Event Details

RAISE provides a platform connecting Limited Partners with the next generation of venture capitalists. Our team carefully curates the RAISE attendee list every year, bringing you the highest quality experience possible. Our goal is to foster a personalized, concise, rich experience leading to new partnerships and deals. Here’s how it works.


Who Should Attend:

Institutional investors, family offices, endowments, or accredited HNW individuals interested in emerging funds.

Emerging Manager Presentations:

This year, we host a single large track of 30 emerging manager presentations, carefully selected from a curated application pool of approximately 120 funds.

120+ Fund Profiles:

As the event date nears you receive a private login to the RAISE LP Portal, providing you access to the profiles of over 120 attending emerging venture capital funds. Review profiles and performance data, request fundraising decks, and prepare for the event.

1:1 Connection on your Terms:

Only limited partners have access to the LP Portal, so you control your experience and decide who you want to contact. Reach out yourself, or with a single click, get a fundraising deck or have our team setup a 15 minute 1-1 meeting for you and a GP at the event.

LP-only Dinner:

After the event, all attending limited partners are invited to join the event producers for an LP-only “Buyout” of the acclaimed Traci Des Jardins' restaurant, The Commissary.


Who Should Attend:

If you are a General Partner at a venture capital firm with AUM of $150M or less, or have a growth stage fund with two funds regardless of AUM, RAISE is the event for you.

Pitch to Limited Partners:

This year a single main track will host 30 emerging manager presentations. Each selected manager will receive 5 minutes to present their fund to up to 200 attending Limited Partners.

Privately Market Your Fund:

All attending General Partners - whether presenting or not - are included in the RAISE LP Portal. Limited Partners search for, review, sort, connect with, and request additional information from attending General Partners using this portal.

NEW in 2020: 1:1 Connection:

This year RAISE Conferences will schedule 15 minute 1:1 meetings between an LP and GP.

Registration and Application:

RAISE is an invitation-only event. If you would like to request an invitation, click here. Limit of one investing partner per company. If you would like to present, please apply during registration.

More Information:

Refer to the GP Frequently Asked Questions.


The Keynote:

To Be Announced

What Does the Data Say?

Analyzing the data provided by attending GPs and LPs, we will present a proprietary view of the emerging venture capital ecosystem only available at RAISE.

Small Group Sessions:

Shortly before the event, we publish schedule of small group sessions. Each session, led by a single LP moderator and includes up to 9 GP attendees. Throughout the afternoon these sessions offer the chance to meet with and "Ask an LP anything." GPs select which sessions they prefer to attend.


RAISE is designed to facilitate networking and follow-through. Between LP Portal connections prior to the date, networking and social breaks, and 1:1 meetups day-of, you have ample time and opportunity to form lasting and valuable connections at RAISE.


RAISE in the Presidio includes an opening light breakfast, full lunch, all day refreshments, and an exciting after-party with cocktails, food, and entertainment.

When and Where:

RAISE in the Presidio will be held at The Golden Gate Club in San Francisco on Tuesday September 29th from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM, with core content from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


We are pleased to provide you a platform to reach an estimated 200 Limited Partners at RAISE5. We expect more applications to present than we have presentation slots. As a result, we have formed a committee of experienced venture capital fund investors to select which funds will present.