What does venture capital look like in 2016?

VC panel at the inaugural SplashX event in Oakland

Innovation series by Mitos Suson
September 9, 2016
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At our inaugural SplashX event last July 28, 2016, VC Panel discusses "What does Venture Capital look like in 2016?" with Cindy Padnos (Partner, Illuminate Ventures), Wes Selke (Managing Director, BetterVC), Nat Goldhaber (Managing Director & Founder, Claremont Creek Ventures), Ruben Hernandez (Co-Founder, DevLabs), Erin Flynn (Managing Partner, VIC) as Moderator.

SplashX is a short-and-sweet, three-hour evening program with two Keynote Splash Talks given by entrepreneurs from a particular area, in this case - the East Bay, as well as a panel of local VCs talking about the funding environment. Splash Talks are 20-minute TED-like talks about building, scaling and fundraising. TED Talks are "ideas worth spreading" whereas Splash Talks are "lessons worth learning.

Thanks to our amazing top-tier SplashX Oakland sponsors: Avison Young, Roger Royse and Executive Inn and Suites. SplashX was brought to you by Vator, Inc. If you want to be an independent SplashX Organizer contact

Editor's Note: Our 6th Annual Vator Splash LA conference is coming up on October 13 at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. Speakers include Mark Cuban (one of the hosts of Shark Tank and owner of the Dallas Mavericks); Leura Fine (Founder & CEO, Laurel & Wolf ); Nick Green (Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Thrive Market); Tri Tran (CEO & Co-founder, Munchery); Andre Haddad (CEO, Turo); and many more. Join us!

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Claremont Creek Ventures
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Description: Claremont Creek Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early stage information technology companies. Our investment profession...
Illuminate Ventures
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Description: Illuminate Ventrues is a Micro VC focused onEnterprise/ B2B cloud and mobile computing. Our team is made up of experienced investors wit...
Bio: Managing Partner - Vator Investment Club; Early-stage startup advisor with over 15-years experience in business and corporate d...
Bio: Wes is Managing Director of Better Ventures, a venture firm that backs early-stage technology companies creating innovative sol...
Bio: Cindy Padnos is founder/managing partner of Illuminate Ventures, an early stage VC firm focused on enterprise cloud and mobile ...

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