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

The Venture West brings together the biggest, most credible and sophisticated venture capitalists in the industry. Whether you’re an early- or later-stage start up, a focused fund, a leading industry player with a venture arm, or a service provider in the sector, the opportunity to have your finger on the pulse of venture is here.

Venue Details | November 6-7

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

Wednesday, November 6

Networking: 8:00 am



BuiltWorlds has many opportunities to hear from some of the industry’s leading technology startups. Our Demo Day’s provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions to actual investors interested in built world technology across categories like ConstrucTech, PropTech, Smart City Tech, and FinTech.

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Thursday, November 7

8:00 am – 3:30 pm


2019 speakers to be announced soon!

Darren Bechtel

Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Jesse Devitte

Co-Founder & General Partner, Building Ventures

Gabe Greenbaum

Partner, The Pritzker Group

Don Henrich

President, Assemble Systems

Atul Khanzode

Board Member, WND Ventures

Lauren Lake

Co-Founder, Bridgit

Andy Mathis

Head of Business Development and Partnerships, Oculus VR

Qu Momei

Vice President, PSP Growth

Zach Scheel

CEO and Co-founder, Rhumbix


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

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM


8:50 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

BuiltWorlds Research Manager, Matt Gagne will set the stage for the day, briefly touching on the importance of PropTech and Smart City Tech in the venture landscape of the built environment.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

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

The We Company is redefining “the future of work” through its venture fund, WeWork Creator Fund to target rising social-impact startups. WeWork has been acquiring companies at a rapid pace, buying companies ranging from education tech to group-organizing platforms and even apps for construction workers. WeWork Creator Fund will now target technologies for human resources, recruitment, training and education, employee experience and real estate.
Hear from WeWork Creator Fund Partner, Elisabeth Hartley about the WeWork technology ecosystem, how the global company has emphasized tech investment to stay ahead of emerging trends, and the future of the Creator Fund. Creator Awards initiative?
-Consumer-focused technology
-Creator Fund: Social impact, future of work, and real estate tech
-Series A & B ($1 million to $1.5 million); play the role of strategic, not lead

9:35 AM – 10:005 AM

Smart Building Technology Panel

Leverage the Building Tech 50 List - base on who has recently received funding. Sustainability focus?

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Fireside Chat: Non-Traditional Market Roll Outs

Rao Mulpuri has been appealing directly to View’s end users to ask for smart glass, as opposed to trying to work through the web of architects, developers, and contractors to get his product specified and incorporated into projects.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM


12:20 PM – 12:50 PM

Keynote: Growth Investing and the New Age of PropTech

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Jamie Roche - Helix.RE

1:35 PM – 2:05 PM

Topic Breakout Session

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

Investing in Real Estate, PropTech, and the Built Environment

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Network Reception


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!