800 startup founders

400 angels & VCs

$850M in funding

Computer History Museum Mountain View United States California
May 30 - 31, 2018
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VOD or Silicon Valley Open Doors is a leading technology investment conference that brings in an eclectic mix of 2000 most creative, forward-thinking, and insightful people in the entrepreneurial and investment world to the heart of it all – the Silicon Valley!

From founders to CEOs, from industry legends to brand young entrepreneurs, SVOD brings together as speakers and investor judges the people who are shaping our lives today and influencing our future.

Since its inception in 2005, SVOD hosts fireside chats and keynotes about technology innovation with the gurus of technology, venture capital, and entrepreneurship.

Through STARTUP PITCH sessions, SVOD provides access to a variety of 35 pre-selected young entrepreneurs and startups (from Seed+ to Series B) that think outside of the box. SVOD is well-known as a conference with the highest ratio between founders and investors, which helps a lot of our companies find their first major investment.


– Mingle with 800+ successful start-up founders and 300+ top investors who share their experience on how to invest/raise funding, work with angels and VCs, & launch products. Learn about the latest developments in their industry and their needs, aspirations and future plans.

– Hear 35 carefully pre-selected startups (seed+ to Series B) presenting on stage in front of the audience of top Silicon Valley angels and venture capitalists.

– Meet with 800+ professionals working in the technology area as experts, mentors, service providers and so much more!


Historically, every 2nd company gets funding after SVOD Conference (Evernote is one of such success stories of the first SVOD Conference; the funds that invested in our pitching companies include: Founders Fund, Draper Associates, Salesforce, Aspect Ventures, Broadway angels, Yuri Milner, YCombinator, TechStars, 500Startups, Bain Capital Ventures and many more). Over the course of 13 years, our companies have raised $800M in funding.


As SVOD is a boutique conference, it offers unique networking opportunities that are not available at most other conferences.


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Speakers 12


Tim Draper

  • DFJ and Draper Associates
  • Founder and a Managing Director

Andy Tsao

  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Managing Director, Global Gateway

Susan Athey

  • Stanford University
  • Economics of Technology Professor

Lara Boyd

  • The University of British Columbia
  • Professor, Center for Brain Health

Steve Jurvetson

  • Early-Stage Venture Capitalist

Greg Kidd

  • GlobalID
  • Co-Founder/CEO

Vera Shokina

  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Managing Director

Gili Ovadia

  • Israeli Ministry of Economy
  • Consul, Head of Economic and Trade Mission to the West Coast

Alex Rosen

  • Ridge Ventures (formerly, IDG Ventures)
  • Managing Director

Geoffrey Baehr

  • Almaz Capital
  • General Partner

Han Jin

  • Lucid; Inc. & Forbes 30 Under 30
  • Founder/CEO

Galina Fedorova

  • Gooddler
  • Co-Founder & CEO



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