December 9, 2023

Like Audrey II in “Little Shop of Horrors,” Dealflow is an insatiable beast — but without the bloodshed. Investors need to keep their pipeline ready, and the best place to find early-stage startups with good portfolio potential is, you guessed it, TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 in San Francisco, September 19-21.

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

Investor Opportunities at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

Start here: Buy the Investor Pass before the price goes up on August 11th and you’ll save $600. Not only does it get you started, but it’s your ticket to an invite-only reception, and you get a downloadable list of all Startup Battlefield 200 companies for easy follow-up.

If you’re not familiar with the Startup Battlefield 200, our carefully vetted, curated group of early-stage startups that are on the fast track to making a big impact on the world. You’ll find them on display at the show, where the top 20 of the 200 companies will compete head-to-head in the entrepreneurial battleground. They’ll pitch to TechCrunch editors, top VCs, and entrepreneurs on the Disrupt stage for a $100,000 no-equity prize.

This is an unrivaled opportunity for investors eager to fund early-stage startups approved by TechCrunch. Entrepreneurial Battlefield alumni include more than 900 companies including Vurb, Dropbox, Mint, Yammer, and more than 121 companies have successfully exited (IPO or acquisition) and raised as much as $9.7 billion.

TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 Investor Talk

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

Check out all the investor-focused sessions listed on the Disrupt agenda – we’ll be adding more sessions in the coming weeks. This is another great opportunity to meet new colleagues, network and expand your network. Below are just some of the VC courses you can enjoy.

growing up in a new climate

Hear from investors about the current headwinds facing climate tech, where they are looking for new opportunities, where they want more startups to enter, where opportunities may be found, where they are being overlooked, and more. With Arvind Gupta (Mayfield) and Libby Wayman (Breakthrough Energy Ventures).

Arianna Simpson on the promise of Web3 investment

Yes, there are still crypto-focused investors doubling down on their web3 strategies as other VCs set their sights on other areas (ahem, artificial intelligence). Arianna Simpson is General Partner, deploying capital for a16z’s multi-billion dollar crypto fund. While other investors stay away from the crypto industry during a market downturn, we wanted to understand why and how a16z stuck with it, their strategy, how they view the investment environment, and more. We’ll also delve into what the regulatory environment means for VC firms and the projects they invest in.

How to Publicly Launch a New Venture Capital Firm

Venture funds are not new, nor are independent GPs. However, a new innovation in the world of venture capital is the public establishment of new funds or companies. Some new investors are known for their online presence and investments. That’s not a problem: raising money is hard, and building a brand is no sin. Still, we wondered about the pros and cons of building something as complex as a venture fund with no filters. Founders, you too can learn something, even if you are a few steps away from hanging your spurs and taking the other side of the deal table. In partnership with Noramay Cadena (Supply Change Capital), Mac Conwell (RareBreed Ventures) and Turner Novak (Banana Capital).

TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 will be held September 19-21 in San Francisco. Satisfy your deal flow, enrich your pipeline and expand your network. Buy an investor pass today and save up to $600. August 11 Price increases.

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