Venture Shift, a gathering of top VCs and angels exploring what is happening in the seed to later stages and hosted by Vator and Bullpen Capital is taking place in San Francisco on July 19th and you are invited. It’s a forum to talk about the startup-formation process, “exit” dynamics, and the strategies that create the “best” companies. Last year, the event sold out with more than 400 attendees.

Register now with the discount code “UBERGIZMO” to get 15% off your ticket.

This year has brought many changes to the venture industry. Firstly, the JOBS Act – poised to enable start-ups to crowdsource funds from non-accredited investors, expand Regulation A and loosen IPO onramp provisions — was enacted this year and will become a reality in 2013. In addition, Facebook is scaring away potential tech IPO hopefuls from going public. Who’d thunk?

The start-up ecosystem is in flux and will continue to evolve and affect the way entrepreneurs build their companies and investors allocate their funds. Knowing how to build, given the restraints and new opportunities, and what to expect from today’s investors is essential to founders and all entrepreneurs.

Kate Mitchell, founder and Managing Partner at Scale Venture Partners, is a big proponent of the JOBS Act and one of the biggest tech influencers who convinced lawmakers to embrace this initiative. She’ll be giving a keynote on just how the JOBS Act will affect fundraising and start-ups. There will also be a number of new high-profile VC firms from 500 Startups to Felicis Ventures to Floodgate, just to name a few. And, of course there will also be entrepreneurs sharing their fundraising stories.

Among the confirmed speakers include Dave McClure (500 Startups), Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture Partners), John Tayman (Byliner), Lawrence Coburn (DoubleDutch), Alexander Mouldovan (Marketo), Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate), Chris Hulls (Life360), Corey Reese (Ness Computing), Dave Samuel (Freestyle), Dave Whorton (Tugboat), Duncan Davidson (Bullpen Capital), Ezra Roizen (Ackrell Capital), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC), Jessica Alter (Founder Dating),  Marcus Ogawa (Quest VP), Matt Ocko (Data Collective), Michael Neril (WIN), Michael W. Stocker (Labaton Sucharow), Noah J. Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners), Renata Streit Quintini (Felicis), Rich Levandov (Avalon Ventures), Richard Melmon (Bullpen Capital), Rick Marini (BranchOut), Roger Royse (Royse Law Firm), Stewart Alsop (Alsop Louie Partners), Roger Royce (Royce Law Firm), Trevor Kienzle (Correlation Ventures), Craig Sherman (Meritech Capital), Patrick Chung (NEA), Ethan Kurzweil (Bessemer) and Stacey Bishop (Scale Venture Partners).

Register now with the discount code “UBERGIZMO” to get 15% off your ticket.

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