40 startups pitching

800 startup founders

2000 attendees

Computer History Museum Mountain View United States California
May 15 - 16, 2019
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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.


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Speakers 26


Ira Ehrenpreis

  • Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Oussama Khatib


Greg Kidd

  • Co-Founder/CEO, GlobalID

Kira Makagon

  • Executive VP, Innovation, RingCentral

David Wu

  • General Partner at Maveron

Umesh Padval

  • Partner at Thomvest Ventures

Upal Basu

  • General Partner at NGP Capital

Spencer Tall

  • Managing Director, Allegis Capital

Roy Glasberg

  • Global lead Google Accelerator & startup program

Susan Mason

  • General Partner at Aligned Partners

Jacques Benkoski

  • Partner at U.S. Venture Partners

Ken Elefant

  • Managing Director, Sorenson Capital

Ariel Tseitlin

  • Scale Venture Partners, Partner

Michael Fertik

  • Managing Partner at Heroic Ventures

Steve Krausz

  • General Partner, US Venture Partners

Navin Chaddha

  • Managing Director, Mayfield Fund ($2.7B under management)

Ursheet Parikh

  • Partner, Head of Healthcare & Genomics Investment Practice, Mayfield Fund

David Gorodyansky

  • Founder/CEO, AnchorFree

Andy Tsao

  • Managing Director, Global Gateway, Silicon Valley Bank

Dan’l Lewin

  • President & Chief Executive Officer, Computer History Museum

Prof. Laura Carstensen

  • Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy

Vera Shokina

  • Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Geoffrey Baehr

  • General Partner, Almaz Capital

Tim Guleri

  • Managing Director, Sierra Ventures

Ira Ehrenpreis

  • Managing Partner, DBL Partners; Early Investor & Board Member, Tesla

Steve Schlenker

  • DN Capital, Managing Partner



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