CTA Events


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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Expand Your Network

Join us for the Startup and VC Exchange hosted by Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, producers of CES, on September 25, 2019 in San Francisco.

This unique event will feature panels with top industry thought leaders, networking, and the opportunity to participate in startup and investor matchmaking meetings organized by CTA.

The event will be held at the World Headquarters of Dolby Laboratories, 1275 Market St., San Francisco, CA, 94103.

This event is for:

  • Startups

  • Venture Capital Firms

  • Corporate Venture Capital and Innovation Teams


Tony Chao

Tyche Partners

Cheryl Cheng

Blue Run Ventures
General Partner

Henry Chung

LG Electronics
Vice President, Corporate Venture Capital

Poppy Crum

Chief Scientist

Mary Carmen Gasco-Buisson

P&G Ventures/M13
P&G Executive on Loan/Managing Director

Neeraj Gupta

Cervin Ventures
Co-Founder and General Partner

Eric Hsia

Translink Capital
Managing Director

Mara Lewis

ID8 Innovation
Co-Founder and CEO

Lesley Rohrbaugh

Director, Market Research

Annie Scranton

Pace Public Relations
Founder & President

Raj Singh

Jet Blue Technology Ventures
Managing Director, Investments

Michael Sorrentino

Sorrentino Media
CEO and Executive Producer

Ryan Whittemore

Florida Funders
Chief Investment Officer

Amy Wu

Lightspeed Ventures

Greg Yap

Menlo Ventures

Event Sessions Include:

  • Dolby Cinema Demonstration
    Experience an exclusive demonstration of Dolby Cinema, the state-of-the-art working laboratory inside Dolby Laboratories. 
    Presenter: Poppy Crum, Dolby’s Chief Scientist

  • Amplify Your Brand: Messaging for You and Your Brand
    Annie Scranton, founder and president of Pace Public Relations and Michael Sorrentino, CEO of Sorrentino Media share their expert insights on how to navigate the nuances of messaging, including tips on reading the room, adapting on the fly and being the best, most articulate, polished version of yourself.

  • Funding Landscape: What Does the Future Hold?
    Get a pulse on the current venture capital market and what the future looks like. This all-star VC panel provides you with the knowledge and strategic insight to help you achieve your goals in raising capital.
    Speakers: Cheryl Cheng, Blue Run Ventures; Amy Wu, Lightspeed Ventures; Greg Yap, Menlo Ventures; Neeraj Gupta, Cervin Ventures

  • Venture Capital vs. Corporate VC: You Decide
    Corporate Venture arms are on the rise. In this session, you’ll learn the similarities/differences between Venture Capital funds and Corporate Venture funds, including their investment strategy, governance approach, and investment horizons, to help your startup determine which fund type is right for you.
    Speakers: Eric Hsia, Translink Capital; Mary Carmen (MC) Gasco-Buisson, P&G Ventures/M13; Raj Singh, Jet Blue Ventures; Mara Lewis, ID8 Innovation

Member Price: $50 
Non-Member Price: $145

CTA Match

Participating in CTA Match could lead the biggest introduction of your career.
(Invitation Only – apply during the registration process)

Take your startup to the next level and apply for the VC matchmaking at the event. Based on a unique set of matching criteria, you’ll have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with interested investors. If interested, please apply during the registration process.

Confirmed VCs include; 

  • Amazon Alexa Fund,
  • Verizon Ventures,
  • Hyundai CRADLE,
  • LG Electronics,
  • Right Side Capital Management,
  • TransLink Capital,
  • Florida Funders and more.

Join Today

Join CTA today to receive member pricing for this event and instant access to year-round benefits including industry research, free CES registration, networking events and an extensive network of councils and working groups covering everything from public policy to technology standards.

Join today or contact Eli Raber  for more info.

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