April 18, 2024

There are many opportunities for investors at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

Like Audrey II in “Little Shop of Horrors,” the flow of the market is an insurmountable beast – but without the bloodshed. Investors need to keep their pipelines up and running, and the best place to find early stage startups with promising portfolio potential is at, you guessed it, TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, which will take place on September 19-21 in San Francisco.

Investors, we are here to help. Let’s take a look at all the ways you can pump up your pipeline at Disrupt and keep the deals flowing long after the conference is over. Who knows, you might find your next unicorn exhibiting at the show.

Investor opportunities at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

Start here: Buy an Investor Pass before prices go up on August 11, and you’ll save $600. Not only does it get you in the door, it’s your ticket to invitation-only receptions—and you get a downloadable list of all the Battlefield 200 startups for easy follow-up.

If you’re not familiar with the Startup Battlefield 200, they’re our group of vetted and carefully selected early-stage startups on the fast track to making a huge impact around the world. You’ll find them on display on the expo floor, and out of those 200, the top 20 will advance together in the Startup Battlegrounds competition. They will pitch on the Disrupt Stage to TechCrunch editors, high-level VCs and entrepreneurs for a $100,000 equity-free prize.

This is a great opportunity for investors looking to fund early stage startups with TechCrunch’s stamp of approval. Startup Battlefield alumni include more than 900 companies – such as Vurb, Dropbox, Mint, Yammer, and many others – with more than 121 successful exits (IPOs or acquisitions) and a whopping $9.7 billion raised in funding.

Investor networking at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

Whether you’re looking for early-stage startup founders to expand your portfolio or other investors to expand your network, you’ll find plenty of ways to connect at Disrupt. Head over to the Deal Flow Café, our brand new investor-to-founder networking area, and spend some quality time searching at the TechCrunch+ Lounge.

Check out all the investor-focused sessions listed in the Disrupt agenda — we’ll be adding more in the coming weeks. It’s another great opportunity to meet and network with new colleagues and expand your network. Here are some of the VC sessions you can enjoy.

Rise in a New Climate

Hear from investors about what climate tech is facing right now, where they’re finding new opportunities, areas they want more startups to get into, where opportunities might be found, unexpected areas and more. By Arvind Gupta (Mayfield) and Libby Wayman (Breakthrough Energy Ventures).

Arianna Simpson on Commitment to Web Investments3

Yes, crypto-focused investors out there are still doubling down on their web3 strategies as other VCs look at other perspectives (ahem, AI). Arianna Simpson is a general partner who deploys capital for multi-billion dollar crypto fund a16z. While other investors shy away from the crypto industry amid the market downturn, we want to know why and how a16z is holding on, their strategy, their take on the investment landscape and more. We will also take a look at what the regulatory landscape means for CCs and the projects they invest in.

How to Take a New Venture Company Public

Venture funds are nothing new, and neither are individual GPs. However, taking a new fund or business public is a new innovation in venture land. Some newer investors are as famous for their online presence as their investments. And that’s no diss: Raising capital is tough, and building a brand is no sin. However, we want to know the pros and cons of building something as complex as a venture fund without a filter. Founders, you will also learn, even if you are a few ways away from hanging your spur and making the other side of the table. With Noramay Cadena (Supply Change Capital), Mac Conwell (RareBreed Ventures) and Turner Novak (Banana Capital).

TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 will take place on September 19-21 in San Francisco. Feed your deal flow, pump up your pipeline and expand your network. Buy your Investors Pass now and save up to $600. Prices rise August 11.

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