitation requests are reviewed internally by the RAISE staff. GP application information is used by the Selection Committee to evaluate funds and determine GP invitations and presentations. Opt-in to the Emerging Manager Database to reach all attending LPs, with further data-sharing options available. The RAISE staff also creates anonymized aggregate analyses of attending GPs.

Can I get the full RAISE Global Summit participant list?

Every attendee receives a complete list of participants (name and company).