Great conference, interesting presentations and most important, relevant participants with concrete ideas and tremendous willingness to mentor and help startups.
Founder & CEO, OwnerListens & Stanford MBA
The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries. I felt very comfortable at SVOD and recognized its participants as having the same type of DNA that made Silicon Valley what it is today.
A lot of energy, lot of very dedicated entrepreneurs here, very passionate, very committed to what they’re doing.
Mitchell (Mitch) Kapor
Partner, Kapor Capital
The quality of entrepreneurs and the international flavor: it’s always fun to see where innovation is happening around the world. It was fun for us to see not only the quality of thought but also pace of execution and the teams here are becoming ready to play.
Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners ($4B under management)
I love coming to the Silicon Valley Open Doors! I discover entrepreneurs here every single year, and I think I’ve been to all of them.
Founder, The Angels’ Forum
The founders of the conference are very authentic and these are people that want to change the world and make things better for entrepreneurs and help people and I think that’s a great thing.
Partner, Charles River Ventures, (Midas List, 1st investor in twitter & Yammer, $1.4B under management)
Thank you for the opportunity to present Driveway at SVOD. It gave us much needed exposure to the wide investor community. Combining the pitch preparation classes with the presentation content guidance, we came out strong and confident from the podium. During the conference we had a chance to speak to many investors and industry leaders resulting in a very valuable feedback.
Cleary one of the very best conferences we attended and sponsored in Silicon Valley this year. To us the conference truly captured what we see in our daily practice, the substantial opportunities and also the challenges with cross-border business arrangements. We made many new meaningful connections.