Venture West Conference


11.6.2019 - 11.7.2019


Garden Court Hotel 520 Cowper St Palo Alto, CA 94301


The New Age of Venture Capital

BuiltWorlds Venture West Conference brings together the most credible, sophisticated, and engaged investors in the built industry. Whether you’re an early- to later-stage start-up looking to meet investors interested in advancing our industry or a corporate investor looking to engage with some of the most promising technology solutions, our Venture West Conference is the place to be. Enjoy two days of panel discussions, keynote speakers, demonstrations, and intimate networking opportunities.

Venue Details | November 6-7

Garden Court Hotel | 1520 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Wednesday, November 6


Demo Day: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Your all-inclusive ticket includes access to our Demo Day where you’ll hear from some of the industry’s leading technology startups as well as our esteemed panel of investor judges. Have the opportunity to see startups present their leading-edge solutions to real investors interested in creating the future of the built world.

Reception: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Thursday, November 7

Conference Program: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Read on for the schedule of speakers, topics, and more.

“BuiltWorlds’ Venture West Conference was packed full of great industry content from the leading industry investors to the superstar emerging technology startups.” – Greg H.


Darren Bechtel

Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Liza Benson

Partner, Moderne Ventures

Liz Hartley

Partner, The Creator Fund , WeWork

Ray Levitt

Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

Momei Qu

Vice President, PSP Growth


Startup CEOs

They’ve got an amazing new technology that will revolutionize the built industry. They have vision, energy, grit, and a great business plan. They’re only missing one thing – cash.

Executives of Venture Firms

They are taking the pulse of the industry, scanning the room for the next technology that will make it BIG. They know how to get a business off the ground and bring in major cash.

Leaders of Corporate Innovation Programs and Investment Groups

They see that technology is constantly changing. At any second, a new trend could disrupt their business. They need to stay ahead of the curve and make sure they are in control of industry changes. They know that the best way to dominate the industry is to invest in cutting-edge tech.

2019 Venture West Agenda

Day 1 Schedule

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Demo Day

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exclusive Reception

Day 2 Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Matt Gagne, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds

BuiltWorlds Research Manager, Matt Gagne will set the stage for the day, briefly touching on the past year in investments, technology development, and key themes surrounding the venture landscape of the built environment.

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Keynote: The Future of Space: The Tech Behind the WeWork Ecosystem

Liz Hartley, Partner, WeWork Creator Fund

9:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Panel: Investing in Real Estate, PropTech, and the Built Environment

Darren Bechtel, Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar | Liza Benson, Partner, Moderne Ventures

10:25 AM – 10:55 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel: Corporate Venture

11:35 PM – 12:05 PM

Fireside Chat: Investing in a Bear Market

Ray Levitt, Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

12:10 AM – 1:10 PM


1:10 PM – 1:40 PM

Keynote: Growth Investing and the New Age of PropTech

Momei Qu, Vice President, PSP Growth

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Panel: After the Exit, What's Next?

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM

Networking & Refreshments

2:55 PM – 3:25 PM

Fireside Chat: Limited Partners

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel: Technology Development in a Recession

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Matt Gagne, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds


Wednesday November 6 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Join us for an intimate evening of drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking with Future Workforce speakers, special guests, and BuiltWorlds Standard, Enterprise, and Strategic Members. We keep the guest list small and the drinks cold so you can focus on making the connections that matter. Space is limited and tickets will sell out.

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How do I get tickets?

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What's included in the ticket?

Access to all sessions at the conference.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day refreshments.
Participation in BuiltWorlds Research-led breakout sessions.
Access to available white papers, speaker presentations (per speaker consent) and event attendee portal.
Invitation to the VIP Kick Off Party (for Standard, Enterprise, and Strategic Members).

What do I do if I can't attend?

Once redeemed, tickets can only be canceled and replenished to member accounts up to 30 days prior to the start date of the event. After that, unused tickets may not be replenished to the member’s account.
To do so, please email For more information on our event and ticket policies, visit Terms and Conditions

Where should I stay?

All parts of our Venture West Conference will take place at the Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto. If you want to be near all the action, you can find a room there in our discounted room block!

How do I book a discounted room?

The Garden Court Hotel is offering a limited rate for $599 for the night of Wednesday, November 6, and $499 for the night of Thursday, November 7. To book a room at this rate, please call the hotel directly at (650) 322-9000 or email .

You must identify yourself as part of the BuiltWorlds Venture West event for special rates. Cutoff date for special rates is Monday, October 7, 2019.

Which airport should I fly into?

There are multiple to choose from, including: San Francisco International (SFO), Oakland International (OAK), and San Jose International (SJC).

How do I access the event?

Proceed through the hotel lobby and check in with BuiltWorlds staff.

Is parking available?

Garden Court Hotel offers valet parking for $15 for hotel guests; public parking is available Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm.

Where can I get questions answered?

We’re happy to help you! Please contact for any and all questions!